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Visor flap magnets zap paper parking ramp tickets

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by edhillatiowa, Jun 20, 2018.

  1. edhillatiowa

    edhillatiowa New Member

    Apr 16, 2018
    Coralville, IA
    I picked up my model 3 on Saturday and I love it, but I'm 0 for 4 in successfully getting out of my ramp parking lot using automated ticket machines. When I pull into my ramp, I get a little paper ticket that has a magnetic stripe on it as I imagine many do. I place it under my visor and leave, come back and try to exit the ramp and the ticket is reported as damaged, demagnitized etc...

    Then I realized the little ipad like cover on the mirrors are held there by magnets right in the spot I put my ticket.

    So a heads up before you end up in a fully automated parking ramp and zap your tickets like I did. Perhaps this is a known thing, but I've lurked for a long time and was unaware of this minor issue.

    Here is hoping that is the most significant issues I have with the car :)
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  2. mekberg

    mekberg Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Madison, Wisconsin
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  3. favo

    favo P3D+ owner

    Apr 5, 2012
    Durham, NC
    I have never understood why they chose to have a floppy mirror cover that opens down and requires a magnet to close. What's wrong with the traditional style spring-loaded hinge and rigid cover that opens up? Then you just flip up the visor and the mirror cover closes along with it. Am I missing some use case?
  4. Supertester777

    Sep 18, 2017
    Sacramento, CA
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