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Hazard lights switch in final interior?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by EvanLin, May 30, 2017.

  1. EvanLin

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    #1 EvanLin, May 30, 2017
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    As far as I heard before, MS kept hazard switch as a physical button due to regulations.

    If this is correct, maybe we can expect a more finished interior (smoother transition) around the 15" LCD, while many people concerned about the extrusion.
     
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    Do you have a source for that?
     
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    Interesting. Thanks!
     
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  5. daniel

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    The hazard light button absolutely needs to be a physical button so that if the car is non-functional and the touch screen does not work, you can still operate the hazard lights. I am certain that Tesla has thought of this and will have the button.
     
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    Interesting. It sure wasn't there in the alphas.
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    Is this really a regulation? It makes sense but I've never seen anything saying it was law even if it is standard practice. If so I guess this would be the only physical button in the car?

    Well I guess there are the window controls.
     
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    I would assume it will be on the center console probably below the screen. Seems logical place to me. While probably perfectly legal location to have it above the windshield, I think that would be extremely unusual. I don't believe I've seen any vehicle that has it somewhere other than in the center console or middle dash area.
     
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    I don't see any specifics on the switch location in the vehicle lighting regulations 49CFR 571.108, but there might be another regulation(s) that specify it. I couldn't find anything though.

    The S and X only have physical buttons for the hazards and glovebox, I assume 3 will be the same.
     
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    The closest I can see is FMVSS S.5.5.5 that the hazard switch be an independent switch.
     
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    It could be built into the turn signal switch or on the steering column. Have seen it integrated into the turn signal switch this way when you use the turn signal it turns the hazards off. Lots of places they can put the switch.
     
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    It could be placed on the steering wheel since so many folks seem to want more buttons on it. lol
     
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    #13 Dynastar, Jun 1, 2017
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    If they put the switch somewhere besides the dash or turn signal stalk it would appear to be unprecedented, I can't find any references to other cars having the switch in oddball locations. It wouldn't be the first time that Tesla tweeked convention for design reasons. For instance the Model S seat belt release buttons match the interior color in the USA, where most car companies just use orange since it's required in the EU. The airbag warnings on the sun visors are also minimized to make them as pretty as possible.
     
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    They have been all over the place. I recall a car with the switch BEHIND the steering wheel on the steering column. About as inconvenient as place as can be imagined.

    Thank you kindly.
     
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    Even if it's not regulation, you don't want to not have access to hazard lights in the event that some other system is rebooting and screens or voice recognition don't work. It's very unlikely this isn't an independent and physical button in some way.
     
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    Yeah, now that I think about, I do recall some vehicles had/have it on the steering column behind the wheel. Don't remember make/model but do remember coming across that in the past.
     
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    Yeah, definitely could just be on the column behind the wheel like in this photo. Granted I doubt Tesla would do this obnoxious red color for the entire button.

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    So.. where's the button?
     
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    Between the sun visors, above the inside rear view mirror.
     
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