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Weird noises.

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by AMPd, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. AMPd

    AMPd Active Member

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    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.
     
  2. mknox

    mknox Well-Known Member

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    The "thud" sound is the mechanical shroud in the headlights moving to change the beam pattern (that's how HID hi beams work).
     
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    SW2Fiddler Bannd Member

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    One of the coolest sounds ever, in my nerdy but trained-as-a-sound-engineer opinion.

    "Photon Torpedos Are Go!"
     
  4. scottm

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    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!
     
  5. AMPd

    AMPd Active Member

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    That makes sense, I've never had lights like these on cars.
    I agree with scottm, the model s headlights are nice a bright! I love it.
     

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