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Damaged Tesla in U.K will not charge...help

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by qbpete, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. qbpete

    qbpete Member

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    Hi every one.unsure where to post.
    Airbags gone off on my tesla s...pyro fuse is replaced...car will not charge.
    Tesla say car is only disabled for superchargeing.
    shock sensors (old) are disconected as is the air bag system.
    hope i,m posting in the correct area. .
    Many thanks
    Pete U.K
     
  2. Tam

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    I am not sure. I thought after an Airbag deployment, you need to bring your car to a Service Center to get your car work again.

    If they allow you to charge your car after Airbag deployment then there is no incentive to go to Service Center.
     
  3. qbpete

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    Hi
    Tesla tell me that the car is only disabled for super chargeing at their superchargers.Not for home charge.
    They indicated that there must be a fault in the cahrgeing side of the car-this in my opinion may be down to a safety system - -fuse?

    Heater blows cold in the cabin-so main batterys are not talking to the heater system.
    Pyro fuse has been replaced.........aparently 12v sid of car has to be 100% before solenoids will kick in & allow H/V side to operate/charge.
    Pete
     
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    Is this a salvage car?
     
  5. Maximapolak

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    If you bought it salvaged, tesla disables supercharging.
     
  6. TexasEV

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    There must be something you're not telling us. Why won't you take it to a Tesla service center?
     
  7. qbpete

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    The car is damaged/airbags deployed.
    Yes the car is a salvage car.
    I am aware that Tesla have disabled the supercharge side of the car-they have informed me of that- however they inform me that they do not disable private home chargeing.
    I wish to carry out repairs myself.
     
  8. Electric700

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    Welcome to the forum!

    There are members on here such as Wk057 who might be able to help. You could also do a search since there are others who have/are restoring Teslas that have been damaged.
     
  9. qbpete

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    Many thanks- My search's so far have not given any progress- other than the pyro fuse swap out.
    Whe attache dto my home wall charger car starts to charge (wall charger goes blue) but dsahboard goes to STOPPED CHARGING in seconds.Tesla are very aloof with selling me the specialised 12v battery - so i am useing the jump start method through the old knackered 12v battery- ui understand this side of the system has to be 100% befrore the solenoids click & allow H/V side in.
    Pete
     
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    Where in the UK are you? Might be an idea to join the Facebook group Tesla Owners Group UK and if you are any good at getting the salvage sorted you might have people asking you questions! Also, Tesla staff are in that group up to very senior management if you get stuck, but I expect you will end up bringing it in for a check over. Also, try speakev.com there is a great EV customisation specialist from Worcestershire who might be interested in assisting.
     
  11. qbpete

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    Thanks Brunel.very helpful
    Car stands me at almost £25,000 GBP Tesla tell me they have no interest in the car- There body shop will only use new parts (so much for the bunch of stuff i had sent from the U.S.A)$4000 and £2,500 for airbags.
    Now a matter for the salvage seller & possibly my solicitor,considering Teslas lack of interest-Just hoped to get the batterys charged-before they die on me (just in case i have no joy with the legal process.
     
  12. artsci

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    I regret that you're in this position. Did you visit this site before you bought the salvage car? If you had, you might have not spent the money, as it's quite clear from many posts on TMC that Tesla is quite hard on salvaged cars. As one of my buddies likes to say, Tesla corporate is the "Temple of Doom."
     
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    Consider yourself to be lucky to go that far.

    Another Salvaged Model S owner bought it for $50,000 and spent additional $8,000 and Tesla wouldn't enable the car over-the-air unless proper paperworks/inspections is done.
     
  14. qbpete

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    Sadly i did not view this forum....having repaired several high end cars over the years (with some works done at bmw /merc etc),i intended to simply send it to Tesla for the restricted parts doing (2x chassis legs)as these are not for out selling.
    They sent me the e mail re certification-but upon contacting their body shop for works doing,i was told ...we dont get involved in salvage vehicles (total insurance loss in the U.K).
    Would be happy if i got the batteries to charge,to preserve them whilst sorting the salvage company via a solicitor.
    Curious if its a temerature damp issue.
    May try an electric blanket around the battery for several hours??? As said pyro replaced.
     
  15. Tam

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    Sorry! That is a big problem because even if you have money to pay special shops for repairs but they won't touch it.

    I guess, with Tesla, you have to be both mechanic and computer hacker in order to bypass their over-the-air commands.
     
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    Does it drive but not charge?

    Have you checked to see if someone cut, or removed, the first responder cut loop? (Since that disables the HV battery completely.)
     
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  17. Tam

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    If I am not wrong, I think heater uses main 400V battery pack and shoreline power.

    Coldness may be an indication that main battery/shoreline power is not providing the power for the heater.

    On the other hand, you can have the 12V fan for the heater running well because the 12V is up and running.
     
  18. qbpete

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    Hi MP3MIKE- interesting...where would i find the first responder cut loop.....car does not drive.
     
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    Tam
    The 12v side of the car appears to work (battery has been tested-but is shot,so 12v via a booster pack)
    cabin heater fan runs ,but is cold
     
  20. MP3Mike

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    It is located in the Frunk. You can look at the guide for the type/year of car you have: First Responders | Tesla
     
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