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Coated windshield impacting door openers and EZpass

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by cinergi, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. cinergi

    cinergi Active Member

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    #1 cinergi, Oct 17, 2012
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    I think you may be right. The garage door opener I have to use for the common garage I park at home in doesn't work through the windshield. I've often been able to get it to work in that same area you mention ... but sometimes I just have to roll my window down in order to get it to work :frown:
    I haven't tried EasyPass yet as I don't have my license plates yet ...
     
  2. Soflauthor

    Soflauthor Model S, Sig#422

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    #2 Soflauthor, Oct 18, 2012
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    My handheld garage door unit absolutely does NOT transmit through the windshield, but it works fine through the side windows.

    Not sure of the software version, but it was updated last Sunday, so I'm assuming it's the most recent version. It's a unique warning sound (sort of "bing-bong" repeated until you correct) and occurs when the car is moving slowly with one foot on the accel and another on the brake.
     
  3. donauker

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    EasyPass works perfectly right below the mirror mount.

    Doesn't work on either side. Wonder what they do about that when you have no plate? :eek:
     
  4. pguerra

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    If the windshield is shielded and since the Model S ineloquently does not have power folding mirrors and yet costs 100 thousand ridiculous dollars, my solution to open the garage door with my remote will be to 1) roll down the window, 2) stick my hand out with the remote and push the button, and 3) pull in the driver's side view mirror so I can park into my garage.

    Isn't this supposed to be a "high-tech" car? It's honestly almost laughable.
     
  5. Brandonm

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    Why would you use your remote instead of Homelink?
     
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    Can anyone confirm that ez pass works by holding it up in front of left side of windshield? What about the frunk? I don't mount mine. Thx
     
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    I can confirm that it will NOT work anywhere on the left side of the windshield. It will also not work left or right of the rear view mirror mount. It will work right below the mirror mount.
     
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    Dang it :( why would they do this? Anyone willing to try the frunk?
     
  9. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    Just hold it up with your right hand, directly below the rear-view mirror. You'll be keeping the EZPass in the little cubby beneath the touchscreen, so that'll be easy.
     
  10. EarlyAdopter

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    Coated windshields are a common feature on Mercedes. It's a low-e metallic coating that reflects heat. In the summer that keeps the heat out, and in the winter it helps keep the heat in.
     
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    Maybe he's not getting the Tech Package???
     
  13. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    I know we had some previous discussions on the forum about this with regards to Roadsters that have the coated windshield.

    Anyways, here is some related info:
    E-ZPass New Jersey - Vehicles Requiring Exterior Tags
    ez pass | Audi A8 | Autos Audis

    Solar Coated Windshield - 5Series.net - Forums
     
  14. kevincwelch

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    P gotta Sig. I assume the tech package comes with Sig series, no?

    But on the other side of things, this is ridiculous. Did anyone actually test these cars our just design the engine and start selling them?

    Get out of car to fold mirrors.
    Roll down windows to use EZ Pass
    Roll down windows to use garage door opener.
    If homelink doesn't work, try 100 times to get it recognized, otherwise, use roll down window technique.
    Ship incomplete car; install child seats for "most precious cargo" later
    Cubby later
    Blurry windshield causing some to get nauseated
    Squeaky sun roof
    Unraveling B pillar leather
    Wipers too slow
    Handles get stuck in cold weather
    Glove box holds max of one wooden pencil and one business envelope
    Still two cup holders, four if you get child seats (see above)
    Rely on innovative Tesla customer to design and sell cup holder and storage device for luxury priced car
    No "Oh ****" handles
    Get sunroof so head doesn't touch roof in back
    defroster?
    Windshield vent?

    Best. Car. Ever!
     
  15. kevincwelch

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    Sorry...
     
  16. NigelM

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    Yup, that's quite a list of #firstworldproblems
     
  17. kevincwelch

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    Maybe I should have included the meme.

    Are you fine with these basic problems?
     
  18. Brandonm

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    Good point, I had assumed everyone was :)
     
  19. NigelM

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    No, although I don't regard many of them as basic but then I'm used to a rattling, squeaky Roadster with no storage space, no cup holders, in fact most of the items on that list apply to the Roadster, that is still the most fun car I've ever driven bar none!

    BTW, as TEG points out above the Roadster also has the coated windshield but I never experienced any problems with handheld garage door openers.
     
  20. Norbert

    Norbert TSLA will win

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    What's wrong with using the spot below the mirror?
    Why does this thread consist of 50% posts that keep saying the spot below the mirror does work, and the other 50% keep blissfully ignoring that?
     

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