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(non)Spare parts

Discussion in 'Model S' started by E-Ryc, Oct 22, 2019.

  1. E-Ryc

    E-Ryc Member

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    Hi all,
    I just want to share my frustration, there is nothing any of us can do.
    I lost the piece of rubber which covers parking sensor in wheel arch. I went to Tesla to order one and the outcome is it's not possible. It doesn't exist as spare part, the only way is to order the complete wheel arch. What's wrong with having a part which is not even fixed to the car and holds in place basically by friction (groove). Let's continue pretending being "eco" and not wasting resources! No thanks, I'm going to solve using duct tape... The bitter after-taste stays...
     
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    Looks like they are correct. When checking the parts catalog, they don't show a part number for that rubber piece. Looks to be part of the entire assembly. Screen Shot 2019-10-22 at 9.19.49 AM.png
     
  3. PWlakewood

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    Did you check with anyone thats parting out an S
     
  4. E-Ryc

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    @zanary yeah, it's the picture the guy had at SC. I'm just not getting why it can't be available - it's like changing complete wheel when valve cap gets lost.
    @PWlakewood It's still quite rare to see even functional one here ;)
     
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  5. PWlakewood

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    It still wouldn't hurt to PM the ones who are parting one out. Might find what you need
     
  6. aerodyne

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    May I suggest Gorrilla brand tape while you are looking for a used arch or the specific missing part...

    FWIW, I lost the gasket on my charge port. Tesla would not replace this minor part, but insisted on replacing the whole charge port door. It was done under warranty.

    As frustrating as these things are, keep in mind that many parts, like brake pads, rarely need replacement. The Tesla has a lot less waste due to replacement parts than an ICE car...
     
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    this and yellow screen should be in news. Really no one here has any links to reporters or news channels?
     
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  8. aerodyne

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    I think that would be not as productive as showing up at the next shareholder meeting....and making your voice heard in a positive way.
     
  9. Uncle Paul

    Uncle Paul Well-Known Member

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    Almost all manufacturers sell replacement parts in modules.

    As per your example, you can only buy a complete valve stem. Are not able to just buy the case, the spring, the gasket, the little valve, even the cap....gotta by the whole valve. You can, however, purchase the cap separately, but only aftermarket.
     
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    bmah Moderator, Model S/X, California Forums

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    Hi;
    I needed some tesla copper busbars which re coated with orange insulator.

    Thnk you tesla-battery-bus-bar-positive-to-negitive.jpg
     

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