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    MASTER THREAD: Range Loss Over Time, What Can Be Expected, Efficiency, How to Maintain Battery Health

    Yesterday I drove my M3 200 miles, but the battery range went from 308 miles at full charge down to 66 miles at destination. This represents a 20% ”loss of miles” compared with the starting range indicated on the battery. (My trip was interstate driving at 75 mph without heating or AC on.) I...
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    Expiring free SC Miles

    A happy reply. Thanks!
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    Expiring free SC Miles

    How do we advocate Tesla extend the expiration date of free SC miles awarded under the referral program? I'll lose over 3000 miles the end of May, and shelter-in-place does not let me travel.
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    MASTER THREAD: all Smart Summon-related posts go here

    Now I'm confused. Can someone cite a Tesla source that clarifies which M3s were and were not supposed to get smart summon with the v10 upgrade?
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    MASTER THREAD: all Smart Summon-related posts go here

    Well, shucks (I guess). I was duped by the Tesla promos into thinking I too would get smart summon with the upgrade.
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    MASTER THREAD: all Smart Summon-related posts go here

    Is "standard autopilot" excluded from getting smart summon with the v10 software upgrade?
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    MASTER THREAD: all Smart Summon-related posts go here

    Got my v10 upgrade but did not get smart summon. Was first day reserver of m3 and later bought traffic aware cruise control upgrade. Am I not supposed to get smart summon with v10? I apologize if this question has already been addressed somewhere on the forum.
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    Scratches on glove box

    Any suggestions for a product to mask scratches and scuff marks on my M3 black glove box door?
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    XPEL film in central Alabama

    Highly recommend Proline Detailing in Prattville, AL for Xpel ppf. Donald and colleagues did a very good job (full front end) on my M3.
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    Scraped wheel rim

    Thanks!
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    Scraped wheel rim

    I scraped my wheel rim on a curb. Can I file/sand it smooth and paint it? Where can I get the gray paint? I have the default wheels. Thanks.
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    Hazy film line inside headlight

    Recently noticed a hazy line of dried liquid inside both headlights of my M3. It is noticeable on the attached picture along the bottom edge of the lens. I found a similar picture posted on TMC by an MS owner last year. Have others seen this blemish on their M3? Is this covered under the warranty?
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    Superchargers on PlugShare

    Can a PlugShare app's route map be shared/uploaded to the interface screen in a Model 3 using Version 9 software?
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    Oops! Don't shift into neutral while driving

    That's what I did. Not a good idea. Have to remember to use the "other" left.
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    Same sealant for PPF and non-PPF panels?

    I had Xpel ppf put on the front of my black M3. Is there one sealant I can use on the ppf as well as the other, non-ppf panels? Customer rep at Xpel advised me not to use their ppf sealant on painted surfaces. Wolfgang advised not to use their high gloss paint sealant on Xpel ppf. Is there a...
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    Oops! Don't shift into neutral while driving

    Well, you slow down when you lose power. I might have pushed it up a second time in an (inappropriate) effort to get the left turn signal to turn on. My point is that that driver error can result in losing power. The good news is that pushing the right stalk down reestablished drive.
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    Oops! Don't shift into neutral while driving

    In case you were wondering, it is possible to shift into neutral while driving. I mistakenly pushed up the right stalk to indicate a left turn. That set off loss of power and noise and a red light on the screen. Am very glad I was not rear-ended. Does any one know if the brake lights come on in...
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    Did you get PPF and Ceramic for your Model 3? [POLL]

    What sealant are you using? Do you apply the sealant to the ppf also?
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    How far will my insurance pay for towing?

    All encouraging replies. Thanks.
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    How far will my insurance pay for towing?

    I live 168 miles from the closest Tesla service center. Does anyone know how far a USAA auto insurance rental and towing rider will pay for towing? USAA rep said coverage is to the closest service center, but I felt she was not referring specifically to Tesla-approved service centers. A flat...
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    The $54,000 Paperweight (Registration problems)

    Similar situation. Picked up the car July 18. No one in the Atlanta delivery center, the Georgia DMV or the Alabama DMV can answer where my title application package is. It is very frustrating. I cannot register the car until I have the title application papers. My temporary tag expires in 5 days.
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    Let's talk financing rates

    In June I was approved by Navy Federal CU at 2.59% for 36 months, but just learned the rate was raised 2 weeks later to 2.89%. I was not notified at the time. Turns out there is a 1-sentence caveat clause in the fine print that was invoked. I understand some lenders guarantee an approved rate...
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    When will the final purchase agreement appear?

    Had a very good experience at the Atlanta delivery center today. They acccepted my personal check for the difference between my loan and the balance. I had about two hours to inspect and be briefed about the car. Drew was very patient and thorough. They'll send the mobile team in a couple weeks...
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    PPF on Hood and Front Bumper vs Ceramic Coat the Whole Car

    Does the Xpel section look any different, e.g., gloss, etc. compared with the Opti-Coat sections?
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    When will the final purchase agreement appear?

    My delivery documents email just arrived. So I have it the day before delivery after all. Good luck, everyone.
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    When will the final purchase agreement appear?

    It is now 6 PM CT, and I am scheduled to pick up my M3 in less than 17 hours in Atlanta. Will be driving tomorrow morning to Atlanta, and so no longer expect to have the documents before my arrival there. My loan is a signature loan and I don't think the CU needs pricing details. Will find out...
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    PPF on Hood and Front Bumper vs Ceramic Coat the Whole Car

    @cpj777 did you apply the hydro2 to the PPF also? I wonder if a paint sealant on top of PPF creates a different look compared with the sealant on painted, unwrapped surfaces. I gather from others' replies total car ceramic coatings don't create a different look between wrapped and unwrapped...
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    PPF on Hood and Front Bumper vs Ceramic Coat the Whole Car

    Should get my black M3 in two weeks and am trying to decide which of the above options is the better use of limited funds. (Full wrap is out of the question.) Have read some of the previous forum posts about PPF and coatings but would appreciate fresh input on this. Local options for PPF are...
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    Invite to call sales advisor--Tips on what to ask

    That's about how mine went. Quite pleasant but you are right about the agenda. I learned I misinterpreted "cash" as a payment method. I thought presenting a cashier's check from a lending institute would count as "cash." It does not. Since that detail is not yet finalized, it has the potential...
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    Invite to call sales advisor--Tips on what to ask

    just received the email with my assigned VIN and an invite to call the sales advisor. Hooray! Any guidance on what to expect or questions/issues I should make sure are covered when I call? Thanks.
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    Cost of transfer switch

    The chief electrical inspector has approved the project. Thanks.
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    Cost of transfer switch

    Am hiring an electrician for $625 for parts and labor for installing a transfer switch and 10-30 plug. Any thoughts on the optimal placement of the switch and plug on the front wall? I want it in the center of the 2-car garage. Should the plug be dead center? What about height off the floor...
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    Order estimate pushed back

    Also got the delay email today. I configured on 4/20 with an initial 3- to 6-week delivery estimate. The above emails encourage me that the tax credit (full?) will likely be operative for a July delivery. Am curious about the first sentence of Tesla's email. Why would the number of orders NOT be...
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    Just took delivery last night....Model 3 disappeared from the App!

    Thanks! I'll check the Apple App Store.
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    Just took delivery last night....Model 3 disappeared from the App!

    Can someone provide details about the Tesla app y'alll refer to? Is it provided via Tesla.com? I see there are several Tesla apps in the App Store. Am waiting to take delivery of my M3.
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    Cost of transfer switch

    I'm getting electricians' quotes for installing a transfer switch on my dryer line. One quote was quite detailed, and listed the cost of a 220 volt, 30 amp transfer switch from a 3rd party as $775. Seems high to me but maybe that is what they cost. Is the cost reasonable? Any suggestions about...
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    Building inspector won't approve transfer switch

    That's encouraging. Currently I'm sitting on a $925 quote to tap into the 10-30 30 amp dryer line and extend it by 5 feet or so with a transfer switch. Seems high to me.
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    Building inspector won't approve transfer switch

    Seems to me then that most applications of the Dryer Buddy would likelly bump into code issues. An exception would be if the dryer was in the garage and one wanted to keep the dryer functional and be able to toggle current to the charging cable.
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    Building inspector won't approve transfer switch

    Could you elaborate on the methods to get the cable into the garage from the laundry room? Wouldn't building a passage way between the common wall still raise the issue of possible fume intrusion?
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    Building inspector won't approve transfer switch

    This thread has been so helpful. Am planning on ordering the above 10-30 adapter from Tesla and a Dryer Buddy #1. The door between the garage and laundry room will have to stay cracked open to let the charging cable snake to the car, but that is a minor inconvenience..
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    Building inspector won't approve transfer switch

    So could I use the Tesla NEMA 10-30 adapter with the mobile charging cable and just plug it into the 3-hole dryer plug? I understand the adapter is supposed to cap the amperage at 24, and for redundancy I could set the limit via the car's software. I appreciate all the helpful comments.
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    Building inspector won't approve transfer switch

    Could a mobile charge cable just be plugged into the dryer plug, or a Dryer Buddy, and I would not need the wall charging unit at all? If so, what added function is provided by the wall charging unit?
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    Building inspector won't approve transfer switch

    I understand neutral and ground are bonded at my box. For over 25 years that arrangement has led to no problems with different dryers plugged into the 3-pronged dryer plug. Why would it be problematic to use that wire to connect to the charger (via a transfer switch)? Also, what is the...
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    Wall Connector install with Dryer Buddy using 30 dryer outlet

    Is the Dryer Buddy in the garage? If the dryer is in a different room, how do you connect the DB to the charger?
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    Building inspector won't approve transfer switch

    Update--chief building inspector was ok with using a transfer switch! Now exploring with Tesla and city issue of existing dryer line is 3-wire, not 4-. Fingers crossed. Thanks for above replies.
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    Building inspector won't approve transfer switch

    Ordered my M3, hired an electrician to assess home charging options, and he concluded the best option was to install a transfer switch to utilize the clothes dryer line. Sounded good to me. Alas, he calls back to say the building inspector would not approve a transfer switch set-up. So my only...
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    Ordered M3--Smart phone next?

    Fun reading the thread. Thanks for listing the functions provided by a smart phone.

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