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  1. Nix Alba

    "Charge rate reduced, Unplug and retry" error requires battery replacement

    For some time now I've been limiting my charge rate to 32 amps, even though I have the capability of charging at a full 48 amps. I did this primarily to reduce the spike power demand to my electrical provider. The other day, I realized that I had forgotten to plug the car in the previous...
  2. Nix Alba

    Opinions Wanted: Payoff Car With Home Refinance?

    This is really a question of cashflow vs total cost. Which is more valuable to you? Rolling the value of the car loan into your fifteen year mortgage certainly reduces the interest rate, but not necessarily the total interest you'll pay since you're paying for it over the entire 15 years as...
  3. Nix Alba

    Windshield Washer

    Even at slow speeds, or stopped, my M3 will spray such that almost no fluid covers the area in front of the driver. It gets everywhere else very well covered and then leaves the most important area dry. In other words, it looks like all the fluid is being ejected to the right side of the...
  4. Nix Alba

    Auto Wipers Worked!

    Yesterday I drove through a very heavy downpour. The auto wipers worked ok, but not great. I'd still have to intervene from time to time. This morning, after sitting in the garage for over 12 hours, the first thing that happened is that the wipers ran at full speed (on dry glass) for about 5...
  5. Nix Alba

    M3 Rear Ended...

    Interesting. I wasn't fully aware of that. Also, this is the first I'm hearing about a diminished value option. Apparently Colorado (where I am located) does allow this. I'll have to look into it.
  6. Nix Alba

    M3 Rear Ended...

    For the longest time I always wondered why someone would drive around a really nice car with some crappy damage that should be fairly easy to fix. I wondered, "Are these folks just pocketing the insurance money?" Now I know one possible reason: 3 to 4 weeks to get parts for the repair.
  7. Nix Alba

    How was your model 3 quality when you took delivery?

    I received mine in April 2018, it was one of the first delivered in Colorado. There was only one issue that I could see regarding body panel alignment; however it was so minor that I didn't bother with it.
  8. Nix Alba

    HW3 2019.16.2 Waiting room

    Thanks for that. It seems I have v2.5 then. Is the primary difference one single module (ie: something that can be upgraded) or is it something more complex (such as all the cameras and lots of other bits and pieces)?
  9. Nix Alba

    HW3 2019.16.2 Waiting room

    How can you tell which version of hardware you have? How can you tell which version of hardware you have? (HW 2.5 vs HW 3)?
  10. Nix Alba

    M3 Rear Ended...

    Sure, I'd agree that 'peace of mind' is substantial value. In the poll I excluded 'satisfying curiosity' from substantial value.
  11. Nix Alba

    M3 Rear Ended...

    Sadly, two days ago I was rear ended in my M3. It was a relatively slow speed impact; however it was enough to cut a hole through the bumper facia. When filling out the police report, I realized that although I THOUGHT I knew all the details, I really couldn't be SURE about it. (Yes, I...
  12. Nix Alba

    Don't take your hands off the wheel

    There's a difference between keeping your hand on the wheel, and keeping a little pressure on the wheel. I find that it's quite possible to have your hand on the wheel and still get the nag alert. If you don't apply sufficient pressure -- which doesn't have to be a lot, the system cannot...
  13. Nix Alba

    Sentry Mode Recordings

    I've recently started using Sentry Mode and see that there are three files stored, one for the front and each side camera. Is there a way to include the rear camera in this too?
  14. Nix Alba

    Made the right call upgrading from EAP to FSD for 2k

    It may not say on the website that we're beta testers, but Musk has stated several times that the company continues to innovate, and that they are modeled after a software development firm. They bring a basic product to market, customers use what's there, report on issues (or get data fed back...

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