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billuk

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Oct 25, 2020
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Just had a quick watch of the Tesla Model S Plaid delivery event and I learned something about my M3 that I never realised.

Am I the only person that didn't realise you could move the front vents up and down (left right) by touching the AC screen?!!

You can see it here for MS but the same feature applies to M3s


I did think it a little odd they weren't adjustable but not enough to RTFM obviously!

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VanillaAir_UK

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Jun 17, 2019
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When we had our brief reservation holders demo of Model 3 at Park Royal back in 2018, the vents were pretty much the only thing the Tesla rep would show us. He completely ignored important questions such as driver seat positions etc, but would happily keep raving on about the on screen vent controls. So yea, we know about them... nice idea but still prefer manual vents as much easier to position when driving. In fact, I've only ever adjusted them either stationary or as a passenger. Would be useful to have different easily selectable HVAC user presets. Probably best of both worlds.
 

billuk

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Oct 25, 2020
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UK
Just me then 😂 .

Yes, I know what you mean about adjusting while driving. I'm still mastering the adjust temperature without putting the heated seats on technique.
 

Adopado

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Aug 19, 2019
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Just had a quick watch of the Tesla Model S Plaid delivery event and I learned something about my M3 that I never realised.

Am I the only person that didn't realise you could move the front vents up and down (left right) by touching the AC screen?!!

You can see it here for MS but the same feature applies to M3s


I did think it a little odd they weren't adjustable but not enough to RTFM obviously!

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In the early presentations about the Model 3 UI the ability to move the air around onscreen got nearly as much attention as "fart mode"! Maybe there needs to be a reminder ... but that's OK you've done it for us! :)
 

Billbrown1982

TM3 LR 2021 | Red | FSD
Dec 21, 2020
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Basildon
I knew that, also from watching youtube videos prior to delivery. But I'm not sure I like it that much, I can never seem to get it where I want it.


Same as above I wish you could turn off passenger side. My other half hates having any kind of draft on her, hot or cold...so currently they point straight up and it seems to be ok but just looks stupid when you open that screen up!
 
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Jez_GB

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Dec 28, 2019
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Knew that ;) when you wait for over a year for your car you have much time to spend on youtube :p Wish we could switch off passengers side though...
It's funny how you miss stuff! I knew about the vent positioning before I got the car, however turning off one side or the other had not occurred to me until just now 😳
 

Drew57

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Apr 4, 2020
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Chester UK
The first Model 3 I sat in was owned by a friend of my Daughter. My Granddaughter immediately pressed the fan symbol, swiped her vent up & then went looking for the sketchpad.

That's how I learned - a 62y old being taught by a 3y old!
 

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