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    Paint job. Saw this “beauty” on a trip today

    That HAS to be a Walmart in the background. Right???:rolleyes:
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    2017 100D battery question.

    That range is an estimate. It can be off by quite a bit unless you have 'recalibrated' by running the battery fairly low (say around 10%), then charge it all the way back to 100%. So your plan to know the battery degradation is missing one step: doing a fairly deep discharge before charging it...
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    Is A/C motor really this loud?!

    Well - EVs are really quiet except for the tire noise and fan noise. My fan is louder than most everything else (since there is no rumbling engine to drown everything else out), no worries for me, but then again I am not usually outside my car while I'm driving it. ;) You weren't perchance a...
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    Model X no heat

    My X has done that multiple times - heat just quits working. A reboot by holding down the two steering wheel buttons has always brought it back to life.
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    extended warranty

    I purchased the Model X extended warranty in late December (a little over a month ago). They were great about NOT requiring me to go into the service center (which is 300 miles away). I called the service center to get the email for my service center ([email protected]), sent...
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    Optimizing battery for supercharging?

    Uhh, I'm lost. Why would you NOT want the system to prepare your batteries for supercharging??? Tesla's engineers go to all the trouble to create the software to optimize your battery charging and then you want to defeat it? What am I missing here? If I just want more (or maximum) range...
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    Model X vs. Audi e-tron

    Well I suppose you can find people that are adamant they still like their rotary dial telephones, steam engines, fax machines, and love the smell of napalm (or gasoline) in the morning... We have lots of mountain roads here in rural Oregon. The regenerative braking is one of the very best...
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    Front License Plate for Model Y

    I installed a 'no-hole' plate on mine. While talking to the Tesla technician he mentioned that any plate that blocks grill airflow will reduce your range - and offered to install the factory plate holder in place of the no-hole plate holder. He explained that your Tesla tries to cool the...
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    safe to supercharging majority of time?

    I had the same question when I bought my X in 2018. After a bit of googling, I ran across an excellent research paper out of Europe that had followed hundreds of Teslas in various charging scenarios - and their conclusion was there was zero correlation between the frequency of supercharging and...
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    I want to sue Tesla..

    Wow, really??? Is this how you approach the service center? You must be a joy to work with. From your postings, looks like you may have owned your MX maybe a couple months. My service center (and now my mobile tech) have bent over backwards to help solve any problems I've had with my MX. As...
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    Model Y versus Ford Mustang Mach-E

    Every time I read one of these posts that says another manufacturer is creating a great electric car, I shake my head. Assuming you actually plan on driving your car, the supercharger network is what makes my Tesla actually usable. Level 2 AC charging is ridiculously slow - totally impractical...
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    2020.16.2.1 Auto Wipers working, finally!

    I absolutely loathed the auto-wipers for the last two years. In each new version update someone would say they were finally fixed. And I would turn them on only to find they were still garbage. Drove me bonkers that Tesla would not install a $3 part on their cars to get good auto-wipers due to...
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    Anyone with FSD try the new software update 2020.12.6

    Works pretty good but I have not yet trained myself how to smoothly deal with the green lights. I've been using the pedal to get it to go through greens, will try the stalk next. The 0 MPH over the posted speed is ridiculous and HAS to go - or else will be too many road rage stories against...
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    Red light on charge port after extended plug in session

    I had poor wiring on a plug at one of my houses. Previous owner had pulled aluminum wire for the 14-50. I had to replace it with copper to get good connections. Until then, it would intermittently get upset and turn red. This could definitely be an indicator you are having problems with your...
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    USB stick cannot be found after 2020.12.5 update

    I had the Tesla mobile technician here upgrading my X to HW3 a few weeks ago and he mentioned that my USB stick was reporting errors (he could see from his plugged-in laptop diagnostics). I've already had two other USB drives die: my understanding is that they will all eventually die because...
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    New Model X owner with list of questions

    When I bought my X in Portland late 2018, it took around 2 months for the Oregon registration, license and plates to show up in the mail. This was AFTER the Tesla dealer on Macadam finally got around to asking about the type of plates I wanted (that took about 4-5 weeks before someone at Tesla...
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    New X?

    Interesting the difference in experience. I PREFER my X over our gas vehicles when driving across the state. I stop every few hours, charge the car, relax for a half hour while charging (never above 90% - not worth the time), grab a bite, hit the restroom, and get back on the road refreshed...
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    Loud Pop and then no audio

    Mine did it a couple weeks ago. Lost just the front speakers: rears were OK. Scroll wheel reset and it fixed the problem. But I usually lose LTE for a few hours after a scroll wheel reset (therefore no Navigation) so is certainly a drag when speakers pop like this: I have to decide whether...
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    Home Charging Question on Using Electric Dryer Outlet 10-30A

    Truly terrible advice. You should never attach a device whose load is rated higher than the breaker and rely on the breaker to detect it. Ever heard of Federal Pacific breakers? (thousands of fires caused by this one brand alone) The Tesla is a worst case scenario since it draws 32A which is...
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    Need Help! Charging Issues, Errors, Max 23 Amps

    Great job of attempting to deduce the problem. I work on power systems on ships which can occasionally have symptoms that are difficult to understand. The easiest thing to do at this point would be to put an oscilloscope on your L1/L2/Gnd connections while charging. With the right probe(s)...
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    Home Charging Question on Using Electric Dryer Outlet 10-30A

    It appears you may have missed the point I was trying to make. You WILL find many 14-50 receptacles on breakers that are less than 50A, including 40A and 30A (all of which are legal on a 14-50 receptacle). I have twice found 14-50 (or 6-50 or 10-50) receptacles on 30A breakers at friend's...
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    Homelink operation in reverse?

    I would suggest you set it to manual then experiment with locations and times to determine what works. Since the manual setting will automatically popup the homelink screen as you get near your home, the manual setting is still pretty darn convenient. My homelink is not 100% reliable until I...
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    Model 3 software "bugs" vs Model X/S (AP 2.5 or later)

    Same software base, so same list. I think number 2 is fixed? And I don't know about the freezing issues since I am in the Pacific Northwest. On the X, the nice part about the lousy auto-wipers is that you have a stalk rotating switch with multiple positions so you can configure it for manual...
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    Will 10-50P Plug work with Tesla Wall Charger?

    You need an adapter that connects between the neutral pin of the 10-50 and the ground pin of the 14-50 or it will not work on a Tesla (Tesla requires a ground connection and the 10-50 does not have one). A special 'cross-wired' adapter is required when connecting to either a 10-50 or 10-30...
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    I was punished by Auto - Pilot

    When this happens, I just do a two button reset while I'm driving down the road (press and hold both steering wheel buttons). Then the picky computer starts its '3 strikes you're out' logic over from zero. Yes, I lose the two displays for a few seconds and the turn signals won't work while...
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    Home Charging Question on Using Electric Dryer Outlet 10-30A

    All of us EV owners need to be in the habit of checking the breaker size whenever we plug into a receptacle 'in the wild', then adjust the screen amps to no more than 80% of that breaker size. We need to make a habit of understanding exactly what we are plugging into and adjust our EV to match...
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    Distraught by rapid loss of maximum battery storage

    As a new owner, you need to warm up to the idea that range of an EV, and that means ANY EV, is an ESTIMATE. There is nothing absolutely accurate about that range estimate: it is there to give you an idea how far you MIGHT be able to drive under some kind of theoretical average situation. As...
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    Home Charging Question on Using Electric Dryer Outlet 10-30A

    I keep one of these handy in my frunk because I have run across 10-50 plugs on numerous dryers at friend's homes: AC WORKS® [EV1050MS] Electric Vehicle Charging Adapter for Tesla Use (50A 10-50P Welder to Tesla) I have used this 10-50 to 14-50 adapter more than any other one: I purchased every...
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    After Model X, what should be our next car?

    I completely understand the idea of 'fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me' when looking for another car. It makes for a very tough decision. I have owned 3 lemons: 1) A Corvette. I would drive it one day then make an appointment to have some (major) problem fixed. Went on...
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    All doors closed by themselves

    Since they just added the new feature to short toot the horn when the fob keys get pressed, I now realize just how truly horrible the key fob design is. Just the very slightest bump and the fob sends a signal. I would like to find the person who designed that cute little fob, tie a hundred of...
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    Charging Adaptors

    At $35 a pop, I just purchased all eight flavors (mine came with 14-50 and 6-15, so only had to buy 6). I also ordered a (second) 'Mobile Connector Bundle' at the same time: I leave the original mobile connector permanently plugged in at home so I don't have to remember to take it along on long...
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    Model X build Quality

    This is almost a perfect synopsis of the kind of complaints we read daily here on TMC. Other than items 9 and 13, everything else is a subjective cosmetic complaint. The fact that Tesla made a good faith effort to help on this laundry list says volumes about how hard Tesla tries to make things...
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    Zero battery indicated all of sudden

    Holey moley! We have had great luck with the Portland Service Center but, wow, that is a huge deal (I presume) to replace the HV battery pack. Let us all know how that goes: hopefully they can get the parts in to Portland within a reasonable period of time.
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    Rusted Brake Rotors

    Hmm, this is another one that I have problems with every day. I park my X face-in on a severe downhill slope. When I put it in reverse to back out of my parking spot, I must also simultaneously be pressing the brake or the car shoots downhill (and off an embankment). So I have no choice but...
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    Rusted Brake Rotors

    Where did you find this 'Level1/2/3' information? The manual for the X simply states "Place the vehicle in Park. This engages the parking brake". There is no mention of an 'emergency brake' anywhere in the manual: I am SURE there are no emergency brakes on an X, just parking brakes. There is...
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    Rusted Brake Rotors

    Uh, how can you NOT apply the parking brake? Whenever you press the stalk button, it applies the parking brake. The parking brake is automatically applied any time you are no longer in drive/reverse (when you put the car in park by pressing the stalk button). So I don't understand what you are...
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    Auto Wipers Worked!

    It seems like when you get to the details of everything that is quite screwed up about Tesla, it falls squarely on Elon's shoulders. 1) Elon was the person who made the edict that they would not use a standard rain sensor. I don't believe the wipers will ever work right. And to the folks that...
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    Battery Charging Best Practices

    Professor Jeff Dahn likely knows more about Tesla's battery chemistry than any other person: his recommendation is 70% to optimize battery life. Elon has publicly said 80%. The manual suggests 90% (however, this is more likely to be a marketing driven answer than a purely technical driven...
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    Wipers gone wild

    Wow - sorry to see that your wiper assembly went bananas. Hopefully you are not too far from the service center: that definitely is a trip there to have it fixed. Sure hope it did not mess up your paint? Be sure to immediately turn off autowipers (in touchscreen menus) so it doesn't try to...
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    To charge or not to charge?

    Oh yeah, then there is that small thing about item 4: 4) A massive amount of the information you get off the internet is incomplete, marginally informed or just plain wrong. So I prefer to reference the correct information by reading the factory manual written by people that are experts...
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    To charge or not to charge?

    Reading the manual is sound advice, especially for something as advanced and full of features as your Tesla. Choosing not to do so means you may miss out on great features, possibly do things that are not optimal for the car's lifetime. Which is just a nicer way of saying RTFM - what TexasEV...
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    Vehicle Connection Failure in Parking Garage

    Pretty common for the LTE to not get enough signal in a parking garage. So not surprising at all, especially the further away you are from the outside of the parking garage.
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    Waking the Model X

    The app has always been flaky for me. Some days the app just refuses to connect to my X. Then it starts working again out of the blue. Was really bad until I installed a WiFi access point within about 10 feet of my X - that seemed to help. Has been this way since new and have not noticed...
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    Leaving a 3 parked long term is great!

    Was that the Chernobyl airport?
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    2019 Model X P100D no dual charger

    The question was why it made sense for Tesla to drop the 72A. Statistically, it is insignificant and your statistical 'corner case' (finding the unicorn in-the-wild 72A wall chargers for the benefit of just a few Model X's) would be much better handled in the long run by Tesla giving all...
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    Model X Road Noise

    Great - the new X is going to come with a dress? I think it would look better in a halter top...
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    2019 Model X P100D no dual charger

    Rocky_h: those are good points. They are in the context of what is available for charging while travelling. However, I think using a wall charger as a 'fast charger' is a real poor substitute for a DC fast charger. The best you can get out of the 72A AC wall connector is 17kW. meh. A V2...
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    Turning OFF MX during vacation recommended

    Your Tesla is an incredibly well designed vehicle. Make sure your car was not terribly discharged before you park it, turn off sentry mode (if you ever turned it on) and fuggedaboutit. All will be fine.
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    2019 Model X P100D no dual charger

    Since Tesla can look at charging scenarios for thousands of cars in order to make their design decisions, I imagine they simply looked at the statistical data for cars with 72A charge capability and found that capability was effectively not used by their customers. So they deleted a...
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    "Breaking Bad" - Daily articles now hitting the news wires

    Love the quote from her: "I’m not a bad driver. I’m a safe driver”: spoken by every clueless driver that ever existed... My guess is that the frequency of these claims is a function of the number of Teslas now on the market. The more you sell, the wider breadth of people that will be exposed...

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