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Has anybody used a scanner to reset the CEL? I've had a lot of issues with third party chargers (both pay and free) setting off the fault. I make sure the car is asleep before plugging in but it appears to be hit and miss. I have taken the car to the dealer each time to reset the CEL but it is becoming a real pain. Was hoping somebody could let us know what scanner they used and if there were any issues.
 

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Good Karma said:
Has anybody used a scanner to reset the CEL? I've had a lot of issues with third party chargers (both pay and free) setting off the fault. I make sure the car is asleep before plugging in but it appears to be hit and miss. I have taken the car to the dealer each time to reset the CEL but it is becoming a real pain. Was hoping somebody could let us know what scanner they used and if there were any issues.
We learned in the webinar yesterday that there is a software download available from the dealers that fixes the CEL being set when charging is interrupted for some reason. That same fixed will be rolled into 6.20, but you can get it installed by your dealer now.
 

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We learned in the webinar yesterday that there is a software download available from the dealers that fixes the CEL being set when charging is interrupted for some reason. That same fixed will be rolled into 6.20, but you can get it installed by your dealer now.
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Yes, thanks I was on the call and already had the patch installed. They didn't say specifically what it was for but it was downloaded last week. The charger that tripped the CEL was not a ChargePoint or a Blink. I will find out the mfg and let you know. I realize I can wait for 6.20 but just curious if anybody has tried to clear the CEL with an OBD tool.
 

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Good Karma said:
We learned in the webinar yesterday that there is a software download available from the dealers that fixes the CEL being set when charging is interrupted for some reason. That same fixed will be rolled into 6.20, but you can get it installed by your dealer now.


Yes, thanks I was on the call and already had the patch installed. They didn't say specifically what it was for but it was downloaded last week. The charger that tripped the CEL was not a ChargePoint or a Blink. I will find out the mfg and let you know. I realize I can wait for 6.20 but just curious if anybody has tried to clear the CEL with an OBD tool.
I have a OBD tool that allows connection to my laptop and provides tons of information. When I plugged it into my Karma it said there was no problem even though the CEL was on. I think you will need a special OBD tool as it seems a standard one only knows about the engine, and in most cases the CEL on the Karma is activated by a non-engine related source which a standard OBD device doesn't recognize. Of course if the OBD reader can't see an error code, it can't reset the CEL. I am curious if anyone else has been able to learn more from the OBD port.
 

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Good Karma said:
We learned in the webinar yesterday that there is a software download available from the dealers that fixes the CEL being set when charging is interrupted for some reason. That same fixed will be rolled into 6.20, but you can get it installed by your dealer now.


Yes, thanks I was on the call and already had the patch installed. They didn't say specifically what it was for but it was downloaded last week. The charger that tripped the CEL was not a ChargePoint or a Blink. I will find out the mfg and let you know. I realize I can wait for 6.20 but just curious if anybody has tried to clear the CEL with an OBD tool.
I have a OBD tool that allows connection to my laptop and provides tons of information. When I plugged it into my Karma it said there was no problem even though the CEL was on. I think you will need a special OBD tool as it seems a standard one only knows about the engine, and in most cases the CEL on the Karma is activated by a non-engine related source which a standard OBD device doesn't recognize. Of course if the OBD reader can't see an error code, it can't reset the CEL. I am curious if anyone else has been able to learn more from the OBD port.
I stopped by at the Palo Alto Fisker dealership a month or so ago to have the CEL/MIL light in my car turned off and they used an off-the-shelf OBD app running on an Iphone along with a cable that came with the app (I think it was this one) and it worked just fine. You can also use the same setup to get the error codes but they don't mean a whole lot without the Fiske decoder ring because a lot of them are Fisker-specific codes.
 

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BMW said:
Buy an el cheapo orange one. The fancy ones won't have most of their system codes any way.
I actually considered getting a BlueTooth connector and leaving it plugged in so that I could monitor the system in real time, but the software that connects to these is geared towards monitoring an ICE, so we would need custom Fisker-specific IOS software to monitor our cars using the BT connectors.
 

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Where can I find the OBD connector? I'd check with my tool.
Currently it shows the CEL...
 

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BMW said:
Buy an el cheapo orange one. The fancy ones won't have most of their system codes any way.
I'm sorry but this needs a little more detail...Orange one???
 

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Based on my usage of an off the shelf OBD scanner, you must have the car in Stealth or Sport mode, not ACC mode to get a good read and reset of codes.
 
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