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by RecoverE
Sat May 01, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: unable to start remove charging plug. Works after a minute.
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: unable to start remove charging plug. Works after a minute.

I have had occasional plug removal issues on my 2015 SEL model. I periodically spray the locking pin in the charging socket of the vehicle with silicon spray lubricant. I direct the spray at the locking pin with the charging plug engaged. Others on this forum have used this technique.
by RecoverE
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 2015 egolf SEL - Won't charge, No green light.
Replies: 18
Views: 2087

Re: 2015 egolf SEL - Won't charge, No green light.

The locking pin is in the charging port directly above the charging socket. If you needed to unlock the car to remove the charging plug, then the pin was engaging properly. So, my comment suggesting a 12v charger fix is not relevant. It is hard to understand how a charging harness fails other than a...
by RecoverE
Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 2015 egolf SEL - Won't charge, No green light.
Replies: 18
Views: 2087

Re: 2015 egolf SEL - Won't charge, No green light.

I will offer my late observation for your charging problem given charging issues that I have had with my 2015 eGolf SEL. From your description I judge that your power plug locking pin does not engage and thus no charge cycle begins. I have had locking/unlocking issues, mainly unlocking, over the pas...
by RecoverE
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 12V Battery Replacement Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 3592

Re: 12V Battery Replacement Questions

I successfully replaced the original JCB 58ah AGM battery with a Duracell 60ah unit. I maintained voltage on the system with a third 12V battery and cables. After the exchange there were no codes indicating that the vehicle detected the change. Lastly, I used the OBDEleven dongle to define the new b...
by RecoverE
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 12V Battery Replacement Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 3592

Re: 12V Battery Replacement Questions

To continue with my original post, I should receive the OBD11 Pro dongle today and will post my battery replacement experience by this weekend for anyone interested.

Thanks again for the comments.
by RecoverE
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 12V Battery Replacement Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 3592

Re: 12V Battery Replacement Questions

Thank you gentlemen for your comments. I did not realize that VW Golf MK7 ICE models had coding info. Interesting reading for me. Given the negative terminal current shunt, it seems that there is an effort to optimize charging as the battery ages. I will continue my research and again welcome furthe...
by RecoverE
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 12V Battery Replacement Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 3592

Re: 12V Battery Replacement Questions

Spektra, thanks for your response. When replacing your battery, did you maintain 12V battery voltage on the system when swapping batteries? I am really torn on doing this exchange now given no obvious low voltage issues. However, my local VW dealer has little eGolf experience, so this fact is concer...
by RecoverE
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 12V Battery Replacement Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 3592

12V Battery Replacement Questions

I am into my sixth year with my 2015 eGolf @44Kmiles and want to replace my 12V Varta AGM battery with a Duracell AGM. They both have the same form factor including the mount holes for the terminal covers. The Varta is a 58Ah unit and the Duracell is 60Ah. I plan to maintain voltage in the system du...
by RecoverE
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Charging port locking issues. Won't lock or unlock - FIX and BYPASS
Replies: 16
Views: 3677

Re: Charging port locking issues. Won't lock or unlock - FIX and BYPASS

As far as over lubrication, I have the same concern. However, for the locking pin failing to engage and failing to disengage, I will continue with my silicon spray maintenance twice a month since it has helped the disengaging issue and now the engaging issue. As far as my conversation with the VW de...
by RecoverE
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Charging port locking issues. Won't lock or unlock - FIX and BYPASS
Replies: 16
Views: 3677

Re: Charging port locking issues. Won't lock or unlock - FIX and BYPASS

I use an extension tube connected to the spray valve on the silicon can. With the charging plug engaged and with the aid of a flashlight, I am able to lubricate the locking pin. With the plug removed, I spray around the perimeter of the pin when it is retracted into its housing. I plan to keep doing...

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