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Model 3 Teardown - What's under the Frunk?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Ingineer, Feb 16, 2018.

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  1. Ingineer

    Ingineer Electrical Engineer

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    I'm working on some videos showing how the M3 is put together. Here are my 1st two:


    This is a timelapse of the 1st one:


    More to come...
     
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  2. BigD0g

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    Finally, someone to tear into it, would love to see some AP2.5 pics / water cooling / pin outs etc. =).
     
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    With the radiator laid back the way it is, a minor front end accident is going to be much less likely to damage critical cooling system components.
     
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    No cabin filter at all? Hopefully one inside, it's been a while since I've had a filterless car. We get a lot of pollen here in season and it's bad enough what comes in just opening the doors much less sucking it in via circulating "fresh" air. :(
     
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    The owners manual that popped up back in November mentions this, hopefully that'll help you combat cedar fever etc.
     
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  6. MP3Mike

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    No fuses? Wow!
     
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    Interesting!
    I would like to see a video of the watercooled computers :)
     
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    I'm glad to see that they took additional steps to make the AC more quiet. My Model S is embarrassingly loud when the AC is on, despite two service visits when it was under warranty.
     
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    Cabin filter will most likely be accessible from in the cabin on the output side of the blower like many other vehicles.
     
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  10. BigD0g

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    No, it most definitely has fuses, it's just they are solid state.
     
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    Excellent, thanks @Ingineer

    What's the black plastic box behind the 12V battery immediately left of the silver body controller/power distribution box? It has "TESLA" imprinted in to it.
     
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    Are they fuses or are they circuit breakers? (Aren't fuses always one-time use?)
     
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    With enough current, anything is a fuse.
     
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    Interesting. I'm really curious about the no fuses part - do we have any details about what they are using for short circuit protection on the 12V side?
     
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    @Ingineer Thank you, exactly the info that I have been looking for.
     
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  17. EV-lutioin

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    Is this the cabin filter? This is the little door at the top of the glove box. Notice the white material in the back.

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  18. RayK

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    On my BMW E46 it's accessible from under the hood, up near the windshield. IMHO, a filter should only be put on the intake of an air con system.
     
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  19. jelloslug

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    If it's after the blower, it will filter all the time, not just when it comes in from outside. That's particularly useful after a heavy Mexican meal...
     
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    Agreed, I have visions of crud caked on the ducts and fan blades. :/
     

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