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Built-in Credit Card Safe

Beta V

Author, Dad, Mentor, Technology Critic
Nov 8, 2017
169
49
Redmond, WA USA
I went to KFC last night and laid my credit card on the console instead of unbuckling and slipping it back into my wallet. Big mistake.
While driving home on Autodrive (at 40 mph), Angel (my Model X) decided to abruptly brake when a car turned in front of me. Yes, the other car was well out of the way and there was no way Angel could have hit it--it wasn't even close. But I digress. As a result of the sudden stop, the credit card safe was activated. I looked down and the card was gone. I waited to get home before I started to search for it and subsequently discovered it had slid forward along the top of the console lid and lodged in the black hole behind the console. I had to pull off the flooring and the console wall to get to it. After considerable effort, and a few cut fingers, I was able to use a long "grabber" tool to get my card back. Not fun.

So my question is, does anyone have a suggestion as to an elegant way to block off this one-way-deposit slot so other items do not disappear?
 

Beta V

Author, Dad, Mentor, Technology Critic
Nov 8, 2017
169
49
Redmond, WA USA
Here is a nice you tube video that shows you how to pop the cubby!
Thanks SO much for taking the time to record this video. My Model X is almost the same age and I can see how easy it is to get my credit card back.
That said, I have a friend who has four (yeah four) 3D printers and is always looking for fun projects. I think I'm going to have him print me a custom baffle to keep the credit-card-eating monster's mouth muzzled. ;)
 

mbp11

Member
Jan 30, 2019
377
203
SF Bay Area
Ahh! I did not record the video, just found it on you tube with careful searching!

I am going to dive into my cubby myself and see what fell in there!
 

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