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Old 04-04-2017, 04:44 AM   #11 (permalink)
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"Replace the 12V battery or charge it up and disconnect the three connectors on the BCM(circled in red). This will force your DC-DC converter to stay on. Then you can drive the car without worry and we'll help you work through the problems."


I drove mine around with the IMA battery turned off for months, I just clicked off the big battery switch in back. You definitely need a good 12V battery though, and that only works if it was just your IMA battery going bad, not if the BCM is bad too


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Old 04-04-2017, 08:36 AM   #12 (permalink)
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This is your excuse to build a LiFePO4 plugin pack for the 12 volt system.

If you get your IMA running again, you can even make a 12v to 112v(?) booster circuit to maximise the use of electricity on shorter trips.


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