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    Accessories for 2021 Refresh Model S Plaid/LR

    what are we thinking these will matrix headlights will run for? same for the tail lights? any ideas?
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    Model S Plaid - 6 Months Later

    be careful with that. and please communicate/emphasize to your SC that you want to make sure there will be NO introduction of wind noise. I learned the hard way and they messed up my seals. Who knows if they will be able to fix this. I would 1000x rather have a passenger door that needs more...
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    Model S Plaid - 6 Months Later

    For me I am also having wind noise coming from the triangle glass side, except on the passenger door. When i got the car it was not a problem... but I took it to get my passenger door fixed because it required more force to close and now they messed up the seals. Now I am experiencing wind noise...
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    Any third party, LED rear tail lights for the Model S instead of the crappy, 2000s looking ones we have?

    Idk if I have used the word retrofit correctly. I’m not asking for a free part. All I’m asking is to buy the part and hopefully it still works on my car. I guess people really do think I’m asking for a free replacement part from tesla lol It sucks they don’t care. I’m so annoyed at this. To the...
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    Any third party, LED rear tail lights for the Model S instead of the crappy, 2000s looking ones we have?

    apparently people hate when you get frustrated or when it bothers you a supposed refresh gets delivered with 6+ year old lights and then they switch them 6 months after the “refresh” version begins deliveries. you should have seen all the haters on twitter when I said I was frustrated for this lol
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    Any third party, LED rear tail lights for the Model S instead of the crappy, 2000s looking ones we have?

    yes, i am new. this is my first tesla. i mean i knew they updated vehicles as they go... but for a "refresh" this almost seems as if they didnt have the parts in time to fit the first deliveries. all i can do is just wait and see what can be done to obtain these somehow.
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    Any third party, LED rear tail lights for the Model S instead of the crappy, 2000s looking ones we have?

    thanks for sharing your info and insight! i hope something can be done. i don't mind spending the money... i do mind and get frustrated buying a new car and it already looking outdated. >_<
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    Any third party, LED rear tail lights for the Model S instead of the crappy, 2000s looking ones we have?

    youre right. i didnt see that indent. im still pissed LOL what do you think that headlight will cost like 2k each? i totally hate the blotchy pattern/spread of the current ones
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    Any third party, LED rear tail lights for the Model S instead of the crappy, 2000s looking ones we have?

    except this isn't 2 years later... its like 5-6 months later. i wonder what these will cost if we can even retrofit... which im not even sure because the crossbar in the rear lights is no longer there. my 100K+ car is now outdated in less than 6 months LOL
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    Any third party, LED rear tail lights for the Model S instead of the crappy, 2000s looking ones we have?

    Have you guys seen this?! Unbelievable that Tesla is screwing us early “refresh” delivery holders. These are supposedly the new front and rear lights. WTF it’s so awesome, yet at the same time so freaking frustrating!!!!! I shouldn’t have to now pay to get this new updated design retrofit, if it...
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    My new Plaid w/PPF

    I love it! I've been wanting to do the same thing on mine... but I am also worried for the reduced brightness at night. Can you let us know if you noticed any huge difference? Also, what percentage tint is that on both the front and rear lights?
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    Refreshed MS LR/Plaid Firmware status

    i find this really annoying as well. sometimes i listen to my music loud, get home, and then step out of my car. when i get back inside later or the next day, I jolt from the last recorded volume setting. ...i wish it wasnt like this. i wish there was a setting where the volume would reset back...
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    Wiki 2021+ Model S Refresh - Missing/Incomplete Software Features

    I’ve had my car since August… it’s only updated twice and it’s last update was back in September. I live in an apartment building so it’s not connected to wifi unfortunately. Maybe that is it?
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    Wiki 2021+ Model S Refresh - Missing/Incomplete Software Features

    what version is everyone currently on?? im still on 2021.36.5.3 I see so many updates coming through and I’m getting none of them on my car lol. is this normal? should I expect the holiday updates to come through a couple months later?
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    Model S Plaid heating system sucks!!!

    I have actually recently noticed that if a single vent, drivers side, is blowing then the heat won't perform as well as if you have both sides turned on. when both driver and passenger vents are turned on in the climate menu, then I have noticed the same air temp setting becomes much warmer
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    Model S Plaid heating system sucks!!!

    i actually found this also to be true. i have the car at 79/80 and its blowing semi warm air... i have to have it on HI for it to blow significantly hotter air. the difference between 79/80 and HI shoulnd't be so drastic...
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    Spoiler fit for new 2021 refreshed Model S

    Yes, actually last week! Haven't installed it, yet. I am waiting until I get my PPF redone to install it.
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    Refresh Model S Tint / PPF / Ceramic Photos & Info

    I am just saying it’s not true because I have swirl marks/light marring that I pointed out to my PPF guys before they installed the film… and they’re still there. Just my personal experience
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    Refresh Model S Tint / PPF / Ceramic Photos & Info

    this isn't true at all. you need to make sure the shop you take it to does a great job at preparing the paint before they apply the PPF. this includes polishing and removing any of the swirl marks that already exist on the car. any swirl marks that are on your car will continue to be on your car...
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    Refresh Model S Tint / PPF / Ceramic Photos & Info

    Thanks for your reply! Yes I am so on the edge of just moving on. I am just so frustrated with the process. This shop does a ton of Teslas, but my car seemed so rushed... like i said they installed the PPF in 2 1/2 days. Ive seen some shops estimate a week or a little more for proper...
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    Refresh Model S Tint / PPF / Ceramic Photos & Info

    I had full PPF installed on October and they did a horrible job. I live in Playa Vista/Venice Los Angeles area for reference of local installers... The installer blamed everything on the film, which as I have read is one of the best. The film is Suntek Reaction. The installer said the film is...
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    Spoiler fit for new 2021 refreshed Model S

    my local SC ordered me the original plaid spoiler. it comes out to around 1300 or so. i've been waiting on it to be delivered for over a month now... ive triple checked with them that this is the spoiler for the 21' model and they assured me it's the part number for the 21' refresh. crossing my...
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    Did you name your Model S, and if so, what?

    i named mine "cutie" :3
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    Sentry not recording everything

    damn so sorry to hear. I was also having issues with my sentry mode on my refresh S. When I went to get my car PPF’d and they removed the side cameras they eventually had to reset and my sentry mode started to work again. My sentry mode before that reset wouldn’t work at all for the longest...
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    Brand new 2021 model 3 or 2017 Tesla Model S 75D?

    personally for me it all comes down to build quality and technology rather than having a higher model tesla... i own a refresh model S, but was recently given a 2017 model X as a loaner from the service center. my first impression of the X was wow, this car is squeaky as hell. my 2021 S feels...
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    The Yoke Experience

    i just left my model S at the service center for some minor fixes and they gave me a 2017 model X loaner... i miss my yoke so much! i never expected to love it as much as i do. driving a different car only sealed the deal even more and made me appreciate the beauty of the refreshed design. I...
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    sentry mode is not working at all

    Yes, I have at one point reformatted the drive. I only did it because that’s when I noticed it wasn’t recording any events. When the mobile technician replaced my drive, sentry mode worked for a day or so, then stopped recording anything. Could this be an issue with the Tesla USB drive? I’m...
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    2021+ Model S and Model S Plaid Refresh Issues Thread

    I am having this same exact issue. at first I was thinking it could be the road im driving on... but after reading other people are experiencing the same I would say its a problem with the suspension. my car feels jittery at around 45-60 mph. sometimes i feel it more than other times. if you...
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    2021+ Model S and Model S Plaid Refresh Issues Thread

    i actually have this issue on dry surfaces. i live in LA so its extra dry lol. every once in a while, when i turn, i feel that exact same thing... as if the tires are slipping or ran over something. it's definitely not a wet surface thing
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    sentry mode is not working at all

    I am having this issue where Sentry mode is not working at all anywhere on a new Model S Refresh. I have unchecked all the boxes where it would say to "exclude" sentry mode, but even then it doesn't record a single event. I have had a mobile technician come and replace my Tesla 128gb usb drive...
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    Map zoom level refresh MS

    i knol exactly what you mean and it is really annoying not being able to lock in the zoom and have it follow the car.... I hope they give us the option to lock in the zoom on maps in the near future.
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    Model S Refresh 2021 - Front Passenger Side Window Distortion

    my front windshield has some ugly long vertical ripples... i thought it was my XPEL film, but turns out it actually was the glass after having my tint installer remove it. ugh.
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    2021+ Model S and Model S Plaid Refresh Issues Thread

    UPDATE ON THIS: At first, my concern was that the front window tint from XPEL caused this distortion on my windshield. Today, I got the tint film removed and it unfortunately turns out it is actually the glass that is causing these distortions >_< My question is, if Tesla does replace the...
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    Distorted windscreen

    I likewise have distortion on my MS refresh. At first, I thought it was the front window tint that was installed incorrectly on my car, but then I got them to remove the film and the wavy distortion is still there. See video below, you can see some vertical waves. As you mentioned, idk if its...
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    Why is the glass roof so dark tinted on the refresh?

    it definitely is really dark. its a love hate kind of thing. but i do wish they gave us the option to go darker cause we definitely can't go lighter lol it blocks a lot of heat, although not 100% of it. i still feel some heat on my hair on a super hot (95*F+) day.
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    Refresh Model S Tint / PPF / Ceramic Photos & Info

    ive seen people on this thread having a PPF appointment way ahead of their pickup date... it's the first thing they do before driving the car. not entirely sure though if it makes a difference
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    Refresh Model S Tint / PPF / Ceramic Photos & Info

    I am getting Suntek Reaction on my S in a couple of weeks. This has also been a question I’ve had in mind as to the longevity of the hydrophobic properties. Hopefully someone out there has an answer or would like to share their experience with the film. I’ve read good things about the film...
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    Refresh Model S Tint / PPF / Ceramic Photos & Info

    Thanks guys for your help! I always hand wash so I think I should be fine :) I use optimum no rinse and a whole bunch of microfiber towels to wipe and dry :p
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    Refreshed MS LR/Plaid Firmware status

    am I the only one that believes in the chance the button might actually be released next Friday (10/01 akin to 10.1) as opposed to this Friday (9/24) ?
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    Refresh Model S Tint / PPF / Ceramic Photos & Info

    after PPF installation, is PPF still prone to show light marring or scratches? sorry worded that previous post bad. should have asked if you can still see it on the PPF
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    Refresh Model S Tint / PPF / Ceramic Photos & Info

    definitely! are you still able to get/see minor marring on the paint? I am super careful with my MS right now. will be getting it PPF'd in a couple of weeks and just wanted to be prepared :cool:
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    Refresh Model S Tint / PPF / Ceramic Photos & Info

    Thanks for sharing your experience with your front windshield tint! On another note, does anyone know if it's possible to slightly mar or scratch PPF while washing your car? I know PPF has self healing properties, but was just wondering if you still needed to be extra careful when washing it.
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    2021+ Model S and Model S Plaid Refresh Issues Thread

    I'd also like to know if the distortion is localized. For me it's all over the windshield in ripple/wavy patterns Here's the video again showing the ripples I'm experiencing all over (please excuse the music):
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    Refresh Model S Tint / PPF / Ceramic Photos & Info

    thank you for sharing your experience! my other tinted windows look perfectly fine, this is why I believe its the 70% tint specifically that has some kind of defect. perhaps the installer rolled up the film too much prior to installing it? anyways thanks for your input!
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    Refresh Model S Tint / PPF / Ceramic Photos & Info

    thanks, ill do that. i was just curious to see if anybody else has this distortion issue with their front windshield film.
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    Refresh Model S Tint / PPF / Ceramic Photos & Info

    Hmm, So no waviness at all other than that? I have it all over my windshield and I’m pretty sure it’s the film 🤦‍♂️ is anyone else experiencing something similar?
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    Refresh Model S Tint / PPF / Ceramic Photos & Info

    I have 70% XPEL Prime XR Plus on my front windshield as well... but I am experiencing some waviness in the film. I've attached a VIMEO LINK with a video I uploaded to demonstrate what I mean, pay attention to the leaves and how they distort as I move my phone (or head while driving). (yes I've...
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    2021+ Model S and Model S Plaid Refresh Issues Thread

    I experienced this as well! I was driving in city and was expecting the car to stop, but it didn’t. It alerted me to take over and I had to quickly brake or else I would have ran the red light. This needs to be fixed ASAP!
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    2021+ Model S and Model S Plaid Refresh Issues Thread

    just noticed this same issue on my car. I have FSD... it says connect to wifi to download updated maps, but when I do there is no option to actually use the wifi to update the maps. Still on an older FW version 2021.24.4
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    Refresh Model S Tint / PPF / Ceramic Photos & Info

    curious, how much did this cost you?

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