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Blind Holster for phone

Casey S

Member
Apr 3, 2016
5
0
Reno, NV
This feature is quite cool, although I fear that I am missing parts. In a ziplock bag I received one of the smaller sidewalls of the holster labelled with a number 1, but they didn't include another of the same sized sidewall for the other side of the holster. Is this normal? Also, I received two larger sidewalls labelled number 4. But unfortunately both of these sidewalls are facing the same direction so I can't hook them up at the same time. Is this normal? I am left with the option of connecting one of the smaller sidewalls labelled 1 and one of the sidewalls labelled 4, which makes the phone a bit crooked on the lightning connector. Let me know what you received with your car and if I should call Tesla for more parts.
 

araxara

S-P85#3,218 X-LR M3AWD
May 11, 2012
1,021
392
Tucson, AZ
There were 4 sidewalls in my bag, but I didn’t install them - the service center installed them and asked for my phone (iPhone 6s plus) to make sure the fit was OK. At first, they did install using two different sized sidewalls, then they quickly switched to the smaller sidewalls to accommodate the wider phone. I do have a very thin case.

The bag now contains two left over larger sidewalls labeled

(Front labeled 3)
1061286-00-A L
150165
20535

&

(Front labeled 4)
1061287-00-A R
150166
20535
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pvogel

Member
Jun 23, 2015
917
215
Santa Clara, CA
You should have 4 sidewalls numbered 1-4, odd numbers for the left, even for the right, and 2 is slightly larger than 1 to ensure perfect positioning of an iPhone 6+ on its lightning connector.
 

araxara

S-P85#3,218 X-LR M3AWD
May 11, 2012
1,021
392
Tucson, AZ
damn, I didn't get any of these.
Mine were in the glove box. Before delivery, the DS asked what phone I had so they could make sure the proper connector was installed, although I still had to ask them to install it during pickup. The bag has both a micro USB and an iPhone lighting connector. I’m sure they will provide you with the “bag” of parts, since it’s something that should come with the car.
 

aesculus

Still Trying to Figure This All Out
May 31, 2015
4,532
2,601
Northern California
I think the lightning adapters will probably work OK but have not tried them yet. I gave up on the micro usb. Not enough variance to get it to slip in. Heck I can barely get it into the phone when I line up the loose cable.

I also don't see the point of the brackets. You cannot see anything of phone anyway so why not just toss it into the tray and manually hook up the cable? That is what I am doing.
 

bignikku

Member
Jan 14, 2016
55
44
San Jose, CA
I've see another thread where it was mentioned that the blind phone holster is not included if you did not get the premium package. Has anyone with non-PUP confirmed this?

As far as I remember, and also from this fuzzy picture, it wasn't mentioned in the PUP selection.

Tesla-Model-X-Premium-Upgrade-Package-4500.jpg
 

gmtom1

Active Member
Apr 25, 2013
1,128
380
Honolulu, HI
What happens if you & your other driver have two different phones? I know I would have to change the parts, but how difficult is this process?
 

CmdrThor

Active Member
Jul 24, 2013
1,102
903
Marietta, GA
What happens if you & your other driver have two different phones? I know I would have to change the parts, but how difficult is this process?

It took the delivery guy ~5 minutes to install the iPhone blind holster. I suggest getting a short cable to plug into the other USB port for your other driver. My wife also has an iPhone, but her case doesn't allow the blind holster to work. I got a 3' lightning cable and we can both easily charge our phones now.
 

BigMskiman

Active Member
Mar 14, 2016
1,146
711
Pleasanton, CA
I was told only one iPhone can be paired, so wife is outta luck. But charging everybody with even shorter lightning cables (how about 6") in all the USB slots sounds like the way to go.
 
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Roentgen

Member
Apr 1, 2016
309
192
Southern California
It pairs based on the driver profile

Wow, if this is correct, this may be a new update feature. I remember suggesting to my service rep that bluetooth pairing based on driver profile would be cool. If I remember correctly, it would pair with the most recently paired device, no matter who was driving the vehicle (driver profile). I also suggested separate audio profiles for driver profiles, too... (fingers crossed)
 

ModelS8794

Member
Nov 29, 2012
403
34
PA
I've see another thread where it was mentioned that the blind phone holster is not included if you did not get the premium package. Has anyone with non-PUP confirmed this?

As far as I remember, and also from this fuzzy picture, it wasn't mentioned in the PUP selection.

Tesla-Model-X-Premium-Upgrade-Package-4500.jpg
At around the time the design studio opened to the public, Tesla moved the holster out of the Standard Features list and into the PUP list.
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Cloc

Member
Mar 12, 2016
71
66
San diego
Anyone who didn't get one, doing anything to get one? I've sent this clipping to the SC/DS so we will see what they say. They don't even sell it. It can't be worth more than a few bucks right?
 
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BigMskiman

Active Member
Mar 14, 2016
1,146
711
Pleasanton, CA
Just was confirmed that they will be putting the holster in for my nonPUP!
My non-PUP came with these. But I'm not using them because I have a strong/thick Otter case around my iPhone 6+ and no fitting to MX dock is likely to happen.

Elongated lightning connector is my suggestion, the provided one is not phone-case friendly.

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ng though, due to Otter ca
 

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