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Salvage Model 3 charging problems, how to get it repaired?

Discussion in 'Model 3: Battery & Charging' started by Rupy98, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. Rupy98

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    I acquired a salvage model 3 that unfortunately seems to have some electrical/battery problems. It's indicating that it's unable to charge to 100% and BMS_a064_SW_SOC_IMBALANCE. It's also in reduced power mode.

    Any ideas on how and where i can get that repaired (I clearly can't do it)... Someone told me that it's not as straightforward as getting a new battery and putting it in as the car would need firmware and I would therefore need someone who can hack the model 3.

    I did consider taking it to tesla, have the inspection done for the ~$500, and look to get a quote from them to fix, but the car can currently supercharge and doing the inspection will disable that is my understanding.

    Yes, I understand these are all the challenges with having a salvage, told myself that and kicked myself a couple times already... so what I would love from the community instead are ideas on what next... thanks much
     
  2. MRGEDU

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    I know this is not directly helpful, but if you want a Model 3 then see if Tesla will take it on a trade, it may be your best way to get the most money for it. Supercharging is useless if the car doesn’t work correctly.
     
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  3. notrhj

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    I would contact the electrified garage richrebuild
     
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  4. bart_dood

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    Why don't you use the OBD and pull the pack voltages and see if one of the sub-packs is bad? shouldn't be too expensive to swap a sub-module out to repair it?
     
  5. MP3Mike

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    The Model 3 doesn't have an OBD port. And there are only 4 modules... So looking at ~$4k at current market prices for a module. (Assuming they would sell the correct single module since they aren't all the same in the Model 3 like they are in the S&X.)
     
  6. Rupy98

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    I didn't know they would even consider a trade... seems weird that they would, but i'll explore.
     
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    But assuming that it is the correct module that is out of balance, would I then need the software access as indicated before?
     
  8. MP3Mike

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    I don't know if individual modules can be replaced without getting the software involved or not.
     
  9. MXWing

    MXWing Banned

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    This is CLUTCH advice.

    Tesla is so disorganized they can't even cut their way out of a wet paper bag with a ginzu knife.

    @Rupy98

    I would say the probability is pretty high you get more on the trade in than what you bought the car for.
     
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  10. Eclipso

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    This is exactly what I was going to post. Contact Rich and his guys
     
  11. Margaritaboy

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    Did you get anywhere? Same error code.
     

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