Locating OEM-Approved HV Tools: BMW/Mini

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 procedures. 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. BMW/Mini HV tools can be found using the following steps:

  1. Go to www.bmwcentersolutions.com or www.minidealersolutions.com
  2. Click Equipment (top of webpage)
  3. Click Electric Vehicle Equipment (left side menu)
  4. Select a category to find recommended items

This category provides information on tools like battery lifts, personal protective equipment (PPE), and more.

When disabling BMW/Mini 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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