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by plannersteve
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: How to use 110 V AC outlet without headlights on
Replies: 14
Views: 1372

Re: 110 volt outlets pretty much useless

Discovery! If you set the light switch to OFF and enable the electric park brake and then switch to car to ON the daytime running lights will not come on. So, now when you use the 110v (or 220 depending on your country) you'll have a dark car. Switch off the AC/Heat as well and you have a great big...
by plannersteve
Sat Jan 30, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: How to use 110 V AC outlet without headlights on
Replies: 14
Views: 1372

Re: 110 volt outlets pretty much useless

I just tried the outlet on my Canadian 2020 GT and, yeah, same frustration ... car needs to be in ON condition, which means the lights are on, etc. I could not get the outlet to work in ACC or OFF mode. I was hoping to plug a small PA amp in for some impromptu summer concerts, etc ... but if the ca...
by plannersteve
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Holder for sunglasses
Replies: 13
Views: 5462

Re: Holder for sunglasses

This is what I decided to use. Works pretty well to hold glasses, hand sanitizer, phone, etc. Seems to stay in place. Don't cover up buttons completely, but does make it hard to see "Save" button. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07G3QLH9B/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 holder.jpg
by plannersteve
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Heat
Replies: 17
Views: 1587

Re: Heat

If you only live a couple miles from work, I would never use the ICE if you can help it. When using heat, you might cut the range on EV to only half of what it is in warm weather, but that will still be sufficient to get you home and back. I find if you don't push the EV buttom immediately upon push...
by plannersteve
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: How to use 110 V AC outlet without headlights on
Replies: 14
Views: 1372

How to use 110 V AC outlet without headlights on

I have a 2018 Outlander PHEV GT. I bought the GT because of the 110 V outlets. It appears to me they are pretty useless. The only way you can use them is with the car's power switch on. You can't turn the headlights off either. Or at least I haven't figured it out. Am I missing something? I'd like t...
by plannersteve
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: ICE running while in EV
Replies: 10
Views: 3040

Re: ICE running while in EV

Whilst I can’t find it in the technical documentation in the public domain, I believe it’ll run the engine from time to time to ensure the oil and coolant are circulated and the bore surfaces don’t dry out etc. It’s a hybrid not a BEV, you should expect the engine to run some of the time. That make...
by plannersteve
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: ICE running while in EV
Replies: 10
Views: 3040

Re: ICE running while in EV

jaapv wrote:Was it more than fifteen liters?
7.4 gals or 28 Liters at last fill
by plannersteve
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: ICE running while in EV
Replies: 10
Views: 3040

Re: ICE running while in EV

My last fuel up was on July 29th so that doesn't seem too long ago.
by plannersteve
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: ICE running while in EV
Replies: 10
Views: 3040

ICE running while in EV

Recently my 2018 PHEV has begun to run the ICE when the battery charge is nearly full. This is starting out in normal mode. Switching to EV does not stop the engine from running. I am not accelerating rapidly and am driving under 50 MPH. The weather is warm here now. Is there something wrong with my...
by plannersteve
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Holder for sunglasses
Replies: 13
Views: 5462

Re: Holder for sunglasses

[quote="minical"]I've seen people run the sunglass holder that replaces the grab handle above the window. You can find it pretty cheap on aliexpress. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71QUT19NFEL._SY355_.jpg Unless someone gives me a better idea, I'm going to give this a try. Thanks.

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