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  1. drdumont

    Model 3 trunk beeping twice and stopping halfway?

    But in the meantime, here are some more stupid games we worked on instead of attending to real problems.
  2. drdumont

    Model 3 trunk beeping twice and stopping halfway?

    Yes, and it doesn't stink up the car like WD-40. It is, however near impossible to get out of clothing unless you use scissors. I've treated my strut with a thin coating. A periodic wipedown and relube is in order, it tends to collect crud.
  3. drdumont

    Model 3 trunk beeping twice and stopping halfway?

    My experience exactly. Invariably the first actuation in the morning when I unplug and open the trunk for my briefcase. Then no issues the rest of the day However, comma, once I received 2022.16.x the issue hasn't reoccurred.
  4. drdumont

    Hansshow Power Trunk Release

    PLEASE let us know if/how you fix the problem, especially if you contact Hansshow. Alas, their track record in these matters is quite poor.
  5. drdumont

    Dallas: Installation of Hansshow Power Trunk & Frunk

    I saw the latest Hanshow video yesterday, seems to be simplified, (didn't it used to need connection to the CAN bus?). Looking at the latch alignment. I thought I might drill a couple of small locator holes and install split pins before removing the latch assembly. The alignment can be a bear...
  6. drdumont

    Possible Supercharger - Clyde, TX

    Well, there is Ft. Worth, or you can nip up 360 to Arlington, then with a full tank continue West on 30 which will dump you back to 20 anyway the other side of Ft. Worth. The Arlington location is quite nice.
  7. drdumont

    Supercharger - Iowa, LA

    That's the beauty of these prefab four bangers. They go in quickly, even faster if there is a suitable 480 volt feeder handy. And in a small town/more rural area, perhaps permitting moves along that much faster. Hmmm, maybe the local permit guy owns a Tesla...
  8. drdumont

    Supercharger - Iowa, LA

    A welcome addition, but almost as off putting as Shreveport. That building, whatever the original purpose, has not had a lot of love, looking as far back as Google Earth will go. From the street name, one guesses it had begun as an outlet mall, but you can see evidence of swap meets, maybe even...
  9. drdumont

    2022 RWD Footwell door pocket light mod?

    I had to do some surgery, I picked down in the socket to tag the switched feed to the lamp.
  10. drdumont

    2022 RWD Footwell door pocket light mod?

    Popped the dome light panel, ran a wire under the top windshield trim to down behind the A pillar trim and then below
  11. drdumont

    Phone App: iPhone/Android app

    Usually after an update I will power cycle the entire car. Also, I clear out all running apps on my Android phone and restart the Tesla app. Usually cures most ailments. I have had to on occasion either reintroduce my phone or re enter my credentials in the car. For sure, after every Tesla...
  12. drdumont

    2022 RWD Footwell door pocket light mod?

    I ran a wire to one of the dome lights. Small low current wire is OK, you are only sensing when the dome light is lit. So whenever it is lit, even if you turn it on manually, your lights will come on. Run the wire down the A pillar. I used a small solid state relay to handle the load, and went...
  13. drdumont

    Done Light Replacement

    Been looking to upgrade mine for ages. They are a little dim for my taste. Abstract Ocean, are you listening?
  14. drdumont

    Lighted T Sign

    While it may sound painful to think of making a hole in our beloved vehicle, I have been installing communications radio antennas, even CB antennas and other accessories on cars including my own for over 50 years. If you are reasonably handy and know how to mark, ensure there is nothing on the...
  15. drdumont

    Supercharger - Madisonville, TX

    Amazing how fast those prefab 4 Bangers go in. And then we wait forever for the power company and inspections, etc. But this IS progress, after all.
  16. drdumont

    Supercharger - Madisonville, TX

    Nice catch!!!
  17. drdumont

    Latest Software Update Issue

    My trunk will only open halfway whenever I am parked on a nose down slope - my driveway, parking garage, etc. I put a little silicone lube on the strut, but didn't help. Either the drive sensor is adjusted wrong, or the actuator is on the hairy edge of the load limit. It never hesitates when...
  18. drdumont

    Model Y LR Delivery, Registration in Houston TX area (and some newbie items)

    I kinda agree with coleman567. Bogus paper plates appear to be a statewide issue, albeit primarily in the major population centers. My local LEOs (at our morning coffee meeting where we solve the world's problems) tell me they are so preoccupied with other matters, the paper plates, no front...
  19. drdumont

    Model Y LR Delivery, Registration in Houston TX area (and some newbie items)

    Wonder what @coleman567 disagrees with the information?
  20. drdumont

    Model Y LR Delivery, Registration in Houston TX area (and some newbie items)

    I see long expired paper plates all the time. There has been an investigation into bogus paper plates a short time back. I was never questioned in the 1 year+ I used the original paper plates.
  21. drdumont

    Model Y LR Delivery, Registration in Houston TX area (and some newbie items)

    Wow! You guys have it difficult in my old home town. Up here in Dallas, I drove for more than a year on the paper plates, as title app and registration had to be made in person, but everything was closed due to the Covid panic. They would not accept mail or courier delivery of the paperwork...
  22. drdumont

    Can I leave my EVSE plug exposed to the elements?

    There are a number of devices available (and one from Tesla) which mount to a wall, are a hook to hang the cable and a spot to insert the hand;e in the manner of a filler nozzle. Inexpensive in the log run, keeps the handle off the ground and dry. I just hung mine, pointing down, on a nail for...
  23. drdumont

    Problem with Hansshow Support

    Glad you had a happy outcome. I keep forgetting not everyone carries tools around. I have a Leatherman classic (over 30 years old) on my belt, with an LED Lenser flashlight. And usually an Xcelite Greenie, Reddie and Bluie in my short pocket, and a Ruger .380 in my waistband. You never need a...
  24. drdumont

    Problem with Hansshow Support

    You couldn't just physically disconnect the strut? When I added the springs to my trunk, I removed the struts with what was essentially an ice pick.
  25. drdumont

    Supercharger - Natchitoches, LA

    Yup. Like "Refugio" or perhaps "Mobile". I am sure there are many others. I just read the Wikipedia article. "From the French...". Figures.
  26. drdumont

    Supercharger - Natchitoches, LA

    Ten points extra for anyone who can properly pronounce "Natchitoches" Really good news!
  27. drdumont

    Dallas: Installation of Hansshow Power Trunk & Frunk

    If you do deal with them, please let us know how it comes out. From what I seel, if you get the item and install it you will be OK. It appears to be the products with moving parts and actuators which are problematic. I'm thinking of upgrading to an S but I want nothing to do with that silly yoke
  28. drdumont

    Dallas: Installation of Hansshow Power Trunk & Frunk

    They are legend. Search YouTube for video and comments therupon. The gist of it is that most of the time the equipment works when installed, but Hansshow goes radio silent when there is an issue,
  29. drdumont

    Dallas: Installation of Hansshow Power Trunk & Frunk

    I am glad to hear that someone in Dallas area is doing installs like this. I will contact them shortly, but I do not want the Hansshow product. Wayyy too many complaints and downvotes on these products. There are other vendors, hope Auto Centrix will install their products.
  30. drdumont

    Tesla App Collision Service pain

    Sorry you are having these kinds of issue. The Dallas Center answers the phone, takes drop ins, does very good work in an expedient manner.
  31. drdumont

    Dallas Tesla Collision Center Service - First Rate!

    Uhh... Yeah. The Dallas Collision Center is across Cedar Springs Road from the Tesla Service Center. Has been since it opened. Harry was my first "Delivery Advisor" back in Feb. 2020. Fortunately I didn't need a collision center until now.
  32. drdumont

    Dallas Tesla Collision Center Service - First Rate!

    Some low life egg sucking dog sideswiped me last Tuesday and did a hit and run. No visible plate or ID on the truck. I drove directly to the Dallas Collision Center near Love Field. Within ten minutes I had an estimate in hand and was LYFTing to work. As it happened, I was headed for an AMTRAK...
  33. drdumont

    Chrome Add Thread for 2021 M3

    Go for a set of Rimetrix silver wheel covers. Then you are set. They extend past the bead and are excellent curb rash protectors. It's easy to touch up the rims when you DO rub a curb. And trust me, you WILL rub a curb. Beautiful cars with the silver accents.
  34. drdumont

    Chrome Add Thread for 2021 M3

    I found a wrapper in Arlington, TX who is about to wrap my door handles, window and mirror trim in a bright shiny wrap which looks really great. And if you have the 18" wheels, I highly recommend the Rimetrix silver wheel covers. Took several tries to find a car wrap place who would get the...
  35. drdumont

    Chrome Add Thread for 2021 M3

    You can get chrome handles if you install the aftermarket "auto present" or "auto present plus auto door open/close". Otherwise, you can have the handles, glass trim and side mirror trim wrapped. I bought a set of used chrome handles and swapped them out, then sold the black ones on EBAY. I'm...
  36. drdumont

    Model 3 damaged bumper

    Alas, yesterday a hit and run box truck backed into my new Model 3. Tire scuff marks on the side of the bumper wraparound, and bent and distorted the fender above the tire. My Rimetrix rim took the worst of the damage to the wheel, only a small chip in the rim. No visible marking on the truck...
  37. drdumont

    Disable opening trunk with external button.

    It is considered more sporting by some to fire at the fleeing miscreant as he departs. I agree. That way the cops find him with YOUR stuff in possession...
  38. drdumont

    Tesla Semi charging question

    A totally superfluous question, but has anyone noted if the Semi will use a new humongo single piece connector, or several possibly easier to handle connectors, or multiple versions of the standard Tesla power connector? I read somewhere that someone had seen a Semi charging from two standard...
  39. drdumont

    How do I disable the noisemaker in my Tesla Model 3

    Your comments are indeed, as a calculus professor used to insist on repeating "intuitively obvious". As I live in the uSA, perhaps there is some difference, I can't hear it, the two Mobile Rangers who came out to so a couple of tasks can't hear it, but in communications with TESLA, "It is...
  40. drdumont

    How do I disable the noisemaker in my Tesla Model 3

    To this date none of my Model 3s (Jan 2020, Feb 2020 and Dec 2022) have made one peep in forward motion... We do get the woowoo sound in reverse. Tesla claims that "you just can't hear it" even though I have listened from the outside as they were driven by, and I even made a video recording of it.
  41. drdumont

    NHTSA compels Tesla to recall FSD feature

    Interesting point... However, comma, on some thought, you can set any cruise control above a speed limit, you can set your speed with the accelerator over the speed limit, you can coast downhill over the speed limit... But now here is some software that you allow to tell your car to violate the...
  42. drdumont

    NHTSA compels Tesla to recall FSD feature

    I nominate your avatar as AVATAR of the CENTURY! A tip of the ol' engineers' billowed cap to you, sir!
  43. drdumont

    NHTSA compels Tesla to recall FSD feature

    It IS a recall, by NHTSA standards. They, NHTSA, have decreed that this is something that MUST be rectified by the manufacturer, hence a recall is in order, according to their practices. But,alas, a feast for FUDI mongers. A simple software update by Tesla standards.
  44. drdumont

    Politics - Quarantine Thread

    Our tax dollars at work... Let's GO, Brandon!
  45. drdumont

    NHTSA compels Tesla to recall FSD feature

    Of course, ANYTHING Tesla does that even HINTS at some error will be trumpeted in the anti-Tesla press as a tocsin that Teslas is foisting inferior product on an unsuspecting public, we are all gonna die, Elon Musk is <take your pick of the thousands of epithets heaped upon him and upon tesla>...
  46. drdumont

    Model 3 Build Quality - What's your experience?

    Nope didn't realize it. Thanks for pointing it out!
  47. drdumont

    Model 3 Build Quality - What's your experience?

    Took delivery of my third Model 3 (Red/White/18" LR AWD) on 2 Dec, 2021. Had a delivery app't scheduled at the local service center on 16 Dec, but at 8am on 2 Dec, I got a text saying my car was on the way to my house and I would get a text when it was near. Two weeks EARLY!. I looked out the...
  48. drdumont

    Water in the Trunk

    I bought a small dehumidifier from - Amazon, where else? - I've used it to dry out a couple of cars (i love convertibles but have gotten caught by the rain a coupe of times. It and a circulating fan will dry out a car quickly. If you have leather or similar fabric, use a conditioner. I have also...
  49. drdumont

    Water gets in the trunk when I open it in the rain

    I realize this is an old thread, but indeed water ran off the rear glass into the trunk of my two Feb 2020 Model 3s (SR+). There were a couple of add ons promoted to relieve this. I took delivery of my 2022 Model 3 LR AWD and noticed that the gasket is bigger (longer from the glass to the rear)...
  50. drdumont

    Trunk in rain/snow...

    I realize this is an old thread, but indeed water ran off the rear glass into the trunk of my two Feb 2020 Model 3s (SR+). There were a couple of add ons promoted to relieve this. I took delivery of my 2022 Model 3 LR AWD and noticed that the gasket is bigger (longer from the glass to the rear)...

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