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    Electrify America is CHEAPER than Superchargers in TN and GA, and some parts of Florida

    Once Upon A Time Tesla had a website where one could look up Supercharger billing rates and determine where per-minute and per-kWh apply. Can not find now. Or am I missing something? Yes, the rate displays in the car. But not mine as I have free lifetime Supercharging.
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    Separate Electric Meter?

    I have a private meter in my garage on the 50A circuit my Wall Connector is attached. Utility company does not know, is none of their business. Is there for my amusement. New digtital utility meter was $25 on eBay. Box to mount was $35 at Lowes.
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    Tesla owners in Huntsville, AL

    Tesla app says 10 of 12 are open at Mid City at this moment.
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    Tesla Supercharger network

    67,000 miles. 252 of original 265 mile range on original traction battery, 3rd 12v battery.
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    Tesla Supercharger network

    You need a 2013 Model S 85 like mine which takes 35 minutes to charge from 35 to 135 miles on a Version 2 120 kW Supercharger. Version 3 is no faster. I‘ll usually take the S for a 250 mile day but the ICE saves 3 hours on 500 mile days.
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    Phone App: iPhone/Android app

    When the Calendar does not update in my S I have to launch the app on iPhone to get the day’s events into the car. I find setting the location of an event in my iPhone calendar also copies that location to the Tesla navigation system. All I have to do is select from the calendar in the car.
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    Phone App: iPhone/Android app

    I had that problem when I was having troubles with the MCU communicating with the center instrument panel computer. If MCU is wonky then the app can not connect. Reboot the MCU for temporary fix. When the problem persisted the SC replaced my MCU. So far so good.
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    Birmingham, AL - Supercharger

    They may be turning the gate off between events. In the past a sign proclaimed “$10 Event Parking”. Twice I have emailed the parking address at the BJCC web site asking for parking rates but never received a reply. Is sad the Superchargers are located inside a for-pay parking lot. Doubt I will...
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    Supercharger - Leeds, AL

    I was there on Saturday from 12:30 to 1:03. And previously at 9:56-10:07.
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    Birmingham, AL - Supercharger

    (16) 250 kW Superchargers at Buc-ees in Leeds, AL. At last traffic light before Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum & Park. Is the Supercharger we deserved all along. In other news I saw a Rivian at Buc-ees on Saturday. Even if you do not go inside you should drive the last mile up to Barber...
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    Birmingham, AL - Supercharger

    Barber Tag Day is April 9. I’ll be at Buc-ees in the morning and/or afternoon. Parade laps on the track seem to be scheduled for noon this time, usually earlier. Wouldn’t go if I had to use the Uptown SC again. Motorcycle Tag Day is April 16. Probably be there on the Yamaha.
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    Birmingham, AL - Supercharger

    Have they put up a different gate which charges to get in vs the original gate which charges to get out? I was there last month. The lot was full but a guard waved me in. I might have entered via the exit lane, I forget. Heard the Buc-ees Supercharger is open in Leeds. Barber Vintage...
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    "Center Display Unavailable" message

    If it was a software issue everyone would have the problem. Hardware issues start after hardware is changed. At some point all you can do is bring it in every time until the start swapping parts. When error appeared on dash my Tesla app knew and would copy into a service request. If that works...
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    "Center Display Unavailable" message

    Use the app to schedule repair of the repair. That seems to be the only reliable means of contact. Is a hardware problem, not software.
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    Supercharger - Louisville, KY (9500 Preston Hwy)

    I have only owned the car 8 years. I have learned not to blindly trust the fool navigation. Have often seen outrageously wrong routes. Perhaps the worst was when it insisted I take US-231 from the Bowling Green Supercharger through Gallatin TN to Nashville rather than I-65. There was no traffic...
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    Supercharger - Louisville, KY (9500 Preston Hwy)

    No Google for me. EV Trip Planner is one that routes through the north Supercharger. I thought Tesla’s Find Me also provided a route but I can’t find that now. What I found just now did nothing but point to point via Google Maps. supercharge.info was another.
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    Supercharger - Leeds, AL

    I will have to visit Barber Motorsports Museum more often! I despise the Uptown site.
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    Supercharger - Louisville, KY (9500 Preston Hwy)

    Any good reason why Tesla and other online routing services send me to the original Louisville Supercharger rather than this one when going north on I-65? Have not tried in the car yet. Hate driving 5 miles east on I-264 and 5 miles back. Always 30 MPH bumper to bumper traffic often complete stop.
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    2021.24.28 Rolling out to MCU1/FSD MS/X

    You mean it starts the CC? It starts cruising? Or do you mean the CC remains on and ready to be engaged between drives? That is how my pre-AP 2013 has always behaved. One with the old Mercedes-Benz steering column.
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    "Center Display Unavailable" message

    I don’t know other than they replaced mine and it works now. It was problematic since the first time it was replaced due to liquid coming out of the LCD. But it got worse.
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    2021.24.28 Rolling out to MCU1/FSD MS/X

    Shortly after posting the above Slacker resumed playing complete songs. But now I can’t seem to keep a small music panel at the bottom of the screen above the fixed control panel. Totally disappeared when I return to the car. Reopen Music to a large panel, drag it down to the small size, leave...
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    Supercharger - Huntsville, AL

    Meh. Developers would include EV charging in apartment complexes if they thought they could attract prosperous renters. But (especially in Alabama) that target audience purchases houses. Once Upon A Time apartments thought it “good enough” to provide a laundromat. Today the very least is washer...
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    2021.24.28 Rolling out to MCU1/FSD MS/X

    Not impressed. Slacker has not played a complete song to the end since this “upgrade”. Stops early. Starts the next.
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    Model S Software/Firmware wishlist

    The small map with detailed immediate map details? Or the trip odometers? The small map on either side of the instrument panel has an offline map database that functions outside if cellular coverage. Once Upon A Time that map was to be periodically updated iff you gave the car access to a WiFi...
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    Supercharger - Huntsville, AL

    In Tesla-speak “destination charger” connotates an L2 not a Supercharger. But agree the City of Huntsville needs a Supercharger at their pet pork project to draw affluent spenders. Just as Birmingham did for Uptown. No one will divert from I-65 to explicitly use this Supercharger but the...
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    "Center Display Unavailable" message

    Yes. Sadly that is how they fail. Works, doesn’t work. Works again…. Am stumped how it can partially fail, intermittently. When they finally replaced mine it appeared to me to be working correctly the past few days but when the SC diagnostic tool was connected they couldn’t read any of my...
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    Model S - HPWC (High Power Wall Connector)

    Use 2 AWG SEL (Service Entrance, about $1.50/foot for 2 conductors plus ground) aluminum even if you have to add a disconnect box for an easy junction between aluminum to 4 or 6 AWG copper the last few feet to the WC. First generation HPWC terminals supported aluminum or copper.
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    Tennessee Tesla Thread

    Is only a couple sheet metal screws. It will leave holes. I never installed mine.
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    Supercharger - Louisville, KY

    A walk to Subway. Eat a sandwich. Take my time. Walk back to car. An hour is about right for a slow charging Model S. That is why I drove ICE past several years.
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    "Center Display Unavailable" message

    Update: Tesla replaced the MCU again along with the LTE upgrade. Also replaced the drive unit. Seems like a new car again.
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    Supercharger - Huntsville, AL

    Tesla should build dealer/service centers right on the state line, just outside of Alabama. Give Montgomery the finger. Build in Tallapoosa GA and Ardmore TN.
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    Supercharger - Elizabethtown, KY

    Kentucky used to have a statewide zoning regulation forbidding public charging at any location not zoned for gas stations. Is this still true? Brilliantly stupid. “Let’s force high power electrical station in the same space as gasoline storage tanks.” I do sympathize slightly with the desire to...
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    Birmingham, AL - Supercharger

    I was there 10/29/2021 and wasn't sure whether the gate was removed or had been ripped out by force. Site was busier than I have ever seen it but for the "party" we held shortly after it opened. 6 of 8 occupied. No choice but to split power with another. Doesn't matter much with my lame 2013...
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    New Tesla APP 4.x. Released for iOS and Android

    New image of my car in the app is ugly. Dull “Multi-coat Red”. Black or Pano roof on my beautiful solid red roof. The new app does nothing for me.
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    Should EVs Make Artificial Sounds at Low Speeds?

    It is EV hate. If such a regulation was necessary or useful then it would apply to all vehicles. Many conventional automobiles are very very near as quiet as an EV. The tires are the loudest sound from most vehicles passing my house. And secondly has anyone actually listened in an urban...
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    Supercharger - Mountain Brook, AL

    As if Birmingham/Uptown, Bowling Green, or Louisville are “super convenient to a pass through route”? This is no worse.
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    Model S Software/Firmware wishlist

    https://www.rt.com/news/524699-tesla-norway-lawsuit/
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    Craigslist Funnies

    Thought this might amuse: A 2013 P90? With 18” wheels? And Autopilot, And FSD? Under $15,000? Of course! Aren’t they all like that! https://huntsville.craigslist.org/pts/d/huntsville-2013-tesla-model-p90-18-aero/7336501393.html
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    Model S Software/Firmware wishlist

    Am guessing you and I have the same problem when Tesla halved the Supercharging rates on older Model Ss they didn't tweak the curve used in time estimates. When my car has 30 miles remaining Supercharging will start at 115kW but before long is down to 70, even 30 before reaching 200 miles on my...
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    "Center Display Unavailable" message

    I drove the car with black MMU before rebooting the two computers which got the MMU mostly working. They reset the firmware download this morning which restored full function to the car.
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    Wiki Consolidated eMMC Thread (MCU repair) (Black Center Screen)

    I say I probably have MCU-zero because my car predates all autopilot features. Not even adaptive cruise control was available. Tesla added folding mirrors as an option after placing my order, was able to get it added before the car was built. I have the Mercedes-Benz style steering column with...
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    Wiki Consolidated eMMC Thread (MCU repair) (Black Center Screen)

    Update: Appended to my pre-existing service appointment for stuck download of 2020.48.37.2 while the car says it has same already installed, "Center Display not available" last night and finally after 2 weeks a robot read the message and queued a "new" firmware said to resolve the issue. Has...
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    The new text (SMS) to voice update feedback

    That is the first thing I tried. Just as when the phone is active the volume scroll wheel sets the phone level then when phone is inactive the volume scroll wheel controls the "radio". But not when SMS is text-to-speeching. When SMS is being spoken the volume seems to be at 8-11. Can't really...
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    Model S Software/Firmware wishlist

    "The difficulty in trying to make things foolproof is that fools are so damn ingenius." -- Anonymous
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    Wiki Consolidated eMMC Thread (MCU repair) (Black Center Screen)

    My eMMC was replaced several weeks ago under recall. "Center Display unavailable" appeared this past weekend. Same time the car fell off the Tesla app. Error message read as if to say Tesla was doing server maintenance. On Monday inside the care the MCU was black. Reboot of both displays got the...
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    Model S Software/Firmware wishlist

    Window lifts are supposed to have a torque limiter to minimize the problem. Pretty sure mine does because the SC has had to adjust a few times when the window reverses on the way up.
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    Birmingham, AL - Supercharger

    You guys complaining about 150kW Supercharging need a 2013 Model S which has had Supercharging times doubled through firmware updates since the car was new. A 540 mile day used to take 100 minutes total at Bowling Green, Louisville, then Indianapolis. Took over 3 hours last time several years...
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    The new text (SMS) to voice update feedback

    I probably have MCU-zero in my 2013. I have SMS-to-Text but have no way to control the volume. It is deafening. Unusable.
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    "Center Display Unavailable" message

    My eMMC was replaced under recall last month. Now I have "Center Display unavailable". The car disappeared off the smartphone app on Saturday. Error message in app read as if to say Tesla servers were down for maintenance. Checked in the car on Monday and found center display black. Reboot lit...
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    Stalled Firmware Update

    The First Responder's Loop? That was removed when the 12V battery was replaced. This stuck firmware update occurred prior.

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