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Warped aero cover?

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by Gwgan, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. Gwgan

    Gwgan Almost a wagon

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    Anyone seen this? No marks or scratches, no known trauma, just a bulge. No change with it taking off and putting it back on.
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  2. wwu123

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    Yes, posted about the same thing a while back:

    Aero cover popping loose?

    Happened two or three times, a hard slap would seat it back in each time only to have it pop up again. Finally stopped, I think I took it off completely and reseated it - I know you tried that but I'd do it again. I think just one of the tolerances was either too tight or loose, causing just enough stress.
     
  3. Gwgan

    Gwgan Almost a wagon

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    Found the problem, but not the cause. Missing metal part and plastic was bent back, probably the last time the cap was reseated.

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