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bong bong bong

Discussion in 'Model S' started by RogerHScott, Sep 25, 2017.

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  1. RogerHScott

    RogerHScott Active Member

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    I've owned my MS for 18 months now and a couple of mysteries remain, one of which is "why does it sometimes give a three-bong ``warning chime'' as I'm getting out?". When this happens I see nothing on the display to explain it, and I can't see that I'm doing anything "wrong". What's it on about?
     
  2. futurem3owner

    futurem3owner 2017 90D

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    Clicked on the thread expecting news that Tesla is coming out with an electric bong.
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    Disappointed!
     
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  3. Half Dollar Bill

    Half Dollar Bill Traveller, teacher, poet, accountant

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    The fob is in your pocket?
    You've inadvertently pressed one of the fob buttons.
    But it could also be an ad for the above ^ ;)
     
  4. RogerHScott

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    Yes -- that's a good thing, right?

    Unlikely, given the effort required to register a press when I intend to press them.
     
  5. Doug_G

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    Yeah both my original Sig and my current car do that occasionally. I think it may have to do with my leg accidentally turning the steering wheel as I get out.
     
  6. Half Dollar Bill

    Half Dollar Bill Traveller, teacher, poet, accountant

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    You made me "investigate" :)
    While sitting in driver's seat, car in park, open the driver's door then press the top of the fob. 3 chimes ensue.
    If you don't open the door and press the top of the fob, only one chime will sound.
    I asked about the fob in the pocket because sometimes mine travels during the day and keys wind up between the top of the fob and the fabric of the pants, making it easier to get to top depressed while getting out of the car.
    I tried turning the wheel while in park and there is no chime.
    No charge this time but noting that you are from Indiana I MAY call on you to volunteer if I get invited to do a Tesla presentation at my nephew/niece's school. :D
     
  7. jeffro01

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    The fob is in your pocket which is getting compressed by your pants. I have this happen reasonably often when getting out of the car as the fob gets compressed which tries to lock the car which triggers the chimes because the door is open and thus can't be locked.

    Jeff
     
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    While I remain skeptical about the fob-in-pocket (upcoming Pretender's single, btw ;)) theory, I will try some experiments.
     
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    I think you've put your finger on it.

    Accidental fob activation makes complete sense. About one time in 100 the trunk will open when I get out of the car. I guess I'm accidentally pushing the fob against the steering wheel while getting out. That is probably why the "bong bong bong" seems to correlate with my leg moving the steering wheel.
     

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