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    Couple questions on wiper blades...

    That is because I simply did not have enough coffee when I posted. I was wrong. The correct sizes are Drivers 26 Passenger 19. Sorry for the confusion. Sigh.
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    Couple questions on wiper blades...

    Update: Turns out the 19" was fine. 16" was hitting the hood. Tesla came out and basically scolded me for using OEM. Bottom line is that the clearance for the wipers is crazy small. Any kind of thick winter blade for the passenger side simply won't work. So it looks like 19" Winter (or whatever...
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    Extreme Cold driving/battery, etc...

    I wonder if this idea of going slower holds true when you are subjected to -20F conditions? Usually if I have range anxiety, I slow down and everything works out great....BUT does this hold true at -20?
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    Extreme Cold driving/battery, etc...

    Not sure. On the way up, everything was fine. Temp was around -5 or so at worst. This morning on the way back, it was cold in the car from Tomahawk to Wausau. Seat heaters kept things tolerable though. Then at the Supercharger it got really hot in the car right away. BUT the temp on the drive...
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    Couple questions on wiper blades...

    The wiper blades on my Model Y are streaking pretty bad. I have cleaned them, but still can't get the streaking taken away. Anyone have links (Amazon preferred) to a good set of all-season wipers for the Model Y? Searched posts in this forum and didn't see anything. Also, how hard are they to...
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    Extreme Cold driving/battery, etc...

    Woodridge, IL is my home
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    Extreme Cold driving/battery, etc...

    Well, the 40-50% was pretty accurate. The temp was about 5 degrees during the day. Very harsh road conditions. Roads were icy as heck too. What I did notice was that the wind could shift the car more than expected. It is supposed to get colder now for the next couple of days we drive back...
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    Extreme Cold driving/battery, etc...

    Turns out I have to go to upper Wisconsin from Chicago this weekend. We will be driving in temps that are supposed to be close to -20F. I have already realized the issue with distance on a single charge when it is in the 20's. I just don't want to find ourselves in trouble between charges at...
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    Very slow boot, Bluetooth Issues, etc...

    I will give these ideas a try. Thank. Will post back results.
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    Very slow boot, Bluetooth Issues, etc...

    All: I am trying to separate out what is just slow because of software and what is a problem because of the MCU1 problem that has been reported. My car is getting slower and slower to boot up in the morning. Sometimes taking north of 30 seconds. I know this sounds like a 1st world problem, but...
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    Tesla Over the Air URL/Port specs for updates???

    All: I have a couple employees with Tesla's at my work. They (for whatever reason) cannot get good wifi coverage in their garage. They thought it would be good to just update via our wireless at work. Does anyone know the URL/Ports that Tesla uses in order to do over the air updates?
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    Home made 3D printed tray for center console...

    I think this guy turned out pretty good. Printed it on a 3D printer and did my own flocking. Here is the thingverse file if you guys feel ambitious... Tesla Model 3 Center Console Tray (Modified from jonco223) by chilman408
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    Bike carrying options...

    Do bike racks ever double as carriers for other things like dry bags? Maybe then the hitch investment would be worth it and we would never use the rack mount.
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    Bike carrying options...

    So that would mean I would need a hitch right? The Tesla hitch is pretty darn expensive. Are there after market hitches I can use? Never plan on towing a boat. Bikes would be it.
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    Bike carrying options...

    All: My wife and I want to road trip w/the dogs & bikes. This means we probably will need a bike rack. I see two options, the roof rack with extra bike racks OR hitch with bike racks. I like door #1 because we could also put other things on the roof rack. Any thoughts or options on how to work...
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    Tesla Customer Service ...... IS HORRIBLE

    What am I missing here? I bought something from their store and have followed their return process twice with no response. Now I go to the website and fill out a form for help and get the attached. 3 Days to respond? How do they think this will help this brand?
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    Brake Pedal Ugly Weld Cover (Interested???)

    Let me know, and I will buy it from you :). Not trying to make money here. Was just trying to solve a problem and this was the first thought at fixing it. It is a little trickier to design because of the awkward angles of the bracket, but not impossible by any means. I wasn't expecting enough...
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    Brake Pedal Ugly Weld Cover (Interested???)

    I like this idea even better. My only concern would be it getting loose and getting snagged. Would have to be rock solid. That is one of the reasons we were going to CAD it specifically to the need. But it looks like there isn't enough interest to do that. So maybe this option would work? I...
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    Quality not so bad

    I think they are playing the odds here. You are right that it costs more money.....BUT that only happens for the people that have the critical eye. This is all calculated IMHO. Then over time they won't have many issues at all once the manufacturing is really dialed in. I get their strategy...
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    Quality not so bad

    I can say that I just picked up my MY. All was good. Small punch list. Mainly realignment issues with the hood and the hatchback. My father worked in the auto industry and we painted cars at night flipping them. I have a pretty good eye for paint issues. I did not see any obvious drips, fish...
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    Brake pedal weld (ugly)...Does M3 have this as well as the MY?

    You may want to check this thread out.... Brake Pedal Ugly Weld Cover (Interested???)
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    Brake Pedal Ugly Weld Cover (Interested???)

    As some of you are aware, Tesla put a brutal weld on top of the bracket for the brake pedal. My son is a mechanical engineer and we are thinking about making a "U" shaped cover to go over the bracket. This is not a trivial piece in that it is a very odd shape and will take several iterations...
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    Brake pedal weld (ugly)...Does M3 have this as well as the MY?

    Just got a Model Y. One of the first things I noticed was this brutal weld on the brake pedal. Does the Model 3 have this as well??
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    Took Delivery of a July/2020 build last night...

    I'll be honest, none of these issues were show stoppers to me. I guess I cut Tesla slack because they managed to do the one thing that no one thought possible. They turned Detroit upside down. I remember the piece of crap 1987 Ford Fairmont my family owned. Things have come a long way. I am sure...
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    Took Delivery of a July/2020 build last night...

    All: Took delivery of my long range, duel motor, white/white Model Y last night. Overall I am pleased with the car. A lot of the issues that people talked about simply were not there for me. With that said, here were my issues that I am going to log: 1) Trunk is slightly out of alignment. I...
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    Worth postponing order until after Fremont retool?

    You are probably right, but geesh, fixing everything after the fact seems so damn expensive. From what I can tell, they are doing a pretty good job getting things figured out at the dealers. I am not as anal as some folks though. I am concerned about the longevity of the paint itself. Probably...
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    2018 P100D Ludicrous FSD, 13k miles

    No offense guys & gals, but there is kind of an unwritten rule on boards to not derail someone's for sale thread. Maybe make a different thread to debate values of cars, but to do it on a specific for sale thread seems in bad taste. There may be reasons someone in the market finds value in what...
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    Worth postponing order until after Fremont retool?

    I was leaning on this thread and read one more article (can't find) on the same premise. Was thinking that they may be making improvements given all of the drama. "Over the last few weeks, Tesla has also applied for several permits in order to recommission its south paint shop: Utility...
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    Worth postponing order until after Fremont retool?

    I am supposed to take delivery of my Model Y. Now I am hearing that they are going to close down the Fremont factory to retool. Most believe the painting will be a focus of the retooling. Does it make any sense to stall/cancel order and wait for a car post-shutdown? Not even sure this is...
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    Wiki Teslike Model Y Survey & Order Tracker Spreadsheet

    I have the exact same situation. If my delivery date is set for 7/22. Things cannot get anymore frustrating with this purchase. How can you lose 2K worth of value BEFORE you pick it up?
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    Wiki Teslike Model Y Survey & Order Tracker Spreadsheet

    Got a text this morning. Setup for a 7/22/2020 delivery. Crazy how impersonal all of this is. I know it is efficient for Tesla, but still strikes me as very cold. I would think an exciting email with information about the pickup process or something should come. Call me crazy :)
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    Wiki Teslike Model Y Survey & Order Tracker Spreadsheet

    Just a quick thought. Is it possible that car was refused? Don't want to be negative, but make sure you check the car closely upon pickup. Someone put this checklist out here. May want to use it.
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    Post delivery after market Must Have's????

    Is there any chance you might be able to provide the link on Amazon? I saw several options and would be curious which you picked.
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    Post delivery after market Must Have's????

    I did come across this vid. Thought it may be worth the try for the $70 for seat protection. Although, one respondent above said it was fine. My wife does wear jeans a lot. So one of my concerns is blue jean transfer.
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    Post delivery after market Must Have's????

    I am taking delivery of a Model Y, AWD Long Range, White on White in a couple weeks. I have seen several aftermarket options that all seem great and important. I am particularly concerned about two things. First is the white interior. My wife said she wanted black because she is convinced the...
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    Wiki Teslike Model Y Survey & Order Tracker Spreadsheet

    Just refreshed my screen this morning. Seeing a VIN#. I live in Illinois. Ordered a white on white AWD Long Range. Ordered officially on 3/30/2020, but had my order in since January. In March I added FSD. So not sure what that did to my place in line.
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    What will you name your Model Y?

    You Took Forever To Get
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    Wiki Teslike Model Y Survey & Order Tracker Spreadsheet

    I am wondering if mine is delayed because I ordered white on white. Guessing they batch these things like nuts. Also, I am sure they are pushing cars closer to California to keep delivery costs down.
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    Wiki Teslike Model Y Survey & Order Tracker Spreadsheet

    Couple questions. 1) Is the attached screen where everyone "waits" for their car? I want to make sure they are not waiting for me to do something else.....and 2) and I know this is a loaded question, how long do you think it will take to get thru the back order? I had mine on order since...
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    Has anyone received a Model Y in Florida with white seats?

    Can you guys confirm this is where your order sat for a while? Just want to make sure I am not stuck in limbo.
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    Has anyone received a Model Y in Florida with white seats?

    I ordered in Feb, not a word. Probably going to cancel the order. Wife needs a new car badly and we simply cannot wait anymore. Not communicating is making us very sour on Tesla. Bad business IMHO. Elon can get a rocket to space but he can't forecast when their car will be done? I don't buy it...
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    Blog Tesla Will Move HQ Out of California After Fight Against Health Order

    I think he will ultimately stay. This will put pressure on the county like they haven't felt before. The cost to move would be huge. On the other hand, the door is now open. To me government is playing checkers when Musk is playing chess. You can't help but think that Musk is worried about a...
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    Spilling black touch up paint over white seats....

    My friend Bryant recently ordered a Tesla M3 w/white seats. You have to read his FB yesterday. So funny! Ironically I have a white on white Model Y right now and was a little hesitant on the white seats :)
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    Best auto insurance option for Illinois Tesla MS owner?

    I don't get it. I understand Tesla's are more expensive to fix, BUT from what I understand less people get in accidents per mile that drive Tesla's. Maybe I am looking at this wrong though?
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    Best auto insurance option for Illinois Tesla MS owner?

    Currently own a Model S. On the list for a Model Y. Insurnace rates (IMHO) some very high for Nationwide. Looking for the best option for A rated insurance in Illinois. I currently have auto/home/umbrella with them. I also have two boys (ages 18 and 19) that don't help the rating structure! Dave
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    Chrome Add - Model Y?

    Any idea what the OEM Chrome plated would cost? Are they difficult to install? Didn't know they were available.
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    Chrome Add - Model Y?

    I tried searching for this, but haven't found it. Options for Chroming out the handles for the Model Y? Now wife wants black car, but really wants the chrome handles. Thoughts?
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    Model Y Launch/CoronaVirus/Likely Recession

    Hhhhhhmmm, gambled may be a strong word. I have a portfolio that includes fixed and equity (probably a lot like your portfolio). As of the beginning of the year, we had some extra money that we could "afford" to get a nicer car for my wife. That has changed because of a severe and unprecedented...

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