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    Help - paper slipped into crevice where center console cover slides

    No, I never did figure out a way, short of ripping out the center console. The paper stopped making the crinkling sound when i opened the cover, so i just left it there. Good luck with yours - if you do find a way, please post!
  2. M

    new feature? passenger temp control auto-enabled when passenger sensed

    maybe I'm late to the game, but ever since the UI rewrite it seemed my passenger temp control would randomly appear and disappear (I typically keep it synced). then I started noticing the passenger one was only there when my wife was in the passenger seat, and since she's always fiddling with...
  3. M

    how long do Model S shocks last?

    So my kids have been complaining of getting car sick recently when in my car (front or rear seat). They never have before. I'm coming up on 4 years / 45k miles. I have noticed more body movement (pitch and roll) on windy undulating roads. So I'm wondering if my shocks are already shot? My...
  4. M

    Yay climate controls back on launcher on 2022.12.1

    We got our climate controls back on the app launcher strip with 2022.12.1! Looks like we can't get passenger seat heater but at least get options for the driver and defrost. These are way more useful to me than all the other apps.
  5. M

    Seat Heater Selection

    Agreed - would be nice if the seat heaters could be added to the menu of items that can be put on the bottom bar. I really don't use anything else on the screen other than music, rear view, and occasionally the browser. So I have plenty of room to add the seat heaters back in, and the...
  6. M

    Lucid Releases Video Foreshadowing Air's Crazy 1/4-Mile Acceleration

    And then where will you recharge when you get to San Fran? I've been holding off driving to see my mom outside of Philly because there's nowhere to charge near her. But Tesla is building a supercharger station about 2 miles away from her retirement community, so I can finally stop flying...
  7. M

    Yoke Steering

    Yes, but we got a whole lot for giving up the buttons, like a huge screen that can be configured, watch movies on, see a map, etc. What are you getting in return for having to learn a whole new way of steering your car?
  8. M

    FSD rewrite will go out on Oct 20 to limited beta

    Maybe my cameras just need to be realigned then (the car is clean, so it's not dirt). Just this morning I was merging from 147S to I-40W, easy onramp, driving manually (not on AP), with nothing in the right lane and an 18 wheeler parallel to me in the center lane. As I merged into the right...
  9. M

    FSD rewrite will go out on Oct 20 to limited beta

    Then someone needs to tell my car that. EAP always fails at highway merging and disengages for me.
  10. M

    FSD rewrite will go out on Oct 20 to limited beta

    Right, so my question is whether HW3+FSD Beta can do highway merges now. That would help determine if the car is sensor-limited or SW/CPU limited. I'm scheduled to get the HW3 upgrade in a few weeks, but I have no idea when I'll get the FSD SW since I'm not a Beta customer.
  11. M

    FSD rewrite will go out on Oct 20 to limited beta

    So how does the FSD beta and HW3 handle highway onramp/merging? This still sucks for me on HW2.5. My car never sees the one in the lane I'm trying to merge into, or sees a car two lanes over and thinks it's in the merge lane so doesn't merge. Either way it's a borked merge and I have to take...
  12. M

    No more new features on HW2.5 cars?

    Is it just me, or has it been a year+ since we have gotten any new car features (not counting games as car features)? I tripped across a glove box PIN control I've never seen before, but I don't know low long we've had it. Is all development now just for FSD?
  13. M

    Yoke Steering

    @omarsultan , after driving for several weeks, have you found any advantages of the yoke over the round wheel of your previous Teslas? We had to get used to several things on our Tesla's (one-pedal driving, touch screen everything), but they always have advantages that quickly outweigh the new...
  14. M

    Yoke Steering

    Maybe the yoke is limited to the sporty S, and the more practical X will have a wheel? I can see this impacting X sales more than S. I thought of another vehicle I've driven with a yoke - a go cart. And it had 1/2 turn lock-lock. Worked great. Like MT stated, they just need to amp up the...
  15. M

    Yoke Steering

    How is the yoke for driving in reverse, like backing into/out of a parking spot or parallel parking, when you are turned around looking behind you and not at the wheel? My state driver's manual states you're supposed to grab the top of the wheel when in reverse, so you can steer the car with...
  16. M

    Federal Tax Credit may be coming back for Tesla purchases

    I think it would be difficult to track whether individuals bought a car on or after date "X" in the middle of a year, though they could always ask for the sales contract (which the IRS didn't do the last time). More likely they will give the tax credit to anyone buying an EV in the year the law...
  17. M

    Federal Tax Credit may be coming back for Tesla purchases

    Now I'm wondering what this proposed law will do to Tesla's US sales. How many will wait to buy until it passes? We're considering a 3-row Y to replace my wife's Highlander, and we're definitely in the wait-and-see mode now.
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    Federal Tax Credit may be coming back for Tesla purchases

    So the used vehicle tax credit is refundable according to that link above. That means if you don't owe enough tax (or any tax), the feds send you a check. no mention of this for new vehicles, and from what I can find on the IRS site the original credit was not refundable. So this could really...
  19. M

    7 Seater Pics and Details

    Musk just has a thing about 3rd row seats. He put them in the S way back at the beginning. And he made sure the Plaid running around the 'Ring was a 3-row, just for bragging rights. Still, this fits the use case for many who buy a 3-row SUV, especially the smaller ones. Used just for...
  20. M

    7 Seater Pics and Details

    Same here, and these seats don't look much different than our Highlander 3rd row, except maybe headroom. Our 3rd kid generally sits sideways across the 3rd row, so legroom is moot.
  21. M

    Is anyone impressed with the overly-hyped "holiday update"?

    Maybe smaller fonts needed to make the left and right sides smaller so the middle part of the screen has more space for autopilot visuals. Seems to be why they rearranged the AP / speed limit icons at the top too. I do hate the smaller car graphic though - I can't see the clouds/stars...
  22. M

    Tesla's next Factory?

    Just reading the tea leaves: - Musk raising another $5B - Musk moving to Texas - Musk fighting the Alameda county COVID restrictions earlier this year - Several Valley companies moving out of CA - multiple CA pro-business propositions failed in the election Just a guess, but is Musk now...
  23. M

    Supercharger - Cary, NC

    With all the apartments nearby filled with young techies I would guess they put it there in part to allow folks without garages to be able to own a Tesla. It's not exactly convenient to a major throughway (540 doesn't count as it's tolled there and hardly ever has cars on it) like all the early...
  24. M

    Ahh Tesla Service...Well, it’s come to this

    I've come to the conclusion that a Tesla is a high tech car with poor quality and service. You're paying for the tech and performance (what other car can do 0-60 in 2.3s for ~100K?). If you want higher quality and service, pay 2x and get a Taycan Turbo S.
  25. M

    Electric Motor Efficiency vs. Increased Speeds

    Wind resistance increases by the square of speed. So wind resistance at 60 mph is 4x that of 30 mph. Friction and other factors dominate at low speeds, but wind resistance becomes dominant around highway speeds (varies by type of car, coefficient of drag, etc.).
  26. M

    FSD rewrite will go out on Oct 20 to limited beta

    I think it's simpler than all this - Elon looked around and realized humans drive just fine just using vision. So he bet it all that a vision-based system will win in the end. I'm not convinced that the monocular cameras that are on the cars will achieve what he wants though. No sense of...
  27. M

    FSD rewrite will go out on Oct 20 to limited beta

    So I'm wondering if this rewrite fixed the phantom braking that has appeared in recent builds? I've heard from numerous co-workers that have been experiencing it (me too), on both HW2.5 and 3.0 cars. So much for Tesla's regression test suites - if it's not catching this new bug in current...
  28. M

    Vinegar smell inside in the morning

    Hey at least I'm not driving a Prius or Subaru wagon...
  29. M

    Model S needs a major visual overhaul, and Plaid announcement means it's not happening [Speculation]

    I swear when I did the plant tour last year I saw X and S bodies intermixed on the same line...
  30. M

    Model S needs a major visual overhaul, and Plaid announcement means it's not happening [Speculation]

    Wow - hard to keep up with this thread. I had a hard time choosing between glass and pano roofs, but at least I had a choice. My kids preferred the pano just because of the support beam across the middle - they were freaked out about something falling through the all-glass roof! But I...
  31. M

    Model S needs a major visual overhaul, and Plaid announcement means it's not happening [Speculation]

    I think the original point with the 911 comparison is that no one other than a Porschefile can tell the difference between the past 3 generations - spanning what, 15 years? 997/991/992.
  32. M

    Vinegar smell inside in the morning

    OK I'll remove the hand sanitizer for a few days and see if the smell returns. Seems about right timing, as it started a few months ago. I just assumed it would smell more of alcohol than vinegar so didn't think of it. Also I haven't serviced the car at all yet - is the AC desiccant due at 2...
  33. M

    Vinegar smell inside in the morning

    so lately my car smells of vinegar when I get in after parking overnight in my garage. It quickly goes away as I start to drive, and I don't notice it again for a few days. My daughter noticed it too. I generally don't eat in my car, and don't have much stored in the center console other than...
  34. M

    Blog Lucid Motors to Debut Luxury EV Priced $169K

    My guess is most of their initial customers will be current Tesla owners looking for something different since the S hasn't changed much. I don't see much here to sway ICE owners that haven't been swayed by Tesla already (or even some of the other EV's now like Taycan, eTron, i-Pace, etc). The...
  35. M

    Blog Lucid Motors to Debut Luxury EV Priced $169K

    Actually we don't know what the base model has - likely not dual motor, likely smaller battery. Maybe equivalent to the old RWD S75. Seems the "touring" is closest to the current base S100D, and "Grand Touring" closest to the P100D in terms of performance. So like the Taycan, higher cost gets...
  36. M

    Cream Interior, Oak Paneling

    Agreed, the cream/oak interior has a simple Scandinavian feel to it. Understated luxury. I've had passengers run their hands over it to feel the grain, it's so unique compared to the gloss finish of typical wood trim.
  37. M

    Is Tesla's UI intuitive or not? It is for digital natives

    My son's Civic has Android auto, and it's so glitchy he doesn't use it - just does BT from his phone.
  38. M

    Lucid Releases Video Foreshadowing Air's Crazy 1/4-Mile Acceleration

    ...and by the time they are making / selling them in quantity, what will Tesla's range and 0-60 be? Why do they all keep skating to where the puck was?
  39. M

    Is Tesla's UI intuitive or not? It is for digital natives

    My 15 year old wanted to sit in my car to do her virtual class since our house AC was being worked on and her room was too hot. But she wanted to turn on the cabin lights so she wasn't in the dark in our garage, and I couldn't help as I was in my own Webex. Didn't take her long to figure out...
  40. M

    Question on 2018 Model S differences between months

    I have a 6/2018 build. It has the 72A charger that came standard at the time; not sure when they stopped but I would guess the 4/18 car has it. Also I believe Tesla stopped the unlimited LTE around the summer as well. Since that's SW, I have no idea if that would even transfer, as the free...
  41. M

    Is the current NoA helpful or harmful?

    Thanks for bringing this thread back up :) Looks like it's been over a year since this discussion. I was just doing NoA last week, and my car STILL can't see cars on the highway I was merging onto, or thinks a car 2 lanes over is in the lane i need to merge onto, so it doesn't make the merge...
  42. M

    Repeater Camera Parking View Too Small to be Useful - Should be similar to TeslaCam Viewer

    your 75D should be fine. You need 24.6 OS. Then when you back up, touch (or maybe swipe down) the "^" symbol that's in between your backup camera view and the surround view on your screen. The side cameras will pop up between those other two views. From then on they should come on each time...
  43. M

    Repeater Camera Parking View Too Small to be Useful - Should be similar to TeslaCam Viewer

    My guess is they can't tell any closer than a foot without the sensors being closer together. Their field of view is only so wide. It might work when approaching a flat wall but they'd miss stuff sticking out, poles, overhangs, curbs, etc. and then get sued for the system not working if you...
  44. M

    24.6.9 broke the walkaway locking?

    Well maybe it just takes a few days for new features to work. Walkaway lock doesn't turn itself off anymore, so i'm good. Enjoying the new feature now.
  45. M

    Higher than normal battery drain with 2020.24.6.4 while parked?

    I've been noticing more than normal vampire drain, even before getting 24.6 the other day. Like losing 5 mi just sitting in a shaded garage between morning and afternoon drives (interior 91 degrees, so cabin overheat shouldn't be coming on). I'm wondering if it's a function of battery cooling...
  46. M

    24.6.9 broke the walkaway locking?

    Yeah same home address, and verified that I'm on my normal profile. Navigate home and the auto garage opener work fine, so it knows where it lives. Plus the issue is not home, it's the original lock on walkaway feature turns off each time now, so it doesn't auto-lock on walkaway anywhere else...
  47. M

    24.6.9 broke the walkaway locking?

    So I was all excited to see you could disable walkaway locking at home on the new release. Except the feature turns off every time I park now, and I have to turn it on every time I get it or it won't walkaway lock anywhere. Anyone else have this issue? I did both soft / hard reboot after the...
  48. M

    Windshield replacement under warranty?

    My windshield had some kind of lamination defect on the passenger side that caused a frosting in between the inner and outer layer. It was invisible except when the sun hit it just right, and then you couldn't see out of it towards the curb. This was when new so the SC took care of it, though...
  49. M

    100D owner: First loaner Model S (75D) experience at SC

    If your 100D is a 2020 model, then it has a different suspension and different front motor. Could be why your new car drives differently than this one. I think that's the big difference you notice, not the smaller battery. Could also be tires?
  50. M

    13,600 miles and need new tires?

    I got 24k out of my GET's. Probably depends on the roads you drive on and driving style, but 15k seems low for touring tires. I switched to MXM4's, which usually get me 35k in other cars.

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