The missing box, is the counter. The dangling cable goes to the segment
display, which has no intelligence. The parts in the missing box are
obsolete, so if any of the ICs were bad, that is about it.
GOOD news, you can buy a far superior instrument from:
You are looking for Cycle Analyst, high voltage version. The shape is
different than the AH meter so you will have to mount it somewhere, but it
does a zillion more things than the original AH meter. You can use the
existing wiring that was plugged into the missing box, but be careful and
don't forget to disconnect / pull the fuses. The voltage at that connector
is full pack voltage. I am using the original shunt, you can calibrate the
Cycle Analyst to match it.
Read this: http://ebikes.ca/drainbrain/CA_V23_Update.pdf
The optional Volt / Amp meters that were sold by Solectria are available
You will need to call them and give them the spec you are looking for. They
still have some of the art work and can provide the volt / current meters
I had them repair the original meter from one of my cars and had them supply
new ones for the other. I live in Palo Alto if you want to see any of the
Behalf Of Michael
Sent: Sunday, July 07, 2013 5:06 PM
Subject: [solectria_ev] No AH Controller and No Current Meter
I recently bought a 98 Force, the one that was for sale in Palo Alto. I
bought it from Caroline Garbarino and some of the old paperwork says Dixon
Riley. The car is super clean, which my old Force was not, so I'm pretty
happy. It has an aftermarket analog voltmeter installed, screwed to the
steering column, blocking the view of the AH meter. The AH meter seems to be
dead. I assumed it had the problem that many Forces have and went to pull
the board to do the repair but, I am pretty sure, the box holding the board
is missing. There is a 20-pin dual row connector on a ribbon cable hanging
down from what seems like behind the AH meter in the console, but there is
nothing for it to plug into. From the service manual and past posts, the box
seems like it lives just to the left of the ignition box, but I can't find
it. It's pretty easy to find, right?
This Force does not have the optional current/volt meter in the console.
Any suggestions for aftermarket AH and current meter?
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