Electric Vehicle Components

High Voltage Components

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  1. High Voltage Cabling
  2. Heat Pump Assembly
  3. Front Motor (Dual Motor vehicles only)
  4. High Voltage Battery
  5. High Voltage Cabling
  6. Service Access Panel for High Voltage Components (Penthouse)
  7. Rear Motor
  8. High Voltage Busbars
  9. Charge Port
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Warning
The high voltage system has no user serviceable parts. Do not disassemble, remove or replace high voltage components, cables or connectors. High voltage cables are typically colored orange for easy identification.
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Read and follow all instructions provided on the labels that are attached to Model Y. These labels are there for your safety.
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In the unlikely event that a fire occurs, immediately contact your local fire emergency responders.

Charging Equipment

Charging equipment designed specifically to charge your Model Y is available from Tesla.

For information on the charging equipment available for your region, go to http://shop.tesla.com.

  • A Wall Connector, which installs in your parking space, is the fastest way to charge your vehicle for daily use.
  • A Mobile Connector allows you to plug into most commonly used power outlets. When using the Mobile Connector, attach the smart adapter (if required) to the Mobile Connector before plugging it in to the power outlet, and then plug in your vehicle.
  • Tesla also offers adapters that allow you to plug into the most commonly used public charging stations in your region. At a public charge station, first attach the adapter to the station's charging connector and then plug in your vehicle.

First Responder Loop

Model Y is equipped with a first responder loop in the front trunk that can be double cut to disable high voltage in an emergency situation. Follow these steps to locate the first responder loop and disable the high voltage system.

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Always allow trained first responders to extinguish a vehicle fire and approach a vehicle that may have a compromised high voltage component.
  1. Open the hood (see Front Trunk).
  2. Remove the access panel by pulling it upwards to release the clips that hold it in place.
    Front trunk access panel with blue arrow pointing up
  3. Double cut the first responder loop to disable the high voltage system.
    First responder loop with two dashed yellow lines crossing a red wire and a pair of wire cutters
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    Always double cut the first responder loop to remove an entire section. This prevents wires from accidentally reconnecting.
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    After deactivation, the high voltage system requires two minutes to de-energize.
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    Even if you have double cut the first responder loop, ALWAYS ASSUME THAT ALL HIGH VOLTAGE COMPONENTS ARE ENERGIZED! Cutting, crushing, or touching high voltage components can result in serious injury or death.