Category: Car

Volonteer wanted for Twizy

Thanks to the kind people running the OVMS project, we have access to quite a bit of documentation on the Twizy. Unfortunately, the current developers are unable to implement this knowledge into CanZE, mainly because lack of Twizy to play

Pictures of the PEC

This post is more for reference. In the R models there is no BCB and no PEB. These functions (power distribution, inverters, motor controller) are all integrated in one huge box called the PEC. Inside are several modules doing the

Check Electric System message

Zoe’s error messages to the driver are not always crystal clear. This one usually points to a failure in the 12 volt system. There are basically two reasons why the 12 volt system can be compromised (barring real faults somewhere

The charge plug locking mechanism revisited

See this post for details. Yesterday I was charging at a Fastned station to test out an issue with harmonics. That went fine. Fastned here is a provider doing only high power charging and only at stations along the highways.

Charging and cosphi

Dutch forum member, Q210 driver and multifuntion charger builder “fivari”, posted this table today, stating charging behavior of the Q210 on a single phase line under chargepoint power conditions. Measurements were done in this order, so charginging definately starts at

DTCs unraveled (teaser alert)

Truth to be told, the DTC READOUT screen never worked very well. Codes did not always appear and when they did, well, it was just codes. Not anymore in the next release! We’re adding the actual meaning of the Diagnostic

Climate computer loosing it’s mind?

I read quite a few complaints about the heater system. Not that it’s a bit underpowered, but really off, as in just blowing cold air when heat is requested. I am more or less trying to compile a list of

First steps into diagnostics

With mentioned gateway now in place, and the car happily charging (therefor awake) in my front yard, and what seems to be a fairly good description of all diagnostic fields, it is SO much easier to peek into the car’s

Crazy Heater Hack

Sandy posted an insane hack on speakev to put the heater in auto mode but A/C forced off.

Teaser on diagnostics

Through a friendly forum poster we got our hands on some important CANbus message definitions that should enable us to massively expand on the diagnostics side of CanZE. Getting more information from the LBC (the controller within the battery enclosure)