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    Recell: certified replacement battery packs for low-range/bricked Model S

    California is played out. Plenty of open space and lower cost of doing business in Utah or Nevada.
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    Elon Musk

    It may not be feasible for some people to go single income while the wife stays home to take care of the kids. Daycare is crazy expensive. Some actual numbers, daycare in Salt Lake is $750 per child per month. So 3 children = $27,000 a year. Painful but doable as long as either parent makes...
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    Model S Battery replacement costing a fortune...Any reliable 3rd party shops near phoenix, AZ who can do it for cheaper price?

    Gruber has done the best job marketing themselves. There are... concerns about them that haven't been adequately addressed in my opinion. They have no presence here as far as I know. I wouldn't rule them out as a viable path to fixing a broke model S. I would just really like to hear from...
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    Model S Battery replacement costing a fortune...Any reliable 3rd party shops near phoenix, AZ who can do it for cheaper price?

    You might have to put up with shipping it cross country. 057 Technology North Carolina. https://recell-ev.com/our-products Texas. I can't find anyone here that has posted their personal experiences with Gruber. If you do please let us know.
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    Recell: certified replacement battery packs for low-range/bricked Model S

    Thanks for the feedback. I'm very curious to hear how this repair holds up. Be on the lookout for any weirdness like the battery shutting down even though it still seems to have plenty of charge left in it.
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    Elon Musk

    Yeah, destroying American democracy and plunging this country into a civil war is bad. I apologize to the mod staff for getting all political. I do acknowledge that half the country thinks autocracy is good, actually. And I wish to be sensitive to their feelings.
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    Elon Musk

    I kind of see how this might be reasonable. Diversity in hiring seems like the sort of thing that would fall under human resources generally. They could just be consolidating roles. Just playing devil's advocate on this one.
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    Politics - Quarantine Thread

    I have quite a few effective ways to protect my kids against drugs. I can't do *sugar* about some maniac spraying his second amendment rights all over an elementary school.
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    Elon Musk

    I'm blaming Austin, social media and Joe Rogan. Those three factors appear to have rotted his brain.
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    Elon Musk

    They're within their rights to fire them but when the CEO is on a crusade for free speech you've got to admit a move like this looks deeply hypocritical.
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    Recell: certified replacement battery packs for low-range/bricked Model S

    See this is the problem with a service department that's operated on warranty repairs for most of its existence. They go for easiest but most expensive solution to a problem, just shotgunning it. But when the warranty runs they lack the skill as an organization to fix things economically...
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    Recell: certified replacement battery packs for low-range/bricked Model S

    A DU and a battery? Perhaps I'm missing something but this sounds like lazy troubleshooting to me.
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    Talk me out of buying a 2016 70D - range

    Taking into account battery degradation, cold weather, highway speeds?, only charging it to 90%, I don't think that car will reliably make that trip without recharging. Is there a supercharger stations somewhere in the middle? If there is and you don't mind the wait then it'll probably work.
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    Pictures but showing Model S Third Row?

    I don't know about the vin but here's something. Look closely at the back of the second row seats, center and towards the top. If there's a set of jump seats then you'll see a latch there. It's a big black plastic piece where the back of the jump seats attach to the back of the second row seats.
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    How to close Model S door when the handle malfunctions?

    Just a basic suggestion if you haven't tried it yet, but have you tried spritzing it with some silicon lube?
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    Elon Musk

    I assume we can look forward to a new coal rolling feature in the Cybertruck.
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    12v emergency replacement

    For me, fixing a door handle was way worse than changing the battery. It really helps to use a vice grip set of pliers on one of the battery terminal for something to grab onto to get it out. Then it's a matter of turning it the right way to get it out.
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    12v emergency replacement

    Actually now that I think of it, in a pinch maybe you could use a physically smaller battery that still puts out 12v, like a motorcycle battery or something. Zip tie it in place and it might work.
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    12v emergency replacement

    Technically using a few 8 gauge or maybe 6 gauge cables to correct the polarity should work. It is tight in there though. It could be tough finding the room for them.
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    12v emergency replacement

    I had to replace a battery a few days ago. Interstate Batteries had one but the polarity was wrong. It might work if you're okay to rig up something to correct the polarity.
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    Elon Musk

    Neither of these seem to be reasonable concerns. Evs are hot. Tesla is the market leader. They have competition but that's always the case. If anything they should be hiring more.
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    Elon Musk

    Salaried... I'm guessing engineers fall under that category. They're laying off 10% of engineers? Not so sure if that's wise for a technology based car company to do but maybe they have more than enough engineers.
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    Elon Musk

    https://www.cnbc.com/2022/06/03/tesla-shares-dip-on-elon-musks-plans-to-cut-workforce.html WTF?
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    Regarding the longevity third party HV battery repair services.

    Gah!!! Those guys were going to be where I took my car in the event of a battery failure! :(
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    Regarding the longevity third party HV battery repair services.

    So I have a 2013 MS. Like many of my fellow out of warranty types I live in constant terror of the battery failing since the battery is probably worth more than the car itself. But I have a contingency plan, or at least I had a plan. Use one of the third party repair shops that fixes...
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    Elon Musk

    Twitter has a pretty flexible work from home policy. I assume that when Elon finally closes the deal that they'll be required to show up in the office as well. I guess it depends on your priorities as a company. Working from home is a benefit that a lot of employees see as part of their...
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    Elon Musk

    He's threatening the executive staff. It's probably an easier group to threaten since those types can't just leave the company. If he tries this with the people who do real work there then he might have a problem. Apple exec who quit over return-to-office returns to Google and WFH Also, I...
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    Elon Musk

    I miss the original wide color selection. When I first start shopping for a model s I see a green one. I thought it was weird and I skipped it. Now I regret that since Teslas are now like Apple PCs. The odd color to set it apart would have been welcome.
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    Take out HV batt pack / cut out bad cell? (S P85+)

    It seems like it should be possible to do those repairs at an SC but in the threads I've read here I've never heard of that. It's always Tesla quoting 12k to 25k or something for a replacement pack.
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    Take out HV batt pack / cut out bad cell? (S P85+)

    Interesting stuff. Sounds very grim though. Also sounds like a serious design weakness. Is Tesla even capable of replacing a module? Do they even try? Are their remanufactured packs just packs that had very minor issues that didn't involve cell failure?
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    Elon Musk

    I suppose we can look forward to Musk selling more Tesla stock to buy hard-drive.net.
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    Take out HV batt pack / cut out bad cell? (S P85+)

    I don't know if they have an equivalent to Gruber Motors in Sweden but if you can find one that offers a similar deal then definitely go that route. I'm not trying to be one of those people that tells everyone to never work on a battery pack but from what I can tell it is perilous. I've put...
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    Elon & Twitter

    Mea Culpa. But in my defense, Musk has intertwined this with politics to the the point that it's getting pretty hard to avoid. Out of curiosity, why no politics thread? Just let the trolls like us duke it out?
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    Politics - Quarantine Thread

    Oh most definitely. Did you not hear the about the incident with the submarine guy? I suspect this hard shift to the right is due to Biden not mentioning Tesla when he talks about EVs. Additionally I have to point out, this is a discussion forum. Nobody thinks Elon is reading this. It's...
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    Are the front seats of the Model X and S interchangeable?

    But the bracket is removeable right? If so then party on.
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    Are the front seats of the Model X and S interchangeable?

    Oh wow. I forgot about this post. I never got an answer. I ended up getting a seat from 057 tech. But I think there's a good possibility they're compatible. One way to check would be to compare the part numbers between the x and s. I know they use a lot of the same parts. If those parts that...
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    Elon & Twitter

    I'm 90% sure he's going to fire the entire board upon taking control of the company. He might do it very theatrically at a shareholders meeting though. Perhaps involving smashing the windows of a cybertruck somehow.
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    Elon & Twitter

    I was looking at the market cap of a few different companies just to put this deal into perspective. For this much money Elon Musk could have bought: Albemarle(a lithium mining company) at 22 billion and Panasonic(the company that makes batteries for EVs) also at 22 billion and almost have...
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    Elon & Twitter

    Probably from our most important ally on the global war on sorcery, Saudi Arabia.
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    Full Self Driving without Assistance by this time Next Year - Musk

    I've got to say it seems unwise to buy the fsd package without being able to transfer it to a new car since at this rate it's unlikely that any car you buy today will last long enough to see the release of fsd.
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    Elon & Twitter

    Yeah... when you have the full backing of QAnon I think it's not unreasonable to raise some concerns over this man's behavior.
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    Elon & Twitter

    Look. Alienating half the US population is not a sound business strategy. Not unless the other half is going to buy twice as many cars to make up the difference. Musk has some good skills for starting a company. But to keep it running, his actions are very questionable. Taking a risk on...
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    Elon & Twitter

    I thought the succession plan was to shut down the company and bury the board of directors alive with Elon Musk. I might be confusing Musk with a Pharaoh though.
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    Elon & Twitter

    Elon can come up with the money. All he has to do is pop the bubble that tsla is operating in. Best thing for everyone. Tesla is forced to compete on its own merits and not as a meme stock. (don't down vote me. Did you seriously think that tesla is worth more than every car manufacturer in the...
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    Elon & Twitter

    Obviously. That's the first rule of PR. Try to become well known as a sex offender. It's just common sense.
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    Elon & Twitter

    I find that a bit unlikely. This has nothing to do with the deal to buy twitter. Also twitter's role in propagating this story is relatively minor. They're not the ones who released the story.
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    Elon & Twitter

    There doesn't seem to be much of a mystery to me. He doesn't want his plants unionize. He doesn't want his taxes any higher. He doesn't want regulations eating into his profits. Democrats have historically been more likely to do these things. It's really just typical behavior from the super...
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    Elon & Twitter

    If it is a manufactured scandal then I do have to give the deep state or whatever some respect for christening it 'elongate'. Nice.
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    Elon & Twitter

    It seems like someone has the receipts to prove it either way. Here's the thing though when assessing these sort of accusations. What I've noticed is that a sex offender rarely has one victim. Something like this comes up and you'll usually see a string of similar stories pop up. i.e. Bill...
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    Elon & Twitter

    Twitter should ban him if for no other reason than it would be hilarious.

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