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Feature: Volume drops with door open

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by brianman, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    I don't recall anyone mentioning this, and it was news to me.

    1. Sit in the driver seat.
    2. Turn on some music.
    3. Set the volume to high (9+).
    4. Open on the driver door.
    Observe: Volume (actual and UI) drops to about the 2 level.
    5. Close the driver door.
    Observe: Volume returns to high level (9+).

    Me likee.
     
  2. dadaleus

    dadaleus 4GETOIL P85#S70,FdrX,S85D

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    Yea, they added that in one of the firmware updates. Pretty cool.
     
  3. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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  4. Arnold Panz

    Arnold Panz Model Sig 304, VIN 542

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    It's awesome. Very clever.
     
  5. srram

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    This was working for a week, but somehow got disabled - anyone else see this? I don't know how to fix it
     
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    Mine has not been working for at least a month ... I figured it was tied to some other random issues I have had but if there are more people with it maybe not.
     
  7. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Isn't there a setting for this? I'll check next time I'm in the car.
     
  8. srram

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    Pretty sure there's not setting, I've looked everywhere for it
     
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    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

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    I find this feature very annoying, and I wish I could turn it off. Sometimes I'm working around the car or on the car cleaning it or something and when I open the door the volume goes down. I wish it would stay the same. I have to go in the car and turn the volume back up. really annoying.
     
  11. EdA

    EdA Model S P-2540

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    Yeah, I'm not sure what this feature is trying to prevent.

    I pick up my mail from a "rural-style" mailbox on the way home from work.
    I want to hear the music, etc. when I step out for the 20 seconds or so it takes to
    retrieve the mail.

    I will say I rarely venture into the 9+ range.
     
  12. kevincwelch

    kevincwelch Active Member

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    not sure why this feature exists either. It certainly isn't protecting your hearing since as soon as you close the door (with you in it), it goes back up.

    Maybe it is to prevent noise pollution outside the car as a courtesy to others???

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  13. Kaivball

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    Yes, it's to prevent blaring your sound outside the car when you open your door.

    Sometimes you don't even realize how loud it is until you open your door in a quiet outside area.

    Tis is one of my favorite features.
     
  14. yobigd20

    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

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    but what if I want to pollute the environment with noise that would make other people turn their heads and look at "me me me me me me me" ??? FAIL. :cursing:
     
  15. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    Roll your window down. :rolleyes: (roll your eyes up)
     
  16. kevincwelch

    kevincwelch Active Member

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    Because if you didn't, no one would hear the model S coming by...:)

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  17. kevincwelch

    kevincwelch Active Member

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    If you are alone in the woods, does the Model S make a sound?

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  18. mknox

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    It just seems weird to me. I don't really care one way or the other, but I wouldn't miss it if the "feature" wasn't there. With the windows down, I'm sure just as much sound goes outside the car anyway...
     
  19. JerryNycom

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    Wish I could tell the car to stay in "aux mode" so when I wax my car I enjoy listening to music. I have to close the doors, roll the windows down and "reach in" to touch screen to wake the car up. Seems weird...no? Any other suggestions?
     
  20. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    I haven't found a workaround for this either. :(
     

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