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Model 3 Emergency Response Guide

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by kengchang, Sep 22, 2017.

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  1. kengchang

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    #1 kengchang, Sep 22, 2017
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    Thanks!
     
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    most information i've gotten about the 3 yet.
     
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  4. Zepp

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    From the image on page 9, it looks like the Model 3 comes with 4 piston brake calipers in the front, similar to the Model S (unless the images are semi-generic)?
     
  5. Trips

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    Interesting to see that to pop the Frunk you will need a jumper pack or a 12 volt battery. Also is says that the rear doors to not have a manual release. I wonder if they put one behind the speaker grill.
     
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  6. Saghost

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    Yeah, that was definitely a creative way of opening the Frunk.
     
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    Also if the 12V battery is still alive, then manual opening using a jumper pack won't work, you have to go through the touch screen. I wonder if there could be an issue if the screen is inaccessible (for example broken).
     
  8. kengchang

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    There's an App for that :D:D
     
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    Does it say that? I think the 12 volt creates a separate circuit bypassing the battery. The whole purpose of the safety frunk release is for when you can't get to the interior. So if the cars battery is dead or not the frunk will open.
     
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    That is a great solution for the whole "front trunk is not secured" issue that people first noticed with the MX but that the MS also has, with no downsides that I can think of.

    Also, I see that the M3 has a second first-responders loop to cut out high-voltage (in the rear right pillar). Does the MS and MX also have it ? I don't recall seeing it.
    [Edit :] Neither the MS nor the MX have it.
     
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    I also interpret that as the frunk is not accessible via the exterior method as long as the 12v power is on. This is a great security improvement over the S and X and I am quite happy about that.

    There is also confirmation on page 31 that the trunk has an exterior button. I think some were worried that the app would be the only way to open the trunk while outside the car.
     
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    Great, now the world knows how to bust into an M3 Frunk :rolleyes:
     
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    My money is on 4 piston fixed caliper Brembo's in the front and floating single piston calipers in the back. Brembo opened a Mexican plant to produce for Tesla and others.

    Tesla brake mfg. Brembo opens up new factory in Mexico to localize supply
     
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    Yup. First you wait for the 12V battery to die, then you can apply power to the pins (you did see the part where it won't work if the car has 12V power, right?)

    Seems pretty secure, considering an average rock will let you into the cabin whether the battery is dead or not.
     
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    The first step would be to open the frunk and disable the 12v supply. Then you can close the frunk and use the external power connection to break into the frunk and steal everything.
     
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    That looks like the rear wheel.. and is a floating single piston caliper like 03DSG predicted from what i can see.
     
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    #19 03DSG, Sep 23, 2017
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    That's definitely the generic floating single piston rear brake caliper. The fronts are fixed 4 piston Brembo's.
    This is the front Brembo:

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    Awesome!
     

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