Copied below are pictures of a Traction Battery Disconnect
Handle from a 1997 Rav4-EV. Note that the handle is black, rather
then the orange of the later models. The black
& orange handles have different spec's and are therefore not interchangable as
per the comparisons pictured below.
We are looking to locate two (2) of these handles
and would appreciate any leads that folks might send us for locating same.
rav4ev (at) tzev (dot) com
|The following are pictures of the early version black Traction Battery Disconnect with the later version orange handle beside
it for comparison. The earlier version receiver shell was mostlikely wider to accomidate the 500v 200a fuse TMC placed inside
the casing. We have not disassembled a later model case to investigate if a fuse system might exist therein.
|Here is a shot of a two door SWB '97 Rav4-EV showing the cabin location of the early version black Traction Battery
Disconnect. These vehicles were RHD with the disconnect in the front passanger side foot well.