Start by checking the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.
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The drive motor generator battery control module is also referred to as the Battery Energy Control Module (BECM). The drive motor generator battery control module will diagnose its own systems and determine when a fault condition is present. Diagnostics and system status is communicated from the drive motor generator battery control module to the Hybrid Powertrain Control Module (HPCM) through serial data. The hybrid powertrain control module is the host controller for Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) information.
1. The drive motor generator battery contains 3 high voltage contactors that allow the high voltage Direct Current (DC) batteries to be connected to the vehicle or safely contain the DC high voltage within the drive motor generator battery assembly. The three contactor/relays are a positive high voltage contactor, negative high voltage contactor, and the current limit relay.
2. The power-up sequence for the high voltage DC system occurs in the following order:
3. The drive motor generator battery control module performs a precharge test, by closing both the negative contactor and current limit relay. Because the current limit relay routes the high voltage current through a current limit resistor, the hybrid battery terminal voltage should increase at a steady, predictable rate.
When the drive motor generator battery control module observes that hybrid battery terminal voltage and hybrid battery calculated voltage are at about the same voltage, the motor generator battery control module closes the positive contactor.
With both the negative and positive contactors closed, the drive motor generator battery control module opens the current limit relay.
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