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Cruise Control-Wiper Confusion

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Haxster, Jun 29, 2017.

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

  1. All the time

    13.0%
  2. Once in a while

    26.1%
  3. Almost never

    30.4%
  4. Never

    26.1%
  5. What are you talking about?

    4.3%
  1. Haxster

    Haxster Member

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    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.
     
  2. BerTX

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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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  3. croman

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    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.
     
  4. Haxster

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    Sometimes I long for the good old days: A single stalk. No buttons, No dials. No twists, No push. No pull. No slides. Just a simple turn signal.
     
  5. croman

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    Model 3 I believe is like this.
     
  6. derekmw

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    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)
     
  7. Haxster

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

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    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.
     
  9. TexLaw

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    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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