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Weird noises.

AMPd

Active Member
Nov 27, 2012
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3,838
Northern California
When turning on my high beams I hear a "thud" sound.
When changing the temperature on the screen I hear clicking noises after every tap

Im sure its nothing to worry about, but still found it a bit strange.
 

mknox

Well-Known Member
Aug 7, 2012
10,103
1,868
Toronto, ON
When turning on my high beams I hear a "thud" sound.
When changing the temperature on the screen I hear clicking noises after every tap

Im sure its nothing to worry about, but still found it a bit strange.

The "thud" sound is the mechanical shroud in the headlights moving to change the beam pattern (that's how HID hi beams work).
 

scottm

Legacy account
Jun 13, 2014
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2,236
Canada
Side-point: EV nerdies who worry about every electron being used in the car might worry about consuming "too much power" using high beams.

Knowing that hi and low beams use the same wattage for Tesla S (current generation) there is no savings to be had by suffering with low beams if you're low on range charge to make your destination. If it's dark, use the beams you need for the job at hand!

By the way, MS headlights have the best throw and brightness I've ever experienced in a car that I own. IMHO. Certainly one thing done right!
 

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