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Anyone else plagued by this? Glare from side mirror chrome

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by eco5280, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. eco5280

    eco5280 Member

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    Driving west last night I was blinded the whole time. I don't want to dip this part but this is not my favorite Model S feature so far :)
     
  2. cgiGuy

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    How about some of this in that little triangular window? Tint
     
  3. stevezzzz

    stevezzzz R;SigS;P85D;SigX

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    I've never had that particular glare issue; you just got lucky...
     
  4. eco5280

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    It actually comes through both the teeny window and the main side window, it hits all of the chrome and creates like 2-3 glares that are designed to blind me. I'm sure that's the intent. Hopefully this is fixed in v6.2 ...
     
  5. stevezzzz

    stevezzzz R;SigS;P85D;SigX

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    That gets a LOL! :biggrin:
     
  6. Phil K

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    Have to wait for v7.0 - auto steering will steer your car to avoid the glare.
     
  7. dirkhh

    dirkhh Middle-aged Member

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    You could move to Seattle or Portland. With all the rain the glare really isn't much of a problem :)
     
  8. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Glare from the mirror hasn't bothered me (except at night when there is an SUV shining its lights in the mirror). However, on a couple of occasions glare from the aluminum strip around the small display has blinded me. This hasn't happened more and four or five times over two years, but it's scary when it happens because you really can't see. All items in the driver's field of view should be dark and flat.
     
  9. Thumper

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    I live in Oregon and I have experienced this glare a few times. It is quite bad when it happens. I have considered adding some sort of dull black to the mirror stalk top. It would be an improvement for TM to consider a solution for this problem.
     
  10. Btrflyl8e

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    Interesting, I drive west in the afternoon here in the Sunshine State, and I have never experienced this in 2 years. I wonder what the difference is... Seat position?
     
  11. J1mbo

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    Never had that, but opening the pano roof when the sun is at a certain angle behind you can turn the touchscreen into a blindingly bright mirror.

    Not a huge problem in the UK given the number of clear sunny days we get here ;)
     
  12. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    This one is easily fixed with the pano and hatch screens in the App store. Highly recommended.
     
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    The sunshades block 2/3 of the light. Has that proven to be enough to be effective when the sun is reflected off the touchscreen into the driver's eyes?
     
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    Have not noticed in very sunny Sacramento but I do have my side windows tinted with 50%
     
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    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    It's worked for me. Of course, it's not going to work if the sun is coming through the side windows, but that's pretty rare as there is only a short window of opportunity and the car has to be facing the correct way.
     
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    I never had this problem, but I've had tinting since I first took delivery of my ride...
     
  17. preilly44

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    I've had this issue as well. We recently got it tinted to 35% I think and we still get the glare once in a while but it is much better than it used to be.
     
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    That may be the difference for me, I have 30% tint, it must be enough to cut that glare
     
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    My windows are tinted which prevents any glares
     
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    Yes! The glare from the side mirror stalks and from some of the interior metal frequently blinds/annoys me. This can cause fatigue on longer drives and, at times, can be dangerous. I find myself holding my hand between the glare and my eyes. Worse yet, it really bothers my wife in the passenger seat. I'll put in another vote for body color or black side mirror stalks and less-reflective interior trim. BUT, I LOVE my Tesla!
     

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