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What is this item?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by echelone, Feb 7, 2017.

  1. echelone

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    Can someone tell me what is this item for? Came in the frunk with my tow hitch in the lunch box. 20170107_144142 - Copy.jpg
     
  2. Wshowell

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    Tow hook. It screws into the frame and would be the location a winch would attach to in order to drag your car on to a flat bed or out of a ditch etc. Hopefully you'll never have the need for one.
     
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  4. S'toon

    S'toon Knows where his towel is

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    Tow hook.
     
  5. echelone

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    Thanks guys! appreciate it
     
  6. SDRick

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    Where does it attach?
     
  7. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    Its not a sunshade
     
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  8. cruiserlarry

    cruiserlarry Gadgetologist

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    Why isn't there a storage bag or location to put it, so it isn't a heavy projectile in case of an accident. Picked up the car, and they found it loose in the truck, floating around without any purpose....
     
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    I believe there is a slot with the Mobile Charger (UMC) bag where it is supposed to be stored.
     
  10. GoTslaGo

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    Bjorn (Youtube fame) has a video about it. With the pre-refresh Model S, you pop off the nose cone and there's some place that it is suppose to attach. Don't know about refreshed Ss or Xs
     
  11. SDRick

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    The answer to the question where does this "eye" attach to the refresh or X has remained curiously elusive.
     
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    #12 vangogh, Feb 8, 2017
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    Oh...I thought it was a way of monitoring the cars temperature.... : )
     
  13. MorrisonHiker

    MorrisonHiker S 90D 2017.28 c528869

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    It's not that elusive. One just needs to read the owner's manual:
    Tow_Hook.png
     
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  14. SDRick

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    Thank you for the manual reference. The manual I downloaded (7-16) after I purchased my refresh did not have this information. The solution is not elusive anymore, thanks!
     
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    Whenever you get ICE'D at a charger you can use this to fix the situation ;)
     
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  16. MorrisonHiker

    MorrisonHiker S 90D 2017.28 c528869

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    Ah. That explains it. The screenshot above is from the 10/20/16 Owner's Manual. Let me know if you need a copy.
     
  17. SDRick

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    Morrison, I have just spent the last five or seven minutes trying to locate the updated owners manual on the Tesla website to no avail. So I may take you up on your offer unless you can point me to where it exists on the website so I can download it myself. Thanks again.
     
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  18. MorrisonHiker

    MorrisonHiker S 90D 2017.28 c528869

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    You can find it in the documents at the bottom of your My Tesla page. Here's the link that I have for the owner's manual: https://www.tesla.com/sites/default/files/model_s_owners_manual_north_america_en_us.pdf
     
  19. SDRick

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    Got it. I was right there on myTesla Documents but did not scroll down one more page to see it. Thanks
     
  20. goneskiian

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    Aaannnddd, it's on page 182 in the copy of the manual I have dated 11/7/2016.

    Just double click on the section in the Contents titled "Instructions for Transporters".
     

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