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    Tesla service forcing me to update to v11

    I have seen other folks have issues after replacing a windshield until the firmware was updated. So what they are telling you is true. Can it be done with a reflash of the same version? Technically, probably, but it is an unusual request they may not know how to address.
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    do you really need a portable air compressor?

    I bought a portable Ryobi battery powered compressor for the bikes, balls, etc and now I leave it in the car and use it for the car as well.
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    Smelly stinky socks / mold in Model 3 AC

    Our 2021 Model Y stunk from delivery, had to pay to have it replaced. Our 2018 Model 3 stinks every year. I have tried changing in the fall, but the best time is to wait until it gets humid in the spring to do a Kilma/KoolIT clean and change the filters to get through summer. I'm convinced...
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    Model Y Hitch Receiver: Rise Limit Question

    I flipped a Reese drop hitch to get the .75" height. I also raised the Y with a MPP lift kit + arms for an additional 1.75". Then I used smaller diameter tires (with appropriate load rating) on the trailer. I also changed the jack wheel with a lower profile metal "foot". If I knew I could...
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    Delivering Austin Gigafactory Teslas within the state of Texas

    Are you sure? I had thought the new vehicle has to be physically out of state when the transaction happens. Then you "bought it" out of state. I recall an Elon comment that stated that he would "prefer" if Texas laws where changed so that Tesla would not need to ship the CT out of state...
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    Car names…

    Since the color changer came out, my kids change the color and name weekly. It is currently light green and "KeyLime3.14"
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    2021 MY vs. 2018 M3, cabin filter mods

    Following up, the stink came back on both the 3 and Y. On the 3, last fall I used two cans of Kilma and a "HEPA charcoal" filter. Now humidity is raising the stink is back. I was hoping that by doing it in the fall the dry winter air would have killed off anything lingering after the clean...
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    Model 3 owner claims Car froze while driving, stuck at 83MPH

    Nobody said the screen did not freeze or that there was not a problem that caused that. What is total BS is the title, subtitle, and article. Title: ... Causing vehicle to be stuck at 83 mph on freeway (bullshit) Subtitle: The driver from Irvine said all of the buttons and switches -...
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    Model 3 owner claims Car froze while driving, stuck at 83MPH

    I suspect that by "police help to pull over" that the driver called 911 and the police asked him to use the brakes and pull over. I also suspect that he quickly learned that the go pedal and brakes work and that the cruise and speed wheel still works. He never shows video of using the drive...
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    Model 3 owner claims Car froze while driving, stuck at 83MPH

    To me it looks like the accelerator works. At the end of the video you see him following a semi, then driver uses the accelerator, the screen remains frozen and but he passes the semi at increasing speed (or the semi by chance started slowing down but I don't see brakes). There is nothing...
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    Your Model 3 Maximum Range?

    Early 2018 M3 LR RWD, 309 miles @ 100%
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    DIY Car Wash Guys - How do you avoid dust coat?

    I have blue 3 and white Y and I feel the same, it seems that these cars show dust and dirt more than our Toyota/Honda/BMW. I am using a ceramic spray. In prior vehicles I used ONR, but don't really recall what I used for wax. I felt I didn't have the same dust and water spot problems.
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    Kids bike rack

    I had a Reese Explore 4 bike from U-Haul for $99. It is sufficient for 3 bikes and local travel. Not sturdy enough for highway travel or 4 bikes in my opinion. I am now using a $300 4 bike Tri-Max tray with an 8.5" hitch extender (to enable the hatchback) that I am happy with for the money...
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    Any options that charge two cars at once?

    You should be able to. I have two gen2 and limit it to 40 amp combined. When both are plugged in charging is split 20/20. An adapter should not pull more than the HPWC allows. I agree with OCJeff, you might first try and get away with just a single charger and adapter first. While we do...
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    OEM Spoiler coming off on Model Y Performance

    The cheap aftermarket "Bromely" spoilers (Amazon) held up on both our 3 an Y during Texas heat last summer if anyone is looking for alternative, no corner lifting problems. I made sure to clean and prep the surface before applying ... even creating some micro scratches in the clear coat on...

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