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Fixing a broken charge port pin

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by David99, Aug 25, 2018.

  1. David99

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    I had the black ring break off from one of my pins in my charge port. It just got brittle over time and broke off. I fixed it myself in about 30 min. I did this a few weeks ago. Supercharging and normal charging works fine as usual. Hope this is helpful to see.
     
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    Thanks for the video. Can you tell me the part number for the old charge port.
     
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    If you get the part from Tesla directly, they will just ask you for the VIN and order the right one. There are only two types of charge ports. The old one that needs to be closed manually and the new one that is motorized.
     
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    Appreciate it. My port is a manual one. I was going to buy it off ebay. Just wanting to know the part number so I know what to look for.
     
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    Since you didn't have the correct tool for the nuts that connect the HV cables, how confident are you that you have the correct torque to ensure that the electrical connections are good? Improper torque is a leading cause of arc-faults in junction boxes https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/dac0/7f91ec26f5331fd3b9666c1bd2ae5eb6dbee.pdf

    It looks like it will be easy to inspect these connections; I'd recommend that you do that periodically to look for any signs of heat build-up just to be on the safe side.
     
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    After many years of working on cars and motorcycles you develop a feeling how much tightening you need to do. Never used a torque wrench on a wheel nut yet I never have a thread be damaged for overtightening nor a wheel come lose.
     

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