OEM Hybrid And Electric Vehicle Disable Search


2013 Tesla Model S

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Accessing Disable Procedure

To find the Tesla High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to service.teslamotors.com
  2. Click Log In (top right corner of the webpage)
  3. Enter username and password and click the red Log In button
  4. Select a model (pictures in the the center of the page, or tabs across the top of the page)
  5. Click on the Service Manual link underneath Service Information category
  6. Click the + to the left of 17 Electrical
  7. A dropdown menu will appear
  8. Click the + to the left of 1701 12V Battery and Fuses
  9. Click the link for Vehicle Electrical Isolation Procedure




Hybrid And Electric Vehicle Welding Best Practices

When welding on an HEV or EV, follow the same precautions as when welding on a conventional vehicle. In addition, there are precautions to take with the high-voltage battery. As a best practice, disconnect both the 12 V battery and the high-voltage battery service disconnect. (Note: Always disable the high-voltage battery following the vehicle makers repair information and follow all safety precautions.)

"CAUTION: Do not weld on a Tesla vehicle with an energized high-voltage or 12 V system. Welding on a Tesla vehicle with an energized high-voltage or 12 V system might damage vehicle components.

NOTE: Before disconnecting the 12 V power supply, ensure that the driver’s door window is fully open. Failure to follow this instruction could result in vehicle lockout."


Refinish Precautions

Refer to: Body Repair Tech Note: Parameters for Baking Tesla Vehicles After Painting for complete details. "After painting Model S, Model X, or Model 3, it is acceptable to "bake" (force dry) the vehicle in a paint booth with the high-voltage battery installed as long as neither of the following parameters are exceeded:

  • Maximum baking time: 45 minutes.
  • Maximum baking temperature: 165°F (74°C).

If these parameters must be exceeded for any reason, contact the Tesla Body Repair team before baking Model S, Model X, or Model 3."


Additional Information


* This matrix does not currently contain all production vehicles sold in the United States. Please refer back to this page frequently for the most up-to-date information. The following OEM specific repair information was identified from the vehicle makers’ repair information. The contents are based on the information available from the vehicle maker. Updates and additions will be posted as they become available. To ensure that the most recent information is used, always refer to the vehicle maker's technical information when disabling and working on hybrid and electric vehicles.


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