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    "my" damaged Roadster 2.5 (EU VIN 0447) is for sale

    In case anyone was wondering what happened to my crashed Roadster... damage exceeded €33.000,- so the leasecompany didn't want to repair it any more, making it an economical total loss. They sold it, and now you can buy it from a damaged cars dealer for €39.750,- Netto export price: €32.851,-...
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    Wrecked my front just too early for the 3.0 upgrade...

    After exactly a year and 1 day of driving my Roadster, I got unlucky today... Today, on the highway, a car stepped on his brake pedal for no known reason, and the van driving ahead of me had better brakes than the Roadster... I'll let the pictures do the talking. edit: everybody is all right...
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    Average kW/M or kw/KM mileage?

    Hi all, Since my car is a company car, I need to report my mileage every now and then, just as my ICE colleagues. There's only 1 problem: there's no data to compare my usage with. Here's a quick graph of my usage during the last few months: I'm seeing an average of about 200Wh/km at the...
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    Any experiences with Lotus Elise/Vauxhall VX220 aero parts?

    Wiztecy did some research on this field in the past... but since he's gone I'm wondering if anyone else did some shopping in the Elise area. I'm thinking most underbody stuff would fit, but I haven't got any good pictures and measurements of the Roadster underside yet to be sure of this...
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    Charging goes very slow the last few days...any ideas what it could be? (incl. graph)

    Hi all, The last few days, I've noticed that charging my Roadster takes longer than usual. I always use the same public charger in my hometown, which charges at 16A/230V. In my experience, this is enough to go from 0-300km range in 18 hours, which is confirmed by Tesla Roadster Charge Time...
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    OVMS and Android Wear integration

    With some major car companies having press releases about integrating smartwatch support, I felt there was a need to do this for our cars as well. So far this is all I've got on my LG G Watch R, planning to have more features/pages, as well as rectangular screen support. It cannot lock/unlock...
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    Laadpaal-app/site ervaringen?

    Goedemiddag, Net met een (ook EV-rijdende) collega een tijd ervaringen uitgewisseld over de dagelijkse zoektocht naar laadpalen. Onze conclusie was: er zijn veel apps en sites met laadpalen, maar er is er nagenoeg geen ultieme bron die alles dekt. Niet heel handig als je onderweg bent in een...
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    [howto] Converting side markers back to non-Europe version

    Hi all, While installing my HIDs, I found a set of "mystery unused cables" in the front of the car. After some asking around here, I learned they were meant for sidelights, which are disabled on the European versions of the car. I got the idea to re-enable them, to decrease of being hit by a...
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    OVMS Charge done eta experiences?

    Hi all, I seem to be having inconsistent OVMS charge done prediction figures... Currently, here's the reply to a STAT message: 21:54:25 Standard - Charging 228V/16A Full: 265 mins SOC: 33% Ideal Range: 89 km Est. Range: 64 km ODO: 79,470.7 km CAC: 137.81 and 10 minutes later: 22:05:44...
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    Converting my Euro-spec side markers back to US-spec

    Hi all, I'm driving a Euro-spec roadster 2.5, and while installing my HIDs and mudflaps, I noticed the wiring for the US-sidelights is still there and has power. The spot where the sidelights used to be are filled with some rubber sealant to cover the hole. I would love to re-enable the...
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    My dashcam-solution for looking at traffic lights (no fresnel lens or mirror needed)

    Some time ago, I installed a Mobius action cam with wide-angle lens as a dashcam: Last month I got a bright idea: what if I could use the video-out from the Mobius as a video source on my Alpine IVA W502R system? That way I wouldn't need the confusing fresnel lens in the top of my window any...
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    Original Tesla Roadster to Mennekes type 2 cable, as bood as new - SOLD

    Original Tesla Roadster to Mennekes type 2 cable, as bood as new As good as new 32A capable Roadster to Mennekes type 2 cable. Sending internationally is possible. List Date: 1/3/2015 Location: The Netherlands For more info, click here to view the original listing: Original Tesla...
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    Roadster, kabelmodificaties en 64A laden

    Hoi Allemaal, Onlangs las ik over knutselaars in Engeland die hun Mennekes kabelconnector 14mm inkorten, zodat de proximity-pin van de Mennekes kabel contact maakt in de laadpaal, en vervolgens er geladen kan worden met 64A. De standaard Tesla-to-Mennekes kabel schijnt dat prima aan te kunnen...
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    Error 1554 - Wiki says I need to pull battery fuse and pull ESS switch. Where?

    hi all, I got Error 1554: VMS: Not receiving VDS version number. The wiki says: But where do I find the battery fuse in the front hood? And what is the orange ESS Main Switch that needs to be pulled? I can't seem to find them. Thanks in advance for assisting! I already tried a different...
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    HELP NEEDED! Can't get my connector out

    Hi all, This morning I was shocked to find my connector not being able to come loose :scared:. It just didn't want to turn the right way. Any ideas? I can't drive at the moment... Thanks in advance!
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    Another Roadster mystery: unused USB extension cable

    Hi All, Today I opened up my light-controls panel, to improve the reception of my car-lock-antenna. Inside this area, I found a USB extension cord, nicely tucked away, not leading anywhere. It had a mini-USB on one side, and a regular female USB on the other side. Strange. Anyone know why this...
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    [HOWTO] Removing the Roadster 2.5 footrest

    This might belong in the Wiki... not sure.. I wrote this short guide, to show you more details about the 2.5 footrest, especially how to remove it :) What you need: - a 6mm hex bit 1: Find the footrest. For most of us, it's on the left of the footwell. For the UK guys, it's on the right...
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    DRL designs... not sure what to do (pics inside)

    Hi all, I'm worried about my visibility on the road during the more gray days, so I might add some DRL to the car. But, I can't really decide about what design to go for, so I made a few photoshops to help me decide, and I want to share them with you all: 1: Inside the "gills" 2: Lower...
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    Anyone suffering from strain in their left leg?

    Hi all, I've noticed that my left leg hurts after my daily drives, especially in the knee/outer lower leg. It might be because of my left foot leaning/pushing on the small edge of the deadpedal/footrest... Does anyone else have similar symptoms? I would love to exchange experiences and...
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    Who knows how to take out this dashboard part (see pic)

    Hi all, I'm in the process of making a prettier usb connection for the radio, and I'm planning to put it either underneath the console (opposite of the shift-buttons), or near the diagnostics + 12V ports. See where the arrow is pointing. I opened up some screws there, but was not able to get...
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    Vandalism...

    Saturdaymorning, I found my car like this... Two spots where someone took something like a stone and hit the windshield.. :mad: 3 weeks ago, when I just had the car, someone took my rear reflector off, while the car was parked near my office. I'm starting to think vandalism is a common thing...
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    Released: Tesla Roadster OVMS Widgets for Android

    Tesla Roadster Widgets for Android by Chillout Copyright by Chillout. Please let me know if you want to use or adapt my work to use it in your own projects. Description: This is a set of widgets and scripts for Android. They are built in Zooper Widget Pro, and get their data from Tasker...
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    Testers needer: Android Widgets

    Hi All, I've built 2 widgets to go along with OVMS for the Tesla Roadster. The widgets can be used to monitor the Tesla, without needing to start (or install) the OVMS application itself. Right now, I'm testing the widgets with my own Roadster, but I would love to hear other people's...
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    Did anyone do any dial cluster mods?

    Browsing around the Lotus boards, I found some people modding their dials and lcd screens: Did anyone here perform any of those modifications?
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    [Work in progress] Android OVMS Widgets

    Hi Guys, I would like to contribute to the Android OVMS app by supplying some widgets. I'm thinking of making widgets like: VDS-style temperature bars: - PEM - Motor - Battery Battery load/capacity bar Current speed Ideal range Estimated range That way people can monitor the car from their...
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    [HOWTO] Converting your iPhone dock into an USB port

    What you need: -allen bits - USB stick - 15 minutes of your time Step 1: Confirm you have this iPhone dock. Pull the parking brake up to create some space to work in. Step 2: Remove the rubber part to expose the allen bolt. Step 3: Remove the allen bolt and pull the plastic part up. This...
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    Hello from the Netherlands!

    Hi All, Last week, I got a thunder grey '11 Tesla Roadster. I love the car! I'm planning to do a few minor improvements: - Replace interior light by w5w power led - Replace trunk light by c5w power led. - Replace headlights with 4200k extreme white ones. I prefer the high-tech look of white...
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    How to use USB with Alpine double din system?

    Hi All, That last few days I've been wondering... the Alpine system offers a "USB" input, besides BT Audio and the iPhone dock in front of the handbrake. But where should I plug in my USB stick to be able to play MP3s from it? Plugging it in into the USB port next to the 12V jack isn't...
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    I'm about to get a Roadster 2.5 with about 30.000km's... what should I know?

    Hi All, I'm about to get a Roadster 2.5 occassion with about 30.000km's. For a few weeks I've been reading this board, and I'm reading stuff about clogged blowers, diy-filters, difficulties with connecting a dashcam to 12V, et cetera... I can't see the wood for the trees, it's a bit too much...

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