Deteriorating Rapid Mate Skirt Seal

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Deteriorating Rapid Mate Skirt Seal

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Introduction

High Voltage Rapid Mate Connector – The reinforced rubber Skirt Seal loses elasticity and becomes brittle.

Visual indications before removal include cracks or complete splits. Any handling results in pieces breaking off the skirt seal and this decomposition is accelerated by any handling.

This Skirt Seal provides a water seal between the High Voltage Rapid Mate Connector and the High Voltage Battery.

Deterioration creates openings for water ingress, debris, mud, compromising the integrity of the HV DC connection introducing resistance and raising leakage current often disabling the car.

Skirt seal bonnet or High Voltage Rapid Mate Connector cable assembly replacement is the only option.

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Corrective Action

A HV battery pull is the only option due to constricted clearance issues. A multi-stage connector cleaning process includes a variety of chemicals, and vacuum cleaning the battery side HV sockets. In advanced cases, the entire High Voltage Rapid Mate Connector cable assembly TPN 1004875-00-F (ASY, HARN, HVBAT TO REAR HV JUNCTION BOX) and HV battery pack may have to be replaced.

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