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water in lenses

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by redi, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. redi

    redi 2013 P85+ with HumanPilot Technology

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    Anyone done a shade-tree mechanic (i.e. me) on the backup lenses yet? Did not see a simple fix/post and taking the car into the service center is a pain.

    It must not rain in California??
     

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  2. wormhole

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    Known issue, according to my SC, they are still working on the fix, will involve a complete swap of that chrome piece and the seals underneath according to them...no ETA.
     
  3. JPP

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    I'm in CA, and, yes, I had the moisture/fogging. The SC does a deinstall/reinstall and this has fixed it for me.
     
  4. strider

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    I understand that they have a fix for this. Water is not getting into the light itself, it's a separate trim piece that sits on top of the lens. As I understood it they replace that trim piece with one w/ better seals. Our car goes in for it's first service so was going to have them look at this while it was in.
     
  5. Blaze

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    Washed the car today and water penetrated lights and other locations.....
     
  6. highfalutintodd

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    My car's in for its annual service and they're correcting this. Contact your service advisor - the next time you have a Ranger visit or have to have it in for service they should be able to fix this for you no sweat.
     
  7. Blaze

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    Great suggestion. Thanks.
     
  8. jpasqua

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    I had mine repaired recently. They have a bulletin on this.
     
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    The SC may have a bulletin on the wet lenses, but it is an old old old issue. Same thing happened when my car arrived in December of 2012. Hope they finally get it right.
     
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    Yeah I hope that when I get my car in 3 months I don't have the same issue. Maybe its not something they can QC easily at the factory? I would imagine so since they have a rain machine in house basically.
     
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    I continue having issues event hough it's already been repaired once at the service center. Now driver's side is still getting moisture and is starting to accumulate dust and debris inside. Not a very good design, I must say.
     
  12. redi

    redi 2013 P85+ with HumanPilot Technology

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    I had the issue fixed with a new applique, I think this was the service center's term, was replaced once already. But the problem still happens because it turns out (as they mentioned to me at the time) the double-stick rubber material is actually porous. I am still supposedly on the list for a fix once Tesla comes out with a kit with a new membrane material that is not porous. I have no idea when that might be but I was told Tesla is aware of the problem.

    I was also told that the moisture is not actually getting inside anything and it is merely cosmetic. Sorry this is info I got at the SC and I have not personally dug into the lenses myself - it is a small niggle and down here it dries out quickly.
     
  13. strider

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    Your info is spot on. The moisture is in between the lens and the appliqué (chrome trim piece) so it doesn't affect the light in any way. We had ours replaced in January and so far it's holding up (car is washed almost every week).
     

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