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Thumb wheel stopped working. How to DIY replace the left scroll wheel and buttons

Discussion in 'Model S' started by steven315, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. steven315

    steven315 Member

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    My left thumb volume scroll wheel went numb today and spins without "clicking". Does anyone have something similar happen? Tesla wants $275 to replace both left and right on my 2013 models S.

    Steve
     
  2. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Due to the airbag, I would be really scared to pull the thing apart. Otherwise, I would unscrew the fascia (screws are on the back of the wheel) and see if something came loose.
     
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  3. scottm

    scottm Active Member

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    The steering wheel is basically a Mercedes-Benz part, so check for buttons that way too.
     
  4. Fusion

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    Make sure to disconnect the 12v battery when working on anything with a airbag to avoid deployment.
     
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  5. steven315

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    Such a little nib broke off.
     

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  6. EVie'sDad

    EVie'sDad Member

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    Happened to me too about 4 months ago. However it was easier to schedule a service appointment, it's covered under warranty and will be as good as new in no time. It was no biggie for me, just make sure they pre-order the parts before you take it in, then it should be done in a jiffy.
     
  7. steven315

    steven315 Member

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    What is the warranty?
     
  8. pedriscoll

    pedriscoll True Blue Tesla Fan

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    This should be covered under the basic warranty, 4 yr or 50,000 miles.
     
  9. steven315

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    Just turned 50,500 miles :(
     

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