Locating original equipment manufacturer-approved high-voltage tools for Porsche
When researching procedures for disabling a high-voltage (HV) vehicle, you may notice that many of the procedures require the use of specific tools. Some of them are original equipment manufacturer (OEM)-specific tools or scan tools. Often identifying and locating where to purchase these specific tools can be difficult.
Tools and equipment needed are identified in vehicle-specific service manuals. For instance, Porsche HV tools can be found using the following steps:
- Go to porsche.snapon.com.
- Click “Online Catalog” (on drop-down menu to the left).
- Click “High Voltage Vehicle” to expand the path tree.
- Click “High Voltage Vehicle”.
This category provides tools like personal protective equipment, specialty adapters, HV digital volt ohm meters (DVOM), insulated tools, and more.
When disabling Porsche high-voltage systems, the use of a scan tool and an HV DVOM may be required. Any tools needed for disabling the high-voltage system are typically specified in the disable procedure.
Always follow OEM procedures when repairing HV vehicles. Make sure to check procedures for the required tools to help ensure a complete, safe, and quality repair. Learn best practices when it comes to electric and hybrid vehicle safety procedures with I-CAR Canada EV courses.