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P85D: Screw on top of folding mirror arm??

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Hookmaker, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. Hookmaker

    Hookmaker Member

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    I am the owner of a 03/2014 Model S. Tomorrow i will take delivery of my new P85D. Just went out and pre-checked, - what's up with this stupid screw on top of the arm behind the folding mirror????
     
  2. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    I don't have that on my P85+.
     
  3. scottm

    scottm Active Member

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    picture?
     
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    AmpedRealtor Active Member

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    Do you mean the side mirrors? My 2013 P85 has no visible screws there. Can you post a photo?
     
  5. AlMc

    AlMc 'Senior Moments' member

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    Allows for easier retrofit of the side view cameras.
     
  6. sundoc

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    Yeah I saw that screw as well... No biggie though.
     
  7. NOLA_Mike

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    This is the screw - you only see it when the mirrors are folded in.

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  8. breser

    breser AutoPilot Nostradamus

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    It's on my 85D and it's ugly. I don't remember it being on my S85 but maybe I'm just forgetting.
     
  9. GaryREM

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    Not on my S85.

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  10. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Yes, I have it too. It wasn't on my original 60 (that didn't have auto folding mirrors too although there doesn't seem to be a connection). It's ugly and cheap-looking indeed.
     
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    Now seeing the pic above without the screw makes me agree that the screw version does
    look off...
     
  12. meloccom

    meloccom Moderator Aus/NZ

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    I'm guessing this was changed when the auto folding was introduced.
    On my Nov 2014 built 85 with folding mirrors, the screw head is not visible when the mirror folds out.
    Does anyone without folding mirrors have this screw?

    P.S. Tough Crowd. :wink:
     
  13. Kalud

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    I have the auto folding mirrors but early batch, built in November 2013. No screw there.
     
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    Same. Don't think it came with the auto-folding mirror change.
     
  15. AlMc

    AlMc 'Senior Moments' member

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    My P85D has the 'screws'.....ok by me. I would be more concerned if I missed out on a heated steering wheel and way more concerned that it did not come with the 'new seats'.
    there is a possibility that having the screws indicates that a hardware retrofit of sideview cameras will be easier
     
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    Does the screw go all the way through the bottom of the mirror post? It's not like they can mount cameras or do anything with that screw hole given its covered with the mirrors unfolded.
     
  17. GaryREM

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    These are auto-folding, 11/2013 delivery.
     
  18. AmpedRealtor

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    That's a fugly oversight by Tesla. Wow.
     
  19. krisg81

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    My P85 didn't have the screws, but my friends December made S85 (VIN 63XXX) and my December made P85D (Vin 66xxx) have the ugly screw. Why would Tesla put an exposed philips screw on this car? Seems a bit weird, and almost like they needed to do it temporarily for some reason.
     
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    #20 ecarfan, Mar 25, 2015
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    That is screw is very surprising to see. No such screw on my Dec. 2013 S85.
     

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