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  1. CapsEngineer

    Tesla Needs on "Off button"

    My wife doesn't turn off her hybrid. She just puts it in park and gets out. She was doing this before we had the Tesla, so I think it is as easy as other EVs and ICE cars.
  2. CapsEngineer

    Trash Can for Model Y in Armrest storage?

    Bought this for road trips and it fits perfectly behind the center console. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B08SW9262W/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&th=1 Also have these in the door po keys fit everyday use. Amazon.com
  3. CapsEngineer

    TMC Website Tutorial

    Should/Could this be saved to my login instead of saved locally? When I change the filters, I have to remember to change them across all my devices instead of following me.
  4. CapsEngineer

    CCS Adapter - ?

    I use a Saddleback Leather toiletry bag to hold my adapters. They fit in just fine. Just tested mine today on an Electrify America charger and it worked great. Getting the charger started was easy and worked the first time. I just plugged my car in and used my phone on the phone reader (not...
  5. CapsEngineer

    Tesla STATS app, can I reuse it with a new Tesla

    I'm sure you can, but I don't know how. Contact the developer. He is very responsive and can tell you how to do this.
  6. CapsEngineer

    Supercharger - Beltsville, MD

    Did they wrap one of the EVgo charging handles with the standard "pump out of service" bags? If so, that would be hilarious.
  7. CapsEngineer

    Dashcam Unavailable Check USB

    Ok, this got weirder last night. As I said above, I got in yesterday morning to move the car forward in the driveway and I had the red x. I noticed this because I was going to try to save the video. In the afternoon I moved it back in the driveway, but I didn’t look at the icon so I don’t...
  8. CapsEngineer

    Dashcam Unavailable Check USB

    I saved a clip yesterday afternoon hoping that would work for me too. Got in first thing this morning and had the red x.
  9. CapsEngineer

    Supercharger - Beltsville, MD

    Good use for the land where Chester’s Phillips 66 was!
  10. CapsEngineer

    14-50 extension cords okay?

    I used https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0024ECIP0/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (same manufacturer, different model number) for a week at my in-laws and had no problems. Caveat is that I used a TT-30-NEMA 14-50 adapter and then this extension cord so I had to dial back the...
  11. CapsEngineer

    Road trip in the MYP

    Went through there from Maryland through to the Biloxi are over spring break. On both options for getting there (through Atlanta or Chattanooga), the CCS adapter will be really useful. There are V2 super chargers that are over used or in not too nice of areas where a CCS option is available...
  12. CapsEngineer

    CCS Adapter - ?

    delivered today (5/22), no signature required. Box was soaked through, but the box inside was wrapped in plastic so it was fine.
  13. CapsEngineer

    S3XY buttons at Abstract Ocean

    I took two and made them control the rear seat heaters
  14. CapsEngineer

    CCS Adapter - ?

    Ordered 5/11 (with case) and received my tracking number 5/19. It shows delivery as 5/24.
  15. CapsEngineer

    88,888 mile update MY AWD

    The last time I was at a stealership I was told that these were needed to protect me and not a revenue stream for them. Did they mislead me? (In response to the hard sales pitch they were giving me on this, I asked them why should I buy the car when apparently it will fall apart and they don't...
  16. CapsEngineer

    Charging while camping

    You need one specifically for EV's. I used this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07XNSXWM4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 last month at my in-laws and it worked great. Just remember to adjust your car to 24 amps because it sees that it is attached to a 14-50 and wants to use...
  17. CapsEngineer

    Dear Tesla UI designer,

    This is what I did. My major problem was not the size of the font, but the current trend towards grey text on a white background. Age and posterior vitreous detachment made seeing that combination hard.
  18. CapsEngineer

    Wheelchair Fittment

    I've fit them in the back of mine with no trouble.
  19. CapsEngineer

    Pyro fuse

    Could a pyro fuse be ITAR restricted? A quick search turned up ITAR free pyro fuses.
  20. CapsEngineer

    Car Camping in RV sites?

    It's been awhile since I've been in a campground, but no one that I went with (friends, church groups, etc) ever cared about anyone taking up an RV spot with anything else. When we went, there were lots of van campers and some of them would use a 30 amp spot because they wanted the electric for...
  21. CapsEngineer

    Weak Phone Charging (Corded and Cordless)?

    This is because you iPhone has optimized battery charging "To reduce batter aging. iPhone learns from your daily charging routine so it can wait to finish charging past 80% until you need to use it". You can turn this off in Settings->Battery->Battery Heath.
  22. CapsEngineer

    Chaparral Cars - Jim Hall

    Chaparral 2E (I think it was a 2E) was my first electric car. It came with the Aurora HO scale 24 hours of Le Mans slot car set. I had a lot of fun playing with that set. I'll have to go up into my attic and see if I still have the body for that. Driving my MY feels a lot like "driving"...
  23. CapsEngineer

    CCS Adapter - ?

    https://twitter.com/TeslaShopBot?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
  24. CapsEngineer

    CCS1 Tesla Adapter

    One last question before I pull the trigger. To anyone that used "add additional drivers" to give Harumio their password, did that work?
  25. CapsEngineer

    CCS Adapter - ?

    I'll have to get this before my next trip to Mississippi. I checked and there are EA chargers in both Greenville, AL and Mobile, AL near the 150 KW Tesla chargers. I can set my destination to the super chargers to get the preconditioning and try the faster EA ones first. Question is wait for...
  26. CapsEngineer

    Campsite experiences: is 14-50 or TT-30 more common?

    Constant 3 kW. When i first set it up, I kept checking to make sure the outlet and adapters weren't getting hot (the outlet hadn't been used in over 10 years). I stopped checking after the first couple of days because everything was working fine. Looking back at the stats, I had one session...
  27. CapsEngineer

    CCS Adapter - ?

    You're not required to tell everything you know. Somethings can remain a secret. :D
  28. CapsEngineer

    State Inspection Howard County for Model 3

    I had new tires put on my Model Y at the Firestone in Fulton and I've also had ICE car repair done there as well. Good place to deal with and they do see a lot of Teslas (southern HoCo is full of them). I don't know if they do state inspections, but it's worth giving them a call. I also get...
  29. CapsEngineer

    Campsite experiences: is 14-50 or TT-30 more common?

    I’ve been using https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07XNSXWM4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 at my in-laws all week. they had a TT-30 installed for their motor home. I feed that into a 30 foot, 50 amp extension cord then into the 14-50 adapter on the mobile charger. When...
  30. CapsEngineer

    What items would you take on a long road trip?

    Call ahead and see what they have. I’m currently visiting my in-laws and knew they had an outlet for the motor home they used to have. So I’m using a TT-30 to NEMA 14-50 adapter. In order to make it easier on them, I then plug that into a 50 amp extension cord, then the mobile connector...
  31. CapsEngineer

    Supercharger details popup obscured by list of nearby superchargers. Workaround?

    Posted this in a similar thread: Double tap on the card and it will minimize it. Double tap again and it will go full size in the middle. Saw this on Reddit last week. Just finished the outbound leg of our first road trip and had to use this several times.
  32. CapsEngineer

    How to view supercharger site's info on nav screen?

    Double tap on the card and it will minimize it. Double tap again and it will go full size in the middle. Saw this on Reddit last week. Just finished the outbound leg of our first road trip and had to use this several times. practice this before you leave. Took me a couple tri to get it right.
  33. CapsEngineer

    Where did the "fold mirrors when doors are locked" selection go?

    If you let it, it will honk the horn when it locks.
  34. CapsEngineer

    Live Camera View no longer an option?

    Basic question. Did you have sentry mode on? I just checked mine and it said the same thing, but that's because sentry mode was not on. Once I turn it on, I was able to use it.
  35. CapsEngineer

    2 injured after Tesla crashes through fence, lands on ambulance in Kearny Mesa

    Makes you yearn for the good old days when SUVs were the evil cars. Headlines were always about an SUV crashing into things and causing trouble. The SUV, not the driver.
  36. CapsEngineer

    Damage my new Model Y when backing :( what are my options?

    I've had GEICO for over 40 years and never had any trouble with them getting repairs done. I've also not had them raise rates because of a single accident within a 5 year time period of any others. They've always forgiven ones within that time span.
  37. CapsEngineer

    Door handles too hot to touch

    Why would there be a lawsuit? Things get hot in the sun. You haven't felt hot door handles until you have used these all metal door handles.
  38. CapsEngineer

    S3XY buttons at Abstract Ocean

    When these were announced, there were two things I wanted to see added before I would buy them. The first was the ability to turn on/off the headlights (my highest priority). The second was the ability to switch in/out of chill mode (ok, really out and then back in). Neither of these is...
  39. CapsEngineer

    condition detected with a vehicle controller

    Just message the service team about your appointment with those questions. I received a message like that one morning (I don't remember what my message said, but it turned out they needed to replace a data cable). I messaged the service team with similar questions and they answered within a...
  40. CapsEngineer

    All weather protection kit

    Yep. No email for me yet though. Wonder if I won't get it because they know I purchased them.
  41. CapsEngineer

    2022.8

    Yesterday the NHTSA app (SaferCar) told me I had two recalls for my MY. One (seat belt chime) was fixed in version 2022.4.5 or later and the other was the Boombox recall and that is fixed in 2022.8 or later. However, when I went to reply to the tweet above, neither of those recalls as listed...
  42. CapsEngineer

    TMC Website Tutorial

    I could certainly use this feature. I open all unread that I am interested in reading in new tabs, which is usually a LOT of tabs. When going through reading them, I sometimes have to scroll to the top to see the thread name. On a desktop, you can hover over the tab to see the name, but there...
  43. CapsEngineer

    Keys/Valet Mode

    It is my understanding that the release you are talking about (applying 12V to the two leads behind the tow hook opening) is only available when the 12V battery has failed. If it works when the 12V battery is alive, I'm going to have to remove the one I hid behind it.
  44. CapsEngineer

    We need that CCS adapter soon [Volta installing EV charging at Walgreens]

    Please let us know how this trip works out. My wife and I have often talked about getting on I-70 at the beginning and going to the end. US-50 sounds even better.
  45. CapsEngineer

    Supercharger - Beltsville, MD

    I'm pretty sure it's Pepco. Powder Mill Road used to be he dividing line and this is south of it.
  46. CapsEngineer

    Supercharger - Lincoln, NE (610 W O St)

    Google maps shows Colin Electric Motor Service two doors down. That could be useful :)
  47. CapsEngineer

    Would love to be able to set different warm up climate timers for different days of the week

    I downloaded a "get the car ready" iOS shortcut from reddit. I modified it to use the Watch for Tesla shortcuts instead of what it used because I find it better. This shortcut reads the local weather and sets the interior temp, seat heaters, steering wheel heater, and defrost based on that...
  48. CapsEngineer

    "Small battery" fully discharges in a month or so if the vehicle is not operated?

    Yep. The last time I remember replacing this was when I was on my third lifetime muffler from Sears on a 74 Dart. Muffler replacements were free. The rest of the exhaust replacement was not. And it had to be replaced because of rust.
  49. CapsEngineer

    Model Y - Just OK cold weather car

    My Edge will stay in Auto (controlling temp and fan speed) while allowing you select the vents to use, AC on/off, or recirculate. It is a nice feature to have.
  50. CapsEngineer

    What's in your (f/t)runk... RIGHT NOW!

    Just last week I put 4 emergency blankets in a "drawer" under the seat. I didn't want to put them anyplace where I needed to get out of the car to get them. I've always had them in my cars, but forgot to put them in my MY until the last couple of weeks.

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