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What is this sound? (video link)

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by GasDoc, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. GasDoc

    GasDoc Member

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    Sometimes when I open the door to get into my Model S, I hear these three "ding" sounds. I'm pretty sure that nothing has happened to my car while unattended. It happens in my garage at home occasionally, so the alarm hasn't gone off.

    They are different from the alert noises made when both pedals are depressed. They happen before I am fully seated and before I have stepped on any pedals.

    The video is from my dashcam. You'll hear the doors unlock, two doors open and then the "ding" sounds.

    Model S door opening sounds - YouTube
     
  2. Tommy

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    In short, it's the key fob being accidentally pressed while you are getting into the car. See the following link:
    2 or 3 welcome chimes on entry?
     
  3. GasDoc

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    I'll have to pay attention to this. I don't think I'm pressing the FOB. Really loose pants pockets.
     
  4. Wattson

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    This sounds happens to me when getting in or out of the car and the pocket that is holding my fob bumps the steering wheel.
     
  5. JerryNycom

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    Its telling you that your trying to lock the car but the door is open. One chime is "LOCK", two chimes is "UNLOCK", THREE chimes, Door open, not locking......Try it when sitting in your drivers seat and hit the buttons 1 click, and double click with door open.
     
  6. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Maybe you're just really excited...

    Ok, ok, family forum. Got it. Don't kill me, mods. ;)
     
  7. yobigd20

    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

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    so now we all know what's on your mind at 03:21 AM in the morning. :p
     
  8. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Yes, helping Tesla friends troubleshoot their problems! ;)
     
  9. ken830

    ken830 Model S (Res#P12,447)

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    Can't tell from the video... But is it the seat-belt reminder chime?
     

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