Side Camera Housing Covers for Tesla Owners
Transform the lower side camera housings on your Tesla Model 3, Model S, or Model X by giving them a distinctive, performance feel with a carbon fiber look. In addition to the new look, these covers provide a layer of protection for the camera housing from dings and scratches like those that occur in a parking lot from car doors parked next to your Tesla. Our Side Camera Housing Covers are custom designed to fit the contoured surface of the camera housing. They can be applied in just minutes with no tools. Available in a gloss carbon fiber trim finish, our Side Camera Housing Covers will not interfere with the rear/side facing camera. Side Camera Housing Covers are sold in a set of two including both the driver and passenger side covers.
Each Side Camera Housing Cover is fabricated from high-strength molded plastic with a printed gloss finish in carbon fiber. The Side Camera Housing Cover has been designed to fit the contours of the camera housing on all Tesla models, while not interfering with the rear/side facing camera. The Side Camera Housing Covers are approximately 3 mm thick, fitting over the surface of the side camera housing.
The polyurethane resin surface has been tested to ensure that it can stand up to environmental conditions. Overall, our gloss finish "pops" and enhances the carbon fiber look.
The Side Camera Housing Covers have an irregular shape. Each Side Camera Housing Cover would fit inside a box that is approximately 6.4" L x 2.25" W x 0.85" H (162 mm L x 57 mm W x 21 mm H).
Am I correct in assuming that the Side Camera Housing Covers fit all Tesla vehicles?
Yes. The same side camera housing size and shape are used for all Tesla vehicles equipped with the Autopilot 2.0 sensor suite, which was included on Tesla vehicles starting approximately November 2016. The covers fit Model 3, Model S, and Model X.
Do the Side Camera Housing Covers come as a set of two?
Yes. You get both the driver and passenger Side Camera Housing Covers with each order.
Will the Side Camera Housing Covers interfere with the side/rear facing camera?
Do the Side Camera Housing Covers cover the entire housing?
The Side Camera Housing Covers have been molded to cover only the parts of the housing that are chrome. The black OEM plastic surface and the camera are not covered.
How are the molded Side Camera Housing Covers fabricated?
The Side Camera Housing Covers are fabricated from high-strength plastic, molded to the contours of the camera housing and then printed with a gloss carbon fiber finish. The molded cover is approximately 3 mm thick.
How are the Side Camera Housing Covers installed?
The Side Camera Housing Covers are installed using automotive grade double-sided adhesive tape. The adhesive tape is pre-installed on the inside surface of the Side Camera Housing Cover. The installation should be considered permanent, but the covers can be removed as described in the installation instructions. Installation instructions can be found at the "Installation" tab.
Will the Side Camera Housing Covers change the aerodynamics of the vehicle?
We haven't done aerodynamic testing, but the thin profile and finish of the Side Camera Housing Covers indicate that any aerodynamic affect would be negligible.
What is the difference between the materials you use and a carbon fiber "wrap"?
A ‘wrap’ is a very thin vinyl material printed with a pattern or finish. A wrap is flat and has no dimensional feel and relatively little visual depth. In general, wraps are installed by professionals. Our Side Camera Housing Covers are molded pieces which provide more depth and realism, and are finished with a high strength polyurethane coating in a high gloss finish.
Can I install the Side Camera Housing Covers myself?
Yes. We’ve designed the Side Camera Housing Covers for do-it-yourself (DIY) installation. In fact, the only tools you might need are a soft cloth, some masking tape, and a cleaning solution of alcohol and distilled water (readily available at any large pharmacy). We provide you with a detailed installation video and written instructions. However, if you’re just not a DIY person, we'd recommend that the Side Camera Housing Covers be installed by a competent automotive installer.
Is it possible to slide the Side Camera Housing Covers into place as I position it on the vehicle?
In general, the answer is no. The industrial adhesive we use for the Side Camera Housing Cover creates a very strong and permanent bond. The way to position the Side Camera Housing Cover is to adhere it only on its edge. This will create a very small contact surface for you to remove it and reposition if necessary. However, once the Side Camera Housing Cover is pressed into place, it is not intended be removed or repositioned. For this reason, you must very carefully align the piece before you adhere it.
Can you provide a bit more detail about installation?
See "Installation" tab at right for more details. Complete installation instructions, video, and guidelines are also provided with each package. Please follow the instructions provided to ensure proper installation.
Can I remove the Side Camera Housing Cover pieces once they are installed?
In order to ensure that the Side Camera Housing Covers will not separate from the automotive surfaces as your car is being driven, they have been designed for permanent installation. It is possible, however, to remove them by heating each with a hair dryer and slowly peeling it off. However, the adhesive will be destroyed, the cover can become deformed if it is removed, and some adhesive residue may be left on the mirror housing surface. The residue can be peeled off and the surface cleaned with acetone. It is possible (but unlikely) that the surface might be slightly marred as a result. Therefore, each Side Camera Housing Cover should be viewed as a permanent installation. Additional removal instructions are appended to the installation instructions.
How should I clean the Side Camera Housing Covers?
Soap, water, and a soft, clean cloth should do the trick. If you'd like to provide a lasting shine and protection, we recommend a hand-spray product called Wax-As-U-Dry produced by Eagle One (TM).
Will the addition of the Side Camera Housing Covers increase wind noise?
No. The thin profile and tight fit become part of the vehicle surface and will not create any discernible wind nose.
What If I decide I do not like the Side Camera Housing Covers pieces and wish to return them?
BEFORE you install the Side Camera Housing Covers, be sure to assess the look. You can do this using masking tape to attach the Side Camera Housing Covers (without removing the white adhesive backing tape). If you want to do a more complete assessment, you can use double sided masking tape placed next to the adhesive backing tape. DO NOT remove the adhesive backing tape until you are satisfied the look works for you. As long as you have not removed the adhesive backing on any piece, the Side Camera Housing Covers can be returned for a refund within 30 days of purchase. The Side Camera Housing Covers cannot be returned for a refund if the adhesive backing is removed.
How long does it take to receive my order?
Most orders ship within 24 hours of receipt on business days.
Do Side Camera Housing Covers ship to International destinations?
Yes, the Side Camera Housing Covers ship internationally.
Installation of the Side Camera Housing Covers for all Tesla vehicles is straightforward and can be performed as a do-it-yourself (DIY) project. However, for those Tesla owners who are not DIY-oriented, or are uncomfortable with the installation process in any way, we recommend that the Side Camera Housing Covers be installed by a competent automotive installer. A detailed set of installation instructions is also provided with each order. A video install and written installation instructions can be found below...
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