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Warning: iPhone 6+ and Tesla Center Console

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by perkiset, Aug 30, 2015.

  1. perkiset

    perkiset ... this one goes to 11

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    So the other day I couldn't find my iPhone. Looked everywhere and, unfortunately, had just had the screen repaired and had forgotten to turn Find iPhone back on. I was pretty sure I had left it in the car, but couldn't find it. While I was in the car searching, a friend called and the car answered! It HAD to be in there somewhere!

    I found it by disconnecting BlueTooth and having them call again - my center console vibrated, but I couldn't see from where.

    Mystery Solved: Where the Tesla center console slips underneath the dash there's a small space that's about 4" deep. My phone had slipped, sideways and forward into that area and became slightly wedged at the meeting point of the 2 constructs. The rounded edge of the iphone looked just like the piping anywhere else on the dash - it look like part of the car and was almost invisible. Looking sideways into the crack (from under the steering wheel) I could just barely make it out. It's tight enough that I couldn't get a Mechanics Helper in there - I took a long knife and managed, after several tries, to pop the phone forward and get it out.

    I'd say that the only fail here, was me not putting the phone in the deeper charge-dock area and having left it on smooth covers that go over the cup holders, while demonstrating to another friend how severe regen can be if you just take your foot off the Go pedal. Attached is a shot of the small slit area where the phone slipped into.
     

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  2. jcaspar

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    Who'e foot is that in the photo? Were you traveling with a zombie??
     
  3. perkiset

    perkiset ... this one goes to 11

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    LMAO I was sitting in the pax seat when I took the shot. leaned over to the left and I guess I was gripping the carpet to keep balanced.

    So between that and my nearly-transparent Irish skin, yeah, wouldn't be the first time of being accused to look zombie-like ;)
     
  4. Pete90D

    Pete90D Fan of Red Lights

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    I knew I bought the right car!!! All the gas is going to be gone once people find out zombies are appearing in the wild.
     
  5. martinwinlow

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    That's no zombie! That's my wife! MW
     
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    I just peed a little
     
  7. perkiset

    perkiset ... this one goes to 11

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    ROTFLMAO.

    Thanks, all, made a tough day considerably lighter. "Rule #2, Double Tap."

    WAIT! That's someone's wife!
     
  8. FLDarren

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    Lesson of the day- Inspect all photos you intend to upload to any online forum.
     
  9. Pete90D

    Pete90D Fan of Red Lights

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    or at the very least always crop out the zombies
     
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    FLDarren displays his gross zombie toes in every Tesla pic. It's like Where's Waldo to try and find them in the shot
     
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    ROFLMAO! They're not gross zombie toes. They're beautiful toes. I did it once by accident and now I have to do it to authenticate my pictures.
     
  12. Pete90D

    Pete90D Fan of Red Lights

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    Would we call that ToeFactor authentication?
     
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    same issue with the gap on the EVAnnex CCi. Gotta be careful, stuff can slip under there. At least with the CCI, it's easy to lift and retrieve items.
     

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