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Old 03-03-2012, 10:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My new warning sign this morning turned into a flashing "Ready" display however the car will not go into gear. It's DEAD in my driveway. Car is fully charged. Any ideas?
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Sounds like "hard reboot" is next thing to try. What software version do you have?
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How do you hard reboot? And I have read all the stuff in the forum about software versions but I'm not sure how to determine definitively what software release I have.
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I would try plugging it in and unplugging it again to see if it forgot to sense that it is unplugged, based on your symptoms.
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Search the forums for instructions on a hard reboot and pics, basically there is a bundle of wires and connector under the hood, right next to the right front wheel well. Unplug the connector, wait a minute and plug it back in. Make sure your car has been locked with the keys far away for at least 2 mins (and the gear selector light has turned off) before you do this. The car will reboot when you reconnect the power.
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Here is another photo of the connector:





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Just in case the need ever arises, what and where do you need to push to defeat the locking mechanism in the connection?
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Just in case the need ever arises, what and where do you need to push to defeat the locking mechanism in the connection?
Push in the tab that is just above the yellow line in the pic above. You have to wiggle the two ends of the connector apart, and they may not separate completely because of the tie wrap and the stiffness of the cable.



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A reboot brought it back to life. Thanks for the help. Still no idea what the original warning display was for. Spoke with local Fisker Dealer's smart service guy, he has been fighting the software wars since the first cars and said this was a new one to him.

As Alice says "Curiouser and Curiouser"
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Did you do a hard reboot (unplugging the cable per above) or a soft reboot (shutting down the car for 2 mins+) to revive it?

I've yet to have a problem a soft reboot couldn't fix....knock on wood....
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