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    App becoming required

    While I don't understand why you wouldn't want the convenience of the app, if you really don't want it you could install it, set up the premium connectivity, then uninstall it. Personally, I love having the app as my car key and being able to remotely preheat the interior and prepare the battery...
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    The definitive phone key thread...

    The phone key does work after the app is swiped away. If you turn on Android developer mode you can see that there is a Tesla background service running and one of its functions must be the key.
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    Can't log in to app suddenly

    Strange. Fwiw, I just successfully connected to my model 3 from my Pixel 6. My Pixel has the July security update and app version 4.10.0-1111. My model 3 is at 2022.12.3.20 (fsd beta) and using my home wifi (verified from my router). You didn't by any chance receive a message from your phone...
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    Wireless charger that will work with Pixel 6 (pro)

    Fwiw, I have never had any trouble charging my (non-pro) Pixel 6 using the built-in charger (mid '21). I have it in a Spigen Rugged Armor case.
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    Am I missing a clip or bolt under my TM3?

    It looks like the place where I added a clip to (successfully) fix a flapping noise at highway speeds.
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    Let's talk about privacy

    Privacy is an illusion now anyway. E-ZPass, traffic cameras, ISP data, analytics data collected by companies you do business with, etc... And that doesn't even include social media or big brother conspiracy theories. But if you really can avoid all of those then jjrandorin (who is a voice of...
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    Auto-launching Tesla app on Android

    The problem is more likely to be a settings issue. My Pixel 6 running Android 12 and (currently) Tesla app version 4.9.0-1051 almost always works as a key without having to do anything special to start the app. Rarely, the key function won't work and manually opening the app seems to help but as...
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    Version 2022.16.x

    "I refuse to install any version that hasn't been out for at least a month and for which I haven't seen reports of any serious bugs". "Stuff just needs to work." Fair enough. Each person has to decide what risks to take (after all, getting in the car at all is risking your life even if the odds...
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    Version 2022.16.x

    Tesla uses a software development technique called 'agile'. This technique involves periodically taking a snapshot of the current development stream and giving it to some customers to see how it works out. The snapshot -is- tested before being released, but it is literally impossible to test...
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    Model 3 concerns

    Buying anything is always somewhat of a gamble, but consider this: you may see a couple dozen stories about problems here and there but about 900 thousand Tesla cars were delivered last year. If there really were serious quality issues you would be seeing a lot more than a couple of dozen people...
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    2022.12.3.1 / Model 3 / Seat Warmer App

    Right side seat warmer control is always there with split climate. But you lose a recent apps slot and will only have one of those like in the original v11. Also the seat only actually warms if it is in use.
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    Gas savings calc wildly inaccurate

    This never can be accurate, since they have to guess at your electricity price (although you can set that yourself), your alternate gas mileage and gas price. All of those depend upon multiple factors. Your actual electric bill most likely consists of both fixed charges and variable source and...
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    Vendor Teslashields floor mats vs 3D Maxpider floor mats

    I second Wlly's opinion: the mats are very nice and I am happy that I chose them. When my wife saw them in the car, she asked whether we could get them for our Honda Element :)
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    I don't use auto HVAC because I want control over the fan speed, which vents are being used, whether A/C is on, and whether the heat comes on. When I first got the car last summer, I tried auto only to find that the A/C would over-cool and then the heat would come on despite an outside temp of...
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    Okay, I am sitting in my car and have the split HVAC enabled because my wife likes to control her temperature. There is no one in the passenger seat and I can turn on or off its heat now whether the HVAC is on or not. That said, the seat won't actually heat up unless someone is sitting in it...

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