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By autotech-nath on April 20, 2024

Following the introduction of Dodge, Ram and Jeep original repair data in 2023, Alldata Repair subscribers can now access the original OEM repair information from Abarth, Chrysler and Tesla, which brings the total number of VM agreements in place to 36, meaning independent technicians have access to genuine technical data for 96% of vehicles on the road.

The data is comprehensive, including Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs), diagnostic trouble codes, technical drawings and wiring diagrams. ALLDATA President, Satwinder Mangat, said: “ALLDATA Europe is excited to offer technicians expanded vehicle coverage with the addition of Abarth, Chrysler and Tesla. It’s crucial that technicians have access to the most current OEM information, so they can safely
and accurately repair vehicles according to manufacturer specifications.”

Inside Intelligence…

The team at the ALLDATA Repair Info Centre Service was recently presented with an issue on a 2022 Tesla Model Y. The vehicle owner revealed that when the horn was pressed on the steering wheel, it didn’t make a sound – an obvious problem!

A basic diagnostic check was carried out, and it was discovered that no supply was present at the horn. Due to the nature of the vehicle and inability to source a fuse for the horn, however, the technician turned down the work.

However, following Tesla’s recent integration to the portal, Alldata’s experts were able to come to the rescue. Although relatively uncommon, some vehicles can experience an issue with the connector that sits behind the steering wheel, which can loosen or even disconnect completely.

The horn on these vehicles is supplied though their body control module, so, as the customer stated that there was no power to the horn, it was likely that the issue was linked to the horn connector.

The first procedure was to disconnect the LV power supply and separate the driver’s airbag from the steering wheel. The next task was to check the connector, as depicted below, making sure that male and female parts were thoroughly secured together (below).

The final job was just to reassemble the components and test.

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