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  1. ckoval7

    How not to recharge a Model S

    This has been floating around for a few years now
  2. ckoval7

    Supercharger- Greenville, NC

    I'm just used to coming from a 2015 which capped out at 130 on a good day
  3. ckoval7

    Supercharger - New Bern, NC

    Topping off here before I head down to the crystal coast for a few days. Everything seems functional, great BBQ next door. If only there was one closer to Emerald Isle.
  4. ckoval7

    Supercharger- Greenville, NC

    Good charger. I didn't even know a 2018 MS could charge this fast.
  5. ckoval7


    First and foremost: just because you can turn a screwdriver doesn't mean you can do electrical work. You can't just go randomly 'upgrading' outlets, that's how house fires happen. If you absolutely must use this in it's current state for charging, even though you really shouldn't, limit the car...
  6. ckoval7

    Can we have a separate Plaid/refresh section?

    I'm in the opposite situation, looking at posts wondering if they're at all relevant to my outdated cars. I would love to see the refresh S folks get their own corner of this forum.
  7. ckoval7

    Block GPS?

  8. ckoval7

    Block GPS?

    There's not really any internal component you can access without a lot of difficulty on these cars. The GPS antenna is behind the rear glass, so no getting to that without removing the window. The connector is behind the MCU which requires dismantling the entire dashboard. It's not something you...
  9. ckoval7

    Why is Tesla service department (SD) customer service so bad?

    You and I seem to have completely different experiences with the Owings Mills folks. I find that if I want a response I have to message first thing in the morning or shortly before they close. If I message middle of the day, someone might respond eventually, and if I message after hours, it gets...
  10. ckoval7

    Trade-In Valuation in Progress

    Tesla just offered me just over $29k for my 2015 P85D with 104k miles. It has a 90kWh battery, not sure if that made a difference at all. The turn around on the valuation was less than 24 hours. Carvna offered me $20k. I laughed and took the offer from Tesla.
  11. ckoval7

    IC Bubbles $1300. Worth it?

    If you're handy, you can do it yourself. I used this replacement: Instrument Cluster to replace bubbled and leaking Tesla Model S and X screen — ReelDeal EV - EV Car Parts and Accessories I followed their video and knocked it out in a couple hours. I just needed to run out and grab longer...
  12. ckoval7

    Service in Balitmore Area, Owings Mills?

    Yeah, they offered me $100/day in uber credits, but Uber doesn't get me to work, so I had to rent a car.
  13. ckoval7

    Service in Balitmore Area, Owings Mills?

    Pretty much zero chance of getting a loaner. It's hard to even talk to someone there. I'm renting a car currently while waiting for parts to come in.
  14. ckoval7

    Vehicle stops while driving... PRND turns red

    Welp, I just got home from my trip out of town. On the way back the car went into limp mode. I'm still waiting for parts, so I hope Tesla can get me a loaner, otherwise I won't have a car to get me to work Tuesday.
  15. ckoval7

    Vehicle stops while driving... PRND turns red

    Yup, the drive units are covered under the 8 year unlimited milage warranty.
  16. ckoval7

    Vehicle stops while driving... PRND turns red

    I scheduled an appointment, I guess they pulled the logs and determined my front drive unit is dying. I only know that because they rescheduled the appointment on the basis of waiting for parts. I had to ask what parts and they simply said front drive unit. They didn't say whether or not I...
  17. ckoval7

    headlight goes off

    I'm having a similar if not the same problem. It's always my passenger side headlight, it'll just randomly shut off. The little picture of the car in the instrument cluster acknowledges that light is off, but doesn't actually throw any errors. Turning the headlights off and on again will fix it...
  18. ckoval7

    Vehicle stops while driving... PRND turns red

    I had this happen sitting at a red light this morning. I just logged into TMC to make a post about it and see this. I sure hope this doesn't happen to me on the highway, the roads are always busy when I'm out.
  19. ckoval7


    Were there any previous landings where people noticed wildlife on the ship? From a legal standpoint, they are protected by the migratory bird act. From a PR standpoint, what kind of backlash could SpaceX face if they roasted some seagulls on live stream?
  20. ckoval7

    AP1 ONLY Please -- life after 2018.50.6

    Thanks. I don't imediately hate it, but I guess I'll see when I actually get the update. My screen is all bubbly like that too, but not quite as bas as yours.
  21. ckoval7

    AP1 ONLY Please -- life after 2018.50.6

    I haven't gotten an update yet. Does someone have pictures of the new IC layout?
  22. ckoval7

    Why did this show up my 2021 M3 Dashboard?

    At least it doesn't have teeth
  23. ckoval7

    Model S Trade In - Ridiculous Offer

    Just to add a datapoint to this thread, I did a trade-in quote for my car last week. 2015 P85D with 92k miles. Techically it'sa P90D now that it has a 90kWh battery, but Telsa didn't give me the option to pick P90D. They offered $28k, Carvana offered $25k.
  24. ckoval7

    Tesla changing music streaming agreement?

    Maybe I should have said "outside North America". I know Europe and AUS get Spotify. I have no idea what you Canadians get.
  25. ckoval7

    AP1 ONLY Please -- life after 2018.50.6

    What charging speed reduction are people seeing with their 90kWh batteries? I had a charge peak at 132kW on a trip a few weeks ago.
  26. ckoval7

    Tesla changing music streaming agreement?

    This is only true outside the US.
  27. ckoval7

    New new FSD possible on AP2 cameras and radars?

    Recently I've been shopping around for a used Tesla to replace my current one. I've noticed that Tesla includes FSD on AP2.5 cars, but only base Autopilot on AP2 cars. Based on this observation, I'm going to assume the AP2 cars can't handle the fancy new FSD. Maybe others will have different info.
  28. ckoval7

    Will Tesla upgrade the Autopilot computer on used cars?

    I'm considering replacing my 2015 MS with a late 2017/early 2018 soon. I seems most used MS's from Tesla come with FSD. Most of the cars I look at have the AP2.5 computer (APH3) listed in the option codes. Does anyone know if Tesla will upgrade the computer to the AP3 hardware? Since I'll likely...
  29. ckoval7

    AP1 ONLY Please -- life after 2018.50.6

    I had that error pop up on occasion for a few months before anything happened. I would get in the car, it would pop up, then go away a few seconds later. Eventually, and maybe not cooinsidentally after a 5 hour drive, the car went into "limp mode" as the service center called it. The...
  30. ckoval7

    AP1 ONLY Please -- life after 2018.50.6

    That's an isolation fault in one of the motors. There's a drive unit replacement in your near future. Source: Been there, done that, was 5 hours away from home when it happened.
  31. ckoval7

    Supercharger - Phillipsburg, NJ

    Have they started construction? If not, that's an awfully optimistic time frame.
  32. ckoval7

    Electrical people pls help.

    The only work around is to use other chargers while you wait for your HOA. Best case what you're doing there won't work, worse case you risk burning your condo down.
  33. ckoval7

    Electrical people pls help.

    The car requires a good earth ground to start charging, which is what the third prong is for. It would be much better to get an electrician to install a proper outlet.
  34. ckoval7

    AC charging issue since 2020.44

    I just had this issue start this weekend, but I've been on 2020.40.9.2 since Nov 25th. I'll get woken up at 4 in the mornng to the sound of the contactors engaging and disenaging every 5 seconds. If I go out to the car and wake it up it charges fine. I put in for an appointment with Tesla for...
  35. ckoval7

    Model S REST API

    Has anyone found if/how enabling 2FA affects API access?
  36. ckoval7

    “Vehicle Shutting Down” “Unable to Drive”

    From my experience, the time they give you is the time until the tow truck finishes their current job, that does not include the time it takes for them to get to you.
  37. ckoval7

    Can you turn the screen off?

    If it were me I would just throw a coat over it. Temporary situations require temporary solutions :)
  38. ckoval7

    Supercharger - La Vale, MD

    Is no news good news on this charger? Seems to make sense for a trip I might take this weekend.
  39. ckoval7

    So, I got an old Model S as a loaner ...

    Some of us get stuck with Uber credits.
  40. ckoval7

    Advice on buying a used Model S P90D

    The car will protect its battery and not let it get to the unrecoverably dead point. I would go back and take a good look at it once they charge it.
  41. ckoval7

    LA to Vegas - LR

    According to A Better Route Planner, you'll want to charge. A Better Routeplanner
  42. ckoval7

    How to get home?

    I had the exact same thing happen to me when I was in Virginia Beach back in February. They bumped me to the top of the list and they had a drive unit on hand which was slotted for another car. I apologize to whomever I made wait longer! If they don't already have a DU then you're stuck waiting...
  43. ckoval7

    Dark Mode

    On desktop:
  44. ckoval7

    Tesla modified my PW output and I may cancel

    What does a normal continuous load look like at your house? 15kW continuous runs quite a lot of stuff.
  45. ckoval7

    Pulling the trigger on Tesla Solar Panels (Maryland)

    I guess I should post an update. Tesla has determined that my roof is "not suitable for solar". This is probably because of the two giant trees on the south side of my house. They refunded the $100 deposit.
  46. ckoval7

    Thoughts on my charging habbits

    The idea of finishing a run and having a nice, cold, fully charged car waiting for me at the end doesn't sound too bad honestly. Once a week shouldn't be too terrible for the battery. The car will eventually limit your charge rate when you start supercharging too often in order to preserve itself.
  47. ckoval7

    Thoughts on my charging habbits

    Battery issues aside, is it really worth your time to do that?
  48. ckoval7


    So you're talking anti-theft rather than navigation?
  49. ckoval7

    Wiki FAQ: MCU2 Upgrades

    If this is a thing they're doing, this must be really recent. As far as I know, all the replacement MCU1s from Tesla still have the 8GB eMMC.
  50. ckoval7

    What does this indicate?

    That makes sense. Sounds like they just put their car in mars mode to be funny before taking the pictures.

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