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Disable Valet mode or pop Frunk from remote

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Ingineer, Jul 25, 2015.

  1. Ingineer

    Ingineer Electrical Engineer

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    I left the car for some service (non Tesla) in Valet mode and I need to give them access to the Frunk. There doesn't appear to be a way to do this remotely, even with VisibleTesla.

    Anyone know of something I missed?

    --- Update ---

    Called Tesla, and not even they can do it unless they have physical access.
     
  2. ahm

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    Give them your code to disable valet mode.
     
  3. Ingineer

    Ingineer Electrical Engineer

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    Yes, that's what I had to do. But then that defeats the point. I wanted to give them temporary frunk, but keep valet on, and keep the glovebox locked. It would also be useful if I forgot to enable valet to be able to enable it from the app.
     
  4. ahm

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    I understand. Then there is the other side of valet mode-forgetting to turn it off after picking up your car. It was a long seven miles on the freeway in valet mode. :)
     
  5. JasonT

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    I am a Tesla noob (expecting my 70 in late August) but I thought you could disable the valet mode from the mobile app. From the manual:

     
  6. Ingineer

    Ingineer Electrical Engineer

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    I sure couldn't find it on the Android version.
     
  7. tezzla

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    Tesla said it's in the v2.5 release of the iphone app. 4-5 months later, we're still waiting for that software update. :cursing:

    Being a "tech" company (in Silicon Valley no less), they seem to be woefully inept on the software side.
     
  8. mspisars

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    I think what happened, is Silicon Valley got used to coding fancy software, but once you have to pair that software with a machine, things are no longer just "software"... I think this is what Tesla has been learning with v7 for Model S and 2.5 for smartphones.
     
  9. Ingineer

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    Definitely! One of my skillsets is embedded software development. People constantly get this part wrong all the time. (That's when they hire me! =)
     
  10. Barry

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    Did you also give them instruction show to close the frunk? Last thing you want to see when you get back there is a crease.
     
  11. Ingineer

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    Definitely. They do a lot of MS, so they were already familiar.
     
  12. KenN

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    Really? Because a 70 mph limit is too slow?
     
  13. strengthcoach4

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    I thought there was a way to pop the frunk from under the glovebox. I could be mistaken.
     
  14. breser

    breser AutoPilot Nostradamus

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    Not on the new cars (not sure if it's all newer vehicles or just the AWD models). It's been removed. It's even mentioned in the manual.
     
  15. Ingineer

    Ingineer Electrical Engineer

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    Yes, the car is downright anemic. Not just 70MPH, but no guts at all.

    Yes, my 70D has no interior frunk release.
     
  16. snellenr

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    I prefer to think of that crease as an aerodynamic feature, similar to a golf ball dimple... :frown:
     
  17. alexrov

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    Valet mode is also supposed to limit the power output to prevent abuse.
     
  18. Ingineer

    Ingineer Electrical Engineer

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    It's even more markedly slower than my LEAF. They definitely achieved that goal.
     
  19. alexrov

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    I think that's fully appropriate for when the vehicle is being driven by a valet.
     
  20. ahm

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    KenN it was when I'm was on a CA freeway expecting a whole lot more.
     

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