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    Increase in phantom braking past 2 weeks?

    Have people noted an increase in false alarms? Since 3 updates ago, which was about 10 days ago, my 2018 model X is slamming the brakes on the freeway. a couple times, I think there was a concrete overpass with afternoon sun behind it. After dark, I haven't figured out what it is reacting...
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    Trying to fix a gen 1 mobile charger

    My gen 1 EVSE from my model S bought sept 2014, is working about half time. It signals red and sometimes starts to work with a replug or a whack. Got it open w dremel and rotozip. Nothing lose or burnt. Planning to replace the relay. Any other ideas? btw, this EVSE held up really well. I...
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    beige seat covers for model X

    FH GROUP PU205115 Ultra Comfort Leatherette Seat Cushions, Solid Beige Color- Fit Most Car, Truck, Suv, or Van https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0091VCD0Y/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_0ohKBb57WAMGJ when I ordered, they had a solid beige. found a couple that were warehouse, too, so cheaper. here's some pix...
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    another front license plate idea for model X. folding or retracting

    hi guys having gone through all the iterations of front plate mounts for my MS four years ago (settled on J hooks and suction cups), I recently researched what's being done on the model X's for my new tesla. the concern that I had with another J hook or toggle bolt installation is that over...
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    Looking for model S parcel shelf

    please email me. Thx Lightly used is ok Mudfud1818 at comcast dot net I’m in east SF bay.
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    Franken ChargePoint Open EVSE

    here are pix of a ChargePoint 30 amp model that died and has been salvaged with an open EVSE kit. I had two of these chargers, and they both died after 2 years. No longer supported by ChargePoint, I used the case, relay and j1772 cord to rebuild it. Was pretty easy to pull all the boards and...
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    Rear defroster failed

    Hi guys My rear defroster is not powering up. The fuse is fine. Does anyone know if the plug supplies 12v? The trailer guy tapped into the brake wire in the upper right corner of back hatch, and I'm wondering if the wire to the defroster got damaged. Thanks for info
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    wiper blades stopping in heavy rain

    since the last upgrade, when I am in heavy rain, in either the intermittent or constant wiper modes, the wipers have been stopping mid stroke. it's annoying and a bit dangerous, but if you quickly turn the wiper off and on it will go for awhile until it stalls again. reboots later haven't...
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    Front & rear lighted T. Minimal take apart. Rear T blinks. License plate powered.

    Here are some pix installing T's without removing any front panels and removing only upper trim in the back. Rear power source from license plate light. Connected to bulb. Extra LED module for rear blinking. Still brightens w braking. some notes. For front T, can pop the front cone and run...
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    Front & rear lighted T. Minimal take apart. Rear T blinks. License plate powered.

    Here are some pix installing T's without removing any front panels and removing only upper trim in the back. Rear power source from license plate light. Connected to bulb. Extra LED module for rear blinking. Still brightens w braking. some notes. For front T, can pop the front cone and run...
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    Trailer tales

    Here are some observations after trailering my My Pod over 2,000 miles little guys in Ohio made the pod custom tesla white. They have been great to deal with (first pod leaked due to bad window seal by their subcontractor. They replaced and added upgrade for me) average energy use around 430...
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    Some mod notes: mini 0806, tiny 12v 5v circuit, hatch light, front T, rear skid plate

    Mini 0806 dashcam. Small size. Fits behind mirror. Powered from spare 12v in microphone area. < $100 Tiny 12v to 5 v circuit. Ultra small, by atomic market. Amazon. Bright LED light. Direct plug in. Fits hole perfectly where light module was. Lorcoo light, Amazon Evannex light T kit. Easy...
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    Melted supercharger nozzle

    Hi guys. I seem to have my charging problems in Vacaville. I am the one with the white smoke last Xmas that Tesla never found a reason for. This time, I was charging at 100 kW when the current suddenly dropped to zero. When I checked the supercharger cable, it was almost too hot to touch. On...
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    Chewy's model S mods

    Hi guys. I posted a page with my mods, including trailer notes. includes subwoofer, rear speakers, trailer hitch and wiring, and now the MyPod with rear view on dash. Big thanks to Joe S. (for general EV advice) and Artsci (for specific tesla camera questions). Tesla mods | Chewy's Blog...
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    Where to access the rear camera plug?

    Can anyone tell me where/how to access the rear camera cable plug? I want to plug a separate camera to run to my trailer. I tried under the appliqué, but the connection is inside the hatch. What's the easiest way to get to it? Or, how can I get into the space under the hatch lower plastic...
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    loud buzzing while supercharging, then white smoke in the cabin?

    hey guys. anyone had this happen? I spent Xmas afternoon waiting for a tow truck after the smoke filled the cabin. I was at the Vacaville SC after driving from Berkeley. temp was about 60F and I was charging from about 20% with a goal of 90%. luckily, I was sitting in the car when I heard a...
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    Microphone source and part number?

    Anyone know where to source the microphone? I'm waiting for Tesla to replace mine, but they tell me it's not a part normally in stock and they have to pull it off the line. Hoping to find the part and replace it with something more directional. I have the distorted sound problem and have...

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