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Locking Glove Box?!? Valet Mode?

JerryNycom

Member
Nov 6, 2012
503
2
New York
Do you think its possible, by software, to LOCK the glovebox by security code? I say this cause I hate valeting my MS knowing that in my glovebox is all my "Stuff". While they are at it why not also make a "Valet Mode". You know, limit speed, no web browsing, changing settings, erasing presets, all the stuff any valet would love to fool with. Just a thought for us folks that valet a lot, especially in NYC.
 

bkenchan

Member
Sep 1, 2011
70
1
South San Francisco, CA
I also agree with this. There should be a way to lock these.

I would really like the frunk and glove box to be locked. The frunk because I don't want people to close my hood to create even more damage to my already creased hood.
 

NoMoGas

Supporting Member
Do you think its possible, by software, to LOCK the glovebox by security code? I say this cause I hate valeting my MS knowing that in my glovebox is all my "Stuff". While they are at it why not also make a "Valet Mode". You know, limit speed, no web browsing, changing settings, erasing presets, all the stuff any valet would love to fool with. Just a thought for us folks that valet a lot, especially in NYC.

Depends. If it's hard wired to the switch then no. The trunk and frunk should be a no brainer, but the glove box could be more difficult.
 

markb1

Active Member
Feb 17, 2012
3,034
640
San Diego, CA
Depends. If it's hard wired to the switch then no. The trunk and frunk should be a no brainer, but the glove box could be more difficult.

You can't really lock the trunk or frunk. The trunk because it's not really a trunk, but rather it is accessible by just reaching over the back seat. The frunk because their is a lever to open it, located below the glove box.

Agree that the glove box may or may not be lockable, depending on how it's wired.
 

sp4rk

Banned
Apr 25, 2012
1,219
3
Schaumburg, IL
You can't really lock the trunk or frunk. The trunk because it's not really a trunk, but rather it is accessible by just reaching over the back seat. The frunk because their is a lever to open it, located below the glove box.

Agree that the glove box may or may not be lockable, depending on how it's wired.
Really? I'll have to go look! When it warms up!
 

rjcbox

Member
Sep 4, 2013
543
189
PA, USA
Do you think its possible, by software, to LOCK the glovebox by security code? I say this cause I hate valeting my MS knowing that in my glovebox is all my "Stuff". While they are at it why not also make a "Valet Mode". You know, limit speed, no web browsing, changing settings, erasing presets, all the stuff any valet would love to fool with. Just a thought for us folks that valet a lot, especially in NYC.

All good ideas. Let's add a front camera and remote access to camera views. Being able to remotely limit speed would do well for recovery of a Model S if ever stolen.
 

ken830

Model S 85, Model 3 Performance
Jun 19, 2012
1,111
365
San Carlos, CA
Locking the glovebox should be possible. I've always suspected that when the key is not in/near the car, and the car is "locked", then the glovebox button should be disabled, but I've never actually tested this out. However, back when I first received the car, one of my coworkers was rapidly pressing the glove box release button over and over and over again. After a few seconds, the release actuator eventually stopped responding, so it is definitely under some type of control and not just a dumb hard-wired switch.
 

bigdomer

Member
Feb 17, 2014
180
5
Franklin, TN
I just thought about this the other day. So there is essentially no way to secure items in the frunk or glove box when car is in for service, with valet, etc? That seems like a big security miss to me.
 

Johan

Ex got M3 in the divorce, waiting for EU Model Y!
Feb 9, 2012
7,477
9,594
Drammen, Norway
I'd like it lockable. To quote Jay-Z from 99 problems:

"[Officer]: do mind if I look around the car a little bit?
[Jay]: Well, the glove compartment's locked, so is the trunk in the back. I know my rights so you 'gon need a warrant for that."
 

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