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    Vendor My Tesla Remote - A 3rd party remote that doesn't ask for your credentials

    Just install the app on a "family apple watch" so no iphone app. Functionally works great as i only want access when NEAR the car. ie your family member cannot mess around with the car if they are not physically near it. some feedback: the buttons to unlock, open trunk etc are too small as...
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    Vendor Retractable Roof Sunshade is on Sale!

    Just installed with the 'seam repair kit'. It does help to keep the corners 'square', but the overall fit is certainly not perfect. It doesn't follow the curves exactly so there will be light gaps. It does boggle the mind why they couldn't have adjusted the manufacturing template to fill the...
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    Vendor Retractable Roof Sunshade is on Sale!

    note the vendor release this 'repair kit' to try to fix the gap/alignment
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    any REAL leather DIY seat covers (airbag safe)

    nothing so far, replacing vinyl seats with a vinyl cover seems crazy to me. At this point, due to cost, any no-name company claiming "real animal leather" is likely total BS
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    Vendor Retractable Roof Sunshade is on Sale!

    which fabric glue is availble to fix the issue? superglue is going to make fabric brittle and I doubt will hold long term. 3M VHB tape prob won't stick well to fabric. How about hot glue gun? But yeah, this company has burnt all the preorder folks. I just got mine and it's missing a clip, they...
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    ONR - I'm a believer now

    for the paranoid, use 1 towel per panel. towel can be folded to have 8 clean sides. ie very low chance of cross contamination/swirls
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    Vendor Retractable Roof Sunshade is on Sale!

    just got shipping notice from the preorder.. so its moving along
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    Vendor Retractable Roof Sunshade is on Sale!

    The company itself is fairly legit but I think its your typical overseas company with 0 customer service. Amazon direct listing shows $400 (after coupon) so its makes sense from $$ wise to make those who paid $250 to wait. ie F.U we have your money. Going to give it another week before passing...
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    Vendor Retractable Roof Sunshade is on Sale!

    There was a claim that the heat gets trapped and caused a crack. V1.0 has been out for a while and not hearing any widespread issues
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    Vendor Best 5 Ways to Transform Your Tesla Model Y Interior

    want to confirm, the seat covers are just vinyl right? I assume they are not natural animal leather, aka "genuine leather."
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    Model Y DIY Xpel Ultimate PPF

    personal experience with the bumper: - needs 2 ppl. one to keep stretched, one to tack down at the same time - dust control, floor must be immaculate - use the slip solution as a form of dust control. spray liberally to slide dust away - be familiar with the pressure needed on squeegee, too...
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    What is your take on installing a 4K dashcam?

    Is there zero risk of 12V Battery drain with a dashcam (parked with sentry)? Tesla monitors and keeps it topped up to avoid this issue? It seems populare choices are blackvue, viofo a139pro and thinkware U3000.
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    Can someone please help confirm if these panel gaps are fine?

    no, those videos are simply turning the rubber stops. Any human can do this. Adjusting a gap (which cannot be resolved by the rubber stops) involves loosening the actual bolts. If you have gaps, first thing to do is paper test (to check rubber stop clearance) then see if adjusting stops help...
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    Can someone please help confirm if these panel gaps are fine?

    People have mentioned its 'easy' to adjust the bolts for the hatch, but I've yet to see any youtube video with someone 'actually' doing it. The Tesla service video talks about it and makes it sound easy. I can imagine a comedy of errors if you havent seen it done before
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    I tried Tesbros DIY PPF - here’s my thoughts

    pros will clean the panel with 90% alcohol AND also ensure there is 1-2mm gap from any edge
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    Vendor Retractable Roof Sunshade is on Sale!

    looks like designed to be shipped in a smaller package. However, want to wait for reviews to confirm the design change has not made it feel 'flimsy.'
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    Spare tyre under-trunk modification for Model Y?

    wow, if someone could create a similar black foam insert it could be really inexpensive and easy to use for road trips
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    I tried Tesbros DIY PPF - here’s my thoughts

    i tried a hair dryer on the Stek, probably was not hot enough. Supposedly leaving it in the hot sun will heal micro-scratches. If you don't have hyper patience and focus, do not attempt!
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    I tried Tesbros DIY PPF - here’s my thoughts

    I just started with precutppf.store, did the headlights only so far, but what I've gathered dust, lint, specks are definitely going to be an issue once you do larger pieces. Just doing a simple cellphone is tricky to avoid dust,lint. A whole hood is going to be a challenge. From this, I think...
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    Massachusetts Waiting Room

    some advise for those picking up a car and can choose to wait for another vehicle (ie not trying to meet any EV credit deadlines): -trunk alignment fixes can become 'best effort' fixes, they may fix a gap on one side but make it worse on the other and then tell you its within spec. If you are...
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    Massachusetts Waiting Room

    The easiest way is in-app payment. on the day before, put in the bank details (to check logins) but DO NOT COMPLETE the final step (it will draw the $, the app does not make this obvious). If you skip the final ok step everything reverts and nothing is saved when u ok to do delivery, repeat the...
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    Massachusetts Waiting Room

    what are ppl getting in terms of efficiency in the Northeast weather? For the past month (30F -40F), with heat set to 69, chill mode, unheated garage, no warming up the car before driving: Local roads (5-8 mile run) - 330 Wh/mi highway (long cruising) - 280 Wh/mi For now, I'm assuming its...
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    Model Y DIY Xpel Ultimate PPF

    has anyone DIY'd the 10 mil PPF? (usually its 8 mil, precutppf.store sells a 10 mil option) Curious how much harder the install is
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    Paint issues with model Y 2023 upon delivery

    mine was about the size of quarter, paint looked chipped and rough texture. Its going to depend on the quality of the person on the day of fix. I worried too about blending and overspray but simply could not find a single flaw
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    Paint issues with model Y 2023 upon delivery

    you really have no choice at this point, this must be fixed. I just went through a paint issue fixed at Tesla cert body shop, fix was totally flawless. zero hint of any issue.. but of course will differ by shop
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    Massachusetts Waiting Room

    in peabody I ask them to leave it in the trunk. no problems. Its stuck on with just adhesive
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    Massachusetts Waiting Room

    I heard the 3M is hardest for DIY due to stretchability. Also, very wary about receiving fakes from Amazon.
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    Massachusetts Waiting Room

    when u consider DIY film alone is $600 (its not that unreasonable). Ppl mention just the bumper DIY takes at least 2-3 hours https://driveprotected.shop/products/tesla-partial-front-paint-protection-film
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    found more rear hatch alignment issues.

    Even if you have a perfect hatch, I read somewhere that if you ever tried to force the hatch down (fully loaded trunk) the gaps will turn comically crooked at the top.
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    Discussion: Model 3 and Y price drop Jan 2023 / April 2023 / Oct 2023 and All other Pricing Speculation going forward

    The large price drop was a message to the government "don't F with us or we will destroy GM/Ford". They are just unwinding this
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    IRS raises maximum eligible price limit to $80k for Model Y

    they just raised 1k just now. I think more to come
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    IRS definitions of what's a car vs SUV by manufacturer for $55k vs $80k price limit

    Assuming they don't jack up the price of the MYP now the artifical 55k limit is gone. LOCK in the price now if u on the fence!!
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    IRS now using EPA definition of SUV [02.03.2023]

    I would be surprised if they haven't raised by at LEAST $500 by Monday. I would expect them to raise $500 every few weeks and monitor the order backlog to feel the 'REAL' market price Back in December, they were FLYING OFF the shelves around 58k for base. So i would expect increase to 56k to...
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    IRS definitions of what's a car vs SUV by manufacturer for $55k vs $80k price limit

    IRS JUST changed to EPA definition. expect price increases. Seriously lock in your order TODAY if you on the fence. The artifical 55k limit is GONE https://www.autonews.com/retail/ev-tax-credit-vehicle-classification-system-gets-new-rules
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    IRS now using EPA definition of SUV [02.03.2023]

    https://www.autonews.com/retail/ev-tax-credit-vehicle-classification-system-gets-new-rules \ get ready for price hikes! consider LOCKING in your order TODAY!!!
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    Targeted Harassment - neighbor going out of way to set my alarm off daily

    This is world we live in unfortunately (no repercussions for bad behavior). However, you overestimate the effectiveness of a car alarm. The thief doesn't care, they will not be punished if caught. You probably live in a area where guns are illegal so the thief is carrying either a knife or a...
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    Tesla Collision Center coming to Boston (Dorchester)

    any feedback on this location? will it be an avoid at all costs location if you have a choice?
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    Front Plate Mount Removal—TYIA

    That Etsy listing depends on the fragility of the plastic grill, will be fine if you never get bumped. Small probability of screws vibrating and loosening over years. If China made vehicles no longer have USS, I would expect vendors to create a front camera integrated with a mini screen before...
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    Finally got my Modern Spare stored!!

    Are the cuts/removal irreversible? ie can you buy replacement parts (foam? lining?) to bring it back to factory specs?
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    Finally got my Modern Spare stored!!

    stupid Q: if you deflated it, would that have avoided cutting out carpet & foam?
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    Front Plate Mount Removal—TYIA

    FYI. I put on the license plate with the supplied tape, 1 week later i checked to see how tight it was. It pulled off totally clean. I suspect because it was still winter
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    Model Y DIY Xpel Ultimate PPF

    Which vendor did you purchase from and how many hours did it take?
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    On my 5th HVAC failure.

    If you have Geico, you can add MBI (mechanical breakdown insurance) for extra 3 years warranty. I've not confirmed how well if covers Tesla, but in general it pretty comprehensive
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    felt or padding recommendations to fix rattles?

    Nov 22 Austin Build. When driving through poorly paved roads, the car definitely has interior rattling (ala Honda Civic). I'm assuming a headliner, panels rattling against the glass. What kind of felt or padding do ppl recommend to help? any links?
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    Massachusetts Waiting Room

    Thanks! which vendor did u buy the XPEL from? instead of the storage unit, you could make a DIY clear plastic dome/tent out of cheap wood/pipes and cheap house wrap
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    2021 MYP Trunk Leak - bad service experiences

    JonnyWifi, Did you try other SC locations? since we have peabody, watertown I assume the quality varies between locations. Stupid Q: do you think adding a spoiler would help with water intrustion?
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    MYLR take delivery in Dec 2022 or wait it out for HD radar in 2023? Don’t ’NEED’ the car but won’t qualify for Federal EV credits either.

    At the very least, give existing owners the option to pay for the upgrade. If not, they are really burning whatever goodwill they have left. I understand accept and understand the price decrease, but to screw existing owners from even paying for the hardware means older cars become seriously...
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    MYLR take delivery in Dec 2022 or wait it out for HD radar in 2023? Don’t ’NEED’ the car but won’t qualify for Federal EV credits either.

    and technically it doesn't mean model Y. Could be cyber truck production or even Semi
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    Has anyone heard anything at all about Tesla Vision?

    everyone: USS should be standard on 65k car Tesla: "we've dropped the price, what are you complaining about?"