[Ovmsdev] Kia Soul EV version 0.2 problems

Robert Cotran robert at cotran.ca
Sun Nov 1 23:13:41 HKT 2015

Hi all,

I'm happy to see that it looks like development of the Kia Soul EV 
firmware is going to continue, thanks to Micheal and Geir!

I went out and bought a dedicated SIM for the OVMS kit yesterday and 
flashed the OVMS with 0.2 of the Kia Soul firmware and I flashed the 
EEPROM as well since this is a new installation and there's nothing on 
the kit yet.

It's still not working unfortunately.  When I plug it into the car, the 
red LED comes on for a few seconds, then the red and green flash a bit, 
and then they both stay off for about 10-15 seconds, then the green 
flashes 10 times, then 9 times, then I think 8 or 9 times, and then the 
red LED flashes a few times while the green is flashing, and then then 
both start to flash on and off extremely fast, so fast that it looks 
like they are both on solid.  They stay like this for about 7 or 8 
seconds, and then it starts all over again from the 10, 9 on green.

I've followed the Roadster guide to getting this up and running, I've 
cleaned the SIM contacts and I've tried two different SIM cards, so I'm 
a bit lost as to what I can try next.

Does anyone have any suggestions?



On 10/31/2015 5:20 PM, Michael Balzer wrote:
> Welcome Robert :-)
> Basic setup of the Kia firmware is the same as for other models. So 
> you can follow the Roadster guide or one of the Twizy guides first.
> You wrote to me you got the module from a friend, so you should first 
> flash once without preserving EEPROM to get a clean config to start with.
> Follow Marks link to the support FAQ if you get stuck in the config 
> process. To diag LED flash codes, also take a look at the state 
> machine diagram in the main docs folder. If you need help, describe 
> exactly (!) which doc you've been following and what you have done so far.
> If you're stuck at 10/9... maybe you should first check if the SIM 
> card has contact.
> Kia V0.1 only reads some first status messages and obtains the VIN if 
> you enable CAN write access (FEATURE 15 1). I've currently got one 
> positive and one negative test feedback for this version.
> Would be great if you could also check V0.2 -- it's in my account on 
> github:
> https://github.com/dexterbg/Open-Vehicle-Monitoring-System
> ...hex:
> http://dexters-web.de/f/kiasoul/OVMS-KiaSoul-0.2.zip
> This _should_ be able to show some first OBD diag data dumps (DEBUG 1 
> / 5)... as I don't have a Kia, I need qualified beta test feedback.
> Regards,
> Michael
> Am 31.10.2015 um 14:16 schrieb Robert Cotran:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm replying to Micheal Balzer's email from yesterday.  I wasn't on 
>> the mailing list until late yesterday afternoon, hence I'm not able 
>> to click reply.
>> I've got a Kia Soul EV 2016 in Canada which doesn't have the UVO 
>> services, so this is of great interest to me.
>> I have the OVMS kit in front of me, but I'm a total newbie, so I'm 
>> reading through some guides to get started.
>> Just wanted to say that I'll gladly be the guinea pig for this.
>> What I'd REALLY like is to have a way to remotely turn on the climate 
>> control system to warm up/cool down the car at will. Hopefully that's 
>> a remote possibility.  Tracking it is cool, but controlling it is 
>> even better.  I'm used to a Tesla (my other car), so I am quite spoiled.
>> I did get Micheal's firmware installed on the OVMS and hooked it up 
>> to the car but it's not booting properly (based on status LEDs).  Can 
>> that be because of the firmware or is the bootup sequence separate 
>> from the car-control code?
>> The LEDs flash like - 10 Green, 9 Green, 10 Green, 9 Green, then a 
>> few reds, then green and red flash together really fast.
>> I tried sending text messages to the board and no dice.
>> Any help would be appreciated, looking forward to getting this working!
>> Robert
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