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Need help...Cant unplug charger

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Hello everyone
Has anyone else have an issue unplugging the charger from their PHEV.
Any advice or insight would be appreciated
Thank you 馃槉
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Besides the doors having to be unlocked I haven't had problems unplugging. I have had problems plugging it in when the weather is very cold.
Besides the doors having to be unlocked I haven't had problems unplugging. I have had problems plugging it in when the weather is very cold.
There are many ways to unlock the charging plug. 1. The bluelink app has a select uncharge and the unlock will turn off. 2. Unplug the charger at the wall plug and it will turn off the plug lock. 3. Turn off the power source and the plug lick will turn off. 5. Turn off the Charging Station charging and the plug lock will turn off. And 6. On settings on the car menu there is a setting to keep the charging plug in the unlocked state.
I think the Canadian and American systems are somewhat different. Some of the features that you mention are not replicated up here. The locking device seems to be more of an anti-theft measure than anything. I have heard reports of charging cables being stolen and at $200+ , one can see why. Unplugging the charger from source, or cutting the power, or turning off the charger does not unlock the plug in up here, as this would allow someone to then steal the cable. You can disable the locking device from the console, but then you would need to find another way to secure the cable if left out overnight. I have used a padlock on the cable by looping it through the spokes of the rear wheel, but that becomes a bit of a pain especially in the winter when the cable is harder to manipulate.
I think the Canadian and American systems are somewhat different. Some of the features that you mention are not replicated up here. The locking device seems to be more of an anti-theft measure than anything. I have heard reports of charging cables being stolen and at $200+ , one can see why. Unplugging the charger from source, or cutting the power, or turning off the charger does not unlock the plug in up here, as this would allow someone to then steal the cable. You can disable the locking device from the console, but then you would need to find another way to secure the cable if left out overnight. I have used a padlock on the cable by looping it through the spokes of the rear wheel, but that becomes a bit of a pain especially in the winter when the cable is harder to manipulate.
Unplugging while car is charging is not recommended as the current draw at the plug could be as strong as its maximum intended load. Arking, sparking and charing at that point of connection can develop which could ruin the either or both end points. Not to mention a possible fire condition.
Hello everyone
Has anyone else have an issue unplugging the charger from their PHEV.
Any advice or insight would be appreciated
Thank you 馃槉
Did you get a satisfactory answer because I have same problem? These solutions don't work for me.
I think the Canadian and American systems are somewhat different. Some of the features that you mention are not replicated up here. The locking device seems to be more of an anti-theft measure than anything. I have heard reports of charging cables being stolen and at $200+ , one can see why. Unplugging the charger from source, or cutting the power, or turning off the charger does not unlock the plug in up here, as this would allow someone to then steal the cable. You can disable the locking device from the console, but then you would need to find another way to secure the cable if left out overnight. I have used a padlock on the cable by looping it through the spokes of the rear wheel, but that becomes a bit of a pain especially in the winter when the cable is harder to manipulate.
If you click your remote to unlock twice it momentarily unlocks your plug to unplug. It doesn't last forever
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