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

Daniellane

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Aug 13, 2017
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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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boaterva

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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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Daniellane

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Aug 13, 2017
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Camas, Washington
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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