Hi there,Yes, other things run off the fuse. Somewhere on one of the threads on one of the websites it is mentioned...
Yeah I did basically a poor man's version of that, combining these with a bit of solder and heat shrink tubing:Some people just do the fuse and leave it on the rest of the time.
Replace the fuse with this switch. It fits perfectly in the door slot with no modifications.
Blue Ox BX88271 ATM Fuse Bypass Switch with Short Lead
The only reason is to avoid tapping into two wires. I know, it shouldn't matter that much - but simply replacing a fuse with a switch is non-invasive and easily reversible. Tapping into wires is permanent. But - if the fuse disables one of the HVAC valves - I really don't know what that does.Don't understand the fascination with the fuse interrupter. It affects other systems. Why bother, this takes a few minutes more and works the way Kia actually intended
You are tapping into wires that are otherwise unused. If you cut the wire out of the car it would be of no consequence.The only reason is to avoid tapping into two wires. I know, it shouldn't matter that much - but simply replacing a fuse with a switch is non-invasive and easily reversible. Tapping into wires is permanent. But - if the fuse disables one of the HVAC valves - I really don't know what that does.
You are tapping into wires that are otherwise unused. If you cut the wire out of the car it would be of no consequence.
Instead you disable a system which you do not understand its function.
That does not seem so non invasive to me
Look under the front bumper grill. You can see air vents. That's what is controlled by this fuse beyond VESS. It would be safer for the battery longevity if you only turned off VESS temporarily.EV silence sounds awesome. I did similar to what norcal22 did. I added a switch to the “memory 2” 7.5A fuse.
I bought the micro2 fuse extender: Amazon.com: Specialized ECU Repair Car Fuse Holder Connector - Micro 2 Blade Type, Heavy Duty Wire Extension for Hard-To-Reach Vehicle Fuse Box Panel - Convenient Easy Tap & Test Accessory for Automotive Circuit : Automotive. I thought I could just take out my fuse and put it in this extender. Nope. This extender required a 7.5A ATO fuse. So I bought a fuse at O’Reilly’s. And then the micro2 plug was about 20 mils too wide and thick. So a Dremel tool fixed that in 5 seconds.
And I bought a 10A switch: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VU381FW/ . I didn’t need a six pack, but oh well. I tested them all and all worked. I cut an extender wire and soldered in the switch.
I stuck the contraption in the fuse panel and let the switch hang out the hole. It does not look elegant. But it was a fast experiment.
I don’t completely understand the memory 2 fuse, but to be safe, every time I charge, I turn “on” the fuse. And my wife likes it “on” in parking lots.
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The reason there is no option to turn it off is that it is illegal to do so, it is required by Federal Law.So while other countries get a switch to turn off the incredibly loud reverse chime, and all of VESS, we in the US do not have this option.
The risk I see is summed up by rcnesneg above:Or if you took the literal 2 minutes longer to disable the VESS the way I have described......
Pulling a fuse is temporary. Installing Wire Taps makes a permanent mark and invites oxidation. Then add long-term vibration. Wire tap risks are summed up here: The Problem with Wire-Tap Connectors | Bareass Choppers Motorcycle Tech PagesOne is permanent, one is temporary.