|An excerpt from the Think service manuals. Buying my own copy is now on my wish list.|
It turns out that if you put the key in the accessory position, the 400 volt traction battery is not yet charging the 12 volt accessory battery, which was a little weak from sitting through the bankruptcy last year when sales slowed. No problem, I have a 12 volt battery charger that plugs into the "cigarette lighter" outlet, which is always on in the Think. I can use that to charge up the 12 volt battery until we get plates of the car on Monday. After that, the 12 volt battery will be charged simply by driving or charging the traction battery (regular charging).
But for now I just "started" the car which begins charging the 12 volt battery, yet the window moved up very slowly. The passenger side window moved more quickly. I tried the driver's side again, this time the motor apparently over-heated and stopped to cool off.
I have adjusted windows before, so I was not about to make a big deal out of this. Especially since we paid less than half as much for this car as we did for the Think we bought last year, and Think North America had resisted selling me the first car because I was far from any authorized service center. But I could not figure out how to get the door panel off.
I emailed Doug at Green Wheels Chicago and quickly received the service manual pages for the door panel. As far as I can tell, Green Wheels was the first dealer to get factory service training for the Think, so I was not surprised that Doug had the manuals close at hand.
|Removing the door pull cover|
|Unscrewing the door pull fasteners (T15 Torx, if I recall)|
|Door seal under the panel|
|Adjustable fasteners between window and motor|
After this adjustment, the driver's window moves a bit faster than the passenger's window. But I am not taking the passenger door apart. It is good enough and I suspect it will loosen up with use.
I want to look into buying the service manuals. It was fascinating to browse the service documents, looking for the one I needed. Many of the debug tools were updated as recently as last November, which simply confirms that work did not stop because of the bankruptcy.
I do not recall seeing the lifting points in the regular owner's manual, so when I saw that in the service manual, I felt it was a reasonable case of "fair use" to post those photos at the top of this entry, even though the service manuals are commercial documents. Everyone needs to know how to lift the car when rotating the tires. Lifting points should have been be shown in the owner's manuals.
In the end, a minor annoyance served to increase my confidence in owning two Think City EVs.