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    Tesla is working on opening up its service tools and helping owners repair their own cars with replacement parts

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    The “Right to Repair”, which primarily aims to force electronic manufacturers to sell replacement parts and make their diagnostic and service manuals available to independent repair shops and consumers, is gaining some traction.

    It is currently only in place in Massachusetts, which is why it’s the only state where Tesla owners can register to access repair manuals, service documents, wiring diagrams, and part information, but Tesla President Jon McNeill now says that the automaker is working on opening the program. more…

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    While I have absolutely no desire to go anywhere near the high power battery pack or drive unit, it would be nice to be able to change out a bad door handle or light bulb. Good news for sure.

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      AFAIK, there is a safety disconnect for the battery pack. This would make servicing some electrical problems, such as a loose or corroded connection, possible.
       
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        I love tinkering so this is great news. Not that I'd mess with the car but a small problem would drive me nuts and if I could fix it myself and not waste their time I'm all for it.
         
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          The best therapy I even got was working on my '69 Triumph TR6. (See avatar) There is definitely something relaxing and cleansing about turning some wrenches...until said wrench breaks free under maximum torque and results in multiple skinned knuckles and an exploration of new and previously underappreciated examples of English vocabulary!

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            Dan, I can appreciate how relaxing working on cars can be, or not be.

            I once, I think it was 1966, repaired a TR-4 carburetor on the side of the road in Barcelona, Spain that is. The only tool available was a Leatherman. The float had a hole in it which I patched with chewing gum, while many onlookers made suggestions in Spanish, not one of my almost 2 languages. The patch lasted all the way back to Orleans, France that is, much to my astonishment.
             
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