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Rear Windshield Glass Trim Missing?

contourrob

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Dec 5, 2020
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Lexington, SC
Tried searching but no luck finding a response.

On my m3p the rubber trim around the rear windshield is not “filling the gap” between the glass and trunk lid for approximately 10” on the driver’s side. On the passenger side, the trim extends all the way to meet up with the next piece of trim. The driver’s side trim almost appears shaped with a rounded edge to create this open gap. I guess it’s possible that this is the water channel for drainage.

Could someone help me confirm if their model 3 has the same gap on the driver’s side?

TIA

Rob
 

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Perscitus

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Jan 29, 2019
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New York
Does not appear to be the case, not within spec. Send some photos to your nearby SC and schedule an SC or MS visit.

Bad news is to replace or even adjust, the rear glass panel has to come out.
 

dasn

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Aug 14, 2019
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Sydney
I think this is normal, it appears you have a power lift gate and the powered strut is thicker so the trim on that side was intentional removed by Tesla.
 
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contourrob

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Dec 5, 2020
54
39
Lexington, SC
I think this is normal, it appears you have a power lift gate and the powered strut is thicker so the trim on that side was intentional removed by Tesla.

Thanks. I do have the powered trunk. Would anyone with a powered trunk be willing to check theirs to see if they can see the strut through the opening and if there is trim installed or not in that location?

TIA
 

MarsOrBust

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Sep 25, 2020
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Mine has a seal in the back. They updated so that rain does not poor into the trunk when you open it.

The seal is more like a gutter with holes to direct the flow of water away from the trunk.
 

elptxjc

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Dec 15, 2019
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El Paso, TX
Hey OP, why don't you take the extra photos farther away next time? Can't tell what the heck you photographed. But will try to make sense out of it checking my car. Seems like a hasty 'fix' to do crap work like that. Tesla should have redesigned the trim piece to fit properly. Geez.
 

contourrob

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Dec 5, 2020
54
39
Lexington, SC
Hey OP, why don't you take the extra photos farther away next time? Can't tell what the heck you photographed. But will try to make sense out of it checking my car. Seems like a hasty 'fix' to do crap work like that. Tesla should have redesigned the trim piece to fit properly. Geez.

no need - I’ve got the answer i need from the polite responses above. Thanks anyways.
 

Protect1989

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Jul 14, 2020
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Dallas, TX
I have a 2021 long range all wheel drive and it is missing that section of weatherstripping as well. I have it as an item on my service center appointment in a couple weeks but it might just be their new design. It does look odd though
 

contourrob

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Dec 5, 2020
54
39
Lexington, SC
I have a 2021 long range all wheel drive and it is missing that section of weatherstripping as well. I have it as an item on my service center appointment in a couple weeks but it might just be their new design. It does look odd though

yeah looked very odd to me as well, but appears to be correct, as it’s the installed design on multiple vehicles now. I cancelled my SC visit for the issue. The weather stripping on the driver’s side appears to be smooth and correctly installed so I think they just modified the design due to the strut on that side.
 

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