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  1. VerityZooms

    12V battery access and location

    omg! thank you! now I just have to figure out how the hell to remove the frunk liner, and where to mount my equipment!
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    Have Any of You Put a 2M Ham Radio in Your Car?

    Depends entirely on locality. My experience, googling these things as I cross state borders, is that the laws are pretty HAM-friendly — because they were often laid down back when the intellectual, young, politically-active geeks *were* HAMs, I suppose. (For instance, several states that have...
  3. VerityZooms

    Have Any of You Put a 2M Ham Radio in Your Car?

    I've got my 7100 control-unit in exactly the same place! :rofl: I'm planning on 3D-printing or laser-cutting a piece to permanently mount it there, more securely — probably another half-inch or inch towards the rear of the car, giving a little easier access to the front compartment. The rest...
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    Tesla login-token generator

    Sounds out-of-scope, tbh. That said, a generalized npm install -g tesla tool, based on TeslaJS but with a consistent CLI and configstore token-caching, would probably be a well-received project … and given that TeslaJS has done all the hard work, wouldn't be at all difficult to throw together...
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    Tesla login-token generator

    Yeah, I'm a lazy buttface, and just knocked this together on a whim — didn't bother testing in older versions. I'm sure I used some ES2016-ism or something by accident. I'm happy to accept any pull-request — don't even have to make it pretty; just click the link and fix whichever line's...
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    Tesla login-token generator

    Hey, thought I'd throw this out there real quick: if you're using something like TeslaLog or the My Tesla Alexa-skill, and need an authentication token, I've thrown together a little self-installing tool to generate them quickly. (It doesn't store them anywhere, or contact any servers other than...
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    Cellular signal boosters

    I've got a signal-booster; but I actually opted to use a Wi-Fi hotspot on the same antenna, instead: A Browning BR-1024-UHF Adjustable NMO Trunk Mount, holding a Wilson Electronics 800/1900 MHz NMO Antenna - Retail Packaging - Black, connected with a Verizon Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot...
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    magnetic phone mount

    Generally I run Waze on my iPad, Spotify on my iPhone, the backup-camera (or Tesla routing, on roadtrips) and energy-usage on the 17" display. I haven't, but I can't fathom why it'd be a problem. Wish I could tell you for sure!
  9. VerityZooms

    Meet Verity, the bubblegum-pink Model X

    Ahhah! That's precisely the aesthetic I was trying to *avoid*. I really wanted something subtler, and I had nightmares about her turning out like that.
  10. VerityZooms

    12V battery access and location

    … in the Model X? Are you talking about the distribution-block (big array of fuses, pictured at the top of this thread with the positive-lead's terminal circled), or is yours just laid out totally different from mine? Mind shooting a photo?
  11. VerityZooms

    Hardwiring radar detector question...

    But these installations are so freaking expensive. What's the point? That's, what, a half-dozen tickets? I've gotten maybe four in my entire life; I expect another four over the lifetime of the car. That's a few hundred bucks. I fail to see the appeal of a $2,000+ ticket-avoidance-system?
  12. VerityZooms

    12V battery access and location

    Yep! Got sparks, car shut off, I was overly scared, everything was fine when I finished and reconnected it. Just remember that since the accessible terminals in the X are not the actual battery posts, but rather the opposite end of the battery's leads, you need to reverse the traditional wisdom...
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    Anyone have a VHF/UHF transceiver in their car? If so, any RFI problems?

    I've got a wide-band scanner antenna mounted to the tiny side-window directly behind the FWDs. Anecdotally, the performance at least beats using a rubber-duck inside the cabin, by a mile … but that's not saying much. As to whether there's much loss in reception compared to that same glass-mount...
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    Hardwiring radar detector question...

    Really? Can anybody else confirm? Has anybody reading this performed any sort of testing beyond the anecdotal? I have a Valentine 1 I deeply loved in my Prius, but it's just sitting, unused, in a bag …
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    Solution for amateur radio operators? Impossible to use magmount antennas in a Tesla

    Okay, wow, this is a high density of useful information. Can you elaborate on some of the following (where on earth did you source all this? Ex-Tesla?), if you have that information available? Just out of curiosity, what do you mean by ‘three-stage charge algorithm’ and ‘float phase?’ Besides...
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    Solution for amateur radio operators? Impossible to use magmount antennas in a Tesla

    Well, again, I'm relatively new; but much of what I have learned, I've picked up from KØBG's site — particularly, to bind the transceiver's power at the chassis, not directly to the battery's terminals. (Not to mention that the Model X's battery-terminals are effectively unreachable — best you...
  17. VerityZooms

    P90D → P100D upgrade?

    Are you sure about this? Got a link to your source? Because the blog-post I finally dredged up only mentions P90D, not Ludicrous. My understanding is you receive a non-Ludicrous P100 wiring-harness if you have a non-Ludicrous P90, and a Ludicrous P100 wiring-harness if you have a Ludicrous P90?
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    Anyone have a VHF/UHF transceiver in their car? If so, any RFI problems?

    Well Well, I can't find a database of EMI tests; but I *did* read through Tesla's FCC registrations! WPHD358 on 896–901 / 935–940 MHz (for security / shipping, afaict), KQL352 operating a non-trunked commercial system somewhere specific in the 450–470 MHz band (someone want to go over near the...
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    Solution for amateur radio operators? Impossible to use magmount antennas in a Tesla

    Well, amplifier is precisely where I'm wondering about it: I'm doing the power-system installation now; but on advice from friends, I'm trying to “amplifier-proof” the setup ahead-of-time. (Avoid re-wiring the entire car, basically, if I ever do decide to install an amp.) Regarding the draw of...
  20. VerityZooms

    P90D → P100D upgrade?

    Did anyone else with a 90D / P90D get an e-mail from Tesla a few months ago, shortly after the 100D was announced, offering an upgrade to their existing battery-pack and wiring for $US 20,000? I can't find the e-mail right now, and my local service centre is skeptical (they aren't aware of any...
  21. VerityZooms

    Solution for amateur radio operators? Impossible to use magmount antennas in a Tesla

    This is precisely the question I'm wrangling with right now, personally. I've got a whole host of equipment being stuffed into this poor car; and I'm really not sure what current-targets to set. What's safe to fuse for? What's safe to draw continuously; what's safe to draw for short periods? At...
  22. VerityZooms

    Solution for amateur radio operators? Impossible to use magmount antennas in a Tesla

    If you drill a big hole in your Tesla, I'll come slap you. :P Okay, maybe not ... each to their own, I suppose. Maybe in a Model III, but I refuse to accept any permanent installation in a $100,000+ car! Yikes. O_O They declined to provide any specific information when I asked; hence my...
  23. VerityZooms

    Solution for amateur radio operators? Impossible to use magmount antennas in a Tesla

    I need to figure out how to test this once-and-for-all — I really want to know whether my Model X's rear, and side, windows are metallized or not. ಠ_ಠ Either devise some sort of low-power, directional, transmitter/receiver pair on the inside and outside; or locate myself a card with a...
  24. VerityZooms

    Ultra White Seats

    I mean, compared to a darker colour!? If anything, they've gotta stay cooler than any dark alternative, right?
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    Anyone have a VHF/UHF transceiver in their car? If so, any RFI problems?

    Well, first off, I'm no true infosec'er; disclosure is really not my ballgame; second, I'm way too terrified to continue experimenting with it right this second, especially illegally (off the HAM bands, intentionally causing interference, etceteras), not until I have more experience and know...
  26. VerityZooms

    Anyone have a VHF/UHF transceiver in their car? If so, any RFI problems?

    You're in Chicago? Hop on the WA9ORC repeater, I'm on there pretty often at the moment! It's sort of my gateway to HAM stuff; been some kind guys there. 443.750 +5MHz.
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    Anyone have a VHF/UHF transceiver in their car? If so, any RFI problems?

    So, uh. Yes, I can definitely produce ingress interference, reproducibly, on UHF / 2M. (I can literally, reliably, honk the horn by keying up a particular frequency — on a freakin' Baofeng HT, not even my full-power mobile setup.) Anybody else having that sort of trouble? I freaked out and shut...
  28. VerityZooms

    Ultra White Seats

    Rear seats are, indeed, the same perforated appearance, but rear seats are not ventilated. The ventilation, eve on the front seats, is hella weedy — but that's widely documented elsehwere in this thread and on these forums. The white material really is quite impervious. I don't have kids, but I...
  29. VerityZooms

    Solution for amateur radio operators? Impossible to use magmount antennas in a Tesla

    Man, I really need to look into the digital modes — I've done *nothing* but voice yet. #noob
  30. VerityZooms

    Have Any of You Put a 2M Ham Radio in Your Car?

    ThisIsTrue, I'm keeping the one you just linked to up-to-date with my adventures — if you need any specific answers that I happen to have, feel free to directly message me or post in that thread. (=
  31. VerityZooms

    Anyone have a VHF/UHF transceiver in their car? If so, any RFI problems?

    Here's a few shots of my mounting of the UHV-6:
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    Anyone have a VHF/UHF transceiver in their car? If so, any RFI problems?

    As of today, my license has landed in the database! Feel free to drop me a PM if you want my callsign — I'm doing my best to avoid linking my professional identity with ‘the guy who owns that pink-af Tesla’ (especially if I cut somebody off in traffic and get Googled ;) It's currently...
  33. VerityZooms

    TeslaLog.com - Your hosted Tesla Data Logger - Announcement / Support threads

    First off, there doesn't appear to be any feedback e-mail or support information on the site. I dug through the site first, then the Tesla Owners group, before finally finding your support-thread here. At the very least, even if it's a limited-release beta, you should probably include a link...
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    Barely-used Model X 22" Winter Tires (Chicagoland area / Midwest)

    I've gotten myself into a bit of a situation (stuck in Montana on summer-tires.), and I'm supposing I'm going to have to purchase winter tires for my summer wheels (22"ers) to get home safely in a few weeks. -_- The tires I'd be purchasing would only be used for the ~2,500km drive home, and...
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    Anyone have a VHF/UHF transceiver in their car? If so, any RFI problems?

    Oh, and re: the battery terminals, it turned out to be an easy task. Did scare myself shitless removing the negative terminal to a disheartening display of sparks; but none of the electronics in my car appear to have been affected whatsoever. I was worried about inconsistent transient voltage...
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    Anyone have a VHF/UHF transceiver in their car? If so, any RFI problems?

    Ahhh, the project's partially completed, and on something of a hold for the moment. I'm not licensed yet (finally testing on November 19th in Billings! I'm excited. Wish I had a good practice-resource for the Extra exam.), so I can't transmit, and thus can't test for ingress EFI (trust me, the...
  37. VerityZooms

    Seat covers

    Honestly, I'm realllllly not that concerned about the occupant-detection system — the only ‘occupants’ in the back of my car when these seat-covers are on, will be my dogs, so. :P Regarding the airbags — well, same, those aren't gonna help my dogs … and to boot, all the ones being posted cover...
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    Have anyone painted the car down? (bumpers, arches, skirts etc.)

    Jesus Christ, that's a beautiful Model X.
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    Seat covers

    Second-row pics in the car? I don't have any handy; but I really don't think these covers will work. Unfortunately, it looks like they require traditional removable headrests *and* a seat-back that's seperate from the seat-bottom, with a crack through which the stretchy-cords can be pulled. /=
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    Seat covers

    Well first off, thanks to you, there's now a Twitter mega-thread about this website's products that is netting me an unreasonable number of likes; I'll only repost the very best one of them here: Anyway, all of the madness on that wonderful site aside, I'm actually genuinely considering these...
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    magnetic phone mount

    Ahhah, allow me to introduce myself: I am apparently sperryspoop6x, because I thought very similarly to both of the above posters! I, too, bought several different options (hey, they're all like, $US 20 — it's a $150k car, what do I care about spending a couple hundred to find the solution...
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    Questions on resale value of certain options

    I wouldn't say any of the features are worth $4,500. That said, they are *wonderful*. Self-presenting door is mediocre (remember, the fob still works — realistically, I usually smash my jeans with the heel of my hand on the way to the car, so it's opening *before* I walk up. I rarely even see...
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    Integrated laser jammer and radar detector installation...

    I'm doing some similar running of wiring for a HAM transceiver; you'lol probably beat me to it, as I'm lazy and slow, but if you don't — I'll share whatever I find out. (Might want to re-title the thread something about “wiring through the firewall,” though.)
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    Anyone not have 8.0 yet

    Unfortunately, I have no reliable Wi-Fi access to my car. She basically waits for Service Center visits to get updates. /=
  45. VerityZooms

    12V battery access and location

    Okay, so I'm … mildly concerned again. Maybe I'm overthinking this, but, This is a battery under load — I haven't found a way to truly turn the Model X off? Unless I'm missing something, the doors always operate, the screens light up immediately when you sit down / the computers are obviously...
  46. VerityZooms

    12V battery access and location

    Ah, so that is the 12V battery's return connection, after all? I'd hoped / suspected as much, due to the matching appearance of that black lead … but I'd wanted confirmation.
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    12V battery access and location

    So, I've found these two ‘battery posts’ (at least, for jump-starting the 12V system) under the service panel, in the frunk — strangely, they're on *opposite sides* of the car, nowhere near one another: However, I need to attach power-leads specifically at the point where the 12V battery...
  48. VerityZooms

    Double vision (ghosting) at night through windshield?

    Well, I reported this to my SC, they kept it for a week, and then told me it's a known issue and that I'll be informed when a fix is available. -_-
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    Gaskets in the rear hatch

    There's a couple of these gaskets embedded near the top of where the rear hatch closes — does anybody know what they're for? (Specifically, if they're not covering some sort of sensor or something else sensitive, I'd like to cut a hole in it to run some wiring from the exterior of the vehicle...
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    Any experience placing exterior cell phone antenna on roof?

    Everything else aside, be aware that that glass-mount antenna is not compatible with the WeBoost and similar (note, it specifically says “Not for use with wireless amplifiers.”) — it can't pass that much power through the glass, I'm guessing? It's sold to be directly connected to a cell-phone...

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