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Watch Two Women Teach You how to Hack Into a Tesla Model S

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by Tam, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. Tam

    Tam Active Member

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    https://www.inverse.com/article/20151-how-to-hack-tesla-model-s


    The women were able to pop up the frunk by removing the prior-to-4/2016 nose cone.

    They could drain your 12V battery by accessing the electrical posts after the nose cone removal or after popping up the frunk, they could mess up your fuses too.

    But why going through all those troubles? If they want to sabotage a car, it might be easier to just slash the four tires the conventional way!
     
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    That is not news. And it's no longer possible to open a Model S frunk that way.
     
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    "hack" is a software term. This is just breaking in.
     
  4. Tam

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    The ladies were showing how to physically access a frunk of an older Model S that still has a nose cone which is now discontinued with newer models.

    The article further expands that if you can get to the location of the fuses from the frunk, you might want to find out where the Controller Area Network bus is. Thus, they titled it "hack" as a teaser.
     
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    No conspiracy here.

    Just pranks
     
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    This "hack" has been published by Tesla since 2013 when they released the first responders guide for Model S. It's necessary to allow first responders access to cut the 12V loop and disable the airbags and main battery.
     
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    I think EarlyAdopter has answered it perfectly, thanks: manual access to the frunk for first responders to cut the First Responder Loop (to prevent harms from high voltage and air bags to first responders.)
     
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    Anyone trying to drain your battery this way is going to have an interesting day unless they have a way to take a whole lot of power quickly.

    Unless I'm very confused, Tesla keeps the computers somewhat awake all the time - and uses the DC-DC converter to charge the 12V when needed even when the car is "off". So they're effectively trying to drain the traction pack through the DC-DC converter.

    That could take a while...

    The article is pure FUD. I'm sure the women can do much of what they claim - but anyone with physical access to your car has always been able to destroy it or get inside (broken window, anyone?) For that matter, repo experts with their fancy tow trucks with the wheel rigs can grab your car and pull it away in about 30 seconds. Nothing new, nothing different, nothing unique to Tesla in this.
     
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    if your pour gasoline on your Tesla and light a match stick, that will disable the vehicle too. With less than a dollar and in under two minutes your Tesla can be 'hacked'.
     
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