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TEST FOR EVALUATING THE TORQUE-TENSION RELATIONSHIP OF BOTH EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL METRIC THREADED FASTENERS

2007-04-05
CURRENT
USCAR10-2
This standard provides a test method for determining the torque-tension relationship of both external and internal metric threaded fasteners for the purpose of measuring the frictional characteristics of the threaded fasteners. The results obtained by this test are relevant to the test conditions only and should not be utilized for specific applications.
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NEW FINISH DEVELOPMENT DOCUMENT

2007-03-13
CURRENT
USCAR32
This standard lists variables that shall be investigated and reported as an initial investigation into new or revised surface finishes intended for use on fasteners. This standard provides instruction for producing a final report that will be used to determine if further investigation of a surface finish is justified. Further investigation may include tests and evaluations specific to an individual OEM prior to introduction/approval of the surface finish. The final report shall include the results, observations, and conclusions for all of the variables. The final report may be made up of several individual reports covering each variable. In all cases the laboratory performing the test, the test date and the report approver shall be included in the final report.
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Grain Flow Pattern for Bolts, Screws, and Studs

2007-03-13
HISTORICAL
USCAR8-2
This specification covers the grain flow pattern requirements in headed bolts, screws, and studs. The heading practice in the manufacture of the bolt, screw, or stud sets the grain flow pattern, but it is also greatly influenced by the fastener design.
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TORQUE-TENSION TESTING AND EVALUATION OF FASTENER FINISHES

2007-03-01
CURRENT
USCAR11-1
This standard provides a test method for determining the torque-tension relationship of a fastener finish as applied to a surrogate screw for the purpose of measuring the frictional characteristic of the fastener finish. The results obtained by this test shall be used as a process control attribute of the fastener finish and shall not be utilized for specific applications.
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PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATION FOR AUTOMOTIVE UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS (USB) CONNECTION SYSTEM

2006-11-10
CURRENT
USCAR30
Procedures included within this specification are intended to cover performance testing at all phases of development, production, and field analysis of any USB cable assemblies and associated connections that constitute the electrical connection systems between the consumer peripheral interface and the USB computer source in road vehicle applications. These procedures are only applicable to the USB connector and the cable. Unless otherwise specified, all of the tests listed in this specification are for both consumer and nonconsumer interface connectors.
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Specification for Testing Automotive Light Bulb Sockets

2006-08-08
HISTORICAL
USCAR15-2
This specification establishes the requirements and test procedures for automotive miniature bulb retention devices, including wedge base sockets with integral connector, direct wire wedge base sockets, circuit plate assemblies, and associated interfaces. Tests shall follow the sequence shown in the flow charts in Appendix E whenever the following occurs: --New design --Design, material or process change made to an existing device, which could affect the outcome of the test. The test sequence shown in Appendix F shall be run annually. (Note: Production process control data collected at a shorter interval per an approved control plan, may be substituted if approved by customer's responsible engineer and purchasing representative.)
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Automotive Grade Coaxial Cable Performance Specification

2006-01-02
CURRENT
USCAR29
This document specifies dimensional, functional and visual requirements for Automotive grade coaxial cable. This material will be designated AG for general-purpose automotive applications or AG LL for low loss applications. It is the responsibility of the user of this cable to verify the suitability of the selected product (based on dimensional, mechanical, electrical and environmental requirements) for its intended application. It is the responsibility of the supplier to retain and maintain records as evidence of compliance to the requirements detailed in this standard.
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Specification for Testing Automotive Halogen Light Sources

2006-01-01
CURRENT
USCAR14-2
The procedures contained in this specification cover the laboratory testing of replaceable halogen incandescent bulbs for use in automotive road illumination. The following tests are intended to be run under the following conditions. New bulb design Design or process change made to an existing bulb, which could affect the outcome of the test The completion of one calendar year, accept as noted in the following Test Schedule Table. Test Title Yearly Physical Dimensions X Mean Spherical Candela (MSCD) X External Visual Examination X Color X Leak/Sealability Through Terminals and Seals X Deflection X Fluid Compatibility Terminal Retention X Resonant Frequencies Aged Resonant Frequency Salt Spray Outgassing Temperatures Requirement Laboratory Life at 14.0 VDC X Luminous Intensity Maintenance X Vibration Durability Shock Aged Vibration Durability Terminal Requirements DRL (SAE J2087)
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Initiator Technical Requirements and Validation

2005-06-06
CURRENT
USCAR28
This specification establishes the design, performance, and validation requirements for the initiator assembly used in airbag modules, seatbelt pretensioners and/or any other Electro-Explosive Devices (EED).
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Specification for Testing Automotive Miniature Bulb Socket/Circuit Plate Assemblies

2004-12-10
HISTORICAL
USCAR15-1
This specification establishes the requirements and test procedures for automotive miniature bulb retention devices, including wedge base sockets with integral connector, direct wire wedge base sockets, circuit plate assemblies, and associated interfaces. Tests shall follow the sequence shown in the flow charts in Appendix E whenever the following occurs: New design Design, material or process change made to an existing device, which could affect the outcome of the test. The following test sequences shall be run annually: Production process control data collected at a shorter interval per an approved control plan, may be substituted if approved by customer's responsible engineer and purchasing representative. - Test Sequence #2 (Run only the tests listed below, in the following order.) o Bulb Insertion/Removal Force o Voltage Drop o Vibration o Bulb Insertion/Removal Force o Bulb Wobble - Test Sequence #8 - Test Sequence #9 - Test Sequence #10
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Performance Specification for Automotive RF Connector Systems

2004-11-30
HISTORICAL
USCAR17-2
1. Procedures included within this specification are intended to cover performance testing at all phases of development, production, and field analysis of electrical terminals, connectors and components for coaxial cable connection systems (hereafter referred to as RF connectors) intended for road vehicle applications. 2. The intent of this specification is to qualify RF connectors that operate at frequencies greater than 200 MHz. This does not exclude lower frequency applications; the acceptance criteria may not apply, however (i.e., the AM/FM acceptance criteria is specified on Page 3 of USCAR print 999-U-001-1-A01 3. This specification does not apply to single conductor wire or twisted pair connection systems.
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Uscar Inflator Technical Requirements and Validation

2004-06-24
HISTORICAL
USCAR24
This specification establishes the performance, and validation requirements for the inflator assembly used in airbag modules. Pretensioners are covered only in respect to their effluents as included in Section 3.2.3, Effluents and their autoignition performance as included in Section 3.2.5, Autoignition, High Temperature Oven Performance/Autoignition of Heat Aged Inflators.
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FIELD CORRELATED LIFE TEST SUPPLEMENT TO SAE/USCAR-2

2004-06-23
CURRENT
USCAR20-1
This life test for underhood/passenger/trunk connector systems may be used in place of Section 5.9.6, Connection System Electrical Table of SAE/USCAR-2. All other requirements of SAE/USCAR-2 remain applicable even when this test is used. Refer to SAE/USCAR-2 and Connector/Terminal Supplier for appropriate power rating and current cycle Testing.
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Performance Specification for Automotive Electrical Connector Systems

2004-05-25
HISTORICAL
USCAR2-4
Procedures included within this specification are intended to cover performance testing at all phases of development, production, and field analysis of electrical terminals, connectors, and components that constitute the electrical connection systems in low voltage (0 - 20 VDC) road vehicle applications. These procedures are only applicable to terminals used for In-Line, Header, and Device Connector systems with and without Shorting Bars. They are not applicable to Edge Board connector systems, > 20 VAC or DC, or to eyelet type terminals. IMPORTANT NOTICE: In any intended vehicle application, if the products covered by this specification are, or may be, subjected to conditions beyond those described in this document, they must pass special tests simulating the actual conditions to be encountered before they can be considered acceptable for actual vehicle application.
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Test for Evaluating the Torque-Tension Relationship of Both External and Internal Metric Threaded Fasteners

2004-05-14
HISTORICAL
USCAR10-1
This standard provides a test method for determining the torque-tension relationship of both external and internal metric threaded fasteners for the purpose of measuring the frictional characteristics of the threaded fasteners. The results obtained by this test are relevant to the test conditions only and should not be utilized for specific applications. The test shall consist of a single installation of the sample fastener in a test fixture using a constant speed power tool. The test sample shall be assembled onto an appropriate mating test part (i.e., a nut will be tested by being driven onto a test screw). The test sample shall be driven against a test washer as the bearing surface.
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Performance Specification for Cable-to-Terminal Electrical Crimps

2004-04-30
HISTORICAL
USCAR21-1
IMPORTANT NOTICE: In any intended vehicle application, if the products covered by this specification are, or may be, subjected to conditions beyond those described in this document, they must pass special tests simulating the actual conditions to be encountered before they can be considered acceptable for actual vehicle application. Products certified by their supplier as having passed specific applicable portions of this specification are not to be used in applications where conditions may exceed those for which the product has been satisfactorily tested. The Authorized Person is the final authority as to what tests are to be performed on his or her parts and for what purpose these tests are required. He or she is also the final authority for resolving any questions related to testing to this specification and to authorizing any deviations to the equipment or procedures contained in this specification. Any such deviation must be documented and included in the final test report. 1.
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Specification for Testing Automotive Miniature Bulb Socket/Circuit Plate Assemblies

2004-01-30
HISTORICAL
USCAR15
This specification establishes the requirements and test procedures for automotive miniature bulb retention devices, including wedge base sockets with integral connector, direct wire, widge base sockets, circuit plate assemblies, and associated interfaces. Tests shall follow the sequence shown in the flow charts in Appendix E whenever the following occurs: new design; and design, material or process change made to an existing device, which could affect the outcome of the test.
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Test Procedure for Electrical Ground Attachments

2003-09-18
CURRENT
USCAR26
This test procedure is intended to evaluate and/or validate electrical ground schemes for use on the body or chassis. There are two classes based on the expected environmental conditions. Exposed Grounds can be located anywhere in the vehicle (except on the powertrain) and is the class for which most schemes should be tested. Unexposed Grounds can only be used in the passenger compartment or trunk and as such are special cases. This procedure as written is not intended for testing powertrain grounds where high temperatures and vibration levels may be encountered. These situations may require modifications to this procedure and are left to the Responsible Engineer to determine. This specification does not specifically address validation of terminal to wire electrical crimps. Crimps are tested to SAE/USCAR-21
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Fakra Smb Rf Connector Supplement

2003-06-04
HISTORICAL
USCAR18-2
This document is a supplement to DIN 72594 and is intended to give recommended usages for one and two way connectors and dimensional requirements for 2-way connectors which are not currently specified by DIN. The radio frequency (RF) connector interface specified herein is suited for unsealed automobile applications up to 3 GHz and is intended for in-line, board mount, device mount, straight or angled applications. Dimensional requirements are specified in this document to ensure interchangeability. Performance requirements are specified in SAE/USCAR-2, and in SAE/USCAR-17.
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