I believe one of the common causes of that failure is a poor crimp/etc. on the current transformer that is on on the wires going to the J1772 cord. While there was a whole lot of different things going on when they serviced mine so it was hard to tell exactly what all was replaced I know one of the issues was with that. You should also see people describing an issue with it's placement and getting "interference" from other things and how moving it resolved their issues.braebyrn wrote:Bought a used Blink cheap and after 3 charges, it has the red screen. I unplugged the two connectors mentioned in the beginning of this post and it still will not charge. I even tried the timer button on the dash next to the steering wheel heater button and nothing. Any ideas?
I was trying to find which wires need to be resoldered that was mentioned here also, but there is a lot of wires there. Any ideas here too?
You did make sure the power cable connections to the Blink are in good shape and haven't overheated, right?braebyrn wrote:...Any other ideas?
Yes, I checked them and looked for heat discoloration. No signs at all. Connections were all tight too.TimLee wrote:You did make sure the power cable connections to the Blink are in good shape and haven't overheated, right?braebyrn wrote:...Any other ideas?
Here's a data point for you. After I performed the lobotomy operation on my Blink, as per the OP instructions, I have a blank screen. Also mine works great now. Having a red screen is curious.braebyrn wrote:I removed all crimped connections, soldered the connections, removed and replaced the J1772 cable with a known good working one and still have the red screen. I also again tried to use as a dumb charger, with no luck.