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Frunk/Froot problem

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by raynewman, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. raynewman

    raynewman Member

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    Shut the front lid on an esky that was just a little too big. Lid caught on the first catch but wouldn't shut far enough for the second catch.

    Problem was: It wouldn't open either from the fob or screen. The screen indicated it was already open.

    Eventually sat on it and used the fob to open it (I guess it was shut enough with my weight to indicate closed.)

    All this with a bride waiting...
     
  2. NovoCasGreeny

    NovoCasGreeny Member

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    You moonlighting Ray?
     
  3. raynewman

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    Nah - was a favour and some Bollinger.
     
  4. Mark E

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    Can you reach the manual release - next to the latch.
     
  5. raynewman

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    Didn't try - too pushed for time... :eek:
     
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    Esky = cooler box??

    Anyway you need to close it first to open. So be careful not putting things too big in the frunk. Your resolution was correct.
     
  7. Ingineer

    Ingineer Electrical Engineer

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    If this happens again, just take a little load off the latch and hit the release again. If there is too much force on the latch mechanism, sometimes it cannot release.
     
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    Apparently. See Esky
     
  9. Dborn

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    Ray, what month was your model S? My signature, September 2014 build has a manual release as follows:- remove nosecone, facing the car on the left is a cable with a metal "T" piece around 2 cm long looking at you. Tug on it and the froot will pop. It is NOT present on a 2015 dual motor build around October.
    Does your froot latch with a double " U" shaped catch on the froot lid or only one? If one then you probably don't have this cable. Tesla have been subtly changing stuff like this over time. Also, my car has the jumper posts behind the nose cone, but the dual motor I mentioned does NOT. The negative terminal was there but not the positive. Not sure what they have done with that!!
     
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  10. raynewman

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    Mine was finished 31 Dec 2014 (US Time). The following two photos show the lid and the emergency opener; learn something every day :)
    IMG_20160815_093057.jpg IMG_20160815_093111.jpg
     
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    Yep. EXACTLY what I was describing!
     
  12. raynewman

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    Off topic but are you at the X do next week?
     
  13. Dborn

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    No, was not invited.:(
     
  14. raynewman

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    That's a bummer.
     
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    When I compared my car (Dec 2014) to Dainis's newer P85D (Dec 2015) at the Hunter Valley EV Festival I noticed that his doesn't have the double latches like ours. Just the bigger front one.
    So it may not happen with newer cars although does that mean that ours have extra safety with the double latch?

    I didn't photograph explicitly but you can see the difference in the two photos.
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  16. Dborn

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    Mike, that's correct. I think the safety aspect is the same, but he won't have that pull cable, but you almost certainly will. Also, you will have the jumper posts.
    Further, the fuse box noted in the manual will be on your car but the later car has a different box which bears no relation to that in the manual!! On the other hand, the 12v battery is easier to access in the later car than on ours.
     

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