Lothsahn wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:01 am
Could you 3d print the necessary connectors?
Wouldn't solve the problem - there are no connectors to 3D print. It's a straight wire from VCM E61 to battery B24. Putting the board in between the VCM and the wiring harness will mess with other devices on the EV-CAN bus, putting it into B24 would place it physically outside with all the issues that causes.
@MikeD: So we've been doing conversions for a year now, talking to a bunch of people and having cars serviced, repairs done, etc.
Nobody cares. Nobody even notices. Not even the high voltage splice has been noticed on earth bonding plate replacements, and that's a massive big 3D printed shell with orange tape and warning labels sitting within centimeters of their face at that point. They didn't even care with an MOT checkup that I had fatal battery DTCs showing up (I *just* did my battery swap at that point and had some serious bugs). Not to say they weren't doing their job, on the contrary - all they care about is safety. If it's all done in a safe and responsible manner, you can mod you car to hell and they'll happily take your money to work on it. That's been our experience so far.
And from the insurer's side: they don't understand anything we do so they're fine with it so far. It's probably going to take one big widely publicized fuckup for anything to happen in this space. Once that happens, we'll be at the forefront of tackling whatever regulations and standards will be thrown into the fold to symbolically do something about it.