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Cabin heat- Anybody figure out how to do this yet?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by v12 to 12v, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. v12 to 12v

    v12 to 12v Active Member

    Jul 10, 2012
    I have to take my pet to the vet and I'd like to be able to leave in the car with the cabin heat on while I stop at the store on the way home.
    He has been sick and I need to pick up some supplies for him.

    Has anyone figured out how to leave the cabin heat on while the car is unoccupied? We had no trouble leaving the heat on while the car was occupied by a person.
    He is a small elder dog and doesn't weigh enough for the seats to assume that there is a passenger in the car. I'm not even sure if that is the information that the car uses when determining whether to allow the cabin heat to be on or not.

    Anybody figured this out?
  2. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

    Mar 8, 2012
    Once the iPhone App comes out you'll be able to do that with pre-heat. Won't help you much today though. Because this is a one-time deal, I'd see if a bag of play sand or something similar would keep it on.
  3. Rodolfo Paiz

    Rodolfo Paiz P85 "Plug and Play"

    Nov 19, 2012
    Miami, FL
    Have you tried calling Tesla and trying to find someone technical who knows this kind of stuff? It's such an uncommon question that I doubt the answer is out there lying around... but someone inside Tesla surely knows, and that might be the best (or almost the only) way to find out.
  4. v12 to 12v

    v12 to 12v Active Member

    Jul 10, 2012
    I hope they do a Tesla App since I don't have an iPhone. I was wondering if a bowling ball might work.

    It would be interesting to know what criteria Tesla uses for Climate Control activation. I'm not finding it in the manuals.

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    I'll give it a shot. Thanks.
  5. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

    Nov 10, 2011
    1. Stop by your favorite hardware store.
    2. Buy some bricks.
    3. Put bricks on seat.
    4. Put dog bed on bricks.
    5. Put dog in bed.
    6. Look in dog's eyes and sternly say "stay!".
    7. Close door.
  6. Zextraterrestrial

    Mar 11, 2010
    Humboldt/Los Altos

    I don't think it is an uncommon question!

    I want to be able to leave my car w/ heat on while it is 'running' or not. Using seat pressure is a bad thing. what if I want to sit in the back seat of a warm car while I wait for someone?

    + I will NOT have a 'cell or smart' phone in any forseeable future!
  7. cinergi

    cinergi Active Member

    Sep 17, 2010
    Put the car in neutral. Then put the parking brake on via the touch screen. That's supposed to work. I haven't tried it yet.

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