Page 1 of 1

Ripped of a protection panel under the car ??

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:03 pm
by meier
Hi Guys -

I had a small accident .. Drove down a curb and a huge NOISE - upon inspection it was a metalpanel , that seem to be protecting the battery ??

A few pictures here : https://goo.gl/photos/uiachGRiRsJvEPBJ6

Re: Ripped of a protection panel under the car ??

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:01 pm
by phb10186
yeah, you might want to try and bold that back on... if possible with a fabricated plate to cover any damage to the battery pack housing... if you've put a hole in the plastic housing, that could pretty bad if water gets in... if - is somethings definitely worth checking!

Re: Ripped of a protection panel under the car ??

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:01 am
by PV1
Initially, I thought that was a bracket for the battery pack. It looks to be a lift point. I second phb10186 in checking for damage to the pack itself and trying to bolt that piece back on.

Re: Ripped of a protection panel under the car ??

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:58 am
by jray3
Just bolting it back on without welding up that ripped mounting hole wouldn't be advisable.
From having removed a pack on a North American car, that bracket does not look familiar, but with a big gusset down the middle, it definitely appears to be structural.

Re: Ripped of a protection panel under the car ??

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:58 pm
by meier
Thanks guys - I have looked at the body/manuals ect and really cant figure out if the bracket is doing anything other than taking the impact instead of the battery - the plastic cover is a bit wrecked with a few holes, however what i see from the russian site with the manuals it look like the battery is in another weatherproof box behind that shield ....

will investigate further ...