However, I can offer some general tips that may help:I have the update on a thumbdrive and trying to figure out the best time/way to upload/install it into my Carni. Kia recommends to keep the engine running, but 1-2 hours is ridiculous and with the gas prices I'm literally burning money. I'm guessing you'd (@UN-Limited) would still recommend not turning on the engine and uploading/installing it in accessory mode? Any other recommendations to ensure my battery won't die (maybe it's not that taxing on the battery, but I've been in the driveway playing with settings before and Carni will warn my the battery is being drained within like 2 minutes of just sitting in accessories mode.). Thanks in advance.
- It's best to follow Kia's recommendation to keep the engine running during the update process, especially if the update involves the engine or other important components of your vehicle. This can prevent any potential damage or malfunctions.
- If you're concerned about fuel consumption, you can consider scheduling the update when you need to run other errands or go for a drive. This way, you can combine the update with your regular activities and minimize any additional fuel usage.
- If you prefer not to keep the engine running, you can install the update in accessory mode. However, this may drain your battery faster, especially if you have other electronics running. To prevent this, you can turn off other electrical accessories (such as the radio or air conditioning) and avoid prolonged use of the update software.
- If you're worried about your battery dying, you can use a battery maintainer or charger to keep the battery charged during the update process. Just be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions and safety guidelines.