cwerdna wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:01 am
No prob. Kit was unclear as it was discussed in viewtopic.php?t=17168
. But that was over 5 years ago and things may have changed.
If you look at posts by Cor at viewtopic.php?f=51&t=21997
, he's talking about swapping all the modules and some of the differences he's found in terms of the packs. If you don't want to read everything in that massive thread, just skip all the posts except Cor's.
I just swapped my battery from a 2011 to a 2011. However, the 2011 donor car had a retrofitted pack, so all mounting brackets and adapters were present.
My mechanic informed me that there was no electrical adapter or plugs. The only differences were in the mounting brackets, bolt hole positions, and the plastic covers that go under the body of the car. He said the bolts themselves were interchangeable. Electrically, everything just hooked right up.
Also keep in mind that there are two variants of the battery pack: With and without the battery heater. If this doesn't match between the cars, I believe you can't do a pack swap. You can tell if a heater is present as there's a 3rd plug in the battery pack:
(the above pack has all 3 plugs, 2 orange and 1 black, so it has the cold weather package with the battery heater)
If you can't find the mounting brackets, the way to workaround this is to open both packs and swap the modules as cwerdna suggested. If you do this, you MUST preserve all electronics and wiring brackets from the original pack. DO NOT swap anything except the battery modules themselves, or you will fry the battery controller and then you're hosed. The wiring harnesses changed between Gen1 and Gen2.