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Flickering Headlights?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Dante, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Dante

    Dante Member

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    So for the last 2 days, it's been a bit on the colder side (approaching -10C) and I park in a covered but not heated garage. (No idea if temp is a contributor). When I turn on the car, as I'm driving out of the parking garage, the headlights start flashing/flickering for a few seconds randomly. First day I thought it was a light in the garage that was going to go bad, but the lights in the garage are not that bright, so I'm fairly certain it's my headlights. Never done this before, but now it's 2 days in a row. Wondering if anyone else has had this issue? (For those that say call service, service is 2hrs away, and it's not exactly easy to schedule appointments when they are M-F 8-4).

    Thanks for any advice!
     
  2. kwest2

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    Same the past couple days. Not the first bout of cold here either, but first time I've noticed it.
     
  3. pcons

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    Interesting....I 'thought' I saw this today when summoning the car out of my garage this morning. I didn't think too much of it, but then your post is going to make me look closer next time I do it. It was -8C today, so similar to the temp you reported. For what its worth, it was the front passenger headlight I noticed flickering.
     
  4. beantownrich

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    I had it too, but for me I thought it was cold combined with 2018.50 I submitted a bug report and just assume they'll work this shtuff out eventually.
     
  5. jill

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    The other morning it was -6c. The door handles & charging port flap of Zsa Zsa( my sassy but classy model 3-:)) at first would not open. After about 10 minutes they both functioned. There were no noticeable issues with the headlights; I will check for flickering going forward.
     
  6. iluvmacs

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    Same here, started on a much colder day than it had been previously. I called service and I'm supposed to hear back from the mobile team shortly. Seems very odd to me as an electrical engineer that this could be a firmware issue...
     
  7. brobinson

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    Happened to me for the first time yesterday too! It's definitely been colder this week then it has during winter so far.
     
  8. Dante

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    Interesting that it seems to be a common issue. Here I was thinking I was alone! Well hopefully this means it’s an OTA fix and not a bring to service to have stuff changed fix... going on day 3 with it happening about 30 seconds after I head on my way back home from work.
     
  9. ecarfan

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    As a neurophysiologist, I can tell you that random flickering — not a steady frequency — will not induce an epileptic seizure. So you’re safe. :cool: And the thread title is inaccurate...
     
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  10. blake99111

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    I’ve seen similar symptoms in my M3P. On mornings when it’s really cold and less than ~25* F, my low beam lights will flicker for a few minutes, seemingly until things “warm up”
     
  11. Mironski

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    Same, headlights blinking for a minute or so when departing, cold weather (-15C). Funny tough trying to do a "Bug Report Headlight blinking" with the voice command to Tesla. Repeated many time before having a good results. The "Québécois" accent is not helping :)
     
  12. BlueWRXPride

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    Same here, not sure if it's good to know or not that I'm not the only one. But it does seem like it could be only after the new 2018.50 firmware.
     
  13. hokiewalrus

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    I saw it last night when it was -6 C out but I thought it was my imagination. Now I'm gonna be watching like a hawk for it to happen again.
     
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    Noticed this on mine last night. Just got the 2018.50 update yesterday so it’s probably due to that.
     
  15. Dante

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    Hahahaha. I was trying to be funny. No epilepsy here ;) But good to know I won't induce seizures in anyone as I leave work.
     
  16. bd7349

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    I believe this is an issue with 2018.50. Mine started flickering right after the update and overall this build of the software has been much more buggy than previous versions. I've had the screen freeze up twice so far this week, prior to 2018.50 it never happened once and I drive a lot so I would've noticed. Hopefully a new update will be pushed next week to fix these issues.
     
  17. sir_log_alot

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    Same here, been extra cold here too.
     
  18. McFlurri

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    might as well add my voice to this. Same here on 2018.50. last night!
     
  19. cleveland97

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    Same here - had the car for almost 4 months and saw this for the first time last night as I was pulling INTO the garage in cold weather.
     
  20. Guest

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    Last 2 nights I've noticed it pulling into the garage. Pulled out the phone tonight, of course, by the time I got to recording I got about 2 seconds of it then it was fine... I will be reporting it if I see it again.
     

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