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by jerrytaff
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Flat Battery
Replies: 17
Views: 11909

Re: Flat Battery

earlier in the thread there was a suggestion that the lithium ion battery cannot charge the 12V battery. as davethetech states, there is a dc to dc converter to do just that. The PHEV has an aux battery saver function which automatically recharges the 12v battery from the main battery when the ignit...
by jerrytaff
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: TPMS issues in cold weather
Replies: 6
Views: 4001

Re: TPMS issues in cold weather

but....the car has an external temperature sensor....so if Kia were really smart, they would write their software to drop the low pressure warning threshold by a few psi for the first few miles on a cold day as they could predict that he pressures are expected to increase by 2-3 psi as the tyres war...
by jerrytaff
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Time for goodbye for our Niro PHEV and soon Hi to the e-Niro
Replies: 1
Views: 618

Re: Time for goodbye for our Niro PHEV and soon Hi to the e-Niro

i enjoyed the review, and agree with most of what you said, but... I use Lane Keep Assist all the time and it doesn't bounce me from one white line to the other...it keeps me bang centre in the lane. it sounds as if yours has a fault. You emphasise the relaxed drive, and lack of acceleration. You do...
by jerrytaff
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Phev v hev
Replies: 6
Views: 1134

Re: Phev v hev

forgot to mention...HEV has room in the boot for a full size spare wheel. PHEV cannot even accommodate a space saver. That (or other uses for the extra boot space might be the deciding factor in your decision. also PHEV and HEV have different paint options. The blue for the HEV is more appealing to ...
by jerrytaff
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Phev v hev
Replies: 6
Views: 1134

Re: Phev v hev

ive been using the granny charger for 8 months now (60 year old wiring) with no issues. getitng back to the original question. PHEV V HEV..... If you are only doing short journeys then with the PHEV you will only use petrol to run the heater, or to augment the electric motor if you want the extra pe...
by jerrytaff
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: setting messed up
Replies: 8
Views: 1965

Re: setting messed up

What model year is your PHEV? Mine was manufactured around the turn of the year 2017-18 and registered at the end of March 18; the barcode on the back of my manual is labelled JG5O-EA79B and the foreword is copyright 2017. I thought that prior to the 2019 model all the PHEV's sold in the UK were the...
by jerrytaff
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: setting messed up
Replies: 8
Views: 1965

Re: setting messed up

page 4-56 of my owners manual shows the controls I described in the previous reply. Page 4-77 shows the sequence of sets of pages (LCD modes) for the PHEVfor the PHEV. 1. Trip computer (you want that one) , 2 turn by turn (shows compass or Satnav instructions), 3. Assist mode (you currently are on t...
by jerrytaff
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: setting messed up
Replies: 8
Views: 1965

Re: setting messed up

The display is changed by using the inner set of controls to the right of the centre of the steering wheel. The upper button one selects between several different sets of displays, and the up/down toggle takes you through that set in sequence. I suggest you cycle through all the displays available t...
by jerrytaff
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: setting messed up
Replies: 8
Views: 1965

Re: setting messed up

So what does the small display show now?
by jerrytaff
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: PHEV - Questions and Advice
Replies: 11
Views: 3016

Re: PHEV - Questions and Advice

There several online articles with the authors excitedly reporting that they can recharge the PHEV from the ICE by revving hard in Sports mode. However, that is inefficient and pointless. As I understand it, you had to burn 13 miles worth of petrol to gain 5 miles worth of electric charge. Given tha...

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