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Hard to Connect Charger After Replacing Charge Port Pin Deadfronts

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.
 

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