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  1. ai4px

    Model S battery warranty

    Our 2014 model S 16 has a battery issue presently. My power display shows that my power is limited to 200 kW instead of 250 kW. We’ve had Tesla do a cooling system diagnostic and they found a problem. Tesla continue to make recommendations and replaced our contactor for free. But none of this...
  2. ai4px

    Reduced power but no error code

    2014 MS60 has been super charging slowly for the last year, seldom getting over 80 kW, tapering to 50 kW really quickly. It’s not cold here at all yet I have a little yellow dashed line on my binnacle display that indicates top end power is reduced… The same sort of dashed lines that show you...
  3. ai4px

    Looking for nice way to stop charging

    We’re going off grid and I’m looking for a way to signal to one of three hpwc gen2’s (master) to signal the cars to stop charging. Brute force would be to use a contactor to kill 240v. We have 12kw of inverters and I need the cars to stop charging if the hvac compressor needs to start and/or I...
  4. ai4px

    Warranty on HPWC

    This may not be the right place for this thread but here goes.... I have two Gen 2 HPWC in my garage and one failed about 5 weeks ago. I contacted Tesla's powerwall / charger folks and they advised me to send some pictures of the unit not powering up. about 3 weeks later, they responded to a...
  5. ai4px

    Autopilot camera in use on 44.10.1?

    So I'm one of those weighted wheel guys.... driving this morning on AP and looked to the side to see a burned up truck at a rest area to my right. When Iooked back, the display was just beginning to flash blue telling me to apply pressure to the wheel. I wiggled it a bit and it would not...
  6. ai4px

    Soft Close latch mechanism for M3?

    I don't care about power trunk... I'm just looking for soft close. Does anyone know where a person can buy only the latching mechanism? My reasoning is I'm thinking about mounting a ham radio antenna on the trunk and I don't want to have to slam the trunk lid and cause the antenna clamp to...
  7. ai4px

    Polishing the CT

    I used to work for a Crown Ltd in Savannah GA and their specialty was hand polished stainless. Looked like a mirror. It occurs to me that someone is going go pay good money for a mirror finish on their truck! The pipes that you see for these pedestals come in as raw stainless and are turned...
  8. ai4px

    2nd display?

    Is there an extra video port on the MCU? Like the MS and MX have the instrument cluster display, wouldn’t it be cool if we had a HUD display projecting on the lower part of windshield?
  9. ai4px

    Funny story for ya'll....

    It was time for new tires, so I went to the local tire store. They asked for the key... I handed them the RFID card.... puzzled looks. I offer to drive it into the bay. No, insurance regulations they say. Mechanic comes into lobby to collect the key and paperwork packet and the cashier grins...
  10. ai4px

    Disconnecting charge port in the morning?

    Maybe this is a silly question but it's got me puzzled. As long as my car is actively charging (or awake) I can simply walk up and hit the magic button on the charge handle and it'll unlock the port. BUT.... first thing in the morning when the car has finished charging and is asleep, pressing...
  11. ai4px

    Unlocking charge port for those in greater need

    I posted this on a couple facebook groups this past weekend and thought it was appropriate to share here as well. I travel for a living in a M3LR and often use destination chargers. I'd hate to think that I'm keeping someone with a lower range car from charging if they needed it. So I got out...
  12. ai4px

    Seeking opinion

    I'm kinda torn on this.... I travel for a living and so I spend time scouting for hotels that have 120v plugs and even unlisted L2 equipment. Yesterday I came upon a hotel in a town where I have a client that has a L6-30 receptacle near the parking lot. They say it used to be used by an...
  13. ai4px

    Extension cord of a different sort

    I just changed jobs and will be travelling 100%. Sold my beloved Bolt EV and got a LR model 3. I'll be dependent on hotel charging as much as possible and ICEing is a real problem. Several weeks ago I bought a 20' extension cord with a Tesla female at one end and a J1772 pistol grip at the...
  14. ai4px

    12 when car is on?

    wheres a good place to find 12v when the car is on. Not just when the headunit is on, I mean when I press the brake and the car comes on. Thanks!!
  15. ai4px

    South Carolina law may change

    South Carolina is one of the several states that does not permit a new car to be sold directly to the public. There is a bill that has just been proposed and is presently in committee which could change this. Mods, I couldn’t figure out where to put this post, move if there’s a better place...
  16. ai4px

    Have Tesla will travel kit

    We're about to go on a road trip where there is no supercharger. So I made a "have Tesla will travel" kit... a NEMA 14-50 mounted in a single gang box with a some 10 gauge romex and a pair of eaton 20amp breakers. Don't yet know what brand our friend's panel box is, but I'll either install the...
  17. ai4px

    Smart phone navi?

    My mother has a 2014 MS that doesn't have navi (no tech package). I can get any old GPS with mapping and route planning for $100... the value in Tesla navi is the battery management and charging suggestions. A better route planner is difficult to use on her phone, but at least it connects to...
  18. ai4px

    Parking brake on unintentionally

    My mother has a 2014 MS w/o tech package. I was pulling it forward tonight to move to a different parking spot and she stepped off the curb behind me. Keep in mind I was moving away from her. The parking brake locked so harshly that I thought for a moment I’d hit something with one wheel. I...
  19. ai4px

    Hpwc broken

    a local hotel installed a hpwc this year and it has only been used a couple of times. I spot checked it the other day and it showed a solid red led. I reset it and it came up again with red led. It seems it should still be under warranty but I hate for the hotel to spend money on it. What is...
  20. ai4px

    120v in parking garages?

    How easy is it to find 120v in parking garages? More specifically, long term places like cruise terminals. For example, we went on a cruise out of Charleston SC a few years ago, but didn’t own an EV then. I think I remember seeing 120v plugs inside their Parking structure. It’d be really...
  21. ai4px

    UMC 5-20 adapter

    Has anyone ever used the 120v 20amp adapter plug? If so, did you ever hook it up to an adapter cable at 220v? Does that work? I think the resistor in the UMC plug sets the current and the car will accept any voltage, is this correct?
  22. ai4px

    Charging reminder?

    Is there a way to have the car send a notification if it's not plugged in by a certain time? My Chevy Bolt will remind me at 7pm. Case in point... dear daughter ran an errand last night and begged mom to take the Tesla. She didn't plug it in upon her return and now mom gets to supercharge on...
  23. ai4px

    Community Outreach

    Our county put in place a 1cent sales tax for parks and recreation projects. Things like soccer fields, tennis courts, ball fields. This morning I called the lady in charge and put a bug in her ear about installing EVSEs. She said she was looking into it but didn't know where to start. We...
  24. ai4px

    Full Self Driving question

    Just wondering... an idle question.... what happens if I order a car with FSD and Tesla decides 3 years from now that the AP2.5 isn't good enough for FSD? Would they be obligated to upgrade my car to the correct hardware? Or would they kindly refund my money and say "our bad"?
  25. ai4px

    Loose wires

    I found this video that shows how an electrical fire can start from a lose connection. Any of you charging using the stock charger (EVSE) on 120v should realize that most 120v outlets are daisy chained together. The outlet in your garage may be 4th or 8th in line from the breakerbox and you...
  26. ai4px

    Fast cars....

    My dad used to say "That car would pass anything on the road except a gas station"... we sure fixed that.
  27. ai4px

    Tesla unlocking battery

    I heard through the grapevine that the MS's with 75kwh batteries that are software limited to 60 are being opened up by Tesla to facilitate hurricane evacuations. Has anyone confirmed that this happened? I have a MS60 made in Sept 2014 and the extra capacity hasn't shown up for me... Just...
  28. ai4px

    Have mercy on fellow EV owners

    North Carolina and South Carolina are under a coast evacuation right now. If you don't mind helping a fellow EV owner and you live in a bordering area, please consider going in plugshare.com and adding your home station and contact info.
  29. ai4px

    Bat Weight

    Attached are pictures of a 1lb bat weight we bought at a local sporting goods store. Last night I cut it in half and drilled two 10.2mm diameter shallow holes in each face. Glued a 10mm magnet in each end voila - homemade autopilot buddy. You might put a little fingernail polish on the ends...
  30. ai4px

    Adding a charging location to nav?

    I don't quite know where to put this question.... mods move it if wrong location. Yesterday a new M3 owner looked up my home charger on plug share and asked about charging options in my town. I ended up riding around scouting a few hotels for 120v outlets for him and found a local hotel that...
  31. ai4px

    EVs in my town.

    I was in a local car parts store trying to buy some seat covers for my little Bolt. The covers didn't fit so I returned them. Told the clerk my little electric car's seats were very narrow. He lit up on that... he said "I've seen two teslas in town in the last couple of days". Cool.... he...
  32. ai4px

    Beat the battery

    In previous cars with gps my wife has always played a game she calls “beat the gps”. Gps says it’ll take you 1:53 to get somewhere and she’s say I can beat that. So today we’re south bound on 95 in Miami going to the keys. She is now playing beat the battery. The nav system says you will...
  33. ai4px

    Allowing someone to unplug you?

    Once you plug the charge cord in to a tesla, it locks and can't be unplugged unless the key is nearby or you unlock from the touchscreen. But is there a way to /not/ lock the charge port? Let's say I'm destination charging and don't mind if someone comes along and unplugs me in the next...
  34. ai4px

    HPWC working with other cars?

    Word on the Chevy Bolt forum is that the new firmware in the HPWCs won't talk to a J1772 car via the Jtap or J-esla adapters. Can anyone confirm this? I was getting ready to buy one and this is cause for hesitation.
  35. ai4px

    Sharing 50 amp circuit with two EVSE

    Since we are a tesla and bolt house, I want to share the 50amp circuit in the garage with a siemens versicharge and a tesla HPWC. The Siemens Versicharge has a logic level input on a small terminal block that is used to stop it from charging gracefully. So I found a current sense relay that will...
  36. ai4px

    Auto close the charge port on non-refresh MS?

    Just asking, but I think I know the answer.... is there a way at all to motorize the charge port door closing on my 2014 MS?
  37. ai4px

    Can't access car away from home

    My car is hooked to my wifi, so when it's in the garage, I can access it. But when it is riding down the interstate, parked at work, etc.... the app can't talk to the car at all. But the data connection is working because we have nav and slacker radio. Any pointers?
  38. ai4px

    Verizon ending 3g service

    Verizon says they are ending 3g service in 2019. I think ATT also ending 3g... so what does this mean for those with 3g nav systems? Verizon Confirms That It Will No Longer Activate 3G Phones
  39. ai4px

    Where have a I seen this front end before?

    I'm an old VW guy and I swear the MS refresh and the M3 front end makes me think of an old Karmann Ghia every time I see one!
  40. ai4px

    Seat won't recline

    All of the sudden, out of the blue, my driver's seat wouldn't recline. Turns out the problem is that the seat base was adjusted all the way to the floor, lowest position. If you move the seat up the least amount off from the lowest sitting position, the back of the seat will recline again...
  41. ai4px

    Charleston SC SuperCharger

    Have any of you guys near Charleston been able to find out any more about the SC location? My wife's going down there tomorrow and it got me started wondering if any progress had been made on it.
  42. ai4px

    ICE'd by future Tesla owner

    My wife was in Atlanta today at the SC. She saw a mercedes in the one remaining SC spot and went inside to see if she could find the owner. They were inside getting the customer care training on how to use their new tesla. They came out and moved the car... and promptly parked in one of the...
  43. ai4px

    Dealer deliveries

    I've been to both the Charlotte NC and Atlanta GA delivery centers in the past two weeks and man, are they packed with model 3's. There are more model 3's in Atlanta than most chevy or ford dealers have on the lot (at least in my town). So there is hope... they are being delivered.. wooo!!!
  44. ai4px

    S60 battery range

    i just looked at two MS60’s. One had 32k miles and the other 56k miles at buy here pay here lots. Charged to 95% each showed 170 and 165 miles. What’s up with that? Are those batteries abused ? Does Tesla count them as defective?
  45. ai4px

    Broken super charger

    The Columbia SC supercharger always shows 2 stalls in use. Can we assume Tesla knows about this and will soon fix it? It was aggravating the other day since a green ford pickup had parked diagonally across 4A/B , and set 3 isn't working. Sure would be nice if they'd mark the ones which aren't...
  46. ai4px

    Jag i-pace “race”

    Saw this pop up in my facebook feed. If I didn’t already own a Tesla, I honestly wouldn’t be familiar enough to realize jag isn’t racing the P models, but simply the dual wheel drive models.
  47. ai4px

    Used Model S

    We went to Charlotte NC today for service on my "newsed" MS. Nice folks. They had about 10 MS's in the "lemon lot" just waiting for some TLC so they could be sold. Tried to talk to them about a price on one of them and the service manager said to check online. We told him there weren't that...
  48. ai4px

    Charlotte NC

    I was at the Charlotte NC "gallery" today for service on my MS. Great, nice people. Saw about 12-15 M3's just waiting for their "forever homes". It made me smile to think each one of them would make someone's day when it was delivered!
  49. ai4px

    Navigation upgrade cost

    Just FYI, I have a no frills 2014 MS60 and inquired about nav upgrade today. $2700. I had read on this forum that it would cost between $200 and $1000, but never expected 2700. Just an FYI to the next guy who's looking for a model s.
  50. ai4px

    HPWC charge indicator?

    Techhie people.... is there any dry contact inside the HPWC gen2 that indicates it is actively charging? My goal is to hook another non-tesla EVSE for my other car to the same 50amp circuit and have the HPWC inhibit the other EVSE from allowing the other car to charge. The other EVSE is a...

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