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Is there UV protection on all Tesla S windshields?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by tomjonesrocks, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. tomjonesrocks

    tomjonesrocks Member

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    Hi - I recently picked up a 2013 P85 and am trying to figure out if it does or doesn't have the UV protection.

    I'm asking because 1) some posts suggest there could be some S models without it and 2) I'm looking to hardwire a radar detector - which apparently won't work if the windshield has this.

    Any help appreciated - thanks!
     
  2. chillaban

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    In general, all pre-AP2 vehicles have such a coated windshield. You can tell by placing some water on the windshield and seeing if it gives off a purple hue near the water droplets.
    Post-AP2, most cars do not have coated windshield but I've seen some that do as well.
     
  3. tomjonesrocks

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    Interesting. I'll try the water trick. Will have to read if this eliminates *all* radar detectors, or merely makes the one I currently own useless..
     
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    It would make ALL in-cabin radar detectors nearly useless if you have such a windshield. They will pick up a strong point-blank signal but will not warn you adequately for long range or indirect targeting (ambush) scenarios.
     
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  5. tomjonesrocks

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    Gave a "like" for the helpful reply - not great news though :)
     

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