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Things you didn't know about your Model X

Discussion in 'Model X' started by AnOutsider, May 28, 2016.

  1. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    We have a thread like this for the Model S, but figured the X could use one too. As we all know, these cars are chock full of tech (probably too much of it in some opinions). There's a lot to discover... I'll start:

    My wife informed me that the windshield wiper fluid actually comes out of the wipers! This was hard for me to wrap my head around at first, because seeing it in action you don't see a spray, just the wipers wiping, and suddenly there's moisture.

    Still makes a mess on the top section of the glass at speed though.

    What else?
     
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  2. vandacca

    vandacca Active Member

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    There is an additional 12V socket in the rear trunk near the left-wall.
     
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  3. gavine

    gavine Petrol Head turned EV Enthusiast

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    Falcon wing doors :D
     
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  4. Gwgan

    Gwgan Almost a wagon

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    J1772 adapter tucks into the back of the door pocket
     
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  5. sukhi

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    Auto pilot safety tips.
    • Auto lane change requires you to ensure safe clearance before initiating the change. The car itself does not ensure this beyond detecting blind spots.
    • The lane merge scenarios are not suited for auto pilot. Please take control to avoid accidents.
     
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  6. madodel

    madodel X at the end of a rainbow

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    According to my service center, located on the flat ledge surface either side of the 3rd row seats is a covered port for an as yet unavailable cargo cover.
     
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  7. cantdecide

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    • Rear AC automatically turns off unless there is an adult or large child in the middle of back row. When my 6 year old is in the middle row and the rear fan at maximum it only turns on while going around sharp corners. The rear AC is the vents on the pillars... the one on the center console is controlled with the front as with the S.
    • Your large wheel nuts are actually covers for the real wheel nuts, need to remove when installing snow chains
    • 12 volt outlet is active 24/7 (at least in my car) which is not the case in my S.
    • Rear hitch installation and uninstallation is tricky, please practice ahead of time.
    • In car phone charger has plastic rails that you should install if they weren't installed before delivery.
    • Front headrests automatically move with the seats.
    • Trunk shelf has two positions
    • At least some toll transponders (fasttrak flex for example) do work through the windshield.
    • If FWD get stuck... hold the physical button down or hup for several seconds to override (the button just behind the driver... reach in through the front row)
    • In the middle row the middle seat is narrower than the outer seats in 7 seat configuration.
    • In the middle row all 3 seats have tilt adjustment... the middle seat has it in front of the seat.
     
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  8. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    I was actually told this was discontinued.

    we actually spent time trying to figure this out today. We have a 6 seater with kids in car seats in the second row. Third row is folded down. Rear AC would not turn on. My youngest was soaked in sweat -_-.

    Needs better control IMO
     
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  9. dwebb66

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    You can set it to 'on' and not 'auto' to make sure that it will always be on.
     
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  10. ohmman

    ohmman Maximum Plaid Member

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    The AC compressor fan also acts as a parking lot locator device. Turn on the AC remotely, listen for the jet, and acquire your target.
     
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  11. matblk

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    The hood/frunk can be opened by anyone via the emergency access latch release. Security through obscurity.

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. grommet

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    I know an early Signature owner that got it with his car. I'm guessing it's aborted... doesn't seem to be of much use, and it's even weirder with the (added last minute) 6 seat config option.
     
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  13. Modelx2016

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    I was wondering what that was used for.
     
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    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    Really!! I need to find this, where is it?? It keeps rolling around in my glovebox
     
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    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    Trying to think of something I can say about a sunshade...I am out. Any suggestions?
     
  16. ssq

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    I knew 95% of all of these and I don't have my X yet. I don't know what that conveys about me :/
     
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  17. madodel

    madodel X at the end of a rainbow

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    You need to spend less time on these forums.
     
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  18. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    we tried that as well with no luck. We'll try putting the seat back up and see if that makes a diff.
     
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    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    How did you orient the J1772 adapter? Upwards or sideways?
     
  20. Modelx2016

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    why dont you keep the plug in the bag with the charger?
     
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