I-CAR News – Dodge

Your job requires that you keep on top of the latest in vehicle, tool, and equipment technology – I-CAR is committed to helping you do so in one convenient place. We regularly publish OEM-specific articles. We’ve gathered these articles, based on make, to assist you with complete, safe, and quality repairs.

High-Voltage Vehicle Paint Booth Quick Reference

Posted on 9 April 2024

When refinishing high-voltage (HV) vehicles, it is important to check for OEM paint booth temperature recommendations so that HV components do not get damaged in the heat.

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I-CAR Repairers Realm: RAM ProMaster Hinge Pillar Repair - Now Available

Posted on 1 February 2024

I-CAR had a discussion on RAM ProMaster hinge pillar repair.

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I-CAR Repairers Realm: SEMA: Vehicle-Maker Required Tools and Equipment - Now Available

Posted on 6 December 2023

I-CAR had a discussion on vehicle-maker required tools and equipment.

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OEM-Approved Connector and Pigtail Repair Resources: FCA/Stellantis

Posted on 23 June 2023

When confronted with a wiring harness repair, we often struggle finding the correct connector and pigtail repair kits. Often a specific connector may be used on multiple applications. If the connector is allowed to be replaced, what resources are available to locate approved wiring connector and pigtail repair kits? Let’s see what is available from FCA/Stellantis.

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FCA/Stellantis Restraints Wiring: UPDATE

Posted on 8 June 2023

The question is often asked, "Can supplemental restraints system wiring be repaired?" The answer is: it depends on the vehicle maker. Let's take a look at the FCA/Stellantis position on this subject.

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Straightening And Heat: FCA/Stellantis - UPDATE

Posted on 11 May 2023

FCA/Stellantis has updated the position statement that provides the requirements for the use of heat when straightening.

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Body Construction And Material Repair Guidelines: FCA/Stellantis - UPDATE

Posted on 11 May 2023

What is the MPa of the front lower rail? What is the outer uniside made of: steel, aluminum, or composite? Can heat be used to straighten or is it cold straightening only? What are the repair limitations? These are just some of the questions that the RTS team fields on a daily basis.

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OEM Emergency Response Guides: FCA/Stellantis

Posted on 23 February 2023

Are you looking for OEM emergency response guides (ERGs)? The Repairability Technical Support (RTS) team has located these guides and either houses them on the RTS website, provides links to webpages that house them, or provides articles with instructions on how to locate them.

These guides provide information about the vehicle that is useful to emergency response personnel. You may find ERGs available for many types of vehicles, but most OEMs focus on how to handle a high-voltage (HV) vehicle that has been involved in a collision.

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FCA/Stellantis: Bumper Cover Removal With Active Air Dams

Posted on 7 October 2022

Some FCA/Stellantis vehicles use active air dams underneath the front bumper cover to improve the aerodynamics of the vehicle. With active air dams, comes some considerations when removing and installing a front bumper cover. Let’s take a look at what FCA/Stellantis has to say.

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FCA/Stellantis High-Voltage Technician Levels

Posted on 19 August 2022

As electric-only, hybrid, and fuel cell electric vehicles are increasing in sales, they are becoming more commonplace in repair facilities. Along with the unique powertrains that come with these vehicles, also comes unique safety concerns. Regardless of vehicle maker, high-voltage (HV) systems pose a threat of injury or death if not handled properly. Only personnel with the proper training, PPE, tools, equipment, and service information should perform work on the HV systems.

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One-Time-Use Parts And Fasteners: FCA/Stellantis

Posted on 29 April 2022

What is a one-time-use part, and how do you determine if a fastener, clip, or part can be reused? These are questions that we are confronted with in the collision industry quite a lot. The other big question is "Where do I find this information?"

As the Repairability Technical Support (RTS) team researches OEMs for one-time-use fastener/part information, we are putting together a series of articles on how and where to locate this information for specific OEMs. Let’s take a look at FCA/Stellantis.

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Locating OEM-Approved HV Tools: FCA/Stellantis

Posted on 19 April 2022

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.

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Locating OEM-Approved ADAS Tools: FCA/Stellantis

Posted on 2 December 2021

When researching calibration procedures for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), you may notice that many of the procedures require the use of specific tools. Some tools may be everyday items like string, tape, levels, paper, etc. However, many of them are OEM-specific tools or scan tools. Often identifying and locating where to purchase these specific tools can be difficult.

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FCA/Stellantis Non-Structural Guide

Posted on 29 October 2021

The FCA/Stellantis Non-Structural Sheet Metal Repair guide is a document that provides additional information for when a non-structural repair is needed but not specified in the main body repair manual (BRM). Let’s take a look at what this document can help you with.

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FCA/Stellantis Free Body Repair Manuals No Longer Available

Posted on 27 October 2021

As you may know, FCA/Stellantis has removed the body repair manuals and Reference Guides from their free website www.moparrepairconnect.com.

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FCA/Stellantis Website Navigation Video: UPDATE

Posted on 23 August 2021

FCA/Stellantis has updated their stellantisiop.com service and repair information pay site.

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Becomes Stellantis

Posted on 10 August 2021

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and the French PSA Group has merged to become the vehicle maker Stellantis.

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IT Test Article

Posted on 30 July 2021

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OEM Paint Booth
Temperature or
Surface Temperature
Time Limit Ambient or
Surface Temperature
Audi 131°F (55°C) 1 Hour Surface
BMW/Mini 140°F (60°C) 2 Hours Surface
Stellantis 165°F (74°C) 1 Hour Surface
Ford/Lincoln 140°F (60°C) 45 Minutes Ambient
General Motors 140°F (60°C) 40 Minutes Ambient
Honda/Acura 149°F (65°C) None Ambient
Hyundai/Genesis 158°F (70°C) 30 Minutes TBD
176°F (80°C) 20 Minutes
Jaguar/Land Rover 176°F (80°C) 45 Minutes Ambient
Kia 158°F (70°C) 45 Minutes Ambient
176°F (80°C) 1 Hour
Mazda 140°F (60°C) 1 Hour TBD
Mercedes-Benz 167°F (75°C) None Ambient
Mitsubishi 140°F (60°C) 45 Minutes Ambient
Nissan/INFINITI 140°F (60°C) None Surface
Rivian 150°F (65°C) 55 Minutes Ambient
Subaru (except Solterra) 122°F (50°C) 1 Hour Ambient
Tesla 165°F (74°C) 45 Minutes Surface
Toyota/Lexus/Scion None None -
Volkswagen 176°F (80°C) 30 Minutes Surface
140°F (60°C) 45 Minutes
Volvo 170°F (77°C) None Ambient
TBD = To Be Determined


OEM Paint Booth
Temperature or
Surface Temperature
Time Limit Ambient or
Surface Temperature
Audi 131°F (55°C) 1 Hour Surface
BMW/Mini 140°F (60°C) 2 Hours Surface
Stellantis 165°F (74°C) 1 Hour Surface
Ford/Lincoln 140°F (60°C) 45 Minutes Ambient
General Motors 140°F (60°C) 40 Minutes Ambient
Honda/Acura 149°F (65°C) None Ambient
Hyundai/Genesis 158°F (70°C) 30 Minutes TBD
176°F (80°C) 20 Minutes
Jaguar/Land Rover 176°F (80°C) 45 Minutes Ambient
Kia 158°F (70°C) 45 Minutes Ambient
176°F (80°C) 1 Hour
Mazda 140°F (60°C) 1 Hour TBD
Mercedes-Benz 167°F (75°C) None Ambient
Mitsubishi 140°F (60°C) 45 Minutes Ambient
Nissan/INFINITI 140°F (60°C) None Surface
Rivian 150°F (65°C) 55 Minutes Ambient
Subaru (except Solterra) 122°F (50°C) 1 Hour Ambient
Tesla 165°F (74°C) 45 Minutes Surface
Toyota/Lexus/Scion None None -
Volkswagen 176°F (80°C) 30 Minutes Surface
140°F (60°C) 45 Minutes
Volvo 170°F (77°C) None Ambient
TBD = To Be Determined





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Subaru - Service Disconnect Plug Removal

To find the Subaru High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to techinfo.subaru.com
  2. Enter username and password
  3. Click Login
  4. Select publication Service Diagnostics dropdown (top of webpage)
  5. Select vehicle (new tab opens)
  6. After the page loads, click General Description (top of webpage)
  7. Find body repair manual, and click blue download arrow (right side of webpage)
  8. Select Precaution from the menu (left of webpage)
  9. Select Caution (Hybrid System) from menu (left of webpage)

Tesla - Vehicle Electrical Isolation Procedure

To find the Tesla High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to service.teslamotors.com
  2. Click Log In (top right corner of webpage)
  3. Enter username and password, and click red Log In button
  4. Select model picture (middle of webpage, or tabs across top of webpage)
  5. Go to Service Information category, click Service Manual
  6. Click "+" to left of 17 Electrical
  7. A dropdown menu appears
  8. Click + to left of 1701 12V Battery and Fuses
  9. Click Vehicle Electrical Isolation Procedure

Mazda - HV Traction Battery Systems Depowering - Hybrid

To find the Mazda High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.mazdaserviceinfo.com
  2. Click Login (top right corner of webpage)
  3. Enter username and password (middle of webpage)
  4. Click Login
  5. Click Electronic Service Information (top left corner of webpage)
  6. Click View Content (light gray tab, top right)
  7. Select the Model Year and Model from dropdown
  8. Click Go
  9. Click Workshop Manuals
  10. Click Engine
  11. Click Charging System
  12. Click High-Voltage Traction Battery Systems Depowering - Hybrid
Mazda - Service Plug Removal/Installation

To find the Mazda High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.mazdaserviceinfo.com
  2. Click Login (top right corner of webpage)
  3. Enter username and password (middle of webpage)
  4. Click Login
  5. Click Electronic Service Information (top left corner of webpage)
  6. Click View Content tab (light gray tab, top right of webpage)
  7. Select Model Year and Model from dropdown
  8. Click Go
  9. Click Workshop Manuals
  10. Click EV System
  11. Click High Voltage System
  12. Click Service Plug Removal/Installation

Kia - HV, Repair Procedures

To find the Kia High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.kiatechinfo.snapon.com
  2. Enter username and password (left side of webpage)
  3. Click Login
  4. Click Go To Kia Global Information System (top left, just above update account)
  5. Click Service Materials (black tab, top of webpage)
  6. Go to Service Materials tab, click Service Info (SI)
  7. Select Year and Model from dropdown (top of webpage)
  8. Click "+" (left side of webpage, next to the listed vehicle)
  9. After menu expands, click General Information
  10. Click repair procedures under General Information category
Kia - HV Shut-Off Procedures

To find the Kia High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.kiatechinfo.snapon.com
  2. Enter username and password (left side of webpage)
  3. Click Login
  4. Click Go To Kia Global Information System (top left of webpage, just above update account)
  5. Click Service Materials (black tab, top of webpage)
  6. Go to Service Materials tab, click Service Info (SI)
  7. Select Year and Model from dropdown (top of webpage)
  8. Click "+" (left side of webpage, next to the listed vehicle)
  9. After menu expands, click General Information
  10. Click High-Voltage Shut-Off Procedures under General Information category

Nissan - How to Disconnect HV

To find the Nissan High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.nissan-techinfo.com
  2. Click United States
  3. Enter username and password (lower left of webpage)
  4. Click Submit
  5. Click View Nissan Publications (top left of webpage)
  6. From dropdown menu, select Service Manual, Model, and Year (right side of webpage)
  7. Click Search (top right corner of webpage)
  8. Click Eye icon by the hybrid service manual (right side of webpage)
  9. Click General Information (left menu)
  10. Go to General Information category, click GI - General Information
  11. Click Precaution (left menu)
  12. Click Cautions as to High-Voltage (left menu)
  13. Click How to Disconnect High-Voltage (left menu)
INFINITI - How to Disconnect HV

To find the INFINITI High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.infiniti-techinfo.com
  2. Click United States
  3. Enter username and password (lower left of webpage)
  4. Click Submit
  5. Click View INFINITI Publications (top left of webpage)
  6. From dropdown menu, select Service Manual, Model, and Year (right side of webpage)
  7. Click Search (top right corner of webpage)
  8. Click Eye icon by the hybrid service manual (right side of webpage)
  9. Click General Information (left menu)
  10. Go to General Information category, click Precaution (left menu)
  11. Click Repair Information (left menu)
  12. Click Cautions as to High-Voltage (left menu)
  13. Click How to Disconnect High-Voltage (left menu)
Nissan - How to Disconnect HV - with precaution note

To find the Nissan High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.nissan-techinfo.com
  2. Click United States
  3. Enter username and password (lower left of webpage)
  4. Click Submit
  5. Click View Nissan Publications (top left webpage)
  6. From dropdown menu, select Service Manual, Model, and Year (right side of webpage)
  7. Click Search (top right corner of webpage)
  8. Click Eye icon by the hybrid service manual (right side of webpage)
  9. Click General Information (gray button)
  10. Click General Information (left menu)
  11. Click Cautions As To High-Voltage (left menu)
  12. Click How To Disconnect High-Voltage (left menu)

Note: There is also a Precaution (left menu) that contains additional high-voltage safety.

Nissan - Precautions for HV Circuit

To find the Nissan High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.nissan-techinfo.com
  2. Click United States
  3. Enter username and password (lower left of webpage)
  4. Click Submit
  5. Click View Nissan Publications (top left of webpage)
  6. From dropdown menu, select Service Manual, Model, and Year (right side of webpage)
  7. Click Search (top right corner of webpage)
  8. Click Eye icon by the hybrid service manual (right side of webpage)
  9. Click A: General Information (left menu)
  10. Go to General Information category, click GI - General Information
  11. Click Precaution (left menu)
  12. Click Precautions (left menu)
  13. Click Precautions For High-Voltage System (left menu)
  14. Click Precautions For High-Voltage Circuit (left menu)
Nissan - HV Shut-Off Procedure

To find the Nissan High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.nissan-techinfo.com
  2. Click United States
  3. Enter username and password (lower left of webpage)
  4. Click Submit
  5. Click View Nissan Publications (top left of webpage)
  6. From dropdown menu, select Service Manual, Model, and Year (right side of webpage)
  7. Click Search (top right corner of webpage)
  8. Click Eye icon by the hybrid service manual (right side of webpage)
  9. Click A: General Information (left menu)
  10. Go to General Information category, click GI - General Information
  11. Click Precaution (left menu)
  12. Click Cautions as to High-Voltage (left menu)
  13. Click How to Disconnect High-Voltage (left menu)
  14. Click High-Voltage Shut-Off Procedure (left menu)
INFINITI - How to Cut Off HV

To find the INFINITI High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.infiniti-techinfo.com
  2. Click United States
  3. Enter username and password (lower left of webpage)
  4. Click Submit
  5. Click View INFINITI Publications (top left of webpage)
  6. From dropdown menu, select Service Manual, Model, and Year (right side of webpage)
  7. Click Search (top right corner of webpage)
  8. Click Eye icon by the hybrid service manual (right side of webpage)
  9. Click General Information (left menu)
  10. Go to General Information category, click Precaution (left menu)
  11. Click Repair Information (left menu)
  12. Click Cautions as to High-Voltage (left menu)
  13. Click How to Cut Off High-Voltage (left menu)

Hyundai - Repair Procedures, HV Shutoff Procedure

To find the Hyundai High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.hyundaitechinfo.com
  2. Enter username and password (left side of webpage)
  3. Click Login
  4. Click Shop from:
    • option 1: Quick Menu (left side of webpage)
    • option 2: Service Information (top of webpage)
  5. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter VIN (textbook on top of webpage)
    • option 2: Select Year, Model, and Engine from dropdown (top of webpage)
  6. Click "+" (left side of webpage) to expand various systems available
  7. Click "+" (left side of webpage) to expand information in General Information category
  8. Click High-Voltage Shut-Off Procedures
Hyundai - HV Shut-Off Procedures

To find the Hyundai High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.hyundaitechinfo.com
  2. Enter username and password (left side of webpage)
  3. Click Login
  4. Click Shop from:
    • option 1: Quick Menu (left side of webpage)
    • option 2: Service Information (top of webpage)
  5. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter VIN (textbook on top of webpage)
    • option 2: Select Year, Model, and Engine from dropdown (top of webpage)
  6. Click "+" (left side of webpage) to expand various systems available
  7. Click "+" (left side of webpage) to expand information in General Information category
  8. Click High-Voltage Shut-Off Procedures
Hyundai - High Voltage Battery Handling Guide

To find the Hyundai High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.hyundaitechinfo.com
  2. Enter username and password (left side of webpage)
  3. Click Login
  4. Click Shop from:
    • option 1: Quick Menu (left side of webpage)
    • option 2: Service Information (top of webpage)
  5. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter VIN (textbook on top of webpage)
    • option 2: Select Year, Model, and Engine from dropdown (top of webpage)
  6. Click "+" (left side of webpage) to expand the various systems available
  7. Click "+" (left side of webpage) to expand the information in the General Information category
  8. Click High-Voltage Battery Handling Guide
Hyundai - Battery Control System - HV Battery Handling Guide

To find the Hyundai High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.hyundaitechinfo.com
  2. Enter username and password (left side of webpage)
  3. Click Login
  4. Click Shop from:
    • option 1: Quick Menu (left side of webpage)
    • option 2: Service Information (top of webpage)
  5. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter VIN (textbook on top of webpage)
    • option 2: Select Year, Model, and Engine from dropdown (top of webpage)
  6. Click "+" (left side of webpage) to expand the various systems available
  7. Click "+" (left side of webpage) to expand the information in the Battery Control System category
  8. Click High-Voltage Battery Handling Guide

Genesis - HV Shut-Off Procedures

To find the Genesis High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.genesistechinfo.com
  2. Enter username and password (left side of webpage)
  3. Click Sign In
  4. Click Shop (left side of webpage)
  5. Select Year, Model, and Engine from dropdown menu (top of webpage)
  6. Click Click "+" to expand menu (left side of webpage, next to listed vehicle)
  7. Click General Information
  8. Go to General Information category, click High-Voltage Shut-Off Procedures

GM - Hybrid/EV, HV Disabling

To find GM High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.acdelcotds.com
  2. Click Login/Register button (top right corner of webpage)
  3. Enter username and password
  4. Click Enter
  5. Scroll down to the bottom
  6. Click Accept
  7. Click Continue
  8. Click Subscriptions (top of webpage)
  9. Go to My Subscriptions, click Access
  10. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter VIN
    • option 2: Select from Dropdowns (top of webpage)
  11. Click Next
  12. Click blue text Vehicle Model Service Manual (first one in list)
  13. Click Hybrid or Hybrid/EV
  14. Click Hybrid or Hybrid/EV Energy Storage
  15. Click Diagnostic Information and Procedures
  16. Select High Voltage Disabling
GM - Engine/Propulsion, HV Disabling

To find GM High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.acdelcotds.com
  2. Click Login/Register button (top right corner of webpage)
  3. Enter username and password
  4. Click Enter
  5. Scroll down to the bottom
  6. Click Accept
  7. Click Continue
  8. Click Subscriptions (top of webpage)
  9. Go to My Subscriptions, click Access
  10. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter VIN
    • option 2: Select from Dropdowns (top of webpage)
  11. Click Next
  12. Click blue text Vehicle Model Service Manual (first one in list)
  13. Click Engine/Propulsion
  14. Click Hybrid/EV Energy Storage
  15. Click Diagnostic Information and Procedures
  16. Select High Voltage Disabling
GM - Repair Instructions/ Battery Service Disconnect

To find GM High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.acdelcotds.com
  2. Click Login/Register button in the top right-hand corner of webpage
  3. Enter username and password
  4. Click Enter
  5. Scroll down to the bottom
  6. Click Accept
  7. Click Continue
  8. Click Subscriptions (top of webpage)
  9. Go to My Subscriptions, click Access
  10. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter VIN
    • option 2: Select from the Dropdowns (top of webpage)
  11. Click Next
  12. Click Vehicle Model Service Manual blue text (first one in the list)
  13. Click Hybrid or Hybrid/EV
  14. Click Hybrid or Hybrid/EV Energy Storage
  15. Click Repair Instructions
  16. Select Hybrid Battery Service Disconnect/Connect
GM - Hybrid Owner Manual

To find GM High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.acdelcotds.com
  2. Click Login/Register button (top right-hand corner of webpage)
  3. Enter username and password
  4. Click Enter
  5. Scroll down to the bottom
  6. Click Accept
  7. Click Continue
  8. Click Subscriptions (top of webpage)
  9. Go to My Subscriptions, click Access
  10. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter VIN
    • option 2: Select from the Dropdowns (top of webpage)
  11. Click Next
  12. Click blue text Hybrid Owner Manual (under Owner Manual Supplement)
  13. Click Service and Appearance Care
  14. Click Electrical System
  15. Click Battery Disconnect Switch

Chrysler - Search Bar - HV Power Down

To find the Chrysler High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to stellantisiop.com
  2. Enter username and password
  3. Click Login
  4. Click Select Brand
  5. Click Launch (in popup box)
  6. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter VIN (top of webpage)
    • option 2: Select Year, Model, and Engine from dropdowns (top of webpage)
    • option 3: Click vehicle emblems to Select Brand, Select Model, and Select Year & Engine (middle of webpage)
  7. In Search bar, type Power Down (top right corner of webpage)
  8. Search results appear below
  9. Click Service Information menu (left of search results)
  10. Click Standard Procedure
  11. Click link for Battery System Standard Procedure (High Voltage Power Down)
Dodge - Search Bar - HV Power Down

To find the Dodge High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to stellantisiop.com
  2. Enter username and password
  3. Click Login
  4. Click Select Brand
  5. Click Launch (in popup box)
  6. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter VIN (top of webpage)
    • option 2: Select Year, Model, and Engine from dropdowns (top of webpage)
    • option 3: Click vehicle emblems to Select Brand, Select Model, and Select Year & Engine (middle of webpage)
  7. In Search bar, type Power Down (top right corner of webpage)
  8. Search results appear below
  9. Click Service Information menu (left of search results)
  10. Click Standard Procedure
  11. Click link for Battery System Standard Procedure (High Voltage Power Down)
Chrysler - PHEV, HV Power Down

To find the Chrysler High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to stellantisiop.com
  2. Enter username and password
  3. Click Login
  4. Click Select Brand
  5. Click Launch (in popup box)
  6. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter VIN (top of webpage)
    • option 2: Select Year, Model, and Engine from dropdowns (top of webpage)
    • option 3: Click vehicle emblems to Select Brand, Select Model, and Select Year & Engine (middle of webpage)
  7. Click Collision Info (left side of webpage)
  8. Click 31-Collision Information
  9. Click Standard Procedures - PHEV
  10. Click High-Voltage Power Down
Jeep - Phev, HV Power Down

To find the Jeep High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to stellantisiop.com
  2. Enter username and password
  3. Click Login
  4. Click Select Brand
  5. Click Launch (in popup box)
  6. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter VIN (top of webpage)
    • option 2: Select Year, Model, and Engine from dropdowns (top of webpage)
    • option 3: Click vehicle emblems to Select Brand, Select Model, and Select Year & Engine (middle of webpage)
  7. Click Collision Info (left side of webpage)
  8. Click 31-Collision Information
  9. Click Standard Procedures - PHEV
  10. Click High-Voltage Power Down
Fiat - BEV, HV Power Down

To find the Fiat High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to stellantisiop.com
  2. Enter username and password
  3. Click Login
  4. Go to Select Brand, click vehicle emblem
  5. Click Launch (in popup box)
  6. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter VIN (top of webpage)
    • option 2: Select Year, Model, and Engine from dropdowns (top of webpage)
    • option 3: Click vehicle emblems to Select Brand, Select Model, and Select Year & Engine (middle of webpage)
  7. Click Collision Info (left side of webpage)
  8. Click 31-Collision Information
  9. Click Standard Procedures - BEV
  10. Click High-Voltage Power Down Procedure

Volkswagen - HV System, De-Energizing (e-Golf 2010-14)

To find the Volkswagen High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.erwin.vw.com
  2. Enter username and password (right side of webpage)
  3. Click Login
  4. Click OK (popup window)
  5. Click Service Information tab (top of webpage)
  6. Category 1, select Repair Manual
  7. Leave Category 2 blank
  8. Click Search
  9. Select Electrical System E-Golf from list
  10. Click OK (popup window)
  11. Scroll down to last page and click OK
  12. Scroll down to table of contents and click High Voltage System, De-Energizing
Volkswagen - HV System, De-Energizing (Electrical System Hybrid)

To find the Volkswagen High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.erwin.vw.com
  2. Enter username and password (right side of webpage)
  3. Click Login
  4. Click OK (popup window)
  5. Click Service Information tab (top of webpage)
  6. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter VIN (vehicle identification number tab)
    • option 2: Select Year and Model (guided search tab)
  7. Category 1, select Repair Manual
  8. Leave Category 2 blank
  9. Click Search
  10. Select Electrical System Hybrid from list
  11. Click OK (popup window)
  12. Scroll down to the last page and click OK
  13. Scroll down to the table of contents and click High Voltage System, De-Energizing
Volkswagen - Disabling the HV System

To find the Volkswagen High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.erwin.vw.com
  2. Enter username and password (right side of webpage)
  3. Click Login
  4. Click OK (popup window)
  5. Click Service Information tab (top of webpage)
  6. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter VIN (vehicle identification number tab)
    • option 2: Select Year and Model (guided search tab)
  7. Category 1, select Repair Manual
  8. Leave Category 2 blank
  9. Click Search
  10. Select Electrical System Hybrid from list
  11. Click OK (popup window)
  12. Scroll down to the last page and click OK
  13. Scroll down to the table of contents and click Disabling the High-Voltage System
Volkswagen - HV System, De-Energizing (e-Golf 2015-)

To find the Volkswagen High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.erwin.vw.com
  2. Enter username and password (right side of webpage)
  3. Click Login
  4. Click OK (popup window)
  5. Click Service Information tab (top of webpage)
  6. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter VIN (vehicle identification number tab)
    • option 2: Select Year and Model (guided search tab)
  7. Category 1, select Repair Manual
  8. Leave Category 2 blank
  9. Click Search
  10. Select Electric Drive from list
  11. Click OK (popup window)
  12. Scroll down to the last page and click OK
  13. Scroll down to the table of contents and click High Voltage System, De-Energizing

Mitsubishi - Service Plug Removal

To find the Mitsubishi High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to mitsubishitechinfo.com
  2. Enter username and password (top left corner of webpage)
  3. Click Login
  4. Click Continue (middle left of webpage)
  5. Click Service Information (top left of webpage)
  6. Click Click Here (middle of webpage)
  7. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter VIN
    • option 2: Select form dropdown menu Year and Model
  8. Click Service Manual (near bottom of dropdown)
  9. Select blue link under box with vehicle information that says Click Here to view the table of contents for the Service Manual
  10. Click Electric Motor Unit and Main Drive Lithium-Ion Battery (dropdown appears)
  11. Click Precautions on How to Use the High-Voltage Vehicle from dropdown (pop-up window opens)
  12. After page loads, scroll down to Service Plug and Service Lid Removal Steps
Mitsubishi - Service Plug Removal (EMCU)

To find the Mitsubishi High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to mitsubishitechinfo.com
  2. Enter username and password (top left corner of webpage)
  3. Click Login
  4. Click Continue (middle left of webpage)
  5. Click Service Information (top left of webpage)
  6. Click Click Here (middle of webpage)
  7. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter VIN
    • option 2: Select from dropdown menu Year and Model
  8. Click Service Manual (near bottom of dropdown)
  9. Select blue link under the box with vehicle information that says Click Here to view the table of contents for the Service Manual
  10. Click Electric Motor Control Unit (EMCU) and Motor (Electric Motor Unit) (dropdown menu appears)
  11. From dropdown menu, click Precautions on How to Handle the High-Voltage Vehicle (pop-up window opens)
  12. After page loads, scroll down to Service Plug and Service Lid Removal Steps

Smart - Disable/Enable HV

To find the Smart High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.startekinfo.com
  2. Click Login (top right corner of webpage)
  3. Enter username and password (lower left of webpage)
  4. Click Log on
  5. Click Explorer Passenger Technical Docs (right side of webpage)
  6. Click XENTRY WIS (top right of webpage)
  7. A new popup window opens
  8. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter VIN (best search option)
    • option 2: Select Chassis Mode (use dropdown)
  9. Click OK
  10. Click Standard search
  11. Click "+" button under Groups
  12. Select 54 Electrical System, Equipment And Instruments
  13. Go to Information Types, click "+" button
  14. Select All Information Types
  15. Click Search icon (button turns dark blue when selection is made)
  16. Scroll down to Disable/enable high-voltage system
  17. Click Eye icon to view document (right side of webpage)

Mercedes-Benz - Xentry Disconnect From Power

To find the Mercedes-Benz High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.startekinfo.com
  2. Click Login (top right corner of webpage)
  3. Enter username and password (lower left of webpage)
  4. Click Log on
  5. Click Explorer Passenger Technical Docs (right side of webpage)
  6. Click XENTRY WIS (top right of webpage)
  7. A new popup window opens
  8. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter VIN (best search option)
    • option 2: Select Chassis Mode (use dropdown)
  9. Click OK
  10. Click Standard search
  11. Go to Groups, click "+" button
  12. Select 54 Electrical System, Equipment And Instruments
  13. Click "+" button under Information Types
  14. Select All Information Types
  15. Click Search icon (button turns dark blue when selections are made)
  16. Scroll down to Perform Manual Power Disconnect for High-Voltage On-Board Electrical System
  17. Click Eye icon to view document (right side of webpage)
Mercedes-Benz - Xentry Remove Install Connecting Point

To find the Mercedes-Benz High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.startekinfo.com
  2. Click Login (top right corner of webpage)
  3. Enter username and password (lower left of webpage)
  4. Click Log on
  5. Click Explorer Passenger Technical Docs (right side of webpage)
  6. Click XENTRY WIS (top right of webpage)
  7. A new popup window opens
  8. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter VIN (best search option)
    • option 2: Select Chassis Mode (use dropdown)
  9. Click OK
  10. Click Standard search
  11. Go to Groups, click "+" button
  12. Select 54 Electrical System, Equipment And Instruments
  13. Click "+" button under Information Types
  14. Select All Information Types
  15. Click Search icon (button turns dark blue when selections are made)
  16. Scroll down to Remove/Install Connecting Point For High-Voltage On-Board Electrical System Current Interruption
  17. Click Eye icon to view document (right side of webpage)
Mercedes-Benz - Xentry Manually Deenergize

To find the Mercedes-Benz High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.startekinfo.com
  2. Click Login (top right corner of webpage)
  3. Enter username and password (lower left of webpage)
  4. Click Log on
  5. Click Explorer Passenger Technical Docs (right side of webpage)
  6. Click XENTRY WIS (top right of webpage)
  7. A new popup window opens
  8. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter VIN (best search option)
    • option 2: Select Chassis Mode (use dropdown)
  9. Click OK
  10. Click Standard search
  11. Go to Groups, click "+" button
  12. Select 54 Electrical System, Equipment And Instruments
  13. Click "+" button under Information Types
  14. Select All Information Types
  15. Click Search icon (button turns dark blue when selections are made)
  16. Scroll down to Manually Deenergize High-Voltage On-board Electrical System
  17. Click Eye icon to view document (right side of webpage)
Mercedes-Benz - Manual Power Disconnect for HV On-board Electrical System

To find the Mercedes-Benz High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.startekinfo.com
  2. Enter username and password (lower left of webpage)
  3. Click GO
  4. Click Launch WIS-net (middle column about halfway down)
  5. Click Open (bottom of webpage)
  6. Click Run (popup window)
  7. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter VIN (best search option)
    • option 2: Select Chassis Mode (use dropdown)
  8. Click left check boxes 54 Electrical System, Equipment and Instruments (select sub-categories 54.00 and 54.10)
  9. Click right check box All Information Types
  10. Click Start Search (top left)
  11. Scroll down and click Perform Manual Power Disconnect for High-Voltage On-board Electrical System

Jaguar Land Rover - PHEV Power Down/UP

To find the Jaguar Land Rover High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to topix.jaguar.jlrext.com or topix.landrover.jlrext.com
  2. Click English (if prompted)
  3. Click United States (if prompted)
  4. Click Authorised Repairer Login or Independent Operators Login (depends on your purchased subscription)
  5. Enter username and password
  6. Click Login
  7. Click Continue
  8. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter VIN (top left corner of webpage)
    • option 2: Enter Model and Year under Search via Model Selection
  9. Click Find
  10. Go to Option Selection, click Browse all
  11. Click Documents (top of webpage)
  12. Click Workshop Manual (left menu)
  13. Click Workshop Manual
  14. Click 4: Electrical
  15. Click 414: Battery and Charging System
  16. Click 414-01B: Battery, Mounting and Cables
  17. Click PHEV Power Down/Up - Complete Vehicle
Jaguar Land Rover - MHEV Power Down/UP

To find the Jaguar Land Rover High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to topix.jaguar.jlrext.com or topix.landrover.jlrext.com
  2. Click English (if prompted)
  3. Click United States (if prompted)
  4. Click Authorised Repairer Login or Independent Operators Login (depends on your purchased subscription)
  5. Enter username and password
  6. Click Login
  7. Click Continue
  8. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter VIN (top left corner of webpage)
    • option 2: Enter Model and Year under Search via Model Selection
  9. Click Find
  10. Go to Option Selection, click Browse all
  11. Click Documents (top of webpage)
  12. Click Workshop Manual (left menu)
  13. Click Workshop Manual
  14. Click 4: Electrical
  15. Click 414: Battery, Mounting and Cables XXX
  16. Click MHEV Power Down/Up
Jaguar Land Rover - MHEV Battery Disconnect

To find the Jaguar Land Rover High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to topix.jaguar.jlrext.com or topix.landrover.jlrext.com
  2. Click English (if prompted)
  3. Click United States (if prompted)
  4. Click Authorised Repairer Login or Independent Operators Login (depends on your purchased subscription)
  5. Enter username and password
  6. Click Login
  7. Click Continue
  8. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter VIN (top left corner of webpage)
    • option 2: Enter Model and Year under Search via Model Selection
  9. Click Find
  10. Go to Option Selection, click Browse all
  11. Click Documents (top of webpage)
  12. Click Workshop Manual (left menu)
  13. Click Workshop Manual
  14. Click 4: Electrical
  15. Click 414: Battery, Mounting and Cables XXX
  16. Click MHEV Battery Disconnect And Connect
Jaguar Land Rover - HV System Power Down/UP

To find the Jaguar Land Rover High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to topix.jaguar.jlrext.com or topix.landrover.jlrext.com
  2. Click English (if prompted)
  3. Click United States (if prompted)
  4. Click Authorised Repairer Login or Independent Operators Login (depends on your purchased subscription)
  5. Enter username and password
  6. Click Login
  7. Click Continue
  8. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter VIN (top left corner of webpage)
    • option 2: Enter Model and Year under Search via Model Selection
  9. Click Find
  10. Click Browse all under Option Selection
  11. Click Documents (top of webpage)
  12. Click Workshop Manual (left menu)
  13. Click Workshop Manual
  14. Click 4: Electrical
  15. Click 414: Battery, Mounting And Cables All Markets Excluding China, High Voltage System
  16. Click High Voltage System Power Down/Up Complete Vehicle

BMW - Disconnect HV System From Power

To find the BMW High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.bmwtechinfo.com
  2. Enter username and password (top left block)
  3. Click Login
  4. Click I agree
  5. Click AOS (top of webpage)
  6. From dropdown, select Repair Manuals & Diagrams (AIR)
  7. Click Start (middle of webpage)
  8. New window or tab opens
  9. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter VIN into first textbook, and click magnifying glass icon (inside textbook)
    • option 2: Manually select vehicle(right side of webpage)
      1. Select Brand from dropdown
      2. Select Model Series from downdown
      3. Select Development Code from downdown
      4. Select other required information from downdown
      5. Click magnifying glass icon (bottom of webpage)
  10. Click Repair Instructions (top of webpage)
  11. Click Unified Parts Group (left side of webpage)
  12. Click 61 General Vehicle Electrical System
  13. Click 61/25 High Voltage Battery System
  14. After selecting the parts group, a list of documents appears(middle of webpage)
  15. Click document that says Disconnect High-Voltage System From Power
MINI - Disconnect HV System From Power

To find the MINI High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.bmwtechinfo.com
  2. Enter username and password (top left block)
  3. Click Login
  4. Click I agree
  5. Click AOS (top of webpage)
  6. From dropdown, select Repair Manuals & Diagrams (AIR)
  7. Click Start (middle of webpage)
  8. New window or tab opens
  9. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter VIN into first textbook, and click magnifying glass icon (inside textbook)
    • option 2: Manually select vehicle(right side of webpage)
      1. Select Brand from dropdown
      2. Select Model Series from downdown
      3. Select Development Code from downdown
      4. Select other required information from downdown
      5. Click magnifying glass icon (bottom of webpage)
  10. Click Repair Instructions (top of webpage)
  11. Click Unified Parts Group (left side of webpage)
  12. Click 61 General Vehicle Electrical System
  13. Click 61/25 High Voltage Battery System
  14. After selecting the parts group, a list of documents appears(middle of webpage)
  15. Click document that says Disconnect High-Voltage System From Power
BMW - 48 Volt Disconnect from Ground

To find the BMW High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.bmwtechinfo.com
  2. Enter username and password (top left block)
  3. Click Login
  4. Click I agree
  5. Click AOS (top of webpage)
  6. From dropdown, select Repair Manuals & Diagrams (AIR)
  7. Click Start (middle of webpage)
  8. New window or tab opens
  9. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter VIN into first textbook, and click magnifying glass icon (inside textbook)
    • option 2: Manually select vehicle(right of webpage)
      1. Select Brand from dropdown
      2. Select Model Series from downdown
      3. Select Development Code from downdown
      4. Select other required information from downdowns
      5. Click magnifying glass icon (bottom of webpage)
  10. Click Repair Instructions (top of webpage)
  11. Click Unified Parts Group (left of webpage)
  12. Click 61 General Vehicle Electrical System
  13. Click 61/20 Battery
  14. After selecting parts group, a list of documents appears (middle of webpage)
  15. Click document that says Disconnecting And Connecting Battery Ground Lead
BMW - De-energize The High-voltage System

To find the BMW High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.bmwtechinfo.com
  2. Enter username and password (top left block)
  3. Click Login
  4. Click I agree
  5. Click AOS (top of webpage)
  6. Select Repair Manuals & Diagrams (AIR) from dropdown,
  7. Click Start (middle of webpage)
  8. New window or tab opens
  9. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter VIN into first textbook, and click magnifying glass icon (inside textbook)
    • option 2: Manually select vehicle(right side of webpage)
      1. Select Brand from dropdown
      2. Select Model Series from downdown
      3. Select Development Code from downdown
      4. Select other required information from downdowns
      5. Click magnifying glass icon (bottom of webpage)
  10. Click Repair Instructions (top of webpage)
  11. Click Unified Parts Group (left side of webpage)
  12. Click 61 General Vehicle Electrical System
  13. Click 61/25 High Voltage Battery System
  14. After selecting parts group, a list of documents appears (middle of webpage)
  15. Click document that says De-Energise The High-Voltage System
MINI - De-Energize The High-Voltage System

To find the MINI High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.bmwtechinfo.com
  2. Enter username and password (top left block)
  3. Click Login
  4. Click I agree
  5. Click AOS (top of webpage)
  6. From dropdown, select Repair Manuals & Diagrams (AIR)
  7. Click Start (middle of webpage)
  8. A new window or tab opens
  9. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter VIN into first textbook, and click magnifying glass icon (inside textbook)
    • option 2: Manually select vehicle(right side of webpage)
      1. Select Brand from dropdown
      2. Select Model Series from downdown
      3. Select Development Code from downdown
      4. Select other required information from downdowns
      5. Click magnifying glass icon (bottom of webpage)
  10. Click Repair Instructions (top of webpage)
  11. Click Unified Parts Group (left side of webpage)
  12. Click 61 General Vehicle Electrical System
  13. Click 61/25 High Voltage Battery System
  14. After selecting the parts group, a list of documents appears(middle of webpage)
  15. Click document that says De-Energize The High-Voltage System

Audi - HV System, De-Energizing

To find the Audi High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.erwin.audiusa.com
  2. Enter username and password (right side of webpage)
  3. Click Login
  4. Click OK (popup window)
  5. Click Search tab (top of webpage)
  6. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter VIN (vehicle identification number tab)
    • option 2: Select Year and Model (guided search tab)
  7. Category 1 select Repair Manual
  8. Click Search
  9. Select Electrical System Hybrid from list (click download document icon, to right of document you want to view)
  10. Click OK (popup window)
  11. Scroll down to the last page and click OK
  12. Scroll down to the table of contents and click 9 High Voltage System, De-Energizing
Audi - HV Vehicle General Information

To find the Audi High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.erwin.audiusa.com
  2. Enter username and password (right side of webpage)
  3. Click Login
  4. Click OK (popup window)
  5. Click Search tab (top of webpage)
  6. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter VIN (vehicle identification number tab)
    • option 2: Select Year and Model (guided search tab)
  7. Category 1 selectRepair Manual
  8. Category 2 selectElectrical System
  9. Click Search
  10. Select High-Voltage Vehicle General Information from list (click download document icon, to right of document you want to view)
  11. Click OK (popup window)
  12. Scroll down to the last page and click OK
  13. Scroll down to the table of contents and click High Voltage System, De-Energizing and Energizing
Audi - De-Energize Engine Manual

To find the Audi High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.erwin.audiusa.com
  2. Enter username and password (right side of webpage)
  3. Click Login
  4. Click OK (popup window)
  5. Click Search tab (top of webpage)
  6. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter the VIN (vehicle identification number tab)
    • option 2: Select Year and Model (guided search tab)
  7. Category 1, select Repair Manual
  8. Click Search
  9. Select manual for engine from list (click download document icon, to right of the document you want to view)
  10. Click OK (popup window)
  11. Review warning, and accept by clicking OK
  12. Scroll down to table of contents, and click High Voltage System, De-Energizing and Energizing

Porsche - Isolating HV Electrical System

To find Porsche High-Voltage Disable Procedures on ALLDATA repair information:

  1. Go to collision.alldata.com
  2. Enter Username and Password
  3. Click Login
  4. Click Select Vehicle (top left corner of webpage)
  5. Enter VIN or select Year, Make, Model, and Engine
  6. Click High Voltage System Disable/Enable
  7. Click Information for High Voltage System Disable/Enable
  8. Click Service and Repair
  9. Click Procedures
  10. Click 2X00IN Isolating High-Voltage Electrical System From Power Supply/Starting High-Voltage Electrical System



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Acura - IMA System Information

To find the Acura High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to techinfo.acura.com
  2. Enter username and password (top left corner of webpage)
  3. Click Login
  4. Click Service Info (top of webpage)
  5. Select Model from dropdown (top left corner of webpage)
  6. Select Year from dropdown (top left corner of webpage)
  7. Type BRM in Type-In Keyword box (top left corner of webpage)
  8. Click Search button
  9. Click Body Repair Manual blue text (middle of webpage, near bottom of list)
  10. A new window opens
  11. Click General Information (top left corner of webpage)
  12. Click IMA System Information
  13. Go to Turning Off and On Power to the High Voltage Circuit procedure within the document
Honda - IMA Service Information

To find the Honda High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to techinfo.honda.com
  2. Enter username and password (top left corner of webpage)
  3. Click Login
  4. Click Service Info (top of webpage)
  5. Select Model from dropdown (top left corner of webpage)
  6. Select Year from dropdown (top left corner of webpage)
  7. Type BRM in Type-In Keyword box (top left corner of webpage)
  8. Click Search button
  9. Click Body Repair Manual blue text (middle of webpage, near bottom of list)
  10. A new window opens
  11. Click General Information (top left corner of webpage)
  12. Click IMA System Information
  13. Go to Turning Off and On Power to the High Voltage Circuit procedure within the document
Acura - Electric Powertrain Systems

To find the Acura High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to techinfo.acura.com
  2. Enter username and password (top left corner of webpage)
  3. Click Login
  4. Click Service Info (top of webpage)
  5. Select Model from dropdown (top left corner of webpage)
  6. Select Year from dropdown (top left corner of webpage)
  7. Type BRM in Type-In Keyword box (top left corner of webpage)
  8. Click Search button
  9. Click Body Repair Manual blue text (middle of webpage, near bottom of list)
  10. A new window opens
  11. Click General Information (top left corner of webpage)
  12. Click Electric Powertrain System
  13. Go to Turning Off and On Power to the High Voltage Circuit procedure within the document
Honda - Electric Powertrain Systems

To find the Honda High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to techinfo.honda.com
  2. Enter username and password (top left corner of webpage)
  3. Click Login
  4. Click Service Info (top of webpage)
  5. Select Model from dropdown (top left corner of webpage)
  6. Select Year from dropdown (top left corner of webpage)
  7. Type BRM in Type-In Keyword box (top left corner of webpage)
  8. Click Search button
  9. Click Body Repair Manual blue text (middle of webpage, near bottom of list)
  10. A new window opens
  11. Click General Information (top left corner of webpage)
  12. Click Electric Powertrain System
  13. Go to Turning Off and On Power to the High Voltage Circuit procedure within the document
Honda - No BRM, Arrows, IMA Service Precautions

To find the Honda High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to techinfo.honda.com
  2. Enter username and password (top left corner of webpage)
  3. Click Login
  4. Click Service Info (top of webpage)
  5. Select Model from dropdown (top left corner of webpage)
  6. Select Year from dropdown (top left corner of webpage)
  7. Type IMA Service Precautions in Type-In Keyword box (top left corner of webpage)
  8. Click Search button
  9. Click IMA System Service Precautions blue text (middle of webpage)
  10. A new window opens
  11. Click forward arrow at top of webpage to locate Turning Off and On Power to the High Voltage Circuit
Honda - No BRM, Scroll, IMA Service Precautions

To find the Honda High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to techinfo.honda.com
  2. Enter username and password (top left corner of webpage)
  3. Click Login
  4. Click Service Info (top of webpage)
  5. Select Model from dropdown (top left corner of webpage)
  6. Select Year from dropdown (top left corner of webpage)
  7. Type IMA Service Precautions in Type-In Keyword box (top left corner of webpage)
  8. Click Search button
  9. Click IMA System Service Precautions blue text (middle of webpage)
  10. A new window opens
  11. Go to Turning Off and On Power to the High Voltage Circuit procedure within the document
Acura - No BRM, Special Information - delete

To find the Acura High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

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Honda - No BRM, Electric Powertrain Precautions

To find the Honda High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to techinfo.honda.com
  2. Enter username and password (top left corner of webpage)
  3. Click Login
  4. Click Service Info (top of webpage)
  5. Select Model from dropdown (top left corner of webpage)
  6. Select Year from dropdown (top left corner of webpage)
  7. Type Electric Powertrain Service Precautions in Type-In Keyword box (top left corner of webpage)
  8. Click Search button
  9. Click Electric Powertrain Service Precautions blue text (middle of webpage)
  10. A new window opens
  11. Go to Turning Off and On Power to the High Voltage Circuit procedure within the document
Acura - No BRM, Electric Powertrain Precautions

To find the Acura High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to techinfo.acura.com
  2. Enter username and password (top left corner of webpage)
  3. Click Login
  4. Click Service Info (top of webpage)
  5. Select Model from dropdown (top left corner of webpage)
  6. Select Year from dropdown (top left corner of webpage)
  7. Type Electric Powertrain Service Precautions in Type-In Keyword box (top left corner of webpage)
  8. Click Search button
  9. Click Electric Powertrain Service Precautions blue text (middle of webpage)
  10. A new window opens
  11. Go to Turning Off and On Power to the High Voltage Circuit procedure within the document
Acura - New BRM - Electric Powertrain - change to No BRM - delete

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Honda - New BRM - Electric Powertrain - change to No BRM - delete

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Ford - HV Battery Disconnect and Connect (HEV)

To find the Ford High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.motorcraftservice.com
  2. Click Login (top right side of webpage)
  3. Enter username and password (middle of webpage)
  4. Click Submit
  5. Click All Vehicle Lines for Model Years 1994-Current blue text
  6. A new tab/window opens
  7. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter By VIN
    • option 2: Enter By Year & Model
  8. Click Go
  9. Click Workshop tab (top of webpage)
  10. Go to 4: Electrical, click 14: Battery and Charging System
  11. Click High Voltage Battery, Mounting and Cables
  12. Click General Procedures
  13. Click High Voltage Battery Disconnect and Connect - Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)
Ford - HV Battery Disconnect and Connect (FHEV)

To find the Ford High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.motorcraftservice.com
  2. Click Login (top right side of webpage)
  3. Enter username and password (middle of webpage)
  4. Click Submit
  5. Click All Vehicle Lines for Model Years 1994-Current blue text
  6. A new tab/window opens
  7. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter By VIN
    • option 2: Enter By Year & Model
  8. Click Go
  9. Click Workshop tab (top of webpage)
  10. Go to 4: Electrical, click 14: Battery and Charging System
  11. Click High Voltage Battery, Mounting and Cables
  12. Click General Procedures
  13. Click High Voltage Battery Disconnect and Connect - Full Hybrid Electric Vehicle (FHEV)
Lincoln - HV Battery Disconnect and Connect (FHEV)

To find the Lincoln High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.motorcraftservice.com
  2. Click Login (top right side of webpage)
  3. Enter username and password (middle of webpage)
  4. Click Submit
  5. Click All Vehicle Lines for Model Years 1994-Current blue text
  6. A new tab/window opens
  7. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter By VIN
    • option 2: Enter By Year & Model
  8. Click Go
  9. Click Workshop tab (top of webpage)
  10. Go to 4: Electrical, click 14: Battery and Charging System
  11. Click High Voltage Battery, Mounting and Cables
  12. Click General Procedures
  13. Click High Voltage Battery Disconnect and Connect - Full Hybrid Electric Vehicle (FHEV)
Ford - HV Battery Disconnect and Connect (PHEV)

To find the Ford High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.motorcraftservice.com
  2. Click Login (top right side of webpage)
  3. Enter username and password (middle of webpage)
  4. Click Submit
  5. Click All Vehicle Lines for Model Years 1994-Current blue text
  6. A new tab/window opens
  7. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter By VIN
    • option 2: Enter By Year & Model
  8. Click Go
  9. Click Workshop tab (top of webpage)
  10. Go to 4: Electrical, click 14: Battery and Charging System
  11. Click High Voltage Battery, Mounting and Cables
  12. Click General Procedures
  13. Click High Voltage Battery Disconnect and Connect - Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
Ford - HV Battery Disconnect and Connect

To find the Ford High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.motorcraftservice.com
  2. Click Login (top right side of webpage)
  3. Enter username and password (middle of webpage)
  4. Click Submit
  5. Click All Vehicle Lines for Model Years 1994-Current blue text
  6. A new tab/window opens
  7. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter By VIN
    • option 2: Enter By Year & Model
  8. Click Go
  9. Click Workshop tab (top of webpage)
  10. Go to 4: Electrical, click 14: Battery and Charging System
  11. Click High Voltage Battery, Mounting and Cables
  12. Click General Procedures
  13. Click High Voltage Battery Disconnect and Connect
Ford - HV Traction Battery Systems Depowering

To find the Ford High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.motorcraftservice.com
  2. Click Login (top right side of webpage)
  3. Enter username and password (middle of webpage)
  4. Click Submit
  5. Click All Vehicle Lines for Model Years 1994-Current blue text
  6. A new tab/window opens
  7. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter By VIN
    • option 2: Enter By Year & Model
  8. Click Go
  9. Click Workshop tab (top of webpage)
  10. Go to 4: Electrical, click 14: Battery and Charging System
  11. Click High Voltage Traction Battery
  12. Click General Procedures
  13. Click High-Voltage Traction Battery Systems Depowering
Lincoln - HV Traction Battery Systems Depowering

To find the Lincoln High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.motorcraftservice.com
  2. Click Login (top right side of webpage)
  3. Enter username and password (middle of webpage)
  4. Click Submit
  5. Click All Vehicle Lines for Model Years 1994-Current blue text
  6. A new tab/window opens
  7. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter By VIN
    • option 2: Enter By Year & Model
  8. Click Go
  9. Click Workshop tab (top of webpage)
  10. Go to 4: Electrical, click 14: Battery and Charging System
  11. Click High Voltage Traction Battery
  12. Click General Procedures
  13. Click High-Voltage Traction Battery Systems Depowering
Mercury - HV Traction Battery Systems Depowering

To find the Mercury High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.motorcraftservice.com
  2. Click Login (top right side of webpage)
  3. Enter username and password (middle of webpage)
  4. Click Submit
  5. Click All Vehicle Lines for Model Years 1994-Current blue text
  6. A new tab/window opens
  7. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter By VIN
    • option 2: Enter By Year & Model
  8. Click Go
  9. Click Workshop tab (top of webpage)
  10. Go to 4: Electrical, click 14: Battery and Charging System
  11. Click High Voltage Traction Battery
  12. Click General Procedures
  13. Click High-Voltage Traction Battery Systems Depowering
Ford - HV System De-Energizing

To find the Ford High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.motorcraftservice.com
  2. Click Login (top right side of webpage)
  3. Enter username and password (middle of webpage)
  4. Click Submit
  5. Click All Vehicle Lines for Model Years 1994-Current blue text
  6. A new tab/window opens
  7. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter By VIN
    • option 2: Enter By Year & Model
  8. Click Go
  9. Click Workshop tab (top of webpage)
  10. Go to 4: Electrical, click 14: Battery and Charging System
  11. Click High Voltage Battery, Mounting and Cables
  12. Click General Procedures
  13. Click High Voltage System De-energizing
Lincoln - HV System De-Energizing

To find the Ford High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to www.motorcraftservice.com
  2. Click Login (top right side of webpage)
  3. Enter username and password (middle of webpage)
  4. Click Submit
  5. Click All Vehicle Lines for Model Years 1994-Current blue text
  6. A new tab/window opens
  7. Enter vehicle
    • option 1: Enter By VIN
    • option 2: Enter By Year & Model
  8. Click Go
  9. Click Workshop tab (top of webpage)
  10. Go to 4: Electrical, click 14: Battery and Charging System
  11. Click High Voltage Battery, Mounting and Cables
  12. Click General Procedures
  13. Click High Voltage System De-energizing

Toyota - Hybrid/Battery Control, Service Plug Grip

To find the Toyota High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to techinfo.toyota.com
  2. Enter username and password (top left corner of webpage)
  3. Click Login
  4. Click TIS tab (top left corner of webpage)
  5. Select Division from dropdown
  6. Select Model from dropdown
  7. Select Year from dropdown
  8. Click Search
  9. Click RM tab (middle of webpage)
  10. Click any blue text under RM tab
  11. A new window opens
  12. Click Engine/Hybrid System
  13. Click Hybrid/Battery Control
  14. Click Service Plug Grip
  15. Click Removal
Lexus - Hybrid/Battery Control, Service Plug Grip

To find the Lexus High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to techinfo.toyota.com
  2. Enter username and password (top left corner of webpage)
  3. Click Login
  4. Click TIS tab (top left corner of webpage)
  5. Select Division from dropdown
  6. Select Model from dropdown
  7. Select Year from dropdown
  8. Click Search
  9. Click RM tab (middle of webpage)
  10. Click any blue text under RM tab
  11. A new window opens
  12. Click Engine/Hybrid System
  13. Click Hybrid/Battery Control
  14. Click Service Plug Grip
  15. Click Removal
Scion - Hybrid/Battery Control, Service Plug Grip

To find the Scion High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to techinfo.toyota.com
  2. Enter username and password (top left corner of webpage)
  3. Click Login
  4. Click TIS tab (top left corner of webpage)
  5. Select Division from dropdown
  6. Select Model from dropdown
  7. Select Year from dropdown
  8. Click Search
  9. Click RM tab (middle of webpage)
  10. Click any blue text under RM tab
  11. A new window opens
  12. Click Engine/Hybrid System
  13. Click Hybrid/Battery Control
  14. Click Service Plug Grip
  15. Click Removal
Toyota - Hybrid Control System, Service Plug Grip - delete

To find the Toyota High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

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Toyota - Hybrid Battery System, Precaution

To find the Toyota High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to techinfo.toyota.com
  2. Enter username and password (top left corner of webpage)
  3. Click Login
  4. Click TIS tab (top left corner of webpage)
  5. Select Division from dropdown
  6. Select Model from dropdown
  7. Select Year from dropdown
  8. Click Search
  9. Click RM tab (middle of webpage)
  10. Click any blue text under RM tab
  11. A new window opens
  12. Click Engine/Hybrid System
  13. Click Hybrid Battery Control
  14. Click Hybrid Battery System
  15. Click Precaution
Lexus - Hybrid Battery System, Precaution

To find the Lexus High-Voltage Disable Procedures:

  1. Go to techinfo.toyota.com
  2. Enter username and password (top left corner of webpage)
  3. Click Login
  4. Click TIS tab (top left corner of webpage)
  5. Select Division from dropdown
  6. Select Model from dropdown
  7. Select Year from dropdown
  8. Click Search
  9. Click RM tab (middle of webpage)
  10. Click any blue text under RM tab
  11. A new window opens
  12. Click Engine/Hybrid System
  13. Click Hybrid Battery Control
  14. Click Hybrid Battery System
  15. Click Precaution
Toyota - Manual BRM Search, Precaution - delete

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FCA/Stellantis Position Statement: Steering System

Posted on 1 April 2021

FCA/Stellantis released a position statement related to steering system inspection and part replacement after a collision.

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OEM Emergency Response Guides

Posted on 25 February 2021

Are you looking for OEM emergency response guides (ERGs)? The Repairability Technical Support (RTS) team has located these guides and either houses them on the RTS website, provides links to webpages that house them, or provides articles with instructions on how to locate them.

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FCA/Stellantis: Who Requires Or Recommends MIG Brazing?

Posted on 3 February 2021

In Europe, MIG brazing has been required or recommended on a widespread basis for several years. In the U.S., MIG brazing is not as common but is becoming more prevalent. As the RTS team is researching MIG brazing information, we are putting together a series of articles that identify OEM-specific MIG brazing recommendations and requirements for vehicles in the U.S. Let’s see what FCA/Stellantis has to say.

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Who Requires Or Recommends MIG Brazing? UPDATE

Posted on 25 November 2020

In Europe, MIG brazing has been required or recommended on a widespread basis for several years. In the U.S., MIG brazing is not as common but is becoming more prevalent. As the RTS team is researching MIG brazing information, we are putting together a series of articles that identify OEM-specific MIG brazing recommendations and requirements for vehicles in the U.S.

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FCA/Stellantis ADAS Repair Planning: Do You Have All The Information?

Posted on 22 September 2020

While researching body repair manuals (BRM) and service manuals, we're creating OEM-specific articles for additional information needed when repair planning. The goal of these articles is to help repairers create a more complete and accurate repair plan. One key aspect of repair planning is being aware of the advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) equipped on the vehicle. Let’s take a closer look at FCA/Stellantis.

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Non-SRS Wiring Repairs: FCA/Stellantis

Posted on 8 June 2020

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. Let’s take a closer look at FCA/Stellantis.

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FCA/Stellantis Has Video Procedures

Posted on 14 May 2020

Looking for more information about a specific repair procedure? Some OEMs are now providing videos within the repair procedures on their service site. Vehicle makers may also have additional websites that contain repair videos. As we research OEM websites and find these helpful videos, we will write articles to let you know. Let’s take a closer look at FCA/Stellantis.

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Identifying The Correct Body Repair Manual: FCA/Stellantis

Posted on 14 January 2020

Vehicle makers may group their body repair manuals (BRM) in several different ways. Sometimes the BRMs are grouped by a year range, some are listed as VIN specific, and others are arranged by a body code. Let’s take a look at FCA/Stellantis to see how they group their BRMs.

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Identifying FCA/Stellantis Programming Differences

Posted on 18 December 2019

While doing research on FCA/Stellantis for the RTS OEM Calibration Requirements Search, the RTS team noticed on some of the ADAS, there is a procedure called a “PROXI alignment”. We have researched what this means in order to give you clarity, in the event you see this procedure mentioned in the service manual.

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FCA/Stellantis Position Statement: Glass Position Statement

Posted on 10 December 2019

FCA/Stellantis has released a position statement on the use of non-OEM glass. The Authentic Mopar Glass Replacement position statement can be found on both the free and the paid websites.

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Steel Spot And Plug Weld Nugget Size: FCA/Stellantis - UPDATE

Posted on 6 November 2019

Did you know that some OEMs specify nugget size for spot and plug welds? This information is typically found within vehicle-specific repair procedures or can be found under general welding guidelines. Let’s see what FCA/Stellantis has to say.

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OEM Linking Pin: Refinishing Park Assist Sensors - FCA/Stellantis

Posted on 25 September 2019

As part of the I-CAR Repairability Technical Support (RTS) OEM linking pin activity, we are helping to connect the collision repair industry to the vehicle makers. Recently we had a technical inquiry that asked if FCA/Stellantis allows park assist sensors to be refinished.

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FCA/Stellantis Color Codes To Identify Adhesives, Foams, And Seam Sealers

Posted on 28 June 2019

Usage of adhesives, foams, and seam sealers has skyrocketed in recent years. Consumers demand their vehicles to be quieter, stronger, and last longer than ever before. With so much use of these materials, it can get confusing to figure out what material goes where, especially when looking at a diagram or a list of the required steps.

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FCA/Stellantis Guidelines For Composite Reinforcements

Posted on 24 June 2019

Stringent crash test ratings and fuel economy standards are making OEMs get creative with strengthening vehicles while maintaining or even lessening overall weight. Different materials are being used along with adding additional reinforcements. If you have repaired recent model year FCA/Stellantis vehicles, you may have noticed the usage of composite reinforcements.

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FCA/Stellantis: Aluminum Body Panel Corrosion Repair

Posted on 1 April 2019

Weight-saving aluminum is being used more and more on vehicles to aid in fuel economy. There has been a learning curve for collision technicians to be able to adapt to repairing aluminum. Also, with aluminum comes a form of oxidation that typically appears near the panel flanges. FCA/Stellantis addresses this issue and how to fix it in a recently released Collision Bulletin.

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ADAS, Calibration, And Scanning Article Hotspot

Posted on 14 January 2019

Since advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), scanning, and calibration first started becoming relevant, members of the collision repair industry have required as much knowledge as possible on these subjects. I-CAR’s Repairability Technical Support (RTS) team continues to be on the leading edge of research and education. Our goal is to help communicate information to the industry, and a great way to do this is through Collision Repair News articles.

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Sectioning and Partial Part Replacement: 2018 Jeep Wrangler (JL)

Posted on 19 October 2018

One of the top technical inquiries received at Ask I-CAR is, “Is there a sectioning or partial replacement procedure available?” To help answer this question, RTS has an OEM Partial Part Replacement Search available. Here you will find information on if these procedures are available on a specific vehicle. Let’s take a closer look at the 2018 Jeep Wrangler (JL).

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Sectioning and Partial Part Replacement: 2018 Chrysler Pacifica

Posted on 12 October 2018

One of the top technical inquiries received at Ask I-CAR is, “Is there a sectioning or partial replacement procedure available?” To help answer this question, RTS has an OEM Partial Part Replacement Search available. Here you will find information on if these procedures are available on a specific vehicle. Let’s take a closer look at the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica.

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Where Do I Find Other Types Of Information In FCA/Stellantis?

Posted on 20 June 2018

Navigating OEM websites can be challenging when searching for collision repair procedures, especially as no two OEM websites are alike. What happens when you need to find other types of repair information, such as, "What needs to be inspected after a supplemental restraints system (SRS) deployment?", or "Does the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) require a scan tool or specialty tool?" Let's take a closer look at the FCA/Stellantis website.

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Locating ADAS Information: FCA/Stellantis

Posted on 24 May 2018

As a collision repair technician, there is one part of a service manual that houses all of the information you would ever need…right? This is not the case with modern vehicles. You may be required to look in numerous manuals to find the information required to safely repair the vehicle.

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Sectioning and Partial Part Replacement: 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan

Posted on 2 March 2018

One of the top technical inquiries received at Ask I-CAR, “Is there a sectioning or partial replacement procedure available?” To help answer this question, RTS has an OEM Partial Part Replacement Search available. Here you will find information on if these procedures are available on a specific vehicle. Let’s take a closer look at the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan.

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OEM Linking Pin: 2007-2017 Jeep Compass Ground Bolts

Posted on 1 February 2018

Have you replaced the driver's side rail extension on a 2007 - 2017 Jeep Compass? Did you notice that the service part did not come with the ground bolts? What should you do?

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Help With Flammable Foam

Posted on 9 January 2018

Customer satisfaction is a major contributing factor to what goes into a new vehicle. One of the biggest demands from customers is a quiet passenger compartment. There are different ways of achieving a quiet cabin, like sound deadener pads, acoustic windshields, and specifically placed speakers that cancel noise. One method that is seen on every modern vehicle is noise vibration and harshness (NVH) foam.

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FCA/Stellantis: Welded Sheet Metal Repairs and Replacements

Posted on 9 November 2017

The RTS team frequently receives inquiries on the sectioning and/or replacement of welded-on panels on FCA/Stellantis vehicles. The questions boil down to, what do you do when there isn’t a procedure available? Let’s revisit the FCA/Stellantis Collision Bulletin that addresses this.

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Corrosion Protection Guidelines: FCA/Stellantis

Posted on 15 June 2017

A key factor in collision repair is making long-lasting repairs. When a vehicle is repaired, many areas of corrosion protection are disturbed. This creates corrosion hot spots that left untreated will lead to corrosion and potentially a repair failure. However, there are certain precautions that can be taken to safely and properly restore the corrosion protection throughout the repair process. OEMs often give specifications on restoring corrosion protection. These specifications generally include seam sealer, adhesives, foam fillers, and cavity waxes. Let’s take a look at what FCA/Stellantis says.

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Great Designs in Steel 2017 Presentations: A Closer Look - 2017 Chrysler Pacifica

Posted on 1 June 2017

In case you missed it, Jeff Tibbenham and James Truskin from FCA/Stellantis presented Advanced High-Strength Steel Technologies in the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica at Great Designs in Steel 2017.

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Additional Calibration Requirements: FCA/Stellantis

Posted on 11 May 2017

The addition of the OEM Calibration Requirements Search to the RTS portal was a big step for the collision industry. While this new feature has been well received, there has been some confusion about what is included in the search tool. OEM Calibration Requirements Search is designed to provide information on the calibration requirements that are needed for vehicles equipped with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). This includes systems such as adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, and collision braking.

It does not include occupant classification systems (OCS), steering angle sensors, battery disconnects, or other calibrations/initializations required, when not related directly to ADAS. Let’s take a look at what additional items may require calibrations/initializations on FCA/Stellantis vehicles.

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Structural Sectioning Procedures: FCA/Stellantis

Posted on 30 March 2017

Ask I-CAR receives many technical inquiries referring to sectioning. The collision repair industry wants to know where can you section, does the OEM have a sectioning procedure, and where can I find the sectioning procedure? Most OEMs allow sectioning to outer body panels and the front and rear rails. Sectioning reinforcements is not as common, as most reinforcements are replaced at factory seams.

Parts are made from various materials including HSS, UHSS, aluminum, and carbon fiber. These parts also have complex designs to collapse or transfer collision forces in a specific manner. Introducing a sectioning joint to many of these parts will alter how the part reacts to those collision forces. For this reason, sectioning a part is only allowed if supported by vehicle maker repair information. Let’s see what FCA/Stellantis says about structural sectioning.

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Weld-Through Primer Guidelines: FCA/Stellantis - UPDATE

Posted on 19 January 2017

Weld-through primers are generally a zinc-based product that are applied to the mating surfaces prior to welding. Corroding zinc forms zinc oxide which protects the steel. This is called sacrificial corrosion. For a quality weld to be made it’s required that the weld-through primer be removed from the direct weld zone before welding the joint when GMA welding. Many OEMs have a position on when and how to use weld-through primer or when it shouldn’t be utilized. Let’s see what FCA/Stellantis recommends and where this information can be found.

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Collision Information Website Access: FCA/Stellantis

Posted on 10 October 2016

Why do I need a subscription to an OEM website if I have full subscription access to the I-CAR Repairability Technical Support (RTS) portal? This is a question received on a regular basis through Ask I-CAR. Let’s take a look at why and how to purchase an OEM subscription.

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FCA/Stellantis Glass Replacement Requirements

Posted on 23 August 2016

The role of the windshield is a lot more complex than simply allowing a view of the road ahead. It is considered a structural part of the vehicle as it contributes to the strength of the roof and A-pillars. The windshield helps to manage collision energy and has become an integral part of several advanced safety systems.

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Always Follow Vehicle Maker Procedures

Posted on 7 July 2016

We often receive Ask I-CAR inquiries asking: “what does I-CAR recommend?” Many times these questions are in regards to sectioning, straightening, or part replacement/attachment methods. Our first response is always:

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FCA/Stellantis Position Statement: Pre- and Post-Repair System Scanning

Posted on 9 June 2016

FCA/Stellantis has released a position statement related to pre- and post-repair system scanning.

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Restraints Wiring Repairs

Posted on 23 May 2016

Over the past few months, we've been sharing OEM position statements on restraints wiring repairs. Now we're bringing them all together in one place for easy reference.

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2015-16 RAM 1500 Modifications

Posted on 12 May 2016

They may look the same on the outside, but they’re not on the inside. Did you know that in 2015, RAM updated the 1500 (DS) with modifications, reinforcement additions, and structural adhesive to improve collision impact performance?

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Adaptive Cruise Control Overview: Dodge Challenger

Posted on 21 December 2015

How do you know if a 2015 or newer Dodge Challenger is equipped with adaptive cruise control (ACC)? Look for a small hole in the lower grille (Figure 1). So what does that mean for collision repair?

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Active Headrest Overview

Posted on 25 September 2015

Some vehicles are equipped with an active headrest. These headrests are designed to move forward during a rear collision to reduce the chance of whiplash injury. Let's take a look at some of the key points when working with an active headrest and some of the resources to find information.

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What Is the Vehicle of the Future Made Of?

Posted on 23 September 2015

The question is often asked, what material will be used in the car of the future? Should we concentrate on learning how to repair steel, aluminum, magnesium, or carbon fiber? For that answer, we need to look at present-day vehicles for some clues.

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FCA/Stellantis Has New Website Address For Repair Information

Posted on 12 August 2015

FCA/Stellantis has updated the web address of the repair information website to stellantisiop.com. This new website changes how to find the collision repair information you need.

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Step-By-Step: Accessing FCA/Stellantis Repair Information

Posted on 27 May 2015

Per your requests, we are adding step-by-step instructions on how to access the vehicle maker repair information to complement our how-to-videos on the OEM Information pages. Easily reference this article by clicking the link under the videos on the following OEM pages:

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FCA/Stellantis Collision Bulletin: UPDATE

Posted on 31 December 2014

We've added the Safety Certification and Tire Pressure Label Replacement Guidelines Collision Bulletin from FCA/Stellantis that addresses safety certification and tire pressure label replacement guidelines.

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What's A Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/RAM Shotgun?

Posted on 29 December 2014

When it comes to repair information, vehicle makers use a wide variety of terminology for replacement parts, but Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and RAM keep it pretty basic.

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Minimum Driveaway Time For Urethane Adhesive

Posted on 3 October 2014

I-CAR recognizes minimum driveaway time for urethane adhesive. This is a time specification that the glass industry has agreed on when a vehicle that has had a stationary glass replacement can be released to the customer. It is when the adhesive has achieved enough strength to pass Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) 212, windshield retention, and 208, occupant protection.

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Weld-Through Primer Requirements On The OEM Technical Information Matrix

Posted on 28 August 2014

Let's continue our breakdown of the columns in the OEM Technical Information Matrix. The eighth column calls out if the vehicle maker requires the use of weld-through primer on flanges in preparation for welding.

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Collision Repair Attachment Methods, Description, And Equipment Requirements Information On The OEM Technical Information Matrix

Posted on 13 August 2014

Let's continue our breakdown of the columns in the OEM Technical Information Matrix. The seventh column calls out if the vehicle maker has information in regard to the recommended attachment method and the equipment required for complete, quality, and safe repairs.

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OEM Partial Parts Replacement Search Update - Dodge Dart

Posted on 31 July 2014

Information for the Dodge Dart has been updated on the OEM Partial Parts Replacement Search. The collision repair information is currently available on the FCA/Stellantis pay site at stellantisiop.com

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Is There a Procedure for Disassembling a Service Assembly?

Posted on 19 June 2014

The fourth column in the OEM Technical Information Matrix, Partial Service Part/Assembly Replacement Procedures at Factory Seams, can get a little tricky without further clarification. For the most part, this is a column that I-CAR is still researching published OEM information to get the answers to. The question is: Does the vehicle maker have procedures for replacing a partial service part or assembly at factory seams?

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Weld Bonding Required on FCA/Stellantis Vehicles

Posted on 20 May 2014

So you've got a Chrysler sitting in your repair facility and a service part, but no installation procedure. What do you do? On any other steel vehicle, you would duplicate the original attachment method and plug welds are ok, but not a Chrysler. A while ago (August 14, 2013 to be exact) FCA/Stellantis released the collision bulletin, Welded Sheet Metal Repairs and Replacements, that changed the way that their vehicles should be repaired. In this bulletin it states that: "weld bonding of replacement panels is the recommended installation method to utilize when repairing Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, or Ram vehicles."

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The I-CAR OEM Technical Information Matrix - What Is It, And How Does It Help The Collision Industry?

Posted on 6 May 2014

Do you know what vehicle makers have collision repair information available? Do you know where you can go to find that out?

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Can You Section An FCA/Stellantis Vehicle Without A Procedure?

Posted on 2 April 2014

Did you know that in 2011, the Chrysler Group (FCA/Stellantis) published a position statement that identifies that parts should be installed in their entirety unless there is a procedure? This is applicable to all lines including Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, Fiat, and SRT.

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Working With Boron-Alloyed Steel - What's In A Name? (UHSS)

Posted on 26 March 2014

Vehicle makers each have there own way of organizing their repair information. The names of the materials and even the names of different parts of vehicles may vary.

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Three-Dimensional Measuring Equipment - Is It Really Necessary?

Posted on 8 September 2011

I-CAR has been emphasizing the importance of three-dimensional measuring since its founding in 1979, but is it really required to repair a vehicle? After all, three-dimensional measuring systems are considerably more expensive compared to the much more affordable tape measure or tram gauge (see Figure 1).

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Corrosion Protection To Structural Part Interiors

Posted on 4 August 2011

There has been a longstanding recommendation to apply epoxy primer, as well as anti-corrosion compound, on the inside of rails and pillars and rocker panels as a last step for structural repairs. Going back as far as the July/August 1988 I-CAR Advantage, in the article "Restoring Corrosion Protection," is the following step for providing corrosion protection to enclosed interior surfaces: "Apply primer. Two-part epoxy recommended. Then apply anti-corrosion compound." The reason given, is that on areas where the coatings have been entirely removed, this is a two-step process that is replacing the two original coatings, zinc and E-coat.

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