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Yeah I read that I could close it... But the worrying part of me thinks it's safer to leave the hatch not closed while it sits. This way, if the tender fails or the battery fails or whatever I have instant access to my trunk in the event that the battery dies without having to worry about if the e-handle under the seat will work to open the trunk.

Again, it's the worrying part of me, but i've read one too many posts on here about getting locked out of the trunk and the e-handle not working. It's not worth it when my car is safety in the garage and there's no need to close the hatch fully.
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The tender (Battery Tender Plus) came in yesterday and I hooked it up to my car last night. I activated the hatch lock closed with my fingers to kill the trunk lights, and then gently sat the hatch down to where the closed latch sits on the latch hook with a folder microfiber towel in between the closed latch and latch hook in the trunk.

Put the tender on at around 7:00pm, and at around 9am this morning, the light on the tender was solid green.
Yes, this is how it works. I used to close the trunk on the cord, but now trip the latch, and leave it open after returning from drive. Do this to allow better/quicker heat dissipation without so much of it percolating through the sail panel, which can get very hot, perhaps contributing to the distortion/cracking some forum members have noted. In Florida summer (essentially all year) the garage (un air conditioned) is very hot. The following morning gently close lid (I tape a sticker notice on lid latch when open as reminder striker is tripped) onto latch.Dunno how effective, but hopefully will reduce cracking of sail panel........and simple to do. I use Battery Tender all the time car is parked at home regardless of driving frequency.

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hello- did anyone source the reason behind the p0456 fault code? mech did a smoke test and determined no leak...the code says pending. after reset it comes on every 100 miles or so.
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hello- did anyone source the reason behind the p0456 fault code? mech did a smoke test and determined no leak...the code says pending. after reset it comes on every 100 miles or so.
Have you tried a different gas cap? That wouldn't show up in a smoke test, but can cause evap faults.

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And when you are using the tender, make sure you flip the latch on the trunk to turn the trunk lights off. They even left a simple tab on the side to flip it back to normal when you are ready to put it back to normal
Just fully close the rear heatch. Non issue with wire. Been doing it on my Evora's for 8yrs now.

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Yup. Replaced the gas cap already. That wasn’t it. Something is failing during the car’s self test which triggers the P0456 fault code. However nothing fails when the mech did a vacuum test and the smoke test. I wonder what is the test the car does which registers the failure? Can that test be replicated?
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Yup. Replaced the gas cap already. That wasnít it. Something is failing during the carís self test which triggers the P0456 fault code. However nothing fails when the mech did a vacuum test and the smoke test. I wonder what is the test the car does which registers the failure? Can that test be replicated?
Here's what the service notes say is going on during the test:
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great info! thanks. Now that i know what the test is, maybe we can find out what is failing. I am wondering if they are doing the smoke test, but a certain component (value or something) is closed at that point which means they are testing the system with smoke at a different stage when the car tests the system itself. Any idea what I should tell the mech to try? i.e smoke test when the car is idling, or revving, etc.
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Not a direct vehicle comparison, but this video goes over evap smoke testing, and he illustrates finding a small vs large leak.


Attached is the section of the service notes that cover the fuel system, including evap. They should be able to infer what needs to be tested from this info.
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