Does anyone know more about the "encodr" error message?
There have been several posts on V about it:
I got this "encodr" error message today, several times.
At first I noticed that the yellow wrench telltale was lit whilst riding. I slowed down, and as I was approaching a place to pull over the wrench disappeared again. I accelerated up to 70km/h again, but it came back a minute or so later.
I pulled over, it disappeared, I rebooted the Vectux, and drove off gain. The yellow wrench reappeared and then the "encodr" message appeared as well.
I continued to drive on at speeds between 70km/h and 85km/h and the "encodr" message disappeared a few more times, but was more on than off. The yellow wrench was almost always on but did disappear once or twice.
The "encodr" was never on without the yellow wrench also being on.
The scooter was otherwise behaving completely normal.
Because I am planning to attend an AEVA meeting on the Vectux tomorrow, I am wondering if I can fix this quickly or if I can ignore it for a while longer. I have been planning a 200km return trip with multiple recharges for tomorrow and do not want to cancel it for no good reason.
The most likely cause of the error seems to be dust build-up on the encoder mirror in the motor.
A) Did anyone receive advice from a knowledgeable source to continue riding with this error message until a service can be performed? How long can you safely ignore this? Or was anyone told to stop riding immediately?
B) Can the encoder mirror be cleaned without removing it from the scooter? Maybe blowing it out with compressed air could clean it enough to work again. Or is the encoder mirror accessible to gentle wiping with cotton-bud sticks, without changing its alignment?
AFAIK special alignment tools and software are needed to install the mirror in it's correct position and to re-program it.
C) Is there any other way to fix this without the special tools?
D) Does anyone have these tools, or their exact measurements and is willing to share?
Thank you very much for any help you can provide!