Tesla Roadster VDS Error Code Descriptions

By Pete Gruber | August 5, 2020

This is a list of errors displayed on the Vehicle Display Screen (VDS) in a Roadster, and what they mean.

Aging and brittle PEM Motor Connector Block

By Pete Gruber | May 6, 2020

Aging and brittle PEM Motor Connector BlockCreated OnMay 6, 2020Last Updated OnMay 8, 2020byPete Gruber You are here: Knowledge Vault Tesla Roadster Topics PEM Mounting Blocks Aging and brittle PEM Motor Connector Block < BackIntroduction This injection molded ABS plastic connector block becomes increasingly more brittle with age. Repeated loosening and retorquing of the 8MM…

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Tesla Roadster Newsletters

By Super Admin | April 7, 2020

Age Related Failures (now manifesting) By Pete Gruber | May 14, 2020 Tesla Roadsters are aging, going on 12 years old, and new parts, component, and firmware issues are cropping up.  Share this Twitter Facebook Buying Tips and Valuation By Pete Gruber | April 8, 2020 Tesla’s first vehicle, the Roadster, can be a good…

PEM Upgrade and Aging Issues

By Pete Gruber | June 23, 2019

As first generation Roadsters continue to age, some of the Power Electronics Modules (PEM) are reaching 11 years of age. There are components in this large electronics module that have deteriorated and are end of life, and overdue engineering change orders that if left unresolved, can cause failure or damage to a major sub-assembly no longer in production.

Roadster Valuation 2017

By Pete Gruber | October 23, 2017

The number of Roadsters for sale seems to be increasing. With more cars available, cars sit longer waiting for buyers, and prices are declining. Supply is up, demand is down, and this may be why: The Lithium Ion cells in a ESS Battery Packs are End of Life (EOL). Let’s not forget Tesla originally projected…

PEM Capacitor Failure

By Pete Gruber | September 1, 2017

Our service partner in Europe received our first PEM failure due to capacitor aging.   One capacitor, out of 19 in a PEM, had become resistive, and blew up inside the PEM sending shrapnel throughout the logic and circuitry. By a stroke of luck, the conductive debris did not short out anything.

A Brief Tesla Roadster History

By Pete Gruber | August 23, 2017

This is a brief, but fascinating history of a car company that launched out of nowhere, and changed the transportation paradigm in just a few years.

Age Related Failures (now manifesting)

By Pete Gruber | May 14, 2020

Tesla Roadsters are aging, going on 12 years old, and new parts, component, and firmware issues are cropping up. 

1146 DMC Fan Firmware Errors

By Super Admin | May 6, 2020

1146 DMC Fan Firmware ErrorsCreated OnMay 6, 2020Last Updated OnMay 28, 2020bySuper Admin You are here: Knowledge Vault Tesla Roadster Topics PEM Cooling Fan 1146 DMC Fan Firmware Errors < BackIntroduction As the Spal PEM cooling fan ages and wears, both DC brushes, commutator, and bearings are affected. This low tech fan does not have…

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Services

By Super Admin | May 5, 2020

We are here to support any out of warranty Tesla vehicle with repair services, parts, and advanced engineering services.Our Tesla Roadster expertise is particularly unparalleled and our electronics lab offers advanced services including PEM repair and rebuilds, ESS Battery Pack repair and recovery, firmware upgrades, and aftermarket products.  Roadsters are routinely shipped to us from…