Non-SRS Wiring Repairs: Tesla

Non-SRS Wiring Repairs: Tesla

What is a non-SRS wiring repair? It is the repairing of an electrical component that is not part of the supplemental restraints system circuit (usually identified by yellow wire looms). As technology increases on vehicles, so does the number of components that utilize electricity. Many of the sensors and modules are becoming smarter and more sensitive. If the wire is too long, the wrong gauge, or spliced in the wrong location, it can cause malfunctions in the components that it’s powering. Many OEMs have different restrictions and guidelines for repairing wiring that does not control SRS components. On the other hand, there are OEMs that don’t allow wiring repairs at all, so full harness replacement is the only option.

Per the Tesla, Body Repair Tech Note: Repairing Electrical Harnesses:
“WARNING: Only trained technicians are allowed to repair electrical connectors. Performing a repair of an electrical connector without proper training could result in injury to the technician and damage to the electrical components.

Per the Tesla Body Repair Tech Note, Repairing Electrical Harnesses: “CAUTION: If the harness cannot be repaired to factory-level quality at any point in this procedure, discontinue this procedure and replace the harness.”

This document from Tesla provides instructions and diagrams on how to properly repair a wiring harness. It also shows what harnesses cannot be repaired. In order to find this document, log on to the tesla service site and select a model from the top of the page. After clicking on the model, click on the bulletins and forms link under service information. A new page will load that says, “Service Documents for All Models.” In the search box near the bottom of the page, type the document ID BR-18-17-001. Make sure to follow all guidelines in the harness repair document in order to ensure a complete, safe, and quality repair.

For additional Tesla information, check out the Tesla OEM Information page.

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