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Cruise Control-Wiper Confusion

How often do you turn on the wipers when trying to adjust the TACC following distance?


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Haxster

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Apr 4, 2016
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Silicon Valley
How many times have you turned the wipers on when trying to adjust the following distance for the Traffic Aware Cruise Control?

After six months, I still keep doing it. I hope that I'm not the only one.
 

BerTX

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May 2, 2014
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I said never, because I never adjust following distance. Now if you had asked how often I turn on the TACC when I meant to put on the turn signal, the answer would be different.
 
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croman

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Nov 21, 2016
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Chicago, IL
The stalks are different lengths and positions. That being said, once I've tried to put on the single wipe and accidentally put on the e-brake.
 

derekmw

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Oct 3, 2016
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San Diego, CA
More than that, I've frequently done these two:
- Try to put turn signal on, but instead resumed cruise control and shocked as the car starts accelerating as I coast/regen-brake approaching a turn
- On my other cars, turning on wipers, thinking I'm shifting into D (habit from being in the MS too long)
 

Haxster

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Apr 4, 2016
859
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Silicon Valley
More than that, I've frequently done these two:
- Try to put turn signal on, but instead resumed cruise control and shocked as the car starts accelerating as I coast/regen-brake approaching a turn
- On my other cars, turning on wipers, thinking I'm shifting into D (habit from being in the MS too long)

I DID finally get used to the Tesla gear shift UP being reverse and DOWN being forward.:confused:
 

BrettS

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Mar 28, 2017
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Orlando, FL
I’ve had my model S for 3 months and I still do this occasionally, but the thing that kept getting me right after I got the car was the fact that I kept putting the car into neutral when I intended to turn on the wipers. My old car had the wiper stalk where the gear shift is on my Tesla. Luckily time and the fact that I have auto wipers turned on now has helped resolve that issue.
 

TexLaw

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Jan 29, 2017
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Bellaire, TX
I certainly had some confusion between the wiper/blinker and CC stalks at first, but that was because I was not used to having two stalks on that side. I had either a Toyota or Lexus as my primary car for over 20 years, so it took some doing to adjust to having the CC on the left bottom, rather than the right.

I think I pretty much almost have it mostly figured out, now.
 

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