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Protective Film & Self Parking Interference or Conflict?

Discussion in 'Model 3: Driving Dynamics' started by samsonDot, Jul 24, 2018.

  1. samsonDot

    samsonDot New Member

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    Hello-

    Has anyone installed protective film and had any issues with Self Parking not working?

    I had a protective film installed on the front end. When I took delivery of the vehicle, the
    Self park feature does not seem to work whatsoever. I drove around with a Tesla tech who
    verified this as well. He opened up a case, but seemed a bit "new" on the job.

    Thanks!
     
  2. LoL Rick

    LoL Rick Like Buttah

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    Make sure that they cut out circles in the film over the ultrasonic sensors. Film over those sensors will interfere with their operation. And just for kicks, check the settings on the screen to be sure that you have autopark enabled.
     
  3. chinnam3

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    Nope, that is not the case. I installed 3M clear bra without sensor holes, and no issues with sensors. I highly doubt if sensor can not see thru 8 mil clear sheet.
     
  4. LoL Rick

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    Could be that you got lucky, or perhaps the model 3 sensors are better than previous versions. But we've been through this before and even the manufacturer of XPEL recommends cutting out holes for the parking sensors.
    Xpel front wrap & parking sensor issues
     
  5. chinnam3

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    I do not think so. May be this is specific to kind of wrap. I have this for more than a month now, and I drove close to 2.2k miles with EAP, as well as usual parking distance. No difference before and after.
     
  6. LoL Rick

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    You didn't have the problem. Congratulations. But that doesn't mean it doesn't exist for anyone. I experienced it personally as detailed in the other thread. In this thread I am at least trying to be helpful and give the OP some things to check for why their autopark doesn't work.
     
  7. SouthBayGuy

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    I thought I read somewhere your warranty is void if there is an issue related to the sensors not working properly?
     

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