Msd = manual service disconnectWould it be possible to get a list of the acronyms used by Fisker for the various modules?
I find that I'm often guessing as to what the acronyms used on this forum mean. Thanks for any help you can provide.
Not to sound rude this is way a lot of car manufactures don't produce a service manual for owners to obtain. You all ready seen for your self what happens if proper procedure isn't followed . The HV battery isn't a part you want to make a mistake with it could be your last mistake.I needed to depower the high voltage battery so I pulled the manual service disconnect (MSD). I got ahead of myself and failed to disconnect the 12 volt battery. Doesn't help that I don't have any service info on this car.
Hi Joe. Is there any kind of Glossary for the Karma that defines all (or at least the most common) Accronyms used in describing the vehicle and its' modules? This information would make following some of the discussions much easier to follow. I find that quite often I'm guessing on the meaning of the acronyms used. I think this information would make a nice sticky for the forum.Msd = manual service disconnect
a generic term used in hybrids and ev's. Its the main disconnect for the hv battery to isolate it for service.
I've been in this business for well over 35 years a Master ASE mechanic college degree . The Karma is not like any other Hybrid car ever made . But answer to your question remove the MSD then disconnect the 12 volt disconnect under the hood . Reinstall the MSD then hook up the 12 volt again . Recalibrate the emergency brake and calibrate the windows the car should go back into ready mode .Guys, while I appreciate your concern, this is not the first PHEV/BEV/HEV I have had the pleasure of working on. I am not a fiskerbuzz owner, I am a master tech with all of the required PPE to work on this. I just made a silly mistake and was hoping for some insight on what I may be able to do to get the car going again. With a 5,300 lbs curb weight it sucks pushing it around the shop.
There is some literature but not a specific glossary of terminology. I'll try to put something togetherHi Joe. Is there any kind of Glossary for the Karma that defines all (or at least the most common) Accronyms used in describing the vehicle and its' modules? This information would make following some of the discussions much easier to follow. I find that quite often I'm guessing on the meaning of the acronyms used. I think this information would make a nice sticky for the forum.
No fuses what did you do to cause this please explain again . If the car was going into Ready mode before and started flashing the ready light after you pulled the msd first then the 12 volt try doing again but this time keep the msd installed disconnect the 12 volt let sit for a minute then reconnect the 12 volt . You can check the MSD if its blown by checking OHM reading between the two large silver bars on the MSDHarley, thank you for your response. I pulled the MSD, disconnected the 12 volt connector, reinstalled the MSD and the reconnected 12 volts. Still have the same issue. Are there any fuses or circuit breakers in he high voltage circuit that may have failed? If not, it may be time to dissect this car and find out what makes it tick!