TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC
Start a Discussionhttps://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/tags/

Is it worth it - Lost Credit Card in centre console

Discussion in 'Model X' started by ztaylor, Sep 2, 2017.

Tags:
  1. ztaylor

    ztaylor Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2017
    Messages:
    43
    Location:
    Vancouver BC Canada
    I put my credit card on the sliding centre console and I assume it slipped down the back.

    Worth pulling it apart or just order a new card?
     
  2. Pwdr Extreme

    Pwdr Extreme Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2016
    Messages:
    171
    Location:
    Bozeman, MT
    The bottom of the cubby hole above the center console easily pops down which gives you good access to reach behind the the sliding door of the lower console with the lid in the closed position.

    I lost a check in that same spot awhile ago and called my service center who told me it was really easy to do.
     
    • Informative x 3
    • Like x 1
  3. SMAlset

    SMAlset Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2017
    Messages:
    1,623
    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    Remember post of guy who had gone to ATM and had a bunch of $20s which he put down on center console along with wallet. Couldn't find the bills and they had slipped into the console too.

    Pwdr Extreme did SvC mean easy to lose stuff there oe easy to retrieve? We will check out that cubby in case this happens to us.
     
  4. phatteus

    phatteus Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2015
    Messages:
    18
    Location:
    NYC, USA
    I lost a harder to replace card and it got deep. I had to get some 10inch surgeon pliers off Amazon after pulling off all the leather clad panels to reach up in there. If you can just order a new card, do that :)
     
    • Funny x 1
  5. Graffi

    Graffi Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2017
    Messages:
    223
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Lost my ID card to get into Naval Hospital to pick up my wife just outside the gate one day. I usually pull it out of wallet just before I get there and hold it until I am through the gate. That day I set it down on the closed center console to move something else and had to make a hard brake when someone ahead of us stopped. Needless to say the ID card slid forward and into "Neverland". I called the service center to find out how to get it out and they told me to just get a new ID card. Fortunately our daughter was in the car with me going to get wife from work. Also the guard on duty in my lane was the same one who that morning told me "Nice Car, I am jealous" to which I replied "Me too, it is my wife's car." Needless to say he just waved me through. The next morning when I took my wife to work I had to go to the ID office to get a replacement. Much easier than trying to get inside of the forward part of the center console.
     
  6. yeti

    yeti Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2016
    Messages:
    42
    Location:
    New York
    I thought I was I was only one who lost a credit card there! I ordered a new card after I couldn't figure out how to remove the console (and I wasn't a hundred percent sure the console had eaten up my card). Interestingly, the card that I lost in the Tesla was only a few days old and had replaced a card that was stolen...
     
  7. ztaylor

    ztaylor Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2017
    Messages:
    43
    Location:
    Vancouver BC Canada
    Thanks a lot! Popped right off and there was the card!

    Cheers
     
    • Like x 2
  8. ToddS

    ToddS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2017
    Messages:
    241
    Location:
    Jupiter, FL
    Although I haven't lost anything there yet, can someone post a video? TIA
     
  9. ztaylor

    ztaylor Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2017
    Messages:
    43
    Location:
    Vancouver BC Canada
    Ill try and do one, basically all your do is put your fingers in the cubby below the screen and push down firmly. The tray just pops out and you have access to the area where the top of the centre console slides.
     
  10. MinionBlob

    MinionBlob Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2017
    Messages:
    14
    Location:
    Virginia
    It's a good thing Autonomous Driving is not yet enabled, otherwise I would have suggested to check whether the X had gone shopping while you were sleeping...:D
     
    • Funny x 1
  11. Pwdr Extreme

    Pwdr Extreme Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2016
    Messages:
    171
    Location:
    Bozeman, MT
    It really is easy to access, it seems counterintuitive to pull apart the cubby above the area that you lost the items in, but that is exactly what you do. The reason being that it is open on the top side in front of the sliding door, removing the cubby tray allows you room to reach your hand in front of the closed sliding door and you can then reach down into the compartment.

    Service said it is both easy to lose items and easy to access them when you do.
     
  12. Z06_ATTACK

    Z06_ATTACK Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2017
    Messages:
    10
    Location:
    McKinney, TX
    Came across this thread when I had this exact issue - replying with some pictures so it can help the next person. I had previously lost a check that slid down and back behind. I tried everything from rulers, to vaccum cleaners to try to get it out. Until I found this thread:

    Press down on the tray below the nav screen, there is a tab both left and right. It will take some force. I did one side at a time.
    20171216_114013.jpg 20171216_114018.jpg
    Then slide the tray out towards you.
    20171216_113912.jpg
    You can then see thru to the back and reach to get your paper, CC, etc that has fallen behind.
    20171216_113927.jpg
    Putting it back is simple, there are back tabs on the tray to insert easily into backside, then pop the tray back up into position on the left and right clips.
     
    • Informative x 6
    • Like x 2
    • Love x 1
  13. SMAlset

    SMAlset Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2017
    Messages:
    1,623
    Location:
    SF Bay Area

    Thanks for the photos. I know at some point this will come in handy :). Seeing the tabs on the tray helps visualize the whole removal part. It's those hidden parts that sometimes can get tricky if you don't know how they are configured.
     
  14. vandacca

    vandacca ReActive Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2014
    Messages:
    3,283
    Location:
    Hamilton
    I wonder if this Topfit Accessory would prevent cards from sliding into the abyss? At this price I'm not sure I'd buy one for myself, but if I get one for xmas, I'll let you know what I think.
    [​IMG]
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


    SUPPORT TMC