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> Currently Tesla just replaces the entire media unit when this happens, which is extremely expensive for them. In reality they only need to replace a tiny part instead of tossing entire boards.

Am I the only one thinking about the recycling and cost implications of doing this?

Well, if you have some thoughts on it, I am curious what the other approach would look like. What are your thoughts?

I'm thinking they would have all the labor of taking it out, and all the labor of putting it in, but then much additional labor and repair time incurred by doing the component level repair instead of just grabbing another radio off the shelf. Recycling would be possible on the unit later and it could be installed as a refurb unit in another vehicle.

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