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Lock & unlock wheels by touch screen

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by Pepe, Jun 18, 2015.

  1. Pepe

    Pepe Member

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    To avoid steal wheels, my Tesla DS in Italy wrote me:
    “In addition to the 5 nuts, each wheel of the Model S (70D) is provided by another nut connected to the wheel hub. Therefore, to remove a wheel, in addition to unscrew the 5 usual nuts, you should unlock the additional nut through a specific touch-screen button.”

    I didn't found it on user manual.
    Could someone tell me if is true?

    My Model S 70D will be delivered late July

    PS: I apologize for my poor English
     
  2. Max*

    Max* Autopilot != Autonomous

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    I haven't seen that in my US car, but that would be pretty cool!
     
  3. apacheguy

    apacheguy Sig 255, VIN 320

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    Is wheel stealing commonplace in Italy?
     
  4. Max*

    Max* Autopilot != Autonomous

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    Wheel stealing is commonplace everywhere!

    My friend had his OEM rims/tires stolen from his nissan maxima years ago (the car was left on cinder blocks)
     
  5. apacheguy

    apacheguy Sig 255, VIN 320

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    Wow, never heard of or even thought about it until now. Never come across a car jacked up on cinder blocks without its wheels either.
     
  6. Drucifer

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    Something to think about. The rim and tire set on my Model S costs more than any of the first 5 cars I owned.
     
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    I had an integra with its wheels replaced by cinder blocks and the seats taken too! It was left <1 block from the Police station....I think we have some crooked cops ;>


    this from the OP is interesting and the first I've heard but S' change constantly
     
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    20 years ago I lived in Germany and planned a driving tour of Italy. Rental car agencies would not rent cars for travel to the East Block or Italy.
     
  9. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

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    To get to the OP's question, I'm guessing this is just a matter of something that got lost in translation somewhere.
     
  10. kuttakamina

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    I have not heard of wheels being unlocked via a touch screen.
    The best you can do is get a key, which is a special set of 4 lugnuts that you need a key to open with.
    In reality, that key offers very little protection. Wheel theives just break the key in about 5 minutes.
    Long story short, you really can't do much about this problem. Yup totally sucks, especially for 21" wheel owners.
     
  11. Pepe

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  12. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    OP: I don't believe this option exists and I cannot envision how such a thing could be implementet except at substantial cost. I think what he is talking about is "Jack mode" where the auto leveling of the air suspension is disabled, which is important to do before changing wheels. This is done on the toch screen.
     

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