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    Aftermarket Sub-woofer Amplifier Installation using DC-DC +12v Power Source

    Most dash cams draw about 0.1 to 0.15 A ( 100-150ma) @ 12V when recording with the screen off. My sub-woofer amplifier and capacitor draw 0.008A ( 8ma) when powered off. I suspect that the model-3 12v battery may tolerate a 8ma load when the vehicle is off, but I didn't feel like routing a...
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    Aftermarket Sub-woofer Amplifier Installation using DC-DC +12v Power Source

    After reading this on another forum, I decided to not make any attempt at going through the firewall and connecting directly to the battery since most amplifiers and stiffening capacitors have some current draw, even when shut down. "Concern: Customer states car needs service/contact Tesla...
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    "Cannot maintain vehicle power" error message

    Here is a link to a possible solution for your sub-woofer troubles (LINK)
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    Aftermarket Sub-woofer Amplifier Installation using DC-DC +12v Power Source

    I have identified the cause of the "Cannot Maintain Vehicle Power" error when installing aftermarket amplifiers and drawing power from the CD-CD terminal under the rear seat. The cause is the DC-DC converter tripping when first powering on and trying to charge up the large input capacitors...

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