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  1. Danal

    When did this rear trim change take place?

    There's a lot of configuration options. You can install it with all connections, and then choose to: * Turn everything off behind the letters. * Have it glow with parking lights, but nothing else. * Have it glow with parking lights, and brighten with brake lights, but nothing else. And so...
  2. Danal

    Let the hacking begin... (Model S parts on the bench)

    Does anyone with CAN monitoring equipment know, or can you do a quick experiment and find out: On the CAN2 (body) bus, does message 504, which shows headlight and tail light status, does that message repeat in "near real time" as turn signals flash?
  3. Danal

    Let the hacking begin... (Model S parts on the bench)

    Oh, and until my "lesser" chips get here, I have a CANbusTriple in hand. I'll be tapping and sniffing soon. Maybe within the next few days. - - - Updated - - - Most of it came from an individual, an attorney who had a very low serial number (don't remember if it was a signature or just...
  4. Danal

    Let the hacking begin... (Model S parts on the bench)

    Connectors? Dead easy. I already have the connectors for the under-panel CAN bus. I just need to look at the ones I'm thinking about on the Liftgate Controller. - - - Updated - - - Yeah, I actually pointed out the Magnuson-Moss warranty act back when this was all first discussed. The...
  5. Danal

    Let the hacking begin... (Model S parts on the bench)

    Let's find one in the back of the car. The current install instructions say to pick up 12V from "pin 8" of the liftgate control module, a RD-GY wire. This module is in the starboard side of the trunk area. A little birdie just told me this same module's Pin 3, WT-BR, is CAN+ and Pin 13, BR...
  6. Danal

    Let the hacking begin... (Model S parts on the bench)

    Actually... this was discussed back when the Applique controller was developed. See post #192 in the original thread. The concern was that tapping the CAN bus was "too intrusive" and would "raise the ire" of Tesla, possibly even voiding the warranties of vehicles where this was done. Please...
  7. Danal

    New iPhone and Android Control Module for lighted rear appliqué

    First, congratulations to HankLloydRight, this is amazing. Second, I've been AWOL for a while, and that should be changing. I'm building modules for Artsci for the Gen II (Aluminum) appliques as we speak, and I should be able to give some attention to a 3.1 or 3.2 release of the software in a...
  8. Danal

    Gen II rear lighted appliqué soon available: Gauging pre-producion interest

    I'm building units for artsci right now. Danal P.S. Been off the boards for a while; I will do my best to monitor, and answer questions.
  9. Danal

    Work on lighting lift gate appliqué begins

    The R3.0 BlueTooth Low Energy command documentation is now available. Click here for a Google Docs version.
  10. Danal

    Supercharging - Elon's statement that Daily Supercharging Users are Receiving Notes

    First half day of responses (since my "Tesla said X" post): 2 "First time anyone has ever stated that Tesla stated..." 2 "Store employees may not represent Tesla policy" (By the way, at least one of the people who did the majority of the presentation at the company event was from California...
  11. Danal

    Supercharging - Elon's statement that Daily Supercharging Users are Receiving Notes

    The clearest interactions were at a "marketing to a company" event. About 2000 people in a headquarters building, Tesla brought several cars and parked them up on the pedestrian areas right outside the front entrance. More than a year ago or so, and LOTS of conversations explaining things...
  12. Danal

    Supercharging - Elon's statement that Daily Supercharging Users are Receiving Notes

    89 pages of debate about the meaning of words on web pages, how different people interpret them, and what changed when. And still no one on the "...you should know better..." side has addressed the fact that I was told by Tesla store personnel, and watched them tell other people "When you buy...
  13. Danal

    Work on lighting lift gate appliqué begins

    Yes, this is a clean miss. It is an obviously needed command, and I just flatly did not include it. It will have to be in 3.1. Can't believe I missed that one, and that when I put the command set out for verification (many posts ago), you all missed it as well!!! :) - - - Updated - - -...
  14. Danal

    Service Manual Subscriptions

    Crawl under car? Hack in to CAN bus?
  15. Danal

    Work on lighting lift gate appliqué begins

    DIS was replaced by DIF (Fade) in 3.0. This was to make all commands consistent, S is used for "Steady" in several other commands. ADONS is also non-existent... but should be there! It should be "Auto Display ON Steady". I will add this to 3.1. Here is an extremely summarized version of...
  16. Danal

    Supercharging - Elon's statement that Daily Supercharging Users are Receiving Notes

    I comfortable with your entire summary. Except that last part. "Feel"? "Implication"? Nope. I was directly stated by official Tesla Motors representatives (both in the store and when they visited the my workplace with several cars on a "green day") that SuperChargers were free for...
  17. Danal

    Tesla credit card key - who's interested?

    Kevo has access to something that works on iPhone 5 and above. From the outside, it works a lot like NFC. Maybe it is a different BTLE profile than the Tesla fob. Or maybe it indicates this can be done, if you are big enough to negotiate with Apple the right way. Kevo Smart Lock - A...
  18. Danal

    Hands Free Steering by End of Month - For a small number

    I seem to recall Elon saying that an autopilot system that cuts off when the driver "goes away" is backwards. Does anyone remember where/when he said that?
  19. Danal

    Supercharging - Elon's statement that Daily Supercharging Users are Receiving Notes

    Tesla Motors statements regarding SC use have been, and are now, in conflict with each other. There is plenty of room for interpretation, and confusion. Here's just a few examples from the Tesla Motors web site as of today: How often can I Supercharge? Is it bad for my battery? Supercharging...
  20. Danal

    Hands Free Steering by End of Month - For a small number

    Per the LA Times, Elon stated at the shareholder's meeting: A small number of Tesla Model S owners will have their cars updated for a test of hands-free driving by the end of the month, Elon Musk, chief executive of the electric car company, said at Tesla’s annual shareholders meeting. In the...
  21. Danal

    Too funny not to share

    Me too. And I periodically get similar maintenance offers regarding the Leaf from Nissan dealers nearer to my house.
  22. Danal

    I got a "NO LICENSE PLATE / REGISTRATION" ticket today.

    Yes, it does. No TX Temp is needed. References: Texas temporary plate page, which says the conditions wherein you can obtain a temp plate, one of which is "The vehicle is registered in a state that does not have a reciprocity agreement with Texas." Texas DMV Summary of Texas License Plate...
  23. Danal

    Urgent need for comments on HOA EV charging rules

    Although not subject to Section 5 of this Policy, a standard alternating current power plug shall be considered a “charging station,” and shall be covered by the rules outlined herein. That statement is not structurally connected to anything else in the rules. As written, that statement makes...
  24. Danal

    P85D Torque Balancing

    It has been raining it TX a lot, so many of my "Insane mode demo rides" have been on wet streets. Sometimes VERY wet. I occasionally feel the car "re-gripping"; even when I feel that, the launches stay quite exciting! I haven't tried any serious cornering in variable traction situations...
  25. Danal

    Work on lighting lift gate appliqué begins

    I have found Bluefruit to be quite flakey on any release. I think at least part of that is the underlying iOS BT stack (or, techincally BLE stack). Of course, the Nordic supplied utility that runs on both iOS and Android doesn't seem that much better, plus it inserts a CR/LF at each message...
  26. Danal

    Supercharging to reduce ownership cost of a Model S.

    I throw a party at my house and invite all of you, specifically to come eat. When you show up, I greet each of you at the door and say "There are snack trays distributed through the back gardens to make it easier to move around, eat all you want.". As you party, you also discover a couple of...
  27. Danal

    Work on lighting lift gate appliqué begins

    Yes, we can add this to the software. Will do. AND... You can have this at install time by attaching the "TL" input to any source of 12V that is on when the car is on, and off when the car is off. I'll try to get you an exact wire. If you are in a hurry, for now, the cigarette lighter is...
  28. Danal

    P85D Torque Balancing

    I agree that at neutral thrust (per the power meter), the S will noticeably understeer, just a little bit, as it approaches the edge in most circumstances. I agree that adding bit of thrust seems to help make the car "feel" neutral when it is trying to understeer. Over-application of power has...
  29. Danal

    Dual Motor 19" Wheel Owners Poll On Tesla Recommended Tire Pressure

    P85D Delivered March 2nd 2015. I poll answered 50 and THEN checked the door, which does, indeed, say 50. Ahhh, the smallest victories are sometimes the sweetest... ;) 19", stock wheels, Michelins.
  30. Danal

    I got a "NO LICENSE PLATE / REGISTRATION" ticket today.

    Texas changed a few years ago to prevent faking the paper plates that dealers issue. For many years, TX, like quite a few other states, used a universal dealer-issued paper plate with a Date filled in by black marker blocks in large enough letters to see. There was a dealer number and...
  31. Danal

    Supercharging to reduce ownership cost of a Model S.

    Actually, they do. That's the point that a couple of us have been making. Encouraging long-distance travel and encouraging all uses of SCs are not exclusive. Do an absolutely cold read with no pre-conceptions. Tesla explicitly says we should use SCs. In fact, they say it as soon as possible...
  32. Danal

    Supercharging to reduce ownership cost of a Model S.

    I actually kinda like you, from your posts over time; I just used your quote because it was handy.
  33. Danal

    I got a "NO LICENSE PLATE / REGISTRATION" ticket today.

    Yes, as a fellow TX resident, I had this same risk. Dodged that particular bullet. I was prepared if it happened, and my plan was: 1) Never argue with the officer. Try to show him the correct paperwork one time, then accept the ticket. 2) Get the ticket dropped. 3) Get TX plates. AFTER...
  34. Danal

    Supercharging to reduce ownership cost of a Model S.

    Does that mean I am free to think less of people who think less of.... oh, never mind. I hate recursion anyway. :) Y'all have a nice day! Think Less!
  35. Danal

    Supercharging to reduce ownership cost of a Model S.

    Exactly what it says, with the assumption "life of the car". Free for as long as that VIN car is capable of reaching a Supercharger and absorbing charge. None, in writing, that anyone has been able to find or quote. All else is speculation at best and confirmation bias at worst. I believe they...
  36. Danal

    Supercharging to reduce ownership cost of a Model S.

    Directly from the Tesla Motors site page on Superchargers: Superchargers are free connectors that charge Model S in minutes instead of hours. We strategically place Superchargers along well-traveled highways and in congested city centers. - - - Updated - - - With great respect, I will take...
  37. Danal

    Work on lighting lift gate appliqué begins

    No, in that the attached files don't have the scripts to make a Mac transfer the code into the "Tesla Rear Applique Control Unit". Mac support coming soon.
  38. Danal

    Work on lighting lift gate appliqué begins

    R3.0 officially released. All known problems fixed. If you wish to self upgrade, see the two attachments to this post.
  39. Danal

    Supercharging to reduce ownership cost of a Model S.

    This is repeated so often it has become "tribal wisdom". Is there a statement, anywhere, from Tesla Motors that supports this?
  40. Danal

    Work on lighting lift gate appliqué begins

    Also, there people who liked the original concept better than the animation. That is, just "parking lights" and "brake lights". If that's what you wish... install as per the guide, then configure with bluetooth: RTOFF LTOFF RVOFF CHOFF BRONS TLON That's it! Your car will behave like the...
  41. Danal

    Work on lighting lift gate appliqué begins

    Thank you for that story. My car has visited a Service Center with Kitt scrolling turned on... we didn't say anything, just parked outside and went in. In this SC, you can see into the bays through a lot of glass. Sure enough, in about 5 min, not a soul in the work bay area... they were all...
  42. Danal

    Supercharging to reduce ownership cost of a Model S.

    Is there a written statement from Tesla anywhere that Model 3 Super Charging will be lifetime free?
  43. Danal

    Supercharging to reduce ownership cost of a Model S.

    I've been thinking about that very point since I made my post. Where was it stated, in writing, from Tesla Motors, that Superchargers are for travel? We all speculate about funding and business models, and perhaps that got repeated enough to become accepted, including by me. Upon research...
  44. Danal

    Supercharging to reduce ownership cost of a Model S.

    Reminds me of a person who did not understand why our company should pay for software (in this case, CAD software) when she knew there were ways to unlock it without a license code. The logic was "XYZ is a big company, they won't miss the $10,000 from us, they have hundreds of millions"...
  45. Danal

    Big ICE...

    Suggestion: Add a phrase like "How would you feel if you found my vehicle parked in front of the gas pump you need to use, and it is the only gas pump for hundreds of miles around?". I really believe that people have no concept of what ICEing does, and explaining it in electric car terms...
  46. Danal

    Work on lighting lift gate appliqué begins

    Yes, the install guide recommends placing the controller just inside the left handle for this very reason. Easy to access without removing a bunch of trim. Just pop the left handle, grab the controller off the double-sided tape or Velcro that you used to install it, unplug it*, and take it to...
  47. Danal

    Should we have an "X Prize" for batteries?

    X prizes are to create motivation for individuals or groups who can fund some amount of development, and then need the prize when they pass a certain hurdle, to progress further down that road. They encourage break through research in areas that are not well funded by some other mechanism...
  48. Danal

    Work on lighting lift gate appliqué begins

    The Underlying Controller (Adafruit Pro Trinket) is just not reliable enough about resetting to USB loader status. Therefore, it is really better to open the case, see the lights, press the button, etc. That is exactly why I did not drill the hole in the cases. In the long run, there may be a...

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