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    An Idea How to Measure the 12V Battery Capacity

    As to measuring the battery's capacity, that can be done with a multimeter or a car battery tester. Some of the big auto parts stores have car battery testers in their free loan a tool program. An Internet search for "test a car battery" will tell you how to use any of these devices and how to...
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    Charge port door not flush? Am I crazy here?

    Tesla has a TSB for this problem. It is SB-20-10-001, June 9, 2020 and can be read here: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2020/MC-10177029-9999.pdf. The "spec" given in the TSB is more than 1.5mm at either the top or bottom warrants correction, overflush in the middle is not adjustable. To...
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    Front Passenger Window Clicking Noise

    This is often a bad relay or power window regulator and is a common repair in any vehicle (ICE and EV), although 15k miles is very quick for a failure. It should be covered under warranty though. Have them check it again and be insistent that they fix it (it's an easy fix for any traditional...
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    Off-center trunk lid is folding the weather stripping. What's proper gap supposed to be?

    My trunk lid is off-center. It has about a 1 1/2 - 2 mm gap between the tail light assembly on the body and the tail light assembly on the trunk lid on one side and a 5 1/2+ mm gap on the other side. You can see that the trunk lid is crushing/folding the weatherstripping on one side. During...
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    is lifetime 270wh/mi high?

    Yes, 270 Wh/mi is a bit high for SR+. EPA estimate for the SR+ is ~250 Wh/mi for 45% highway, 55% city driving. If you're mechanically inclined, you can work through some of this like you would for a traditional ICE car that's not getting the fuel efficiency it's supposed to; just skip past...
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    The front license plate question.... (poll)

    I bought a small piece of PPF ($12), cut it to fit behind the license plate holder, and stuck the Tesla plate holder to that. I'm not worried about it falling off, or blocking the air flow to the radiator, it's inexpensive, and if I ever need to remove it, it's stuck to the hidden PPF and not...
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    Will a low front plate (Partially covering intake vent) harm the car?

    Just wanted to add a couple of alternatives to the $129 Bandit, in case anyone is still looking. RPM Tesla Kit ($19 now, $25 normally) Ottosteer Bracket kit ($60)

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