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What is this thing in my Model 3? Anyone knows?

metaclass

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Oct 1, 2019
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San Jose, CA
Found this little thing (gear?) in console box. I checked around but had no clue.

Anyone knows what it could possibly be? Thanks!

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North75

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Mar 28, 2017
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MA
What's the console box? And you should put something in the picture that we know the size of for reference.. like a coin or something.
If I had to guess, I would say that is part of one of the hinges for the center console lids.
 

metaclass

Member
Oct 1, 2019
28
12
San Jose, CA
Looks like part of a soft open mechanism. Do your center console doors soft open still?

Yes, the two doors soft open.

I found this video on YouTube:


So it appears to be one of the two gears highlighted:

Gears.jpg


By comparing the open speed, I suspect the upper console door (left in video) is missing one gear, as it opens quicker than the other one.
 
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