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No granny charger

  • 07-02-2023 9:52am
    Registered Users Posts: 135 ✭✭

    Hi, Just bought a Kia Soul 2020 from a dealership. Should there have been a granny charger with it. I did ask but maybe he thought I meant a type 2. Stuck on the farm the far side of the country from the dealer and no charger installed here yet.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,741 ✭✭✭kanuseeme

    Some people like to keep them, they are valuable.

    I think I have one here.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,041 ✭✭✭Miscreant

    You can pick up a granny charger for about €200-250 from somewhere like Micks Garage or Screwfix. I know that won't fix the situation you find yourself in now but at least it will get you out of a bind for the next time.

    As another poster said, the cables can be quite valuable and the KIA one will be multiples of the price above (I was quoted €1300 for the Hyundai granny and type 2 from Hyundai Ireland, for example) so it looks like the previous owner just kept it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,841 ✭✭✭✭Calahonda52

    I have dealt with these guys by phone, very help full and next day delivery

    Just make sure you order the correct type

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,173 ✭✭✭eagerv

    Yes there should have been a granny and a type 2 cable, afaik all Hyundai/Kia came with them. I would be asking your dealership where my three pin granny changer is. Also check all hidden places in car first, often they are in a compartment you may not first see, most people rarely if ever use.

    Unfortunately the best time to negotiate is before you do the deal on buying a car, but I would still be after the dealer for goodwill if the granny is absent.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,173 ✭✭✭eagerv

    Yes, I know. But did say was from Dealership, I assumed Kia.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,230 ✭✭✭✭the_amazing_raisin

    It varies, I think the first Leafs had granny cables only and no Type 2 cable

    Mine had none when I bought it and the salesman took a type 2 lead from another car. I ended up buying a granny lead second hand from Adverts

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  • Registered Users Posts: 135 ✭✭sculptor

    They said they would send one down🤞. In a hurry to get away on a bank holiday friday not the best time to be doing stuff. Lesson learned. Nice car though.