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Screen blanks out for a few seconds after closing door?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by mikec8, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. mikec8

    mikec8 Member

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    Still fairly new to Tesla (1 week and a bit) and couldn't be happier. Just wondering if anyone else experienced the main screen going blank for a few seconds after closing the driver door (getting in)? Doesn't always happen, tried a reset with the scroll wheels a few times but no luck. Thoughts?
     
  2. Maximus8

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    Has something to do with your key fob proximity, I believe. Drop the fob in the cup holder and the screen should remain on.
     
  3. Ingineer

    Ingineer Electrical Engineer

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    If your butt is in the seat, the screen should stay on when the door is shut. You may have a defective seat switch. If you fasten your seat belt, then shut the door, does it still go off?
     
  4. mikec8

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    Thanks for the feedback, I will try both a few times tomorrow and report back, wondering if pre-heating could also be a factor.. never know.
     
  5. RichieTheC

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    Do you weigh less than 50 lbs?
     
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    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Now that's one petit driver!
     
  7. GlmnAlyAirCar

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    I've had this happen occasionally. Not often. Once the screen comes back up all seems to be well.
     
  8. mikec8

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    Nope lol, just a mid 20s average joe.

    Same here, car works fine as always, just doesn’t seem right.

    I’ll try a few things based on the suggestions tonight.
     
  9. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Have you done a reboot? That often fixes these kind of glitches.
     
  10. mikec8

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    Would that be through "Power Off" under the e-brake & power off settings or the two scroll wheels press and hold?
     
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    Two scroll wheels press and hold.
     
  12. Edmond

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    Another possibility is that the vibration of the shutting door, vibrates a loose power connection to the MCU. Might try other doors (or eh, banging on it).
     
  13. Ingineer

    Ingineer Electrical Engineer

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    I seriously doubt it's a loose power connection to the MCU. If it was, it would not come back up so quick. It takes well over a minute to boot. It would also be interrupting power to the Gateway which would cause other issues too.

    I'm still going with the seat occupancy switch. It's super easy to check as a described above.
     
  14. mikec8

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    Didn't have much time today with the nasty weather. The reset previously didn't work and my pre-heat theory didn't work either. I tried closing the door hard hoping a vibration would trigger something but everything was ok. I put my seatbelt on in advance that time as well.

    I'm thinking it could be two things, the fob location (front left pocket) or the seat occupancy switch. I've experienced an odd thing with Autopilot yesterday when it asked for the first time to take over immediately when everything looked fine on my regular route. It may have thought I got out my seat or something..

    I will do some more thorough testing when I get a chance.
     
  15. mikec8

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    Solved. Been a while but just in case someone searches this thread and looks for a solution.. The issue was exactly what you were thinking, my butt not being in the seat completely when getting into the car. I would sometimes sit on the edge and slide in as I close the door and the timing of it all would cause the screen to blank out thinking I'm not in the car.
     
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  16. Ingineer

    Ingineer Electrical Engineer

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    =)
     
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  17. GlmnAlyAirCar

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    ??? !!!
     
  18. Ingineer

    Ingineer Electrical Engineer

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    I posed the smiley because my assumption turned out to be the correct cause.
     
  19. GlmnAlyAirCar

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    Got it. I'm sometimes slow to put 2 and 2 together at the end of a long week.
     

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