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  1. K

    Model 3 losing charge quickly

    May I ask what app this is exactly? Thanks.
  2. K

    Model 3 losing charge quickly

    It's a hit and miss. Sometimes it takes both cars forever to get connected to the phone app; sometimes it's super quick. The main thing is there's not much difference between the 2 cars in connectivity.
  3. K

    Model 3 losing charge quickly

    Man, you're really approaching this like a scientist, which I greatly appreciate! I just don't know if I can follow that, lol.
  4. K

    Model 3 losing charge quickly

    One thing I forgot to mention is that the cars have ALWAYS had that differential in the vampire drain amount, so I don't think it has to do with the V12. I just took the kids to the park and saw that the car had driven 60 miles and the remaining miles was 182 so essentially it'd cost me "90...
  5. K

    Model 3 losing charge quickly

    That might actually be the best solution: get rid of it :D
  6. K

    Model 3 losing charge quickly

    Truth is we swap our cars regularly already. No watch apps either.
  7. K

    Model 3 losing charge quickly

    Thanks for taking the time for this crazy thorough reply. I'm a bit of a dinosaur; ironic I know, with 2 Tesla's. But the short answer is my car is having more vampire drain than my wife's, period. We drively non-aggressively. Our settings are identical. No additional apps. No Apple watch or...
  8. K

    Model 3 losing charge quickly

    Not much at all. I never really check it. One thing I can think of is we let the cars lock even in the garage. I know there're people who leave their cars unlocked when they're home. But again, both of our cars are treated the same way. It shouldn't be different.
  9. K

    Model 3 losing charge quickly

    Thanks for your suggestions which I also was aware of before. The only app I have on is the Iphone Tesla app and I've sentry off as well as summon standby off. In fact, I just checked and I didn't hear any more humming in the car. So does that mean mine just doesn't sleep as much? Are there...
  10. K

    Model 3 losing charge quickly

    Hi, My wife and I have 2 model 3's bought 3 months apart, in Jan 2018 and April 2018. I've noticed that her car keeps her charge quite a lot better than mine. For example, I charged mine 2 nights ago up to 272 miles at 90%, and I drove 55 miles yesterday. Today when I checked just now, it's now...
  11. K

    turn off passenger side fan?

    Maybe OP needs an update on the girlfriend :D
  12. K

    Frustrating charging experience in Southern California

    I’m writing this post as I’m sitting in line for supercharging at Hawthorne. I drove here because the in car display said 5 of 12 stalls available. Also, it indicated 250 kW max. When I got here, I was number 8 in line and there were 2 stalls with 250 kW charging capacity. One of them was...
  13. K

    MASTER THREAD: USB drives that work with Sentry and TeslaCam

    After working for 6 weeks, I’m getting hit with the same message again. Hard to believe Tesla would allow this kind of issue linger for so long because apparently it’s causing problems for many owners.
  14. K

    Polish after ceramic coating

    After a few dozen car washes, my car has inevitably incurred some fines scratches and swirls. If I have some polish out the scratches, will I have to reapply the ceramic coating?
  15. K

    What’s an acceptable amount of vampire drain?

    Turned off standby mode and now it’s back down to 1-2 miles of drain overnight. Thanks for the very helpful tip.
  16. K

    What’s an acceptable amount of vampire drain?

    I’ll check on the standby mode. It’s getting ridiculous. My unscientific method of calculating is my car went from 277 to 177 on display after driving 52 miles. And the wh/mi during period was 221.
  17. K

    What’s an acceptable amount of vampire drain?

    Lately I’ve noticed a much larger amount of vampire drain. Overnight it’d lose 15 miles easily. I also expect Tesla to tell me it’s normal. So what’s normal?
  18. K

    MASTER THREAD: USB drives that work with Sentry and TeslaCam

    Here’s an update. So after formatting the original usb’s dozens of times and trying other usb’s at home with no success, we had a service appointment for a steering wheel issue. So we brought up the dash cam issue with the technician as well. They said they’d look into it. I reminded them the...
  19. K

    Geico insurance increase

    Actually I’ve been with them for years now and have insured my Tesla’s with them for 3 years. It’s the first jump I’ve seen.
  20. K

    Geico insurance increase

    We just got the Geico statement for the next 6 months. Our 2 tesla and 1 Lexus household, has seen an increase from $1100 to $1450. The model 3’s we have used to cost around $330 each for 6 months. It’s now $550. Anyone seen this? I just got off the phone with them. Of course they told me it’s...
  21. K

    Bird poop

    Man, much appreciation for taking the time for an incredible walk through. Truly grateful. Thanks.
  22. K

    Bird poop

    Just curious, what does coke do? And thanks for everyone’s input. Unfortunately where I usually park, I get hit with bird poop or tree sap quite regularly.
  23. K

    Bird poop

    The poop was left there for about 2 days. Yes it was under the sun for about 12 hours in that period. I left it there for 2 day because I’d previously tried to wipe off bird poop as soon as I saw it but it would almost always leave some fine scratches on the spot. That’s why I left it there...
  24. K

    Bird poop

    After a thorough car wash, there’s still a dull area where the bird poop was dropped. Any suggestions? Thanks for your input.
  25. K

    Proper way to use climate control

    The problem is we don’t want to close the doors because it often wakes the kids up. The doors need some force to close. Any other suggestions? Our current practice is to check on the kids every 20 mins or so and adjust the temperature slightly to keep the car thinking someone is still in the car.
  26. K

    Proper way to use climate control

    Sometimes my kids nap in the car and I’d just park in the garage and leave the doors open. However, after 20-30 mins the AC would shut down as if it thinks no one is in the car. So I would set the climate control to ON but inevitably after a while the AC would start blasting to level 8 or 9...
  27. K

    MASTER THREAD: USB drives that work with Sentry and TeslaCam

    Correct. It looks like it doesn’t matter what usb stock is used, it’s a consistent problem for many of us.
  28. K

    CA state EV credit

    We’re considering another Tesla. However, we’ve already taken advantage of the $2500 CA state tax credit twice last year already. If we buy another, are we still eligible for it again? Also, have there been income requirement changes? Thanks for your input.
  29. K

    MASTER THREAD: USB drives that work with Sentry and TeslaCam

    No splitter for me either. Obviously I could buy a different usb but was wondering if there were other options.
  30. K

    MASTER THREAD: USB drives that work with Sentry and TeslaCam

    A few days ago this message showed up: “Dashcam: USB drive is too slow to save-please use a drive with higher write speed” Then I tried to format the usb stick but it still didn’t work. The worked flawlessly for months until now. Any suggestions? Thanks.
  31. K

    Front dash scratches

    Yes and no. I brought the car in for a separate issue and asked nicely if they had suggestions to remove the scratches. Then the tech asked me for my VIN and he said that there’s a bulletin for that particular issue for older cars. Mine is in the 2000’s and it’s eligible for a replacement under...
  32. K

    MASTER THREAD: Rear view camera image goes black [2019-2020]

    It just happened. It took a full 6 secs for the backup camera to show up. It’s just unacceptable.
  33. K

    MASTER THREAD: Rear view camera image goes black [2019-2020]

    This has been happening for the past month and across 2-3 updates. Sometimes putting it from reverse to drive and back to reverse still doesn’t solve it.
  34. K

    MASTER THREAD: Rear view camera image goes black [2019-2020]

    Moderator note: five threads, all about the same topic, were merged to make this thread. Our cars have been having this very annoying delay or in some instances, complete black out, for the backup camera. It’s very inconvenient. We’ve tried many resets. We’re on software 2019.12.1.2. Anyone...
  35. K

    Front dash scratches

    You’re correct. How does doing that under the sun cause something like this?
  36. K

    Front dash scratches

    No tinting either. I’m not expecting a replacement which I think would be an overkill but would like to know how to resolve as well as prevent it.
  37. K

    Front dash scratches

    Baby wipes.
  38. K

    Front dash scratches

    While trying to use some wipes to wipe down the dust on the front dash, I managed to leave some scratches that don’t seem to want to go away. Has anyone had this happen? Any resolution? Thanks.
  39. K

    How are people applying enough force in NOA steering?

    Someone may have answered this already but sliding the volume scroll up or down will act as applying force on the steering wheel.
  40. K

    Sentry Mode used 18 miles of battery overnight.

    It’s annoying to see comments like “don’t use it if you’re going to complain”. People are making observations of these scenarios. For one, they don’t know if it’s normal or it only happens to their car. For another, isn’t that the reason why we have a community like this? To have a shared...
  41. K

    Dashcam not recording

    Will try a different usb. Thx everyone.
  42. K

    Dashcam not recording

    I’m on 2018.50.6
  43. K

    Dashcam not recording

    Sorry if it’s been discussed to death but we just started using the USB dashcam. After formatting the USB, the dashcam would record just fine for the first drive. However, when left the car and came back, the dashcam icon would be crossed out and it would no longer record. What’s the solution...
  44. K

    The Tesla hate is real

    My story is similar but it happened at the same theme park on 2 separate occassiona. We went to Gilroy Gardens in the Bay Area. It’s a kid theme park so I couldn’t quite park 2 miles away and have my family walk that far. So I bit the bullet and parked at a regular spot. In fact, the parking...
  45. K

    Less than 2 hours old...ouch!

    It hope it doesn’t become a domestic violence story. It must have hurt.
  46. K

    V9 dashcam

    I got the V9 update but wasn’t sure how to install the usb properly. I reread the instructions from Tesla but couldn’t figure out how to reformat my usb. I renamed the usb as TeslaCam but couldn’t get it to work. Can someone lend a helping hand? Thanks for your help.
  47. K

    FS: 2017 Model S P100D Ludicrous Fully Loaded MSRP $173k

    Just curious, how much did it sell?
  48. K

    Aero wheel cap kit question

    For those of you who have purchased the aero wheel kit, is the center cap the same as the one on the original aero wheel? If so, is it possible to just take it off of the actual aero wheel and just slap on a few black plastic lug nut covers? I’m not sure I’m patient enough to wait months for a kit.
  49. K

    2018.18.3

    Not sure it’s been mentioned but since the update, I notice that the car no longer does the annoying thing of blinking 3 times in the opposite direction when you turn off the turn signal after hard pressing it.
  50. K

    Tesla trade-in

    If you can afford the time to sell privately, do it. I got $20k more than what Tesla offered me.

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