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brake lights on screen rendering of car?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by hacer, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. hacer

    hacer Active Member

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    I have a red model 3, so the car rendering on the display shows it as red. I never see the brake lights "lit up" on the cartoon display, ever. I wonder if this is because they are already red from the paint color so there is no contrast, or because I don't have autopilot, or maybe they don't light up for anybody?

    Has anybody see their screen rendering show brake lights?
     
  2. jimmyjohn

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    I haven't seen it on "... the cartoon display ..." --- but let me check.
     
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  3. RDaneel

    RDaneel Member

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    I also have a red 3. My virtual brake lights do light up while braking or hard regen, but I agree that it is really hard to see.
     
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  4. mtndrew1

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    Mine light up but are dim. You really have to watch the screen closely to see them.
     
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  5. Skidmark

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    I posted one a while back...
    Regenerative braking, do the brake lights turn on? <---this link goes directly to my picture in that thread.
     
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  6. MarkinArch

    MarkinArch 1st S.A.TX Non Owner TM3 Delivery

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    I have a silver car and I still can't see the brake lights either. I wish they were brighter and it is a minor annoyance. Of course, I think a lot of things on the left side of the screen should be bigger, too.
     
  7. cellogig

    cellogig Model X..Model 3

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    Maybe adjust the brightness of your display screen
     
  8. hacer

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    So I tried wearing my reading glasses while staring at the screen and depressing/releasing the brake pedal and I can now just make out that it does change a little bit. It makes a red area on the car tail a tiny bit brighter red. The two darker areas which look like tail lights remain darker. Without my reading glasses the blur is just enough that I can see no change at all.
     
  9. novox77

    novox77 1.21 Gigawatts

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    best way to get this addressed is to let Tesla know: [email protected] was the email I was told by my service center for UI suggestions.

    Hard to see on mine too. Midnight Silver.
     
  10. kev1n

    kev1n Active Member

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    it does and should light up. might just be a tad hard to see for some
     
  11. cellogig

    cellogig Model X..Model 3

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    #11 cellogig, Apr 24, 2018
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    I tried adjusting the brightness, kinda work but not really. The break lights really do light up though.
     
  12. CricTic

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    You guys really shouldn’t be staring at the screen this hard while you’re driving ... :p
     
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  13. MarkinArch

    MarkinArch 1st S.A.TX Non Owner TM3 Delivery

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    Haha! That's why we have autopilot!
     
  14. PoitNarf

    PoitNarf My dog's breath smells like dog food

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    Able to see the brake lights illuminate on the screen in my car without any difficulty. I’ve got a blue Model 3.
     
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  15. SigNC

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    I have blue 3 and can see the lights easily.
     
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