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Tesla new key fob sleeve?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by privater, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. privater

    privater 2016 Model S60 owner

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    Hi, I just picked up my new Tesla Model S, and one thing come to my surprise is the key fob sleeve, I didn't recall there is a rubber sleeve on the key before when I watched online reviews. Is this a new addition to the key fob?


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  2. msnow

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    Yes that is new. Mine is leather and it surrounds the key. Yours looks like the sides are exposed right?
     
  3. mblakele

    mblakele radial cross member

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    That design came in with the April 2016 refresh. Previous design was more like a tiny leather garage for the key:

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  4. privater

    privater 2016 Model S60 owner

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    Thanks, The leather sleeve looks great!
     
  5. privater

    privater 2016 Model S60 owner

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    Thanks for the info, Yes, it's exposed and can be clicked within the sleeve.
     
  6. Chopr147

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    Does it help avoid inadvertent button pushing :)
     
  7. privater

    privater 2016 Model S60 owner

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    I just uploaded a video about this new sleeve:
     
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  8. Norfolk Enchants

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    Yeah, glad I have the leather one and not that cheesy and cheap rubber thing!
     
  9. Myatty1

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    I have both and never use the leather one. The rubber sleeve is far superior.
     
  10. Norfolk Enchants

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    You probably prefer the 19" wheels too, right? ;)
     
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  11. msnow

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    You don't have to be rude to make a point.
     
  12. Krypto Kat

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    Some want looks, and some want function. We all compromise somewhere in between base on our own tolerances for inconvenience and vanity.
     
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  13. lmoretti

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    Can someone direct me to where I can purchase the new rubber sleeve?
     
  14. MoonChou

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    I talked to my SC and they gave me 2 sleeves for free (I took delivery about 2 weeks ago).
     
  15. rolson1011

    rolson1011 2016 P90DL, Model 3 on reservation

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    I do because of potholes, while the 21" look amazing, I would be repairing or replacing them every other month. The 19"s are a good looking wheel and highly functional. When mated with the spring suspension, and stiff steering setting, it feels as nimble as any Porsche or BMW.
     
  16. artsci

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    I have just about every sleeve made. I ended up preferring the leather versions.
     
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    I have just about every sleeve made. I ended up preferring the leather versions.
     
  18. LastGas

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    I understand that people complained that the fob fell out of the old leather sleeve. Personally, I like the Abstract Ocean aftermarket neoprene sleeve that totally surrounds the fob, and won't slip. They also make leather ones and stitched ones out of other materials:

    Silicone FobPockets (Model S) - The Colors
     
  19. msnow

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    Yeah agree. I've tried about all of them and the leather one that was given to us at delivery fits tight and works best.
     
  20. rfmurphy81

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    Agreed. I got that a month before I got the car. It didn't make the wait any better back then. :)
     
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