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    Passenger Fender Camera Displays Black

    Oh yes - that was the verdict. I took it in for the service appointment and two problems were corrected: Whole camera assembly was replaced. The tech said water was getting inside because it wasn’t fitted correctly at the factory, and a water sensor inside automatically shut it down so as to...
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    Passenger Fender Camera Displays Black

    Weirdest thing yesterday, so I wanted to run it by the group. My wife and I drove to my grandmother’s yesterday to take her out to dinner. When we got in the car and turned on the backup camera, the passenger side camera wasn’t functioning and Autopilit shut down. We parked, came back, same...
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    Wall Connector Install - 50 v 40 amp

    You need a permit and electrical inspection; the last thing you want is the fire department marking you have non-permitted electrical work if something happens. Depending on your setup you may need both a rough and final inspection if you need to go behind drywall. We just needed a final...
  4. M

    Tesla Test Drive experience at Short Hills Mall, NJ

    They had a loop built in driving from Short Hills to the Livingston Mall and back. So we drove in the JFK primarily. We didn’t venture off course because neither my wife nor I drove an EV prior to this, but we we were able to get up to 55 / 60 on some parts of the route.
  5. M

    NJ - Time to Plates

    The vehicle description seems correct. That’s what’s showing on our registration (TSM 2021 Wagon SL Mod ). It’s probably the state who assigns the model descriptions for the manufacturer, so I’d chalk it up to a bureaucrat in Trenton. Good luck getting anything done with MVC. I had to go last...
  6. M

    Question for April orders only

    Ordered April 11 and made no changes to the order. I forget the exact date, but our car was produced mid-May (188xxx) and delivered May 29. We are one of the first vehicles without radar - only using Tesla Vision. I know that messed up orders for a while and created a backlog.
  7. M

    Model Y - Rear door PPF and Mudflaps?

    At least as of early June no, you need to purchase them separately. The price is fairly reasonable though and they collectively take 10 minutes to install on your own.
  8. M

    Tesla Test Drive experience at Short Hills Mall, NJ

    That’s an annoying experience to say the least. My wife and I did the test drive at Short Hills, and we walked into the gallery to chat a bit with one of the reps who then directed us to the car, which he remotely unlocked and started for us. No big deal and nothing really crazy. Staffing issues...
  9. M

    Delivery Day - Payment, Timing, and Containing Myself

    Yup! Easy to schedule in-person. When you arrive they’ll direct you to the cars for a self-guided test drive. One of the reps at Short Hills showed us how to operate the Y in the gallery. They can’t discuss actually getting the car there though because it’s not a dealership, so if you want to...
  10. M

    Delivery Day - Payment, Timing, and Containing Myself

    Hi Trip, Yes, I would recommend them. Just keep in mind that the best way to actually get in touch with the service center is just a go there in person. They are subject to the same Tesla phone hopping nonsense that every other service center deals with. You can realistically complete...
  11. M

    NJ - Time to Plates

    We actually went out of town, but we were able to track down with Springfield that our plates were a little delayed because the financing bank (U.S. Bank) needed to send a document for MVC over. We’re all registered now, just without the plates in hand. We’re working on a solution for getting...
  12. M

    New driver - Best cheap insurance?

    You shouldn’t need to do that. If I remember correctly NY basically just requires the VIN to be on the insurance card, the same as NJ. Because you have delivery scheduled you should have your VIN in your Tesla account. Call Progressive and tell them it’s a new card and you’ll be the first owner...
  13. M

    New driver - Best cheap insurance?

    Living in NYC that’s just what they charge. We moved out of NYC last August, and I can tell you it’s just expensive all around to keep a car in the city given the exceptionally high location-based risk. There are also a lot of factors that can influence your quote if you’re coming from overseas...
  14. M

    NJ - Time to Plates

    Hi all - just wondering if anyone in NJ can share how long it took Tesla to get you your “real” plates and registration. In the past with other dealers we’ve basically gotten them in two weeks, but we’re going away at the end of the month when the temp tag expires so I’m interested to see at...
  15. M

    Delivery Day - Payment, Timing, and Containing Myself

    All ended up making out well. Ended up connecting with the SC and got everything worked out, and we’re happily with our MY! For future reference we ended up having the following answers:
  16. M

    Delivery Profile Financing Step and Delivery

    I never caught his name unfortunately. He has black hair parted in the center, about 5,11. I also spoke with Constantine on the phone scheduling delivery and figuring out how to pay our remaining balance by check. He got me switched over to financing as well; not sure why I was worried about it...
  17. M

    Charge-Up NJ rebate program Phase 2

    Has to pass Congress and get signed by Biden. Once the subcommittee approves and the Rules Committee signs off it will go before the Senate, in this case. Assuming the GOP doesn’t try to filibuster it and it passes, it then needs to pass the House. It probably will. Biden will absolutely sign...
  18. M

    Charge-Up NJ rebate program Phase 2

    You may have been assigned a VIN (or the system soft matched you and is prepared to officially assign it to you). When I saw that message the moment I clicked “proceed” I got a text with my VIN and a call from Springfield 30 minutes later to schedule delivery. I did get an email at midnight my...
  19. M

    Delivery Day - Payment, Timing, and Containing Myself

    We’re excited to pick up our MY Saturday! This said, it would be helpful to gauge recent experiences. I know there are threads that address these issues, but they all look to be from 6+ months ago so better to get more recent insight. Payment: Actually got called by the manager of the service...
  20. M

    Current Delivery Times

    100% agree. Our home was a flip, and we were very curious why, as was our electrician friend, that when we went to setup the wall connector the garage subpanel was fed by a 6 awg wire, and noted in an old permit from 1995 as a 50 amp panel, and yet a 30 amp breaker was going off the main. Long...
  21. M

    Current Delivery Times

    I guess it’s a good thing I stopped by Springfield last night… Got an email saying final payment was ready (laughed a little because we’re switching to financing), but the VIN is matched! 188xxx. Order config is in my signature - ordered Apr 11th. Very excited!!
  22. M

    Current Delivery Times

    For those still without VINs - take this all for what you will, but the SA genuinely cared and took 10 minutes going back and forth between systems and people. I just stopped by my pickup location (Springfield, NJ - we live only 15 min away) and spoke to a very nice SA there. All told, the...
  23. M

    Charge-Up NJ rebate program Phase 2

    12awg wire the max he could make that subpanel is 20 amp service, which is super low. Not sure what your home service is at, but our garage panel is 50 amps with 125 amp service to the house; we had the wall connector installed on a 40 amp circuit in the subpanel. Inspector was totally fine...
  24. M

    Current Delivery Times

    Congrats on the updates! Nothing here yet. How were you prompted to look? Did you get a text or email or did you just happen to see it on your order page when you refreshed?
  25. M

    Charge-Up NJ rebate program Phase 2

    Yes - you’ll need to get in touch with your SA or Tesla support. I haven’t done it, but from what I’ve been told it effectively will have you “skipped” over for a VIN. For all we know our deliveries might come after July 1 anyway at the rate Tesla is going with MYs getting delivered. I’d talk...
  26. M

    Charge-Up NJ rebate program Phase 2

    I asked my SA because we’re going to be away the last week of the month, and he’s “very certain” we’ll have the car before we leave given when they expect deliveries. But, basically if we are given the opportunity to schedule delivery and get matched to a VIN we have to scchedule or lose the...
  27. M

    Charge-Up NJ rebate program Phase 2

    When I was on the phone with Tesla support right after my order, they told me to select that I was paying in cash and just to call back or get in touch with my SA (wasn’t assigned yet but now I know who they are) to get the financing section open again after VIN assignment. She said that she...
  28. M

    Current Delivery Times

    Ha, go figure! 100% agree on that part of 22 as well. I grew up in Central NJ so I’m used to the oddball decisions traffic engineers employed on 22...but the area around Tesla is particularly bad. It’s all the commercial properties in the center of the highway that really make it a challenge...
  29. M

    Current Delivery Times

    I was by there last week Wednesday at noon. I had to pick up a few things from Staples (next door); I planned to share some photos, but I couldn’t really tell where the intake lot is located and a lot of employees were eating outside. Didn’t want to snoop unless I knew where to look. If someone...
  30. M

    Current Delivery Times

    Was just on “overview” before where I could upload insurance but nothing else. I tried to just check again, but I’m getting a blank page. Either Tesla is making massive updates or the system is super glitching.
  31. M

    Current Delivery Times

    Just went to check and my status changed to “Prepare for Delivery”. No VIN yet and I’m on my phone so I can’t check the source code. Still showing the same delivery estimate dates. Interestingly I can seemingly change my financing method, which I need to do once I get a VIN anyway from cash to...
  32. M

    Current Delivery Times

    Make sure you don’t give up your NJ license, and hopefully still have your NJ address, for a few months. A friend of mine did that moving to CA last year and got burned. No tax in NJ of course but once the paperwork got to CA DMV she got hit with around $4,500 for sales tax.
  33. M

    Charge-Up NJ rebate program Phase 2

    Even though I’m unlikely to benefit, I’m happy to write a letter as well. Take it from someone who used to work in government, the board is certainly interested in public opinion but it’s 75% made up its mind about how it wants to proceed. However, compelling arguments coupled with data can...
  34. M

    Current Delivery Times

    I know these dates can be meaningless, but I’m actually within 14 days of my delivery window for the first time. Monday mid-day my dates updated to June 1 through June 20, and they haven’t moved since. I’m sure I jinxed it posting this, but that’s better than where it was until Monday - June 7 -...
  35. M

    NYC Charging Guide?

    If you have your own driveway you are already far and above the vast majority of New Yorkers, especially any of your friends in Manhattan. Full disclosure, we moved out of the city after purchasing a home last year, but I did research this a bit prior to our move with the impression that we...
  36. M

    Current Delivery Times

    So, I completed my profile the day I placed my order back on April 11th. Just got this text message. My guess is either Things are moving?! I talked to my SA Saturday and now I'm getting systematic texts to make me feel better :D
  37. M

    Current Delivery Times

    It’s been a little crazy all day today so I didn’t have the opportunity to drive by Springfield, but maybe tomorrow. I did however get to talk with my SA today for the first time. I never got the call from the guy who scheduled with me a few months ago, so I called in and found out who my SA...
  38. M

    Wall Connector Install - 50 v 40 amp

    UPDATE - we’re done! The inspection is scheduled for next Friday to close the permit, but we should be good to go, I imagine. We decided to go with a 40amp breaker and downgrade the subpanel to 50amp. Primarily this is because when we tested the wire it measured at 6 awg rather than 4 awg, so...
  39. M

    Current Delivery Times

    Will do! It also seems we ordered the same day with some configuration similarities. I’m only about 15 minutes away from Springfield, so maybe I can swing by tomorrow afternoon and take another look at the lot. I just don’t like driving through that area so I’ve only been once (the most poorly...
  40. M

    Current Delivery Times

    So, small update. It looks like I’m in the same boat as a few people here wherein my end date, June 14, hasn’t changed at all in the last two weeks but the last few days my earliest date bumped back one day each day. So May 24 became the 25th, 26th...today the 28th. I suspect it’s trying to keep...
  41. M

    Current Delivery Times

    it seems like overall there’s conflicting information, but I was told by support the fastest way to get a VIN is to have a complete delivery profile. So, they changed my payment method to “cash” and told me to apply for financing after being assigned a VIN. Support or your SA can change the...
  42. M

    NJ ChargeUp Rebate Response

    That’s a shame. Looks like anyone with an order now regardless of delivery date won’t get the rebate. It’s not the end of the world of course, but why spend 5K more. Or, I guess 3.5K given the price changes over the last month. We’re still happy to get the car earlier given the state of our...
  43. M

    Current Delivery Times

    Still saying May 26 - June 15 at Springfield, NJ for me. It’s been a little sporadic since ordering last month, but at least since Friday mine seems to have settled on these dates. Will it happen, we’ll see!
  44. M

    Help me talk my wife into a P Y

    Test driving was the game changer. My wife was really concerned about electrical infrastructure and the initial higher cost (even factoring in some benefits in NJ like no sales tax on EVs). Fortunately she said the only electric car she would “potentially” support getting is a Tesla because of...
  45. M

    New Jersey Waiting Room

    My dates (Springfield pickup) have been all over the place. Over the past two weeks I’ve had as late as May 29 - June 21 to as early as May 5 - May 18 (obviously the May 5th isn’t happening at this point). Fortunately I continue to have actual dates and not just a week range. It seems that...
  46. M

    Wall Connector Install - 50 v 40 amp

    I’ve had some good bits though. I discussed with my friend yesterday afternoon and based on the load calc and how we use the garage we’re going to go with a 50amp. He said the inspector should be totally fine with it, and if for some reason I need to use some heavy tools that will draw more than...
  47. M

    Wall Connector Install - 50 v 40 amp

    It’s a little bit of a mess. The previous homeowner had all sorts of “toys” hardwired in that he took with him when we bought the house a year ago (he used the garage as a workshop). This panel looks full but when we do the charger we’re taking out everything that’s currently switched to off...
  48. M

    Wall Connector Install - 50 v 40 amp

    My wife and I determined that for our particular needs we’d go ahead and order the wall connector. We have a family friend finishing his electrician journeyman work (he’s in the third year of apprenticeship), so we’re more than happy to give him hours. Our home has 125amp service with a 60amp...
  49. M

    Charge-Up NJ rebate program Phase 2

    If it’s helpful at all, we were in the same conundrum. When we did out the math the 5k would make about a $50-$80 difference a month in the monthly payment, depending on the interest rate. It’s significant for sure, but not so much for our particular financial situation it dissuades us from...
  50. M

    Recent NYC order

    We've been firmly at May 29 - June 18 for about a week now; taking delivery in Springfield, NJ. My wife and I just moved out of NYC about 8 months ago - UWS. How do you plan on keeping charged up? We considered purchasing when we lived in the city but a garage with charging anywhere near us...

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