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AutoPilot2 Windshield Tech Replacement for 2012 S?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by W8MM, May 22, 2017.

  1. W8MM

    W8MM R1.5 #325 + Mdl S #01380

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    I have made some laboratory-grade radar pass-through measurements on a new AP2 Model S in the dealer showroom. The new tech windshield has no measurable loss of radar signals, while the original metal coated type is a radar disaster.

    The service techs at the Tesla store only know that the manufacturer of the Model S windshield has changed with the introduction of AP2. This was likely necessitated by the stringent optical clarity requirements for the three-camera AP2 hardware.

    The new AP2 windshield is speculated by me to be AGP eGlass with "Solar Plus" non-metallic solar control.

    My question: Is the AP2 windshield technology available in a replacement windshield for a 2012 Model S?

    The Tesla Store people aren't sufficiently informed and the Tesla corporate 800 number is clueless and very disinterested in helping.
     
  2. lunitiks

    lunitiks ˭ ˭ ʽʽʽʽʽʽʽʽʽ ʭ ʼʼʼʼʼʼʼʼʼ ˭ ˭

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    Sure, why not? Part no. 1061987-01-E

    I think the AP2 windshield has a blacked out area in front of the RV mirror for the triple camera enclosure
     
  3. W8MM

    W8MM R1.5 #325 + Mdl S #01380

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    I e-mailed a specific request to [email protected] and I'll see what happens.
     
  4. W8MM

    W8MM R1.5 #325 + Mdl S #01380

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    Not a surprise, the folks at ServiceHelpNA pushed me off to my local Tesla service center.

    That's kind of where I started. Deja vu? Catch 22?

    We'll see.
     
  5. lunitiks

    lunitiks ˭ ˭ ʽʽʽʽʽʽʽʽʽ ʭ ʼʼʼʼʼʼʼʼʼ ˭ ˭

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    Hey man, that rhymes
     

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