Locating OEM-Approved HV Tools: Subaru

When researching procedures for disabling a high-voltage (HV) vehicle, you may notice that many of the procedures require the use of specific tools. Some of them are OEM-specific tools or scan tools. Often identifying and locating where to purchase these specific tools can be difficult.

The RTS team is researching how to find these tools to make it easier for technicians performing these tasks. As we research the location of these special tools, we are compiling the information in a series of OEM-specific articles.

Tools and equipment needed are identified in vehicle-specific service manuals. Subaru HV tools can be found using the following steps:

  1. Go to techinfo.subaru.com
  2. Click Links under Other (bottom of login page)
  3. Click Special Service Tools
  4. A new webpage opens
  5. Click the EV/HEV category from the menu

This category has things like insulated tools, personal protective equipment, battery lifts, and more.

When disabling Subaru high-voltage systems, the use of an HV DVOM may be required. Any tools needed for disabling the high-voltage system are typically specified in the disable procedure.

Always follow OEM procedures when repairing HV vehicles. Make sure to check procedures for the required tools and procedures to help ensure a complete, safe, and quality repair.

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