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    Driver LCD Display for Model 3

    Looks very useful! I really wish the 3 came with a front display like the S. Do you have a link to where you got the screen protector? Thanks!
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    12v Switched?

    Please Please post some wiring pictures!
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    12v Switched?

    Thanks. I’m not sure if I recognize where this picture is— is it below the level of the leg airbag, and near where the door would swing open? And just to clarify— would the brown wire be tapped above the white tape? Also, where do people attach the ground wire? The bolt deep in the...
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    12v Switched?

    Hi All. Could someone post a picture (or indicate on an existing picture here) where the brown wire is located that’s being used to trigger their relays? I’ve got a 2018 model 3 that will be using VC Left as the main 12v power— I’ve done that part and now need to wire the relay part, as well as...
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    Norcal: Sacramento Area XPEL PPF/Ceramic Coating Group Buy

    Is the buy only for the xpel and ceramic coating? I did my xpel with them before they were doing ceramic over it, and have been thinking about having them add the ceramic.
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    Back from renting an ICE - M3 wins hands down except for blind spot warning

    Blind spot detection is terrible on the 3. No one should be looking at the touchscreen when changing lanes. The audio alert comes on only in an imminent crash. The best work around I’ve heard proposed is to have the blinker make a slightly different noise when there’s someone in your...
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    TeslaOffer vs Hanshow Power Trunk

    One thing I can say about the TeslaOffer guys is that their customer support has been superb. Raymond always responds quickly to my questions (and I just ordered the upgrade kit for my liftgate from them). You’re buying more than just the hardware with these guys, and if you intend to install...
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    Jeda Model 3 Hub with Taptes Wireless Charger

    I had a similar Taptes pad problem even without a hub. There’s some sort of known issue with Taptes, where you need to use the splitter the pad came with and make sure the thin wire is the one connecting to the car’s USB A port. In your case, I’d try plugging the thin wire from the Taptes pad’s...
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    12volts power plug after v10 update

    Hi All. Is there any 12v source that turns off when the car is off and sentry mode is on? Does VCRight work this way and is it safe to use? Thanks!
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    M3 2018/2018 service manual and wiring diagrams

    Does the manual tell you how to take everything apart? What I’m looking for are things like where clips would be to hold the pieces together and maybe what tools are needed (eg what size wrench to use to get to the air filter (I know I can find that information elsewhere, but it’d be handy to...
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    Progressive rating for MS: no blind spot warning

    I hope this issue gets more attention. The blindspot warning is present, but poorly implemented. Many of us can’t angle out the mirrors enough for ‘proper’ positioning. You need to have the visual warning on the mirrors, where you’re looking when changing lanes. It’s in an even worse position...
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    Why the obsession with deleting chrome?

    I like my chrome. My 2005 Civic came pre-deleted. I’m quite happy to have a different look than what I’ve had for the past 15 years.
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    High pitched whine in Reverse?

    A video would help. The pedestrian warning noise (soon to be required by law for all new EVs) does make a whine only in reverse at low speed (and a white noise hiss when going forward).
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    Which voice commands do you use most?

    Wiper speed! Set Temperature to XX (Fan speed is also useful)
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    Mirror Dimmers

    The best you can do is unplug the mirrors. On the side mirrors, you have to pull off the mirror glass. Its held on by clips like other manufacturers’ mirrors, so it’s no too difficult to remove. I replaced mine with Suma wide angle (non blue) mirrors, myself. The Suma mirrors don’t dim but if...
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    Summons crashed my car into a column

    Sorry to see this happen, OP. Smart summon can’t see things close to the car’s side. I recall that there was a woman who hit the side of her garage in a similar fashion. We’re a very long way off from FSD, IMO.
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    The Unofficial Aftermarket Air Suspension Thread

    Thanks! Will the Endo CVT tank fit in the sub-trunk? Also, how is the reliability of aftermarket air suspension these days? I keep reading about systems breaking down or people having problems with leaks. I imagine that some brands are better than others with this respect too.
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    The Unofficial Aftermarket Air Suspension Thread

    Hi All. I was looking into adding Airtekk to my model 3, though I’m very new to bagging cars. it looks like the Endo-cvt tanks with the motors inside can fit in the frunk. Do most people install 2 tanks? Can you hear them from the driver’s seat? I’ve seen one person put a tank in the...
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    MASTER THREAD: V 2019.40.1.1 170kW charging, Neural Net for Auto Wipers, Auto Lane Change quicker

    There’s no way a one sized approach for auto wipers will work. We all have different preferences. My wipers barely turn on at night. They don’t come on in light mist, yet come on when there’s no rain now. There’s also no easy way for the car to learn the wipers are too aggressive. We need...
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    To all the people complaining about not getting anything for buying FSD first

    that’s why I said “partially”. when I ordered my AWD in July 2018, I could not justify the price for a performance model (my recollection was it was about 11k more). I was mad that the Performance price dropped so far after I got my AWD. Those people got a rebate and I would have bought a...
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    To all the people complaining about not getting anything for buying FSD first

    I don’t really care about the sneak preview/ HW3, but I still have nothing to show for my FSD purchase that people with EAP don’t have. It’s not an early adopter issue per se, since I haven’t actually gotten the FSD product to enjoy. What was the worst thing is that those of us who were...
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    Partial PPF

    A lot of my rock hits have been on the hood and windshield due to the 3’s aerodynamics. I’d also recommend doing a full front PPF. I did the entire car myself and already benefited from the rear bumper being protected.
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    Blind Spot Detection

    Blind spot detection is horrible on the model 3. For many like me, the side mirrors can’t be adjusted out far enough to be properly set. For a visual notification, you have to look at the touchscreen, which is the wrong place to look when you’re changing lanes. At least on the S, you can see...
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    Right Pillar Camera Blocked or Blinded

    Just got this message for the left b pillar while driving with the sun on that side. There wouldn’t have been condensation. I’ll have to check the dashcam footage when I get home.
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    Vendor Scan My Tesla, a CANBUS reader for Android

    I’m not a programmer, but I’m just guessing that there could be yes/no data based on the touchscreen showing a red line when there’s something in the blind spot (and no red line when the lane is open). I’m also guessing that another yes/no output happens when the last-second audio alert comes...
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    Vendor Scan My Tesla, a CANBUS reader for Android

    Hi! Is there any way to get information about if the car is detecting something in its blindspot (when the touchscreen shows red lines-- not the last second audio warning)? Just knowing the yes/ no status of the blindspot would suffice. The red blindspot indicator is not in a good position...
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    MASTER THREAD: 2019.36.2.1 - new HOLD mode and other features

    Hold mode seems ok, but backing out with it is going to take a lot of getting used to. The thing I like about creep mode is that forwards or reverse, you’re controlling it with the brake, so something unexpected happens, your foot is already in the right place to stop immediately and there’s a...
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    Overpaid for FSD, No Early Access - Class Action Time?

    What makes me mad is that no FSD product has been delivered (there’s still no difference between EAP and FSD) and the price went down despite Tesla pressuring people to buy FSD by saying the price would go up if you waited. What they did said was exactly the opposite of what happened. Since no...
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    Vendor Group Buy - Self Presenting Doors

    Does this include the soft-closing doors? I’d also like more details on how they’re accomplishing these things (CAN bus use?), any possible impact on safety (eg if power goes out), as well as the costs for installation.
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    Model 3 break in and how to stop -- need help

    People in the Bay Area / San Francisco have it so bad that they lower their back seats so that thieves can see there’s nothing in the trunk without them breaking the tiny rear windows (that’s how they pull the seats down and look in the trunk).
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    PPF - Do I Really Need It?

    I got full PPF. It’s worth it for me because I know my OCD would go crazy from rock chips. The 3 is so aerodynamic that it’s been basically a rock magnet compared to my old Civic. PPF has kept my car looking good. If you do a partial PPF, I’d recommend doing the full hood— I’ve had rocks land...
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    How to stop door handles from getting so hot?

    I was wondering if some insulating tape on the insides of the handles might work, myself. 15mm x 30M Glass Cloth Heat resistant Insulating Silicone Adhesive Electrical Tape https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XTPQV43/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_xQJVDbEK7E9X6
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    How to stop door handles from getting so hot?

    You really only need to push the handle inward, long enough to pop the door slightly open. You can then grab the edge of the door to open it the rest of the way.
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    Dealing with Service for rattling noise fix

    I’m not sure if you’re getting the same noise I had. If the noise is coming from the b pillar area, you can see if moving the seatbelt adjuster makes a difference to confirm that’s where that noise is coming from. There’s metal against metal in that area and felt tape fixes that. That rattle...
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    Invalid Slacker account

    I had the same error. I’m thinking it’s because I only have a free account. Maybe someone can confirm that.
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    My TM3 Blacked out headliner, LCD rear view mirror, power center console & auto liftgate upgrades

    Nice! How did you handle the wiring from the trunk to the outside dashcam? Can you post some pictures of that? I bought a similar rear view mirror dashcam that I haven’t installed yet. I was going to drill an hole in the edge of the light by the trunk handle (I’d only need to go through the...
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    Model 3 side mirrors convex or split?

    The Suma mirrors are complete replacements. You pop off the OEM ones and put these in. Defrost wires are present. You can get ones with a blinker light, but that requires more wiring during installation. You only loose auto dimming, but I didn’t want that anyway due to my window tint. There is a...
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    Model 3 side mirrors convex or split?

    I just installed Suma Performance mirrors. Like many others, I couldn’t move the OEM side mirrors out far enough to “properly “ get rid of the blindspots. My wife didn’t like the little blindspot mirror stick-on i was using, though I previously was getting by with that. The Suma after market...
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    Tesla V10 software update rollout: post here if you are still waiting

    I think if the iPhone software updates were mainly emoji enhancements and didn’t address a lot of important bugs/ features, a lot of people would be mad. If you want to be taken seriously, when you hype your updates, they should be addressing more of the important features than fluff. There...
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    Power Lift Trunk with Foot Sensor - Installation Tips

    If you are installing the front button, think about where you want it placed. Mine is on the left side, just a little under the dash (it’s out of my view unless I lean to look for it). This is in an unobtrusive place, but the down side is that I really have to lean forward to reach the button...
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    Software upgrade for faster performance possible?

    Had the performance price drop of $5000 been around when I ordered my LR AWD, I would have gotten the performance model. Offering an uncork would be a way to remedy the pricing issue for AWD owners. Plus, it’d make Tesla money instead of costing them $5000. They could also offer an uncork...
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    Shocked! Model 3 has no blind spot detection [Update: yes, it does]

    The best work-around I’ve read is to allow the driver to have the blinker make a little different sound if there’s a car in your blind spot. For instance, the pitch or blink pattern could be different and this could be an option in settings. This will give you an advanced audio warning...
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    White Interior

    I used the cquartz one for leather. Amazon carries this. I’d recommend the bigger bottle if you’re applying it to your steering wheel and the doors. Application is easy, but you may want to wear a mask. The smell quickly goes away afterwards and I couldn’t smell anything by the next day.
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    White Interior

    Bjorn put up an old video showing bad looking model X seats but those seats aren’t made anymore. Everyone else says they hold up well against everything except jean transfer. The stitching can also get dirty. I ceramic coated mine, myself. No problems with the coating and the seats still look...
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    Lost range? Poll

    My AWD which is about 1 yr old with 3500 miles on it shows only 300 miles with a full charge. Tesla told me this is the car mis-estimating things due to my driving and charging habits. They want me to run it down to 15% and charge up to 85% for the next 6 weeks. The last time I tried that...
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    Back up collision avoidance / blind spot detection??

    The blind spot implementation is horrible. The mirrors should be where the indicators are put like every other car, since that’s where you’re looking when changing lanes. Having to look at the other direction on the touchscreen makes no sense. The audio alert only comes on when a crash is...
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    What Model 3 accessories do you guys recommend?

    I’d also get some replacement trunk / interior lights from Abstract Ocean. The OEM ones aren’t very bright. My wireless charger is from Nomad. It’s a bit pricey, but looks like it came with the car and is high quality.
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    Not getting 255 miles as Tesla states

    Kim (from the Like Tesla YouTube channel) recommended running the battery down a bit and back up to recalibrate the battery (after she had been consistently charging to around 80%). I haven’t heard that this idea is invalid, though it did not seem to work for me.
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    Not getting 255 miles as Tesla states

    OP, not getting your rated range displayed appears to be considered normal. I’ve never had full 310 shown and the car has steadily showed less range (it only has 2000 miles on it but I’m close to only getting 300 now). I thought that was rather a fast drop and took the car in. Tesla said they...
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    Saran wrap as temporary bug protection on a road trip?

    That’s what I did too. It looks a little ugly, but it does the job while you’re waiting to PPF the car.

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