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Driver seat control panel loose

haroldo

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Apr 20, 2021
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I have the same issue, I’m glad I found this post, so I know what to do. I bought mudflaps from abstract ocean, and they sent a few extra pushpins that were longer than the small ones in the car (for a $50,000+ car you’d think they could splurge a few pennies for longer pins). I’m going to try that today. .
 
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haroldo

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Apr 20, 2021
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I have the same issue, I’m glad I found this post, so I know what to do....
Thanks, again. It was a pretty easy fix.
No need to call service, it's doable for anyone reasonably handy, and somewhat flexible.
If the small white pin fell out, or is hanging from the bottom piece, take it out. Sitting on the ground, reach your left arm (assuming driver's seat) around so you can find the small hole in the bottom of the plastic shield with your index finger. With your right arm, gently press shield against seat cushion, so it's in the proper place (it's obvious when it's at the correct location). The hole in the shield should line up with the hole in the seat frame.
Place plastic pin into both holes and push up. It should easily lock in place.
 
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suprax

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Mar 8, 2021
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Had this same thing happen to the drivers seat of my June 2021 build Model Y. In addition to the pin hanging out the bottom of the plastic, I found a small crack in the plastic near the hole. I put in a mobile service call for 2 weeks. Has anyone had the plastic crack here in addition to the pin falling out?

I was able to push the pin back in, but after one slight downwards push/touch of the plastic panel, the pin popped back out and the plastic panel came loose again.
 

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doc333

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Jun 18, 2020
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Had this same thing happen to the drivers seat of my June 2021 build Model Y. In addition to the pin hanging out the bottom of the plastic, I found a small crack in the plastic near the hole. I put in a mobile service call for 2 weeks. Has anyone had the plastic crack here in addition to the pin falling out?

I was able to push the pin back in, but after one slight downwards push/touch of the plastic panel, the pin popped back out and the plastic panel came loose again.
Five minutes and a zip tie is MUCH easier than dealing with service... IMHO. Just set the seat all the way back and up to make it easier
 

suprax

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Five minutes and a zip tie is MUCH easier than dealing with service... IMHO. Just set the seat all the way back and up to make it easier
Yeah that's my plan, but I figure I'll let mobile service have a go at it first, perhaps install the self tapping screw from post 11 here. I'm mainly curious if others have the plastic crack that I have, or if they are just having the white pushpin fall out.
 
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