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Author:  Jazydave [ Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Diagnostic scanner

Hi guys, could anyone point me in the right direction please?
Has anyone found a scanner that can remove the 'ev system requires service' message?
This appeared on car after fast charge, and it disabled the car. My nearest dealer is 70 miles away, and say they can't look at car for at least 2 weeks!
Any advice appreciated
Dave

Author:  Katmandu [ Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:45 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Diagnostic scanner

You need an OBD2 plug in reader and an app to read the data it can provide including error codes and the ability to clear them.

Best source is (inevitably) the internet. The readers can be found reasonably easily and at a fairly cheap prices, try ebay and look for delivery dates.

Likewise lots of apps e.g. Torque Lite. They normally come as a free version or a paid one that is fully loaded.

Incidentally it would help if you added some location detaails to your profile e.g. country as model specification can vary greatly from one country to another.

Happy hunting

Oops I should follow my own advice

Author:  Jazydave [ Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:40 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Diagnostic scanner

Thanks for reply Katmandu.
Do you think I would be able to clear the' EV system requires service' warning with such a scanner?

Author:  michael8554 [ Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:01 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Diagnostic scanner

This message also appears during some methods of Resetting the Battery Management Unit, but clears after the car is started.

In your case it doesn't, but it's worth finding whether it's a glitch or something drastic.

Random unproven things you could try that might reset the message:

Try briefly charging with your granny charger, then try starting.

Try going in and out of aux modes.

Disconnect the earth cable from the AUX battery under the back floor flap for a while.

Author:  Katmandu [ Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:39 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Diagnostic scanner

Jazydave wrote:
Thanks for reply Katmandu.
Do you think I would be able to clear the' EV system requires service' warning with such a scanner?


You will need to check out the app to see if it has that facility. Some of the free ones do but others you need to buy to get it and even then some error codes are set up so that only dealer equipment can cancel them.

Author:  Jazydave [ Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Diagnostic scanner

Thanks for the replies guys.
After trying various suggestions. Car went into agents last week. Got it back today £240.
They found fault codes relating to flat aux batt.
The car was fine till I used fast charger. I still blame that
I'll just never have to use fast charge again.
Thanks again

Author:  Jazydave [ Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Diagnostic scanner

All they did was remove fault codes and charge batt, by the look of it

Author:  Regulo [ Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Diagnostic scanner

I don't see how using a fast charger could result in a flat battery. Any ideas, anyone?

Author:  Jazydave [ Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Diagnostic scanner

I think I flattened battery try various things to clear fault. Switching it in and out of aux ect.
I think the original 'ev system requires service' fault occurred due to it being on fast charger

Author:  Regulo [ Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Diagnostic scanner

That seems likely. But it still leaves the original problem undiagnosed i.e what happened when it was on the fast charger. I'm not at all convinced with all this computerisation in cars. There are too many instances of a fault occurring with no fault codes logged. Not Mitsu or EV's, just all makes. I've heard so many different people having the same conversation with their garages, "There's no fault code coming up on our diagnostic reader". So as far as they're concerned, there's no problem. I want to go back to the 60's!!!!! On second thoughts - been there, done that, don't want to do it again!

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