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    Brake Dust Brand New Model 3 (Help)

    Original poster indicated the car is a week old. Assuming it is new in the US and probably up your way as well didn't they remove the ability to limit regeneration? I'm wondering if they changed the pad material because of the issues those of us in areas with road salt usage have. You'd know...
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    Owners Manual crashes Tesla's computer

    For anything consumer based I'm assuming this is rhetorical. Customers now do Q&A. Perfection is always just a one firmware revision away.
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    Quick Homelink question

    It's not 100% foolproof. You can have the beam under the bumper and have the door close on the trunk. The door is also supposed to reverse and the force needed to cause the reversing is often set too strongly as well. Even properly set you will still scratch and possibly ding the car. But it...
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    Any SAFE extension cords for either Wall Connector or Nema 14-50?

    They are expensive and heavy. Do you need all 50A? If not you could buy a 20A 240V extension cord of many lengths, the appropriate adapter for your mobile connector and and adapter for the 14-50 to 6-20.
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    How long for Camera Calibration ?

    From the manual: Calibration typically completes after driving 20-25 miles (32-40 km), but the distance varies depending on road and environmental conditions. Driving on a straight road with highly-visible lane lines allows Model 3 to calibrate quicker.
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    Owners Manual crashes Tesla's computer

    Enjoy one of the "perks" of Tesla ownership. They give you stuff, they break stuff and they take away stuff. I liken it to owning a classic British sports car. I'm sure you could put in a service request, but I'd bet reasonable money Tesla is already aware of the issue. I'm sure it's...
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    Whoever's designing the plastic clips at Tesla needs to be deleted

    I finally got around to checking these on my 12/2018 Model 3 and both were broken. I printed up the 3D solution and it worked well. I'm rather sure these are actually designed to break exactly where they do. Europe has rather strict pedestrian safety standards and my guess is that when you...
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    Please help - What is this? Pink residue on undercarriage

    From my brief experience the red is "heat cured". https://www.highsidechem.com/redepoxy.php
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    Please help - What is this? Pink residue on undercarriage

    G48 specification coolant. Used in current Mercedes Benz. https://www.benzworld.org/threads/blueish-coolant.1641843/#lg=thread-1641843&slide=0
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    Owners Manual crashes Tesla's computer

    No such luck for me and it still crashes on 4.18. It has been intermittent for me. So I'd recommend caution if you are driving and somebody uses the manual.
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    Glovebox suddenly opens very fast, any fixes or service center fix?

    There is a damper that lowers the glovebox slowly. It has likely either become detached or broken. Either way you will have to disassemble the glovebox and either reattach or replace it.
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    How to Add Gen 3 Wall Connector to Wi-Fi?

    Consistent with other parts of the Tesla ownership experience. My rule of thumb for the past 5 years or so is never purchase any device based on claims that a firmware update will give me critical functionality for my use case. As a result I've been much happier with many of my purchases.
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    Model 3 has no spare tire

    My Tesla didn't even have 1,000 miles on it before I had to get my tire patched. It was a slow leak so no need for the spare. Fortunately, my long time local independent garage had no issues with both lifting the Model 3 or patching the noise reducing tire. Although it did take him two tries...
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    Model 3 has no spare tire

    Be my guest! My only regret is that I already had a bunch of yellow straps. If it was black it would be almost invisible. But it doesn't bother me enough to buy new ones.
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    Model 3 has no spare tire

    The strap has two S-hooks that just fit into two holes in the brace that runs under the parcel shelf. You lose about 8-10 inches of interior volume at the very top as the tire leans into the trunk. But it gives you almost all the trunk floor. Also unless you look from bumper height you really...

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