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Something’s Different - March 2018 Model S Rear View Mirror Vent Slots

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Daniellane, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. Daniellane

    Daniellane Active Member

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    Just noticed this on my March 2018 Build Model S 100D with the new MCU. Any ideas why they added these vent slots?
    Perhaps to prevent the 3 cameras from overheating? Was there a change in the camera hardware?

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    Whoa cool... looks like venting to me.
     
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    #3 boaterva, Apr 5, 2018
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    As for the vent slots, interesting. Are there slots at the top also? How is air really supposed to circulate if the only openings are at the bottom?!
     
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    Interesting. There seem to be revised parts being added to he vehicle fairly frequently now.
     
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    It's a refresh!! ;):D
     
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  6. Daniellane

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    Or perhaps an air freshener!
     
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    I'm kinda blown away that BMW (probably others) actually have this built in to their high end cars now.

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  8. buttershrimp

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    They need it to cover up the poison smell.
     
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    Koolaid dispenser, perhaps? ;)
     
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    Can I fill mine with Teslaquila?
     
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    Is that a QR code on the left side? Can we tell if the mirror is identical to earlier versions?
     
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    It is.
     
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    I just took a look at my Late 2017 MS75 and I have the same vents with the QR code on the mirror housing and similar numbers.
     
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    Is this new?
    It appears to be a sensor of some sort. (light, temperature, air quality...?)
    It’s on the underside of the arm of the mirror under the vented cover (removed here)
    perhaps the slots are necessary for the sensor to take measurements.
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