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DIY Lug Nut Cover Puller

TonyJag

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Mar 16, 2020
222
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Central MA
I made it because, like may other features ranging from Frunk Bag Hooks to Dimming Side View Mirrors, Tesla no longer provides it. I used .048” copper-plated steel welding rod and 1/8” ID vinyl tubing. It took about 5 minutes with pliers.
Tesla says to just pull on as many of the arms as you can get fingers on, but they bend a lot and seem close to breaking. This tool quickly pops them off.
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1FASTROD

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Oct 2, 2019
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Toronto
Kudos TonyJag, innovative. I ask anyone to look in there glove box for the Tesla supplied tool first, I'm surprised they eliminated it.

Of course you can also use a bent pick if you have one.

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qingshan

18 lr rwd fsd
Apr 19, 2020
277
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Pomona Valley
I made it because, like may other features ranging from Frunk Bag Hooks to Dimming Side View Mirrors, Tesla no longer provides it. I used .048” copper-plated steel welding rod and 1/8” ID vinyl tubing. It took about 5 minutes with pliers.
Tesla says to just pull on as many of the arms as you can get fingers on, but they bend a lot and seem close to breaking. This tool quickly pops them off.View attachment 556502
Nice, cheap, small and light weight. Similar to the posters that recommend bicycle tire pumps rather than plug in ones.
 

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