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JimboM

Member
Feb 25, 2020
63
23
South West
Ok, I’ve been stupid....

Somehow a strawberry bonbon fell on the rear floor. I made the mistake of not immediately stopping and picking it up.

By the time I finished driving it had vanished.

Except it has not vanished it is now merrily rolling around inside what sounds like a tube, every corner, braking, accelerating, off it goes again. Mental cruelty....

Not sure whether it went down the floor heater vent (tried vacuum them out) or just disappeared into one of the many holes that the carpet does not actually cover...

Any suggests to find it / resolve....

My children are so happy that it was not them ;)
 

Durzel

Active Member
Jul 17, 2019
3,263
2,259
Bath, UK
Yup, it will have gone down one of the vents under the driver or passenger seat.

Maybe some kind of painters tape + plastic rod might be able to get it out?
 

Glan gluaisne

Supporting Member
Sep 11, 2019
2,782
2,708
UK
Perhaps fit one of these Chinese "rat skirts": Chinese drivers fashion rat-proof car 'skirts'
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Alistairuk

Member
Jun 25, 2020
483
319
Scotland
It’s in the vent that’s under the seat - park on a steep hill with the front facing up hill - put the seat all the way forward and get a thin stick and start probing :)
 

rincewind

Member
Nov 5, 2019
551
300
London England
I had this about 6 months ago. Exactly the same symptoms. It went away after a couple of days - I presumed whatever it was got stuck somewhere. I even booked a SC appointment, then cancelled it.
 

Roy W.

Battery running low...
Jun 3, 2019
2,309
2,319
Derby, UK
Ok, I’ve been stupid....

Somehow a strawberry bonbon fell on the rear floor. I made the mistake of not immediately stopping and picking it up.

By the time I finished driving it had vanished.

Except it has not vanished it is now merrily rolling around inside what sounds like a tube, every corner, braking, accelerating, off it goes again. Mental cruelty....

Not sure whether it went down the floor heater vent (tried vacuum them out) or just disappeared into one of the many holes that the carpet does not actually cover...

Any suggests to find it / resolve....

My children are so happy that it was not them ;)
These are what you need to prevent future problems...

UK accessories for RHD Model 3
 

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