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glove box LED?

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by Rik, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. Rik

    Rik Member

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    I see a red LED lightbulb (I think) protruding upside down from the top left edge of the inside of the glove box. The red light does not work. I am curious if this light comes on when the glove box is opened on others. If so, advice on how to remove it and replace?
     
  2. hcsharp

    hcsharp Active Member

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    No LED in my glove box.
     
  3. Chillout

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    It's an alarm indicator, I believe. I've seen mine blinking
     
  4. Rik

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    I'll have to arm the car with the glove box open to see if that's the purpose. weird idea... is this to tell the burglar after she's in my car and looking for a piece of chewing gum in the glove box that she's busted?
     
  5. Chillout

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    lol, no, the glove box is locked when the alarm is on. But I do like the image you're painting :D
     
  6. jaanton

    jaanton Roadster NA #1026

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    I think this is a phototransistor not an LED. It would be related to the alarm system in that it can trigger the alarm. If someone were to drill into the glove box to not release the latch, such a device should detect the breach.

    Example (not what the Roadster actually uses - or if it does it's pure coincidence.)
    Phototransistor [3533] Sunrom Technologies
     
  7. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    I better start keeping my stash in the glove box. Seems very secure.
     
  8. bobinfla

    bobinfla S-Vin 4086 Rdstr-Vin 0019

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    I'm getting serious glove box envy, wish I had one.
     
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    wiztecy Active Member

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    Possible the Bat Phone is in there!!??

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  10. Chillout

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    I checked again, it's a red blinking led. It's blinking when the car is "off" and not locked yet.
     
  11. Rik

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    So you have left your glove box open, pulled out the keys and then it starts blinking. Again, weird! Mine does not do this. I have left the glovebox open and locked it and no light. Maybe mine is burned out.
     
  12. sethr

    sethr CPO Roadster #1089

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    Well then mine is burned out too! Can't find any sequence that makes it come on. I wonder - could it be different for the U.S. versus Europe? Some obscure regulation?
     
  13. djp

    djp Roadster 2.0 VIN939

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    I never noticed the glove box LED before. Mine flashes if the car is locked and glove box open, which makes sense as an alert. Sometimes it also flashes when the car is unlocked with no key in the ignition, but not consistently. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1407983161.435551.jpg
     
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    It is used for progamming keys.
     
  15. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    Correct. I've seen it done. It's a ludicrously complicated procedure.
     

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