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Hard to Connect Charger After Replacing Charge Port Pin Deadfronts

Jan 30, 2018
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Chicagoland
I had my 2018 LR Model 3 in to a Tesla service center to get the tires rotated, and to give it a once over. While it was in, they replaced the charge port pin deadfronts as part of SB-18-44-010.

SB-18-44-010 details here:
https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2019/MC-10154509-9999.pdf

Now when I plug in my HPWC, I really have to push. Curious if anyone else has seen this, and if that's just the way it is with the new parts.

The pin on the left seems like a small amount of plastic might be sticking up above the metal pin, but it's hard to tell.
Model3_Deadfronts.jpg

Anyone else experience this?

Later,
MF
 
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I had my 2018 LR Model 3 in to a Tesla service center to get the tires rotated, and to give it a once over. While it was in, they replaced the charge port pin deadfronts as part of SB-18-44-010.

SB-18-44-010 details here:
https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2019/MC-10154509-9999.pdf

Now when I plug in my HPWC, I really have to push. Curious if anyone else has seen this, and if that's just the way it is with the new parts.

The pin on the left seems like a small amount of plastic might be sticking up above the metal pin, but it's hard to tell.
View attachment 463553

Anyone else experience this?

Later,
MF
Yes!! I have the same issue, but upon looking inside my UMC, I see what looks like a black ring of build up where the metal meets those black isolator pins. Going to try and clean it, will report back if it helps.
 
Jan 30, 2018
40
13
Chicagoland
I see what looks like a black ring of build up where the metal meets those black isolator pins.
I took a look in the charger end, and didn't see any plastic marks, but it has only been a few days.

I'll probably schedule a follow up visit, since my charger was (relatively) easy to insert, I'm concerned about others that were more difficult.
 

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