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  1. vandacca

    App "Server Error"

    Anyone else having issues connecting to their vehicle via Tesla App? It's been unavailable for me (in Southern Ontario, Canada) since Sunday (3+ days ago). I'm surprised I'm not finding more people reporting this issue, so I'm hoping its a regional issue, rather than something specific to my...
  2. vandacca

    Drivetrain "shimmy" a "feature"?

    The original 2016-2019 Model-X had a suspension "flaw" that would develop and cause a shudder under extreme acceleration. It is minimized by keeping suspension on "very low" during hard acceleration. Tesla did do a OTA to change the default suspension setting to "low" to help reduce this...
  3. vandacca

    Is it worth it - Lost Credit Card in centre console

    A few years ago, I ended up doing both the black foam and the top-fit accessory. I haven't lost anything thin down that slot since doing so.
  4. vandacca

    tricking cameras to show front

    Long ago someone on this forum put together a front camera switch and did a couple of manufacturing runs. 2nd run of camera switch that show a front image on the touch screen
  5. vandacca

    Anyone riding 19" wheels? Range improvements?

    Yeah, that's true. For more clarity, these 19" winter tires are beginning their 4th season, so they have been worn in already.
  6. vandacca

    Model X Ski/Snowbord Rack, awesome

    I prefer to keep my snow equipment protected from the snow, salt and sand when driving to the mountains. If it's just me and my wife, I'll put the 2 boards in the X with the following custom tub I had made (old photo with protective plastic still in place): For longer trips with 4 boards...
  7. vandacca

    Anyone riding 19" wheels? Range improvements?

    Right after I switched to my 19" winter tires, I took a long road trip (>1000km return). It was colder, but not below freezing yet, and my car was predicting arriving at destinations with much lower battery (eg. 5%) than I'm used to, possibly due to the colder weather and rain. However, I...
  8. vandacca

    What's the best way to charge with RV 5-30?

    The one I linked to earlier definitely will not work. Where can I find the Gen-1 version above? I don't see it on the Canadian Tesla Store.
  9. vandacca

    What's the best way to charge with RV 5-30?

    I just found this Camco RV 30A Male to 50A Female adapter on Amazon...
  10. vandacca

    What's the best way to charge with RV 5-30?

    I just spent the weekend at a campsite that I visit every year. I mistakenly thought it was a 10-30 and when I tried to plug in, it wouldn't fit. Upon closer inspection, it's actually a RV 5-30 (or 5-30R or TT30). Not sure if it's clear from the photo, but it is clearly labelled "30A 125V"...
  11. vandacca

    Carrying Skis/Snowboards Model X, 6 seater

    I have 2 ways of transporting snowboards. The first is when the whole family is going on a multi-day trip. I have a tray attached to the hitch with a weather-proof bag on top. The second is for shorter trips, or when it's only me and my wife. It's a custom Snowboard-Bin I designed and had...
  12. vandacca

    Replace with generation two latches on pre-owned before delivery

    Sorry for the confusion. I thought the "latches" mentioned were the actual latch actuators that physically keep the door shut. That's what my earlier post was referring to. Sounds like you were referring to the FWD door switches to open/close the doors. I still have the old pull/push switch...
  13. vandacca

    Replace with generation two latches on pre-owned before delivery

    I had one of my FWD latches go and took it in for replacement. I asked if they could do the other one before it fails and they said they can only replace once they fail. I'm in Canada, so you mileage may vary.
  14. vandacca

    Model-X life-hacks

    FYI: After having to pull my console apart to get to a lost credit card, I did end up buying the above accessory. I modified it slightly by using 3M tape to connect a strip of foam weatherstripping (exact same width as console door) to the bottom of this accessory. It now prevents any cards...
  15. vandacca

    Is it worth it - Lost Credit Card in centre console

    FYI: After having to pull my console apart to get to a lost credit card, I did end up buying the above accessory. I modified it slightly by using 3M tape to connect a strip of foam weatherstripping (exact same width as console door) to the bottom of this accessory. It now prevents any cards...
  16. vandacca

    Adding speakers and sub to non-pup X?

    I've seen a few threads on after-market upgrades, but none for a while. Do a forum search. Below are a few hits: BTW, you wouldn't want to put anything into the Lift Gate because of lack of space and it would throw off the weight distribution, which would affect the auto-open and auto-close...
  17. vandacca

    Why there can never be a "Tesla Killer" car

    I can't disagree with you on that. I only hope that a lot of that is due to misrepresentation from desperate challengers (either shorters, old automotive, or oil/gas industry). The growing "Tesla Army" should be able to counter that in no time (12-24 months). As soon as the Tesla army is...
  18. vandacca

    Why there can never be a "Tesla Killer" car

    There are 2 points I'd like to make: (a) If someone is making a EV decision today, they will compare current charging infrastructure (assuming remote charging is important to them). Just because 5 years ago there wasn't any and a few early adopters managed without them, that has no bearings on...
  19. vandacca

    What will you name your Model X?

    I named mine "QuickSilver"...
  20. vandacca

    Why there can never be a "Tesla Killer" car

    Another point to counter @bxr140. In 2014 there wasn't any other infrastructure worth mentioning, besides Tesla. Therefore, no competition. In 2018 Tesla has largest and best infrastructure. Comparing any CCS/Chademo infrastructure to what Tesla had in 2014 is pointless, because no one is...
  21. vandacca

    Why there can never be a "Tesla Killer" car

    How timely... How Tesla is going to be overtaken by the other automotive manufacturers: Tesla leads in future e-mobility race but the large German OEMs are rapidly catching up and will have overtaken by 2021 :rolleyes::rolleyes:
  22. vandacca

    Why there can never be a "Tesla Killer" car

    At the moment, Tesla is at the forefront of battery technology. Not only do they have the best battery tech, they also have the cheapest (win-win). Tesla is still in start-up mode and trying to innovate as quickly as possible. If a new production-ready battery technology gets developed, Tesla...
  23. vandacca

    Why there can never be a "Tesla Killer" car

    Something dawned on me today that I thought was very important in the area of EV competition. I know Elon has said many times that any EV sale is good for Tesla and the planet. While my gut could accept that rationale, until now I could never express why I intrinsically agreed with that...
  24. vandacca

    First service

    I guess I projected my desires/experiences on to your earlier post. I really don't like driving ICE cars anymore and thought the same was the case with you. My bad. :rolleyes:
  25. vandacca

    First service

    The following quote says a lot about how remarkably game-changing Tesla is: Basically, when I take my car in for service, I better get the same car as a loaner or I won't be happy. Even with all the issues, we'd still prefer to drive a Tesla. How many other auto-makers hear that? And yeah...
  26. vandacca

    Deer Tesla

    Thanks. Got the SylvanSport Go at the beginning of this year. I was going to get it a year ago, but I got sticker shock. Luckily, I'm the type of guy that forgets the cost of things after buying it and just immediately enjoy the product. Worked well for both the Tesla and the trailer. ;)...
  27. vandacca

    Deer Tesla

    <Sorry for the click-bait title> :rolleyes:
  28. vandacca

    What happened if we don't make the updates?

    The last update will cover all previous updates. I don't think there is anyone that gets every single update (maybe Elon Musk?) so this is common.
  29. vandacca

    Pics of Model X with Gloss black or Carbon grey 22 Turbines

    It's Midnight Silver, taken just after XPel and Ceramic coating was applied. No editing was done to the photo, it was a sunny day and the blue inside the gray really popped.
  30. vandacca

    Pics of Model X with Gloss black or Carbon grey 22 Turbines

    Damn. You're right. My bad. :confused:
  31. vandacca

    Pics of Model X with Gloss black or Carbon grey 22 Turbines

    They are actually 20" Slipstream powder-coated grey (technically not Carbon Grey). OP asked for something similar to the Model-S 21" Turbines. I don't see any reference to 22".
  32. vandacca

    Editorial: Why it is safer to have creep mode ON rather than OFF.

    I'm thinking that you're either experiencing momentum or gravity (due to a slight decline). Tesla is a lot more efficient than most vehicles, so if you have regen set to low (or circumventing regen by sligly pressing the accelerator), you'll coast a good while before coming to a stop.
  33. vandacca

    One more parts saga for a minor fender bender

    I disagree with your statement that Tesla doesn't care. They know it's a problem, (along with many other issues they need to solve) and have a long-term plan to address it. They plan to create their own body shops inside Tesla SC and stock common parts at these locations. I'm assuming they...
  34. vandacca

    Tesla X slows down in cruise control

    AP1 vehicles actually do "see" and read speed-limit signs. Not sure what's taking so long for AP2 vehicles.
  35. vandacca

    Spoiled DOGS... How to keep them in the back... 5 seater...

    Here is a photo of the pet cover...
  36. vandacca

    Spoiled DOGS... How to keep them in the back... 5 seater...

    My seats are the black leather (no longer available). The pet cover uses nylon straps that go around the head resets. I haven't noticed any wear on the seats...I'll check again later today.
  37. vandacca

    Spoiled DOGS... How to keep them in the back... 5 seater...

    Sorry, I don't own any dogs. I use this to keep the trunk area clean and prevent things from flying forward during hard braking. However, the bonwen pet cover does go up pretty high. It reaches the bottom of the head rest in the 2nd row seats (I have a 6-seater) so I think it would do a good...
  38. vandacca

    Spoiled DOGS... How to keep them in the back... 5 seater...

    It's a Heininger 3048 Portable pet partition. I had to cut the tubes an inch and then re-drill the stopper holes. However, I don't use it much anymore as I tend to find the Bonawen Pet Cover works better for my needs and is easier to install/remove (and it doesn't leave marks in the soft...
  39. vandacca

    BlackVue DR750S-2Ch Install Question

    I haven't been going to the Ontario Tesla Club meetings because they are generally held north of Toronto, and I'm in Hamilton. Not the most convenient location for me. Furthermore, they have recently started charging for membership, so I had a hard time justifying joining considering I...
  40. vandacca

    BlackVue DR750S-2Ch Install Question

    @BlueBird, if my memory is correct (this was almost 2 years ago), I too threaded the dashcam cable through the hole with the existing wiring harness. I don't recall that being the most difficult part. I found threading it through the flex-tubing to be much harder. I hope that helps...
  41. vandacca

    BlackVue DR750S-2Ch Install Question

    I didn't need to use a cable-tie to get the cable from the cabin to the flex tubing. I managed to do it by just disconnecting the flex tubing from the frame and fishing the dashcam wire through. Once fished through to the frame, it will take some effort/time to fish it through the flex tubing...
  42. vandacca

    Turning off regen and power limiting for increased range

    The thing I like about regen braking is that it's a super smooth transition. When it comes to regen and braking (both regen braking and brake pads) is that you want to keep things as simple as possible. This is arguably one of the most important safety aspects of a car, so you don't want to...
  43. vandacca

    Bluetooth / iPhone X issues

    You don't see Android users complaining about this issue, so I would be very skeptical that this is something Tesla can fix. I too have had this problem and rebooting my iPhone temporarily fixes this issue. I have a 2nd generation Apple Watch and Air Pods. I don't know exactly what...
  44. vandacca

    Bluetooth / iPhone X issues

    Filing a class action lawsuit will only help you if you're a lawyer. Are you a lawyer? Otherwise, it's been pretty-much determined to be a problem on the iPhone 8/X end, not Tesla's end, and only appears to occur when Air Pods and Apple Watch are both paired to the same phone.
  45. vandacca

    Rear ended twice in 3 months.

    My bad...skimmed this thread too quickly.
  46. vandacca

    Rear ended twice in 3 months.

    If the X is stopped (as posted by OP), then the rear brake light is on, so it has nothing to do with regen and brake lights not being activated. --Edit-- I stand corrected. OP was in stop & go traffic. skimmed thread too quickly.
  47. vandacca

    Just bought an X. My first Tesla. It'll be the family beater and we'll ignore it. Suggestions?

    Yeah, "kaizen" is the Japanese name for the statistical approach taught by American professor William Deming (who American manufacturers ignored for decades, so he went to Japan after WWII to teach his methodology). Its all about improving tolerances in building individual parts and never...
  48. vandacca

    Just bought an X. My first Tesla. It'll be the family beater and we'll ignore it. Suggestions?

    Something that never gets reported or talked about is this apparent drive from Tesla (and SpaceX) to build solid, reliable, long-lasting products. For example: Tesla's goal to build their electric motors to handle 1+ million miles. The extensive work on Tesla's Battery Management System (BMS)...
  49. vandacca

    Just bought an X. My first Tesla. It'll be the family beater and we'll ignore it. Suggestions?

    @cwerdna, you make good points on the longevity and reliability of Tesla vehicles based on decades worth of experiences with ICE manufacturers/vehicles. However, Tesla is a different manufacturer than all others that precede them, so those points may not be relevant here. For example: Tesla...
  50. vandacca

    Saturated sound GPS voice-Bad front speaker sound

    I haven't heard of this issue, but it could be a software issue. Try resetting the main console by simultaneously holding down both thumb-scroll-wheels for 10 seconds. Let us know if that fixes it. Otherwise, if it's hardware related, your only option is to visit Tesla Service Centre.

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