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Serice center switch and power supply upgrade?

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by SabrToothSqrl, Jun 5, 2015.

  1. SabrToothSqrl

    SabrToothSqrl Active Member

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    So, I emailed SC about my sunroof issue, and they told me I 'qualify' for a switch and power supply upgrade. (Free). So... They have to discharge the battery she says, going to take a few days. Ugh. I get a loaner, but still a hassle when SC is 90 minutes away...

    anyone know what's different about this switch? Run faster? Jump higher?
     
  2. pgiralt

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    This is a replacement of the main contactor in the battery. Basically a large relay that connects and disconnects the high voltage battery from the car. There have been reports of some contactors failing, leading to the being undriveable until it is fixed. This is a proactive replacement of the contactor so you don't get stranded and would suggest having the service done at your convenience.

    I had mine done in a day, so not sure what the multiple days is all about.
     
  3. NOLA_Mike

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    If they need the battery discharged then bring it in very low on charge and that will give them a good headstart.
     
  4. gnelson

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    They want it to be at or below 30% charge. If you don't have the charge depleted they will need to discharge the battery.
     
  5. rlang59

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    When I had mine done a few months back they asked to have it discharged to 50%.

    Also see this thread before this gets merged in anyway:

    Proactive Contactor Replacement
     
  6. caddieo

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    Thanks for the tip. I have mine scheduled for 7/15. Will have to inflict range anxiety on myself. :wink:
     
  7. SabrToothSqrl

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    It's a 90 mile trip on the turnpike... I can easily arrive with 30% left...
     
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    Why aren't they picking the car up?
     
  9. SabrToothSqrl

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    They told me that costs me... is that not true?
     
  10. AmpedRealtor

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    Valet service is now limited to a 10 mile radius from the service center, I believe.
     

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