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trim piece found in car

trim piece found in car

I was rummaging through the trunk in my car ("P3D") and found some body trim piece. It's marked in a format consistent with Tesla part numbers, but I can't seem to figure out what it's for. Nothing seems to be missing from my vehicle. I found it in that deep pocket to the left hand side of the trunk.

Part number is 1128967-00-C. Any ideas where it goes?

https://i.imgur.com/SC2UD2G.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/LCuK3nJ.jpg

Thanks!

RayNLA | September 15, 2019

I’m pretty sure thats a thingamajig.
Not so sure were it goes though...

Hal Fisher | September 15, 2019

Rummaging through? There was nothing in my trunk to ‘rummage’ through haha.

Hal Fisher | September 15, 2019

Goes in the trash.

Bighorn | September 15, 2019

Under a seat?

MAB1980 | September 15, 2019

Could be a seat piece. I’ll take another look. Then to the trash.

M3phan | September 15, 2019

Couldn’t find the part number you gave matching the parts catalog: https://epc.teslamotors.com/#/catalog

M3phan | September 15, 2019

Don’t know why the link I included above takes me to the model S catalog… When I copied the model three catalog… Oh well, here’s the link to all the catalogs: https://epc.teslamotors.com/#/catalogs

TabascoGuy | September 15, 2019

I was wondering how you guys had access to the parts catalog. Mystery solved.

Going by the part number, it looks like something that may have fallen off of the inside of the trunk.

akdnj88 | September 15, 2019

Looks to be the piece where to hold to close the trunk (2 pieces, 1 on each side of the plastic trim piece covering the trunk lid)

Bighorn | September 15, 2019

@akdnj
Sounds about right

vmulla | September 15, 2019

I just confirmed that it is the inside of the trunk grab handle. I'll share the pic in a bit

vmulla | September 15, 2019

Here's the pic. The peice OP shared sits inside the grab handle.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/u3pyDqkmFvwhsYN77

jimglas | September 15, 2019

so it IS a thingamajig

lilbean | September 15, 2019

I was close. I thought it was a thingamabob.

M3phan | September 15, 2019

Nope. Doohickey.

billlake2000 | September 15, 2019

whatchamacallit

rxlawdude | September 15, 2019

dunzel.

vmulla | September 15, 2019

Good thread :)

It took a good 2 days for anyone to suggest what it was, I think most folks guessed it was something from the trunk, but where?

Anyway, I don't understand why the grab handle for the trunk is positioned like that. That's one shall area where I think the design can be improved.

Bighorn | September 15, 2019

Common trunk pull position to keep from touching the sheet metal.

vmulla | September 15, 2019

@Bighorn,
The position/location is fine. The orientation seems to be in the wrong direction.
I've got used to it all the same.

M3phan | September 15, 2019

Saw someone do this earlier this year and it’s a winner: As you pull trunk closed from the handle, push trunk closed by pushing down on the license plate. Saves touching paint.

M3phan | September 15, 2019

(I push on the very middle of the plate)

ColoDriver | September 16, 2019

That's not a handle for closing the trunk, that's the rear derailleur pocket so a large bicycle will fit in the trunk with the back seats up! (pro tip, grab the right one on my car because the left one might have a little chain gunk in it :-)