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Seeking Tesla Tech for Quick Service in SF Bay Area

Discussion in 'Model S' started by LP925, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. LP925

    LP925 Member

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    Hi Guys, wondering if we have any handy Tesla owners or technicians that want to make a few extra bucks, I wanted to tackle replacing my microswitch on my Model S door handle, wouldn't mind paying someone to do it and can come to you... Thanks in Advance.
     
  2. ABVA

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    Just curious, why don't you approach the Service Center?
     
  3. tpham07

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    the rich do not like waiting. Tesla does not allow third party repairs so i'm pretty sure any Tesla-training their techs received they are bound in employment agreements not to sell their services outside of Tesla.
     
  4. stan23

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    Maybe no more warranty?
     
  5. LP925

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    Out of warranty and I do go to service center, was told to replace whole door assembly even though it may just be the micro switch. Someone needs to open a Indy shop lol
     
  6. rxlawdude

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    That's odd, because the most recent reports when a Ranger does the fix is to FIX, not replace an entire assembly.
     
  7. LP925

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    That's what I was reading about too
     
  8. rxlawdude

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    Maybe talk with the SvC manager and ask why the fix wouldn't be appropriate in your case?

    One possibility (you didn't mention the model year of your MS) is that Tesla probably wants to replace "first generation" handles (known to be trouble-prone) with the latest.

    That's just a WAG, though.
     
  9. demundus

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    Probably not far from the truth though. They'll be replacing microswitches forever if they don't try to fix the problem. That said, if they refuse to do the repair for pushing the "correct" part replacement, it should be goodwilled. I'd rather pay 150 bucks for the microswitch fix than 1000 bucks for the door handle.
     
  10. LP925

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    It's a 2014, yeah it's ridiculous but hopefully they have a recall one day lol
     
  11. gabeincal

    gabeincal Enjoying Napa life the electric way

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    Yeah right, so is the drywall guy and the painter who then does extra on the weekend. Good for everyone, no?
     
  12. SJlibrarian

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    Did you find your weekend person? I have the exact same issue. Rear passenger door handle not presenting (but door can be opened from the inside). Was quoted $770 at Sunnyvale. Frustrated as car literally just came off warranty! 2014 year model also.
     
  13. LP925

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    Nada. Nobody still wants to help a brotha out on the weekends lol
     
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    Bummer! Looks like I'll have to eat this expense!
    Such a shame that it's such a known issue to Tesla.
     

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