beatnik
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Re: Error: Electrical System. Stop!

I wish I had taken pictures, thanks for the good advice, will check the 12 V battery. Good to know it was likely only drawing 40kw, however, it had this little electrical system freak out after I had stopped the charging process at the "pump". I waited for the charging indicator on the car to go from slow pulsing green to solid amber, unplugged, returned the charging cable, then started the car and that was when I got the error message. Everything seems to be working fine now. Been running like normal for 3 days now. Anyone know if VW would take issue with using a third party OBD device? would it void any warranties? OBD2 or OBD 11? Which is better?

Thanks again,

Anyone else had any resolutions/answers with their system error?
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f1geek
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Re: Error: Electrical System. Stop!

VW has no recourse over who plugs in OBDII dongle - independent service stations use them as do millions of owners. OBD 11 is good, too, but costs more and, in my experience, is much slower to connect, though is a more versatile tool. Also, with a “standard” dongle, ABRP can show live SoC through CarPlay.

I never notice amber on the charge port LED.
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beatnik
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Re: Error: Electrical System. Stop!

Good to know. By "standard" dongle do you mean an OBD2 bluetooth dongle?
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f1geek
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Re: Error: Electrical System. Stop!

OBD Eleven requires a dongle from that company. Most other software works with a variety of typical OBDII Bluetooth dongles.
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wkuballa
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Re: Error: Electrical System. Stop!

I experienced the car stalling while driving only once. That happened in 2017 when I was driving a 2016 eGolf (now I have a 2019 eGolf). I took the car to Boardwalk VW in Redwood City and it took them almost two weeks to fix it. They replaced the entire high-voltage wiring. The repair was covered by warranty and I got a loaner for the time. The repair looked pretty extensive to me:

EGOLF , TECH(S):829
GUEST REPORTS ERROR MESSAGE ON DASH 12 VOLT BATTERY
NOT CHARGING AND CAR STALLED ... CHECK AND ADVISE
CUSTOMER STATES ERROR MESSAGE ON DASH AND 12 VOLT BATTERY
NOT CHARGING AND VEHICLE STALLED WHILE DRIVING. HOOKED UP
ODIS AND CHECKED FOR FAULT CODES P180100 GENERATOR
ELECTRICAL ERROR AND POC0100 DRIVE MOTOR "A" CURRENT HIGH.
HOOKED UP VAS 6161 BATTERY TESTER AND TESTED BATTERY-
GOOD-RECHARGE TEST CODE: 5F424DQl-SO6AV54JA. HOOKED UP
INCHARGE 940 AND CHARGED BATTERY FOR 40 MINUTES. RECHECKED
AND TESTED BATTERY WITH VAS 6161 BATTERY TESTER-GOOD
BATTERY TEST CODE: 4R724DQl-SDZAUK52C. PERFORMED GUIDED
FAULT FINDING AND CHECKED FOR TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS.
AFTER FULLY CHARGING 12 VOLT BATTERY. RECHECKED AND ROAD
TESTED VEHICLE AND DID NOT NOTICE ANYTHING ABNORMAL.
PERFORMED GFF LINALTERNATOR TEST-ELECTRICAL GENERATOR TEST.
THE EXCITIATION CURRENT SHOWS NOT 0K. CALLED TECHLINE
CASE #SX-120114 AND STATED THE GENERATOR TEST WAS
INCONCLUSIVE. PRODUCT SUPPORT AND FACTORY ARE ADVISING TO
REPLACE THE HIGH-VOLTAGE WIRING SET FOR THE E-MACHINE FOR
POSSIBLE INTERNAL SHORT. ATTACHED PHOTOS T0 TECHLINE OF THE
CABLE SET ROUTING THAT IS IN THE VEHICLE. WAS ALSO ADVISED
(CONTINUE STORY ON CORRECTION LINE ............. )
TO REPLACE THE JXl POWER CONVERTER AND JX1 SEAL KIT FOR
INTERNALLY MALFUNCTIONING CAUSING NOT TO CHARGE THE 12 VOLT
BATTERY CORRECTLY. HOOKED UP ODIS AND DE-ENERGIZED HIGH-
VOLTAGE SYSTEM. PERFORMED GUIDED FUNCTION-FILLING
REFRIGERANT CIRCUIT AND HOOKED UP A/C MACHINE AND RECOVERED
FREON FROM A/C SYSTEM. AS PER INSTRUCTED BY TECHLINE.
REMOVED JXl COVER AND PAINTED AND CHECKED TORQUE FOR CABLES
FROM JXl TO E-MACHINE WITH 20NM 0F TORQUE OK. REMOVED AND
REPLACED JXl POWER CONVERTER AND SEAL KIT. REMOVED RIGHT
FRONT WHEEL AND INNER FENDER LINER. REMOVED A/C COMPRESSOR
AND DRIVE MOTOR COVER TO ACCESS DRIVE MOTOR HIGH-VOLTAGE
HARNESS. REMOVED AND REPLACED WIRE HARNESS AND REINSTALLED
DRIVE MOTOR COVER AND REPLACED GASKET. REINSTALLED A/C
COMRESSOR. INNER FENDER LINER AND WHEEL. HOOKED UP ODIS
AND RECONNECTED HIGH.VOLTAGE SYSTEM OK. VACUUMED AND CHARGED
950 GRAMS OF FREON AND TOPPED OFF COOLANT RESEVOIR AND BLED
COOLING SYSTEM. PERFORMED CODING FOR J841 ELECTRIC DRIVE
CONTROL MODULE. ROAD TESTED VEHICLE AND RECHECKED FOR FAULT
N0 DTC'S OK.///JX1 VC-BPV 0R BOSCH ..... JXl SEAL KIT-K21....
DRIVE MOTOR HIGH-VOLTAGE HARNESS VC-SZS

Hope your eGolf gets fixed soon.

cheers,
Werner
VW e-Golf 2016 SEL, JuiceBox Pro 40
f1geek
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Re: Error: Electrical System. Stop!

Thanks for detailed repair job. It also looks like the motor inverter (I assume that is JX1 module) was replaced. Not clear what the problem really was. Good to know Boardwalk VW can do the work b
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csbj1980
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Re: Error: Electrical System. Stop!

My 2017 egolf has now been in the shop for over 4 months; after being in the shop 3 times in the 3 months prior. In other words from May 2022 to Jan 24 2023, my e golf has been working for about a total of 3 weeks... and in the shop now 4 times. The dealer had to order parts that took 6 weeks to come, has had to bring up other technicians from a bigger city and now says they are waiting on yet another part. Everytime I phone for an update, I am told that they are waiting on a part. Or the part came and they installed it, but now think that there is something else needed. Honestly, I think they have no idea what is wrong. I am about to go to a lawyer for advice. It is not reasonable to have a car in the shop for repair for 7 months. VW should not be selling a car if they don't have technicians and parts to fix it.
f1geek
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Re: Error: Electrical System. Stop!

Lemon law? Or do you want to keep driving car after it (we hope) is repaired?
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