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OEM front towing hook is the wrong size!

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by nsrg, Dec 31, 2019.

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Does your towing hook fit?

  1. Yes, I tested it

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  2. No, why does Elon hate me so much?

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  1. nsrg

    nsrg New Member

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    I was stuck in the snow today, my fault completely, but I was very disappointed to find that the OEM front towing hook (located under the frunk liner) doesn't fit the female screw-in receptacle! Bizarre, but I worked on it for 10 minutes, multiple adults attempted, and it was lined up appropriately (not cross-threaded). I could see just fine. The male screw-in portion of the hook is very obviously too large for the female receiving end on the car. As a result, my car remains stranded.

    I'll contact tesla about this, but I suggest others test theirs now before finding out it doesn't work later! I'm obviously very disappointed.
     
  2. untilcomplete

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    Did you try turning it counter clockwise?
     
  3. nsrg

    nsrg New Member

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    oh ***. Is this really the way to do it? I'm not near the car for a long time, is this the answer? I probably need to forfeit my car and look at tricycles.
    This thread may contribute as well Towing Screw-Eye, Can't get it to screw in

    Take home: likely counter-clockwise, and likely first couple attempts will require dramatic force.
    Any idea why these are counter clockwise? I did not have any internet/phone service to learn about this where I was stranded.
     

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