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    Wiki Roadster VDS Messages

    Hi, I'd like to add some notes to error ID:287 "Powertrain Problem / Service Required" which came up yesterday after I had been driving in fierce rain and been loading the trunk earlier in the same rain, then tried to charge when I got home. The car would drive but not charge. I did put a call...
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    Discolouration of HID headlights (solved)

    Hmm, I sort of see what you mean from the photos. But trust me the "before" looked dirty and old, and the "after" looks as good as new. I probably shouldn't have even mentioned rainbows because it's the scaly patchy nature of the pattern that was so horrible. It looked old and broken. The...
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    Discolouration of HID headlights (solved)

    I know there's a couple of threads about headlights and issues with peeling covers etc., but I couldn't find anything about the odd patchy rainbow discolouration I was getting on my HID lights (after-market, upgraded by Tesla). It was annoying; not solved with Windex or any of my normal...
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    The on/off of the 12V outlet

    OK, thanks for the clear replies. My natural brute-force inclination to send keepalive wake-up messages via OVMS every 15 mins is probably not such a good idea in that it will massively increase the duty cycle of that coolant pump. But at least I understand the issue now. Probably better to buy...
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    The on/off of the 12V outlet

    Short version: Anyone got accurate information on when the 12V outlet is on/off on a Roadster 2.5? Can it be forced to stay on using a service code or something? Long version: I've been using a dash cam for a while (more than a year). It works fine and runs from the 12V ("cigarette lighter")...
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    Random Roadster Sightings

    Best picture of my car I've ever seen This was from "Cars & Croissants" New Jersey on Sunday. It really brings home to me the difference between my sad eforts over three years and someone who actually knows how to use a camera, with about 10 seconds to take their photo! Can't get the...
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    I think we can assume he got the tech package.

    There was a recent raid on the "Dark Net", as documented e.g. here: Silk Road 2 seized in international dark web drug bust (Wired UK) From the article: Law enforcement officials found that he used a bitcoin exchange to cash out $273,626 between Silk Road 2's creation in November of last year...
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    Which headlights do you have?

    +1 to that. I commuted a few months on the NJ turnpike with the stock (Halogen) lights - the oncoming traffic is so heavy and bright that it looks like the Roadster lights are switched off. Upgrading to the HIDs was astoundng and I could finally see the potholes. It was like night and... uh, y'know.
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    What did you park next to? (Or what makes the Roadster look tiny?)

    One of our neighbours is a partner in a company which tricks-out vehicles for law enforcement & fire departments. This is how he dropped his daughter off for a play date. Oh, and those green lights at the front go side-to-side like in Knight Rider.
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    Open Vehicle Monitoring System

    We <heart> OVMS Last night after a particularly chaotic trip to the local swimming pool and a subqequent car swap, my better half managed to lock both sets of Roadster keys and both of our iPhones in the trunk of the Roadster after I had left in another car. This happens because the Roadster...
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    [HOWTO] Converting your iPhone dock into an USB port

    Great - thanks. Also +1 for the lego guy, now I've got "Everything is Awesome" stuck in my head again! Can you tell me - which stereo unit is that? I've got the Alpine in my 2.5 but the interface is different I think. Yours looks nicer.
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    LOANER BEWARE when getting Roadster repair

    I don't know about "differently" - the NJ Service Center seems to treat everyone pretty well. I have been really impressed with the last few service visits (basically the 3 year / 36K and a few subsequent visits). I did renew my Extended Service Agreement - i.e. limited coverage out to 6 years /...
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    Plug In America Tesla Roadster Survey

    Standard mode jumped 165 to 187 miles For the past year I have been driving the Roadster every day, but not far, typically 20 miles/day. I maintain the SOC between 80 and 120 miles and always charge in Standard mode at 240/10A. After letting it charge some time from 6 pm to midnight I stop the...
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    Open Vehicle Monitor System (OVMS) - Technical Discussion

    Thanks, I had already checked that and it is set. Everything under "Settings" seems to be set up to receive the alerts, which made me wonder if it is an OVMS configuration problem.
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    Open Vehicle Monitor System (OVMS) - Technical Discussion

    OVMS alerts going to wrong device [This is probably iPhone specific, I'm not an experienced iPhone user and only have one for OVMS... sorry for the noob-like question] When I first installed the OVMS module I quickly added the app to two iPhones and two iPads. But my personal iPhone does not...

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