UNUSUAL 12V BATTERY LOCATION
In the 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid and the Kia Niro Hybrid, the 12V battery has been relocated in the HV-battery pack. This relates to the Lithium Ion Polymer battery which will replace the conventional lead battery.
Image: Kia Niro Hybrid 2016-2017 left and Kia Niro Hybrid 2018 right
Due to the position of the battery, it is no longer possible to disconnect the battery in the way that is common for most vehicles in emergency situations. It is no longer possible to disconnect the battery cables. The vehicle has been fitted with a deactivation point for the earth cable in order to cut off electric power.
By clicking on the pictogram of the battery in the Crash Recovery System, instructions will be given as to how and when this type of battery can be disconnected.
Image: CRS Kia Niro Hybrid 2017-2018, removed roof, seats and sides
Image: Advice page after clicking on the battery
If you follow link 1, the deactivation instructions appear for disconnecting the 12V battery.
Image: Boot with red outline, position of deactivating point
Image: Position of the deactivating point earth connection
The position of the deactivating point for the earth cable in the vehicle is shown in this pictogram. When you click on this pictogram in our interactive editions, you will get the correct information.
So be sure to follow the correct deactivation instructions for this new developments.
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