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Hi i have the same ford with battery problem: half is not working and i can't figure out why. Can you describe the symptoms of faulty BMS. I have only wrench and turtle on dashboard, nothing more and about 30 mils on rangemeter. Is it realy BMS problem?
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Hi MickeW and iura,
I am struggling with my Connect battery from 2012 as well. One half of the battery pack, the VL41Mbatteries are all dead. The other half is still full. Today I tried to connect the battery pack with only the good working half, hoping the BMS would stay dead from the 'dead half. Does anybody has a clue how I could drive with the half of the battery, which would be beter then a 'dead car'?
 

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hi, lunshof, if you can charge the good half off battery and if all connections is good, I think you can drive, but the range will be smaller and it will be dependent on the battery capacity.
I have the same situation.
 

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hi, lunshof, if you can charge the good half off battery and if all connections is good, I think you can drive, but the range will be smaller and it will be dependent on the battery capacity.
I have the same situation.
Hi Iura,

I hit on the problem that the battery is not charging. Probably the CAN BUS system is missing a input from the 'lost half'. Any Idea how I can manipulate the CAN BUS?
 

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Hi,

No, I have no experience in CAN BUS, also no equipment. I hoped to by-pass the communication :(
It looks like I will need to have to get to under stand the CAN BUS technologie. THis is a project for me, so no big deal.
Do you have a hint how I can start best?
 
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