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My credit card fell in the center console and now I can't get it out!!!

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by ngeadah, May 19, 2018.

  1. ngeadah

    ngeadah Member

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    Hi All,

    Just had my first terrible experience with Tesla's interior design. Most likely my mistake but this has never happened to me in the dozen other cars I've owned over the years.

    So I placed a credit card directly on the center console cover (the smooth part that slides in and out). Upon braking, the card slid forward and into the tiny slot that separates the console cover from the actual console body (it's hard to describe). So I thought, no big deal, the card is probably in the center console storage area - well guess what it's not!!! I'm pretty sure the card ended up in the portion of the center console "in front" of the storage area (which is not reachable) or jammed in between the console cover and the storage section. Either way I am not able to retrieve it and it would take some major disassembly of the center console to get to it.

    At this point I'm letting it be, but it was a terribly frustrating experience.

    </end_rant>
     
  2. hiroshiy

    hiroshiy Supporting Member

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    There's a cubby above the console. With two fingers put pressure downward from both sides, then the cubby drops and you can easily remove it. Now you have easy access to the back of the console. Hope this helps. You can put the cubby back by sliding it back there and apply upward force to settle two metal clips. I did that more than ten times and it's easy and not breakable.
     
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  3. cdub

    cdub Future Model 3 owner / Current original Leaf owner

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    Time to stop using credit cards then. This is a sign. ;)
     
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  4. ngeadah

    ngeadah Member

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    Wow could you explain that in a little more detail. Sounds exactly like what I need to do. Thank you soon much!
     
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  6. trm2

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    I hate to break it to you, but that isn’t how you charge the battery.:D
     
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  7. tomas

    tomas Only partially psycho

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    I can help. Plz send all the info on the card: name, number, expiration, code#. I will get you a new one. I promise!
     
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  8. Corsair

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    Credit cards falling into central console chasm seem to be a common occurrence ... Tesla should add a brush ledge to stop thin objects from slipping through.
     
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  9. hiroshiy

    hiroshiy Supporting Member

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    I think @Need 's photo above explained well. It is scary for the first time to drop the cubby but believe me it's easy!
     
  10. Need

    Need Active Member

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    Thanks but those are not my photos. I just remember reading the exact same thing on the MX forum so I linked it. :)

    And now that Tesla does not refurbish CPOs, that would be the first place you go look to dig for treasures after you bought a CPO! LOL. Who knows, you might find a few hundred dollars bills....
     
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  11. lloyds

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    It happened to me on my X. I ended up bringing my car into service (for unrelated issue) and asked if they can get it out for me. Upon picking up the car, my cc was placed in cupholder. They did have to disassemble some parts to get to it.
     

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