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  1. JonB

    Locking sound - Bit Petty I Know

    About beeps. We have that on the boot close and I for one think it sounds horrid. Can't explain why, it's just harsh and somehow uncouth. I'd brefer a bong type sound. Anyway, I would hate it to make the boot beep noise when locking.
  2. JonB

    Locking sound - Bit Petty I Know

    I like it. A sort of quiet "toot". It's not loud enough to wake the neighbours.
  3. JonB

    Tesla block supercharger

    Yeah, I did think that but the car buyer is buying the car, not the SuC. I think the effect of such a headline would be that owners of other EVs would not use SuCs (once opened up by Tesla). Which is good for us....
  4. JonB

    Tesla block supercharger

    It's about reputation. If a non Tesla car goes up in flames while supercharging (on an open SuC) the media won't be having a field day saying "Tesla car goes up in smoke". The word Tesla would be substituted for another brand. So, they are protecting their brand reputation by blocking salvage...
  5. JonB

    [UK] 2022.12.x

    This. Reading through pages of debate about the mileage versus percentage question, when I had hoped to read about the other aspects of 2022.12. If the car is waking more often and draining the battery as a result, I'd have thought that was of much more importance.
  6. JonB

    Model Y popularity

    Ah a Transporter, that is different. I thought you meant a "Campervan": https://www.trefor.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/vw_t2_bay_camper_betty_low_perspective_1500.jpg
  7. JonB

    Model Y popularity

    Love the VW Campervans but I've seen too many on the back of pickup trucks to consider them as serious holiday conveyances. Luckily there is a modern alternative, coming soon. https://www.vw.com/en/models/id-buzz.html
  8. JonB

    Model Y popularity

    I bet there will be more Ys sold noww the M3 is the same price. I mean, if I was choosing and there was no price difference I'd choose a Y because "Y not"? On the other hand, having driven them back to back I prefer the M3. Much more dynamic.
  9. JonB

    [UK] 2022.12.x

    Hmm. As if by magic, my boot is working properly again. All I did was leave it for 1/2 hr. Colour me intrigued...
  10. JonB

    [UK] 2022.12.x

    Just installed 2022.12.3.1, not happy at all. Boot will not open under power, has to be dragged open manually and when it closes it slams shut too quickly. Tried full reset, didn't improve. App updated too, not showing car graphic but additional controls are visible in the Climate section...
  11. JonB

    Trailer recommendations please (for Model-Y)

    We don't use ours often, but when we do we are very glad we have it. As regards putting your [email protected] in the boot of the MY... well, I'd rather not dirty it up if it was my brand new car...
  12. JonB

    Trailer recommendations please (for Model-Y)

    Ah my bad, it’s a Franke.
  13. JonB

    Help me understand the UK Tesla market

    About M3 / MY and Sussex roads. The M3 feels quite wide at the front and sometimes this makes me feel a little uncomfortable in the twisty A roads of Sussex (I live here). But the MY, despite supposedly being "just a 3 on steroids" feels way bigger (even if it isn't; I've not compared...
  14. JonB

    Trailer recommendations please (for Model-Y)

    I have a tipper, I think it's an Erde 193. Had it for many years, only occasional use - mostly trips to the dump, some with huge amounts of weight in it. It's brill, though I think nowadays they are quite expensive. Erde 193 is about £1200 and can lug 600kg. It's got a removable tailgate and...
  15. JonB

    [UK] 2022.12.x

    I'm on 2022.8.3 and my map froze yesterday. It's an existing bug, perhpas..?
  16. JonB

    [UK] 2022.12.x

    That's a very good use case for the feature. Well spotted.
  17. JonB

    Accident damaged Tesla Model 3

    Crikey. How much did the repair cost in the end (if it's not a rude question)?
  18. JonB

    China Model 3 Recall - faulty inverter

    notebookcheck.net, who the hell are they? No one. On the other hand.. https://duckduckgo.com/?t=ffab&q=tesla+recall+inverter&ia=web Appears it's only affecting cars sold in the Chinese market (for now at least).
  19. JonB

    Static shock

    I think they were meant to be mounted so that they dragged along the ground. They had wires and a sacrificial tip that kept the chassis grounded against the road as you drove along. Dunno if they worked or not. Probably not... but I always thought they looked sh1t.
  20. JonB

    Static shock

    I tap the bodywork with a knuckle to discharge the static. Because there are fewer nerve endings in your knuckle, you don't feel the discharge so much. As to clothing, I wear cotton underwear, tee shits and track suit bottoms because I'm a slob. There's very little man made fibres in there. I...
  21. JonB

    [UK] 2022.8.x

    Drew's just swallowwed it!
  22. JonB

    Granny charger

    Looking at your first picture it appears the filter unit was connected then shoved inside another box with the tails wrapped round it. That is asking for trouble, surely? It's not going to be able to dissipate much heat like that and I am surprised you didn't have issues sooner. I'd find another...
  23. JonB

    [UK]2022.4

    I've refused to send cabin data back to Tesla and will be fitting a cover to the camera. The cabin camera is a step too far as regards privacy.
  24. JonB

    [UK]2022.4

    I have 4.5.5 and I found it difficult to get into gear. Keeps saying the accelerator is pressed but it’s not.. towing a trailer for the first time today too, and that went ok.
  25. JonB

    Too picky on collection day?

    Seat looks normal to me (mine are white so this wouldn't really stand out, to be fair). On the other hand, it's your car / your perspective / your prerogative so if you're unhappy then get it changed by all means. Especially if it bugs you. As to the scratch, it's hard to tell how deep it is...
  26. JonB

    [UK]2022.4

    I’m installing 2022.4.5.5… should I be worried?
  27. JonB

    Q4 M3 deliveries with Tow Bar - problems?

    Got mine yesterday, delivered by a mobile service technician, who said he'd bought a bunch of them along, in case there was a fitting issue. So I surmise the underlying cause of the delay is a bad batch which didn't fit properly - which, with this locking design, would mean the lock might not...
  28. JonB

    Additions and changes (or “What has Tesla ever done for me?”)

    Ah yes, fair do's. I don't use "Hey Siri" as I don't want the phone's microphone on all the time.
  29. JonB

    Additions and changes (or “What has Tesla ever done for me?”)

    Yes, but as you know it's illegal in the UK to handle a phone when driving. Low risk I suppose, but one copper in a van passing by and boom! You're nicked.
  30. JonB

    Additions and changes (or “What has Tesla ever done for me?”)

    Lots of interesting points here and if I could just add my £0.02's worth, I think moans are just a means to express what we want Tesla to change. That's a much nicer way of putting it. For my part (and I said this before lots of time) I am not impressed much by the light show, fart mode and...
  31. JonB

    How to stop using home charger

    It does seem more likely that someone may try to steal the charge point, especially when you consider the cost of the darned things. That's one reason I don't really like units with lights on them that stay on (assumption here) as they may draw unwanted attention to themselves. Also, consider...
  32. JonB

    New windscreen fitted - Model 3.

    Last month I got a chip too (in my 2 month old M3LR), below the sightline in front of the steering wheel. It's in the black edge zone. Went to Halfords who said "not repairable" because they couldn't slide their heater under it. Looks like a bubble with a pin hole in it, so the glass has...
  33. JonB

    Charger with both circuit load management AND total load management

    I'm pretty sure Zappi 2 can do this, it has three CT inputs (and an "off peak detect" input as well).
  34. JonB

    Tow bar no longer available for new Model 3 orders?

    I don't tow often so that is no big deal for me. Seems very awkward though, I agree. Yet on the rare occasions I need to tow, I'm very happy I have a tow bar on my car. In other words, for me, it's worth the cost and aggro.
  35. JonB

    Tow bar no longer available for new Model 3 orders?

    I contacted Tesla today via a service appointment and it looks like the missing tow hooks may be with us in a couple of weeks. I have a service visit scheduled so they can drop it off. Fingers crossed!
  36. JonB

    [UK] 2021.44.30

    I feel your pain - I'm still on 2021.44.30.8. However... I did a long trip this week and used Autopilot (just the basic lane keepin and TACC in my car) extensively on dial carriageways and motorways. It performed nearly flawlessly with just one phantom brake in 400 miles. I doubt this is down...
  37. JonB

    DFEH lawsuit against Tesla

    @Tam That is very, very saddening.
  38. JonB

    DFEH lawsuit against Tesla

    Especially in California. I mean, I’d not have been all that surprised if the factory was in a Southern state, but California?
  39. JonB

    Auto express M3 long range review. [thread]

    That ship has sailed my friend. M3s are everywhere... even my wife, who is effectively "car blind" says they're common as muck.
  40. JonB

    Charge Stats - Tesla app new feature

    I wonder if the availability of charge stats is determined by some sort of data protection rule...? That could explain why only the "primary owner" is allowed to see them.
  41. JonB

    Tesla Giga Texas Belt Buckle

    Err, ok. Whatever floats yer boat….!
  42. JonB

    Tesla Giga Texas Belt Buckle

    @Thunderbird1 curious as to why you keep on posting links to Tesla products with no questions or comments?
  43. JonB

    Tesla Giga Texas Belt Buckle

    It's a reasonable purchase if you're into line dancing, I suppose. But £55 for a MIC belt buckle? You'd have to be seriously into line dancing, Smokey and the Bandit, Convoy or Dukes of Hazzard and then some.
  44. JonB

    Tesla Giga Texas Belt Buckle

    yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee harrrr!!!!
  45. JonB

    Insurance renewal tricks

    Well, it's a sneaky way of getting round the new "price walking" rules. The weasly maggots! Still, it does ensure the loyal aren't penalised by their current insurer, I suppose. As I always shop around the only effect on me is for all premiums to rise - which I don't appreciate one iota.
  46. JonB

    Insurance renewal tricks

    Churchill pulled a dirty trick on me just now. Sent an email saying they were not going to renew the insurance on my Lotus. So I went to see some meercats, and discovered Churchill would still insure me after all, but for another tenner on last year's price. This is how they and other insurers...
  47. JonB

    Hotspot instead of Tesla connectivity

    Something to add into the mix. Today I found it connected to the home wifi and streaming immediately on entry. Phone hotspot already on. Then, once out of range of home wifi, it went to LTE. Had to pull over to get it to connect to the phone. So I wonder if it is only allowing one type of...
  48. JonB

    Hotspot instead of Tesla connectivity

    Nope - I still access the Tesla Spotify account via the hotspot on my phone. When I can be bothered to faff about connecting it.
  49. JonB

    Hotspot instead of Tesla connectivity

    Not quite the same as what I'm seeing - my wifi doesn't look as if it is turning off when I go into Drive. It just doesn't connect to my phone automatically when the other access point goes out of range.

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