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New chime sound when entering the car: what's that?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by artsci, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. artsci

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    Since I had my car serviced a few weeks ago I now get a chime kind of sound when I open the door and put my butt in the seat. This is definitely new. Anyone know what this is all about?
     
  2. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    No idea, but if it happened in my car I'd assume it was the "go on a diet" alert.
     
  3. Panacea

    Panacea TSLA Shareholder/Believer

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    LOL. Is that part of the tech package?
     
  4. artsci

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    Not for me:) Weight on target for age and height.

    Its more like a bell or whistle than a chime. Strange.
     
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    Two beeps?
    Your jeans tighter than usual? I've found that you can accidentally activate a button on the keyfob as you're getting in/out which will sound a two-beep alert (IIRC) since the door is ajar.
     
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    Aah. That's the last firware mini update. It's a christmas special, will be removed with the first update in 2014. Listen carefully. Jingle bells?
     
  7. artsci

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    The key fob is always around my neck but maybe my winter jacket is putting pressure on it when the fob is under it. Now that I think about it this started happening when the weather got cold and I started wearing the heavier coat.
     
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    Do you have an update to install? I've seen that when an update message is waiting.
     
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    No active updates. Cinergi was right. I think it was inadvertent press of the key fob by my heavy coat. When it warmed up today I put on a lighter jacked and there was no such sound on ingress.
     
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    I noticed this as well. It happened primarily when wearing tighter jeans (I keep the fob on my key ring in my pocket). One a couple occasions the windows all rolled down and I didn't know why... until I realized the fob was being pressed.
     
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    It's the latest hardware upgrade: whoopee cushion.
     
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    funny enough, I find that if I leave the fob in my pocket while in my house, I come out to the garage and all the windows have rolled down. I'm not sure how I'm pressing and holding the unlock button, but I imagine it's easier to do with Pete's fob pocket. I'm gald I park in the garage, because to do that with the car outside could invite mischief, animals, and unwanted weather.
     

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