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    Siemens versicharge not charging model 3

    Have a ~5 year old Siemens Versicharge (that worked fine with a previous non-Tesla EV) and used it (with the J1772->Tesla adapter) to charge a new Model 3... sometimes it works, sometimes the car complains about not being able to establish communication. The car's UMC with 6-50 plug does not...
  2. 3

    New red CA HOV Decal last until January 1, 2022?

    Must be because they ran out of colors (yellow was already used and expired about a decade ago, but there are some old cars bearing the old yellow stickers).
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    Ride quality seems good when tyres at cold pressure, too firm when tyres warm up

    Realistically, tire air pressures vary over time of day due to temperature variation. Seasonal changes in temperature also cause changes if not adjusted. Tuning of stability control, ABS, etc. needs to account for that. Vehicle companies these days probably prefer to specify pressures near...
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    Model Year 2022 Refresh M3/MY

    A Ryzen that consumes 54W at full load would need 18 hours to consume 1kWh (about 4.5 miles of EPA range). It is unlikely that normal use would have it running at full load for 18 hours, since that would affect responsiveness, and the software still needs to run on the older Atom as well. It...
  5. 3

    12volt Battery Replacement - NAPA Auto Parts

    Which typical 51R batteries have a connection for the vent tube? Looking at what is sold in various auto parts stores shows that many of them have vented caps or some such in the photos.
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    12volt Battery Replacement - NAPA Auto Parts

    Regarding AtlasBX (Hankook) batteries... Starting at page 24 of https://cdn.hankook-atlasbx.com/PRD/CUSTOMER/20210817/4e4fbc9f-6367-4134-ba7c-a3e33e1e31ca/HANKOOK_GLOBAL_C.pdf , the following are of the group 51R dimensions: AGM 51-450 AGM 60B24R EFB N55(70B24L) EFB 80B24(N55) AGM S46B24R UMF...
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    How does the car know what the speed limit is?

    The vehicle code probably specifies a default speed limit for the type of road. In theory, drivers should know what it is (although visitors probably do not, or assume that it is the same as where they are from, not always correctly). But it would still be better just to have a sign showing...
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    How does the car know what the speed limit is?

    The speed limit sign in the display can be useful if the driver enters a road and the next speed limit sign is not for a while, but how does the car know what the speed limit is? Is it through interpreting speed limit signs seen by the cameras? If so, then that has the same limitation as a...
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    Is this plug in my garage any different than a regular plug?

    As a bonus, those outlet testers will also show if the outlet is incorrectly wired if it is live.
  10. 3

    MASTER THREAD: Floor Mats

    What are the practical differences between the "Carpet Interior Mats" and "Rugged Textile Interior Mats"?
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    Is this plug in my garage any different than a regular plug?

    It is a NEMA 5-20 receptacle, which can accept NEMA 5-15 or 5-20 plugs. NEMA 5-15 is the typical three prong found all around your house. It is supposed to be connected to a 20A circuit which would allow 16A 120V EV charging if there is nothing else drawing power on the circuit. However, if...
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    SR/SR+ (Model 3 RWD) Waiting Room

    Cost depends on how difficult getting to the outlet from the main panel is, and whether you need a main panel upgrade. You would need to use 14-50 for 40A (good for 32A EVSE use) or 50A (good for 40A EVSE use). 14-30 should only be used for 30A (good for 24A EVSE use).
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    Model Year 2022 Refresh M3/MY

    If you are not playing games on the screen, does it really matter that much which processor (Ryzen or Atom) it is? Seems like if you are just using it for regular car stuff, the more significant recent changes would be the LFP traction battery (in the SR+/RWD model) and the L-NMC 12V battery.
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    Tesla lowers Model 3 range estimates in Europe due to extra power consumption of AMD Ryzen processor

    Note that in the US, EPA economy (not range) for the 2022 RWD (138/126) is lower than for the 2021 SR+ (150/133 L-NCA or 149/132 LFP) for some reason. Doubtful that this has anything to do with Ryzen chips.
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    Model Year 2022 Refresh M3/MY

    A Ryzen for embedded applications uses up to 54W running at full load, which would only be intermittent when running software that the slower Atom can run. Even running at full load continuously (like if it were crypto mining in the background), it would take 18 hours to consume 1kWh or 4.5...
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    Model Year 2022 Refresh M3/MY

    The 2021 SR+ L-NCA (262 mile range) had EPA economy of 142 (150/133). The 2021 SR+ LFP (253 mile range) was reported by some to have Monroney labels showing EPA economy of 141 (149/132). But the 2022 RWD LFP (272 mile range) has EPA economy of 132 (138/126). Any particular reason for this...
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    How to charge at home whenever plugged in, except during peak hours?

    (Assume ~30A 240V home charging.) How does one tell the car or app to: 1. Charge whenever plugged in at home, 2. Except during designated peak hours (e.g. 3pm to 9pm, or 15:00 to 21:00 for 24 hour clock users). ? For example, is there a setting that will do all of the following without...
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    Seniors wishing the glovebox had a physical button to open

    There are cars where the HVAC controls are three pointer dials -- one for temperature, one for fan speed, and one for which vents are open. You can tell by feel what each one is set at, and turn them to the desired setting without looking at them. However, this type of setup seems to be...
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    Tesla lowers Model 3 range estimates in Europe due to extra power consumption of AMD Ryzen processor

    It's the old "use stuff out of the parts bin that works instead of spending time and money reinventing it", where the "stuff out of the parts bin" is the existing software.
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    How much jack height to lift both wheels?

    How do you jack up the car and then put a jack stand under the same corner, since the designated jack point is big enough for either a jack or jack stand, but not both? Or do you have to use one of the special jack stands, or jack up using a 4x4 and then put jack stands under the 4x4?
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    Tesla lowers Model 3 range estimates in Europe due to extra power consumption of AMD Ryzen processor

    Computer review web sites suggest that some models of AMD Ryzen use up to 200W when fully loaded during benchmark testing (but idle power consumption is more like 20-60W). But AMD's web site lists the models intended for embedded use as 54W or less. Current Tesla software that presumably has...
  22. 3

    2021 Model 3 LR with yoke steering wheel

    Perhaps those who want the yoke steering for their Model 3 may want to find someone with a recent Model S who does not like the yoke steering to trade with.
  23. 3

    Recent taillight change?

    It looked like Model Y taillamps on a Model 3, which look like they could theoretically could be installed with similar wiring hacks (the linked thread has some talk about using Model Y taillamps on a Model 3).
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    Master Thread: LFP battery in Model 3

    So does this mean that any order placed when it was called SR+ but to be delivered from now on will be delivered as the RWD with LFP battery (and otherwise the same options as originally selected)?
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    Recent taillight change?

    Was sure it was a Model 3. Seems like a possibility was that someone swapped Model Y taillights and did the wiring to make them work, as described in this other thread: New Taillights coming?
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    Recent taillight change?

    Yes, it was a 3.
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    Recent taillight change?

    (In the US.) Saw a Model 3 with a very recently issued license plate with an amber blinking rear turn signal in back (the line of LEDs in the middle of the taillights). The taillights do not look like aftermarket ones. On most other Model 3 cars that I have seen with the turn signal on, the...
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    SR/SR+ (Model 3 RWD) Waiting Room

    When Tesla sends an email asking for payment, does that mean that the car has been manufactured or is being manufactured, so that delivery is imminent?
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    I wish the headrests were adjustable

    Yes, and that seems to be why this same complaint shows up on many other recent model car forums... In theory, they could be adjustable so that every driver and passenger could put them barely behind their head. But most drivers and passengers do not adjust them optimally, so IIHS downrates...
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    Master Thread: LFP battery in Model 3

    While it may pass, not pass, or pass in a changed form, waiting for just a bit to see the result of that bill could be worthwhile if it does result in a usable incentive.
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    Master Thread: LFP battery in Model 3

    So I got a phone call from a Tesla representative today asking if I would be interested in possibly getting a 3 SR+ at the end of the month (i.e. end of the quarter for sales / financial reporting) instead of the expected January delivery from my order. Confirmed that it was the LFP versus LNCA...
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    Master Thread: LFP battery in Model 3

    The sticker you show also lists the economy as 141/149/132 MPGe (overall/city/highway). For comparison, 2021 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus RWD lists the NCA version economy as 142/150/133 MPGe. So basically the same.
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    Master Thread: LFP battery in Model 3

    So does this mean that SR+ ordered just before the announcement (with an estimated date in January) will also get LFP batteries?
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    MASTER THREAD: Jack Points — location, use, damage, pads, etc.

    So there is this jack+jackstand combination: https://www.powerbuilt.com/collections/jacks-and-lift-equipment-2/products/4000-lb-unijack-bottle-jack-jackstand-in-one However, it says that the lift range starts at 8+5/8". If you jack up on the front jack point with another jack, can you get the...
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    Historical question about Model 3 Standard Range (not Plus)

    Were any Model 3 Standard Range (not Plus) cars ever delivered to customers with the hardware features that were originally announced (e.g. cloth seats, non-glass roof, slightly smaller battery), as opposed to being cars with Standard Range Plus hardware but software limitations?
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    Master Thread: LFP battery in Model 3

    For these newly appearing Model 3 cars with LFP batteries, are the LFP batteries made in China to be installed in US-made cars, or are the entire cars with LFP batteries made in China?
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    Master Thread: LFP battery in Model 3

    My understanding is that the Model 3 has plenty of space for bigger batteries like for the LR/P options, but the smaller SR+ battery does not use up all the space. So a larger (physically) LFP SR+ battery still fits in the space allocated for battery in the Model 3. So a car with multiple...

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