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What is this thing in my UMC bundle bag?

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by umeshunni, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. umeshunni

    umeshunni Member

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    In my charging bundle, I have:
    1. A UMC
    2. J1772 adapter
    3. NEMA 14-50 Adapter
    4. NEMA 5-15 Adapter

    and a mystery screwy thing that looks like this but is black:

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    A quick online search tells me it's a towing eye and it's used to tow my car?
     
  2. Modelx2016

    Modelx2016 Member

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    Yes that's what is for.
     
  3. shokunin

    shokunin P85 & S40

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    It's more like a hook to drag your car onto a flatbed. Should the car not be able to move on it's own, you need this to safely attach to a winch to move the car
     
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  4. Monkey

    Monkey Member

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    My car arrived with it flopping around in the frunk. :/.

    I thought that was a bit odd that it doesn't have a dedicated storage place, but I relocated it to a small bag I keep in the lower rear trunk area that has my charger kit and a couple other things.
     
  5. Gwgan

    Gwgan Almost a wagon

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  6. Monkey

    Monkey Member

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    There you go... RTFM. I guess there's a spot for it in the charging kit bag -- thanks, Gwgan.
     
  7. fulvnrg

    fulvnrg New Member

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    Hmm. Mine is stored under the frunk mat. There is a cut out for it. I also keep my j1772 in the deep side slot of the glovebox so i dont have to open the trunk and bag.
     
  8. boaterva

    boaterva Supporting Member

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    I believe the 'cutout in the floor' evaporated with the refresh, no? Seems like something slipped through the upgrade, as so often does. I plan to wrap it in a little bubble wrap and stuff it in the UMC bag.
     

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