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Wimpy horn

Discussion in 'Model X: Driving Dynamics' started by Beta V, Jun 18, 2018.

  1. Beta V

    Beta V Author, Dad, Mentor, Technology Critic

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    I had to deliver some passengers to the Pike Place market in Seattle (ok, a mistake) and had to navigate through a mob of people. When someone tried to back out into me, I used the Model X horn and I thought it was broken. All I got was a wimpy "meep." Is this normal? Should it get louder if I push harder? I tried to really jam on it later, but got the same (almost apologetic) beep--like when stepping on a dog toy in the middle of the night. Surely, this isn't right.
     
  2. AdamHLG

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    #2 AdamHLG, Jun 18, 2018
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    Clearly you are mistaken because it has been firmly established that the Tesla has an aggressive beep.




    ok all. This is supposed to be a YouTube link for Curb Your Enthusiasm and the Tesla horn episode. If you are not seeing it, it's the forum acting up again with link translation issues.
     
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  3. Beta V

    Beta V Author, Dad, Mentor, Technology Critic

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    Not an answer, but funny.
     
  4. AdamHLG

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    Ok. Couldn't resist the joke but I'll be serious now. On my 911 my horn was actually 2 horns of different tones that made the final sound. One of the horns went defective leaving a single tone horn that sounded , well, just wrong and definitely deficient. The horn was replaced and all was well again. Perhaps this is your issue. I would find another Tesla and see if it sounds the same or different. Horns do go bad. Maybe you have a dud. But it should be an easy fix.
     
  5. S'toon

    S'toon Knows where his towel is

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    If it helps you feel better, the horns in 12 ton armoured vehicles we used in the army all went "meep."
     
  6. T34ME

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    Well that was a NOB (north of the border) 12 ton armored vehicle. All the 12 ton armored vehicles we send to you army guys NOB have defective horns in case there is ever a threatening uprising NOB we can always out honk you guys in maneuvers! All our 12 ton armored vehicle horns sound like TRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUMP. Yours respond with "meep-meep", Unless you have some of them French built 12 ton armored vehicles and their horns sound like "oui-oui" ;):D
     

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