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Fuse Box in Refreshed Model S

Discussion in 'Model S' started by RamshakleZ, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. RamshakleZ

    RamshakleZ Member

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    I was trying to install a dash cam in my recently delivered refreshed Model S and it looks like they redesigned the fuse box (likely to accommodate the placement of the HEPA filter system). Unfortunately, the manual still has the old fuse layout in it so I'm not 100% sure what is what. I have to go into my SC tomorrow for something else anyway so I'll ask about this.

    Needless to say... the Dash Cam didn't get installed today. :-\


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  2. mspohr

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    That's some serious duct work there (leading to the same old air inlet).
     
  3. zambono

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    I see the positive terminal for the 12v, have you found out how to get to that if there is no power and the car is locked? As in how to open the frunk when the power is out.
     
  4. RamshakleZ

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    Dropped my car off at the SC today (to fix an issue with my pano). They said they are aware that the manual has the old fuse box layout and Tesla will be sending out an updated version "soon."
     
  5. RamshakleZ

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    Hasn't crossed my mind to check they yet (haven't even had the car for a week). But, that is a good point and is something I'll try to figure out when I get it back.
     
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    Keep us posted, when I asked the guys at the store they had no clue.
     
  7. obrien28

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    Ask and you shall receive, Tesla must have other priorities than actually keeping their own manuals up to date. The devil is in the details...

    2015 fuse panels
    2015 fuses.pdf
     
  8. MMinehan

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    Can someone help me locate the cabin fuse box? The second one in the diagram supplied by obrien28? My power liftgate is not working. I can't call a ranger because I live in New Zealand (imported vehicle, Tesla is not here yet). And pictures on how to access it would be great. Thanks, Marty.
     
  9. The A List

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    Does anyone know if you install a dash cam and connect it to the fuse box of that voids any part of the warranty?

    The reason I ask is because I was at the dealership a few days ago and someone told me that if you mod the tesla logo on the back to the car, it will void your truck from warranty.

    Lastly, do you need to connect the dash cam to the fuse box in order for the parking mode to work? That's the mode when the blackvue turns on via motion sensor. I was not sure what the official name is. :)
     
  10. supratachophobia

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    What are you looking for, if I may ask?
     
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    What is also interesting is that this is the exact same fuse layout as in the 2016 Model S' that were delivered without the refresh.
     
  12. supratachophobia

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    From a brief glance, this appears to be accurate to the 2016 models as well.
     
  13. SteveW25561

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    @RamshakleZ If you're installing a dashcam, the microphone area above the rearview mirror has an easily accessible, unused in North America, connector that is perfect for the always on dashcam install. I clipped this from a thread, and this user inserted pins into the connector -- I did something similar to tap into that for my Blackvue and it works perfectly. Sorry to the owner of this picture/post: I didn't note the URL I got it from, but it's on this site somewhere:

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    @obrien28 Thanks so much for the diagram! I've been looking all over for it, and the online, and in dash manuals don't have a fuse diagram.

    In the linked file, it looks like the fuse box is flipped 180 degrees (or printed upside down). At least in my 2016 refresh S, fuse F100 is in the lower right corner as you stand in front of the car. Interestingly, F100 is also what controls the above mentioned microphone area unused connector.

    In addition, the in-cabin fuse box you show seems to indicate it's on the passenger side (assuming North American layout with left hand drive). I thought the in-cabin fuse box is on the driver's side (thus left side in NA). Am I wrong?

    FWIW I personally tapped into fuse F100 using an add-a fuse designed for Micro2 format fuses (available here: Amazon.com: Lumision FAST SHIPPING* ADD-A-CIRCUIT ATR MICRO2 FUSE-TAP Add ON DUAL CIRCUIT ADAPTER AUTO CAR TERMINAL + FUSE SET 5, 7.5, 10, 15, 20 AMPS: Electronics) -- this was to route an always-on 12V socket in my trunk so I could run a cooler if needed.

    In order to snap back down the large cover over the fuse box, I did dremel out a small notch from the COVER (I took out a tiny 4 mm wide section of the lip on the cover that mates with the fusebox) so the cover could still snap on as the positive lead snuck out. I did not cut into or mod the fuse box -- I figured the fuse box cover is way way cheaper to replace if really needed.
     
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    So has anyone located the cabin fuse box yet?
     
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    Passenger kick panel, no?
     

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