After a severe accident or battery voltage too low, Porsche Cayenne 12V lithium battery turns to protection mode and cannot be charged which will cause the vehicle fail to start. It will take a lot to replace a new battery.
How to solve Battery Discharge Protection problem in the cheapest way?
Here is the tutorial on reflashing BCM lithium battery module with cg100 prog iii programmer to disable protection mode and recover the battery.
Lithium battery parameter information
There is a label on the front of the battery, which is marked with parameter information such as number, voltage, current and production date.
Measure battery voltage
When the battery is not disassembled, we use a multimeter to measure the battery voltage, which is 0V, which means there is no voltage output, and the battery cannot be charged, that means the current cannot be input.
Remove the battery case
Measure battery voltage again
After opening the battery case, the voltage is still 0V, without voltage output.
Measure voltage bypass the relay
Note that the relay is connected in series in the positive direction, we bypass the relay and continue to measure the voltage. At this time, the multimeter shows 1.92V, indicating that the battery has voltage, but it is blocked by the relay.
Locate IC chip
You can see the IC chip when you open the upper case of the battery. This chip controls the operation of the entire battery. It is produced by Freescale and the model is SPC5644BMLU8.
Battery Relay function:
The relay is controlled by the BCM. When the vehicle collides or the battery voltage is too low and enters the protection mode, the BCM cuts off the connection between the battery cell and the external battery terminal through the relay, so as to avoid battery over-discharge and cause danger or battery damage. The battery cannot be charged or discharged.
How to Repair Porsche Lithium Battery with CG100?
Confirm battery year before the operation, for example, the battery was manufactured in 2018.
Run CG100 software, select BCM- Porsche- lithium battery- Cayenne- 2018-SPC5644B
CG100 will show you the wiring diagram
Connect battery with cg100 via BCM4+ adapter
Make sure the connection is correct and well built.
Press ‘Read‘ to read data. First read PFLASH, then read DFLASH data. The process takes about 5 minutes.
DON’T DISCONNECT DEVICE DURING THE OPERATION !!!
Save original PFLASH and DFLASH data.
The file saved contains both PFLASH and DFLASH data, file size: 1.56MB.
Note: CG100 software comes with new pflash & dflash data for 2018-2020 Porsche Cayenne and auto write new data to the BCM battery.
After repair, test voltage again.
Connect voltage with an external voltage regulator
Bypass the relay and charge the battery with a precision regulated charger, measuring the voltage as it charges.
Note: Digitally controlled adjustable power supply can be used for charging, the output mode can be adjusted to constant current output, first use a small current for charging (recommended below 3A), when the battery is charged to more than 12V, it can be charged with a large current until the battery is fully charged Calibration voltage.
Charge to regular voltage (12V)
remove the charger when the battery is charged to about 12V
Reinstall battery, measure the voltage again
Battery is charged. Install battery case, tighten the screws.
Measure voltage again, 11.92V.
Repair battery succeeded.
It is recommended to charge for one hour after being installed to the vehicle with a high-power charger.
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FYI: Xhorse also released Porsche 12V Lithium Battery repair function:
Can be applied to vvdi prog, key tool plus and mini prog.
Data and detailed diagrams are well prepared in the built-in database.
VVDI Prog Porsche Lithium battery module SPC5644B Mask ON32E wiring diagram