Here's the scoop guys. After my last salvage car, I got a bug for another project and have been looking for a follow-up. Yesterday that car presented itself to me. The owner is a body shop. They purchased the car, did the bodywork and hoped to then sell it. They got it with 70 miles of range and said it lot drove when they received it. What it wouldn't do is charge. Now it has 0 miles of range which has apparently been the case for nearly three weeks. I searched for the VIN and saw the original accident. It was a hard rear end hit. I took a look at the car today with the intention of buying it if I could easily pin the no charge issue to low 12v voltage or a blown pyro fuse. The body work is hokey and though the car looks ok, it's clearly not straight which is evident by the right rear seat not latching into place. It's not for me. I did however take a lot of pictures and for anyone looking to get in contact with the seller, I bet you could grab this for 20k. In the meantime... ...I'd like to help him get a charge in the battery if it's possible so that the car isn't totally useless. Pretty much the only thing working on this car right now is the computer. The other systems (brake vacuum pump, suspension compressor, AC compressor, etc) are all DOA. I assume this is because of the lack of high voltage. I know AC is run off of high voltage so that's a no go. What I don't know is if the car kills other systems as the high voltage system is depleted. The big thing though is getting a charge on the battery. Charging Symptoms Car will open charge door but the light ring remains red and the locking pin never releases Displays 2 errors, both "Car Needs Service": "Pull over safely" and "Contact Tesla Service" But then the guy told me he's bypassed that pin before and when he did that... Charging cable will insert and lock into place Light ring turns light blue Enabling charging on the car gives no error. No "charge cable fault" or "charge cable not fully inserted" or "check charge cable power". Nothing like that. It simply says charging will start momentarily and the stops charging. When this happens the ring turns red Pressing the button on the charge cable will release it from the port. Removing the cable results in the light ring instantly turning red. What I checked: Pyro Fuse - Kind of throwing a dart at a dartboard on this one. No airbags deployed and they said the car lot drove at some point but it's an easy check. No issues here. 12v System Voltage - Voltage was low (11.4v) so we connected a jumper to the car and brought the voltage up to 12.5v at the junction box. This made no difference. So then, anyone else want to offer up any ideas? With three weeks on the battery at 0 range I suspect it's done for if he doesn't get a charge on it relatively soon. It was a rear hit so the battery contactors could be an issue as well. They're definitely not engaging but I don't know if that's the problem or a symptom.