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Loose connector in passenger footwell?

Discussion in 'Roadster 2008-2012' started by Carbuilder, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. Carbuilder

    Carbuilder Member

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    Is this supposed to be connected somewhere or is it some sort of diagnostic connection? It was up tucked away and dropped down when I was poking around there.
     

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  2. richrootes

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    Might be able to tell if you can show the pins or sockets
     
  3. gregd

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    Yes, that's the diagnostic connector. You can either tuck it back up, or better yet, get an OVMSv3 module and make good use of it.
     
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  4. rudholm

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    The car clearly wants OVMS.
     
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  5. Bunnak

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    haha! the exact same thing happened to my roadster! I bought OVMS so now it's all good in the hood!
     
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  6. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    That is the diagnostic connector. Back in the day, its original purpose was for Tesla engineers to be able to connect to the car's communication networks for diagnostics and firmware updates.

    Nowadays, with no more firmware updates, the main purpose (as others have pointed out) seems to be connect OVMS.
     

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