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The proper way to remove the nosecone - ZERO TOOLS REQUIRED OTHER THAN YOUR HANDS

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by wormhole, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. wormhole

    wormhole Banned

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    #1 wormhole, Sep 14, 2013
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    Saw too many examples using credit cards and other silly tools so here you go....

     
  2. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Nice, wormhole. Thanks. Looked like your car was being hurt for a bit there though :)
     
  3. spaghetti

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    Awesome! Thanks.
     
  4. swegman

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    How do you open the frunk to do this process if the 12 Volt battery is dead?
     
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    Manual release under the dash by front passenger?
     
  6. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    I thought you couldn't get in the car if the 12V battery was dead.
     
  7. wormhole

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    #7 wormhole, Sep 14, 2013
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    Nah. Done this a million times. Actually learned it from a Tesla Ranger. You should see how they recalibrate the TPMS :), literally rip your dash open...heart wrenching!
     
  8. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Pretty cool, thanks for sharing that
     
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    Very cool demo. That could help in a pinch (if you're able to open the frunk anyway).
     
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    Hey that is awesome. Hope I can work myself into wailing on my S like that. Maybe it's time I demand some respect from this car - let it know it's not some Prima Donna.
     
  11. Dreamin

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    Great info. Thanks for posting!
     
  12. JakeP

    JakeP S P4996 / X P6028

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    This really needs to be cross-posted in the "Things I didn't know about my Model S" thread...one of the most concisely informative posts I have seen on TMC!
     
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    Wow! Nice job. Great post.
     
  14. EdA

    EdA Model S P-2540

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    I've seen another way which is very similar but a single POUND pops the nose cone off. Not for the feint of heart.
     
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    Well it usually takes me only one push, palms of hands need to be in right place. but i was told it was designed this way when a ranger came out and did some work on the car...
     
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    Awesome post! Thanks!
     
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    Since the 12v system is so critical to the operation of the car (and there's been enough early issues with it), you'd think they'd have a simple release button. I always wondered about why this was not a friendly or shared solution... I.e. then reading about others using putty knives, credit cards, or a crowbar (jk).

    This makes (more) sense. Though it should be in the manual somewhere, even if Tesla doesn't want it to be something we should ever have to deal with.

    Great video! Thank you for sharing!
     
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  18. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Does this work with the Signature nosecone since it is in 4 pieces?

    Dave
     
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    I figured this one out a while back with my Butt :smile:
    I like to sit in my frunk and eat/drink while I charge sometimes
     
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    Not to my knowledge no. Sorry.
     

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