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Battery Books: Ford creates new job aids for high-voltage battery inspection and ADAS components

Detroit, Michigan ⁠— Ford Motor Co. has announced the creation of a new job aid designed to assist in repairs involving Ford and Lincoln battery-electric vehicles under-body high-voltage battery inspection, as well as two new aids on ADAS components.

The new under-body high-voltage battery inspection job aid provides an overview of warnings and cautions repairers need, as well as what constitutes acceptable or not acceptable damages, said the automaker.

Certain Ford and Lincoln EVs are equipped with under-body high-voltage battery packs, says the automaker. When the high voltage battery or battery case sustains damage through collision or transport, it should be inspected carefully to determine if the damage is purely cosmetic or if repairs are needed.

The automaker also released two job aids on ADAS: one for ADAS with glass, and one without.

“These troubleshooting guides identify specific ADAS components, all associated abbreviations and descriptions of how the systems operate, while the glass version further illustrates where ADAS components are in relation to the windshield or other fixed glass, such as the head up display module, which is located on top of the instrument panel on the driver’s side at the base of the windshield,” wrote Ford in its release.

The information in the new job aids is intended for reference only, said Ford.

“Repairers are reminded that when servicing high-voltage batteries or components, or servicing or calibrating any ADAS components, the detailed procedures contained in the Ford Workshop Manual (WSM)— accessible through Motorcraftservice.com or the Ford Professional Technician Society (PTS) site—should always be followed,” it wrote.

All three documents are available now via FordCrashParts.com.

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