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Signature vs. GP nose cone

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by KBF, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. cinergi

    cinergi Active Member

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    Here's a couple comparison shots I just took at the service center

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  2. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    Did you ask how to remove/get access behind the new style?


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  3. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    I think I prefer the old style.. glad I got it :)
     
  4. GasDoc

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    Do people think it might be possible to hold the front license plate holder onto the car with very strong magnets behind the nosecone?

    I would rather not drill into my car
     
  5. qwk

    qwk Model S P2681

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    Most plates are aluminium, and the holder is plastic. Even if you did rig something like that up, it would probably move and scratch the nosecone.
     
  6. artsci

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    Actually I think heavy-duty Velcro with sticky backs would work very well. I've attached the rear plate on my Volt that way (don't ask why) and it works like a charm.
     
  7. cinergi

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    Nope, I'll try to remember next time I see him.
     
  8. GasDoc

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    I like it. Now I just need a car to do it on.
     
  9. Doug_G

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    Now there's an interesting idea. I'd have to bring the car indoors to warm it up before applying it, but I suspect that would in fact work.
     
  10. artsci

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    Actually, I've done these Velcro installs outside in cold weather. I use a hair dryer to warm up the surfaces then attach the Velcro. Sticks very well.
     
  11. sublimaze1

    sublimaze1 8Dec2012 / Leeroy Jenkins

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    Anyone have a video of removing the plastic nosecone piece? My tolltag will not work through the window and I am considering mounting it inside here.
     
  12. artsci

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    Yes, will someone who's taken delivery please remove the nose cone and video or photography it all, and hopefully show what's behind the nose cone. Should not be hard to do, especially for a car guy.
     
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    Look into the type of Velcro used to secure things like the headliner on boats. It is extraordinarily heavy duty. I have used it to secure things like a timber clock I made on a lathe to a vertical varnished timber wall and it does not budge unless I remove it (with slight difficulty) to change batteries. This could be the solution to mounting number plates without drilling and without causing permanent damage.

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    Please do this! Even if a description of removal would be good. Anyone had any aftermarket stuff installed here? Parking sensors? Radar detectors?
     
  14. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    I posted another topic in which I had pictures of the removal of the small section with the charging posts, but I did not look to take apart the entire nose cone.
     
  15. artsci

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    #55 artsci, Dec 13, 2012
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    Thanks, but your pictures were of the nose cone on the signature versions, which have a two-pieice nose cone. The production versions now being delivered have a single-piece nose cone. That's the one we like to see removed. I hope I'm not going to have to wait until my car is delivered in the spring:)
     
  16. Doug_G

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    I think they switched nose cones at a certain point in time, not necessarily correlated with "Signature" versus "Production". The Canadian Signatures have the revised nose. Vger posted an image of one.
     
  17. artsci

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    Please, anyone?
     
  18. dsm363

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    I would like to know if I can hide the EZ pass (the very large plastic license plate bracket version) back there since I can't get it to work on my windshield. Thanks.
     
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    sublimaze1 8Dec2012 / Leeroy Jenkins

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    I am going to try taking it apart this weekend. If I am successful, I will post a video. If I am unsuccessful, I will be meeting my Ranger for the first time.
     
  20. artsci

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    #60 artsci, Dec 14, 2012
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    Thanks!!! Many of us are very grateful for your making this attempt. I'm very eager to learn about the results.

    My guess is that it releases from the bottom. I'd use a stiff credit card there to pry the bottom loose. Then it probably slips out of the top.
     

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