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Dead Battery - How to get into Frunk on 2016+ Model S?

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by 320x240, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. 320x240

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    On the ModelX there are some frunk release straps to pull. On the 2015 and earlier Model S there are spots behind the nose cone to "jump start" the car, as well as a manual release if you have access to the interior of the car.

    On the 2016+ refreshed Model S - what do we do to get to the 12V battery if/when it's totally dead?

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    Some people on this site don't want this talked about for security reasons. Check the manual for first responders or pm me.
     
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    Tried to private message you as well, says it looks like spam and to contact a sys admin. Fun!
     
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    If you have an emergency and need the instructions, call Tesla Tech Support 7x24 (877) 798-3752 Option 2 IIRC.
     
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    Security by obscurity is no security at all. By not talking about the fact that the frunk can be easily opened without a fob might cause some owner to put valuable things in there. I've heard but not verified if the frunk is opened by pulling the emergency pull tabs while the car is locked the alarm would go off. That would make opening the frunk in such a manner similar to getting into the vehicle by throwing a brick through a window.

    I would be surprised if the refresh Model S did not have a method to open similar to Model X:

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    For those who cannot bother to read the first responder guide:

    ModelSOpenFrunk.png
     
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    Hah, indeed there it is. The next page had it - at a glance I thought it was towing instructions for when you don't have the towing eyelet. :confused:
     
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    Actually my refreshed 60 has a stightly different system from what they show, but the diagram will get you to the right place. They must change stuff like this constsntly. Not sure why you didn't get through my spam filter. Others have. Sorry.
     
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    That... is much easier than one would hope.
     

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