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Manually Fold Mirror Button Missing?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Joelgjr, May 1, 2018.

  1. Joelgjr

    Joelgjr Member

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    Nov 2017 MS. According to my manual I should manually fold the mirrors by hitting the button between the left adjust and right adjust buttons. However, on my car there’s no button there. I also can’t find it in any of the menus. What am I missing?
     

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  2. pkodali

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    Wow, thats a new one. Probably have to get the switch replaced
     
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  3. croman

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    Can you push the thing between the mirror selectors? I can see the symbol for mirror fold isn't there on it, but it could still be a button? If not, yea, they messed up in a really odd way. Hopefully its a quick and easy fix. Ask Tesla for a year of maintenance of something for your hassle.
     
  4. Joelgjr

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    Definitely tried that haha. It’s not a button, it’s just hard plastic.
     
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    yeah.. youre missing the button for sure lol
     
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    But what model doesn't have that? Like where did they get it? All Teslas have power folding mirrors right now, right?
     
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    Maybe someone grabbed the window switch from the bottom of the parts bin and it was a leftover one from the pre-folding mirror days.
     
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  8. Joelgjr

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    Sometimes Tesla really makes me shake my head. My first service call after 1.5 days of ownership of a new car :)
     
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    That looks like a switch from pre Nov 2013 Model S.
     
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  10. cartwright

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    wow, that is strange. Taking my S75 in tomorrow to get the correct headlights installed. Took a while to convince them it has the wrong ones.

    I get that they don't want to stop the factory line if they are out of parts, but it seems borderline fraudulent to deliver the car to a buyer and not disclose the substitution and schedule a time to remedy the issue when the parts are available.
     
  11. Joelgjr

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    It’s obscene. Were you the one where they delivered it without adaptive headlights?
     
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    boaterva Supporting Member

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    Yeah, how does this switch exist in new car assembly? Insane...
     
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    I have nothing productive to add to this discussion but "well, that's weird"..
     
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    Not all model S's have the folding mirror. My 2013 Model S does not. Is your car an early model used or new?

    The electronic owners manual does list things that are not in my 2013 build.
     
  15. Joelgjr

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    I purchased the car new from the inventory - it is a November 2017 build. The mirrors power fold in and out every time the car locks and unlocks.

    The electronic owners manual in my vehicle always has a *Note or something in parentheses whenever it's talking about a non-standard feature.

    Regardless, the car has power folding, auto-dimming, heated side mirrors. All these functions work.
     
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    So you just bought this car from Tesla, or was it a third party? I was wondering if this was maybe a salvage car and somebody replaced the door/switch with one from an old car...
     
  17. Joelgjr

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    The car was bought from Tesla's new inventory as a new car directly from Tesla showroom. I just called service and told them that the switch wasn't working but didn't go into detail. Waiting for a call back.

    Edit: I think you're confused because of the build date of the car. It's a model that was used as a service loaner with 3,900 miles. However, it was purchased as a new car through their new inventory program.

    Edit Edit: OMG. Is it possible the car was involved in an accident and they replaced it with the wrong part??
     
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    That's the switch from 2013 vehicles, I have one. The middle switch works, but the functionality simply turns off the left or right mirror buttons which remain on/lit until the middle button is pressed.
     
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    So, aren't folding mirrors standard? They aren't part of PUP, are they?... I still don't understand on a current (ish) car how the switch is lying around at the factory. :D

    Standard (so, WTF) :

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    @Joelgjr -- I doubt it was in an accident or whatnot, but you should investigate to be reassured. I think an old part somehow got into the assembly process and no one else noticed (Tesla's award winning Q/A) the entire time (which is even more incredible since its an inventory with mileage)).

    I bet robots just put the part in place and Tesla never actually presses the button to fold the mirror during their alleged Q/A checks (they can observe it works as you did when the car automatically does it).
     

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