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    Auto dimming mirrors

    Huh. Interesting that they dropped the dimming function. I guess I should get my US spec dimming mirrors up on eBay :D
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    Do European Model 3s have Convex Side mirrors?

    Yes, they work perfectly, I've got them on my US car. part numbers: LH: 925-2455-001 RH: 925-2456-001
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    US and European side mirrors compatibility

    Ditto, I bought both as a pair, and I like having it without the lettering, but I would't bother otherwise :) Heated and dimming work perfectly on the euro mirrors on my US car.
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    Added convex side mirror

    I bought the Suma mirrors (clear, not blue) a couple months ago, they worked fine minus the dimming of course. Then a few weeks ago was able to source some proper European Tesla mirrors from a parts seller in Latvia. Keep an eye on eBay for part numbers: LH: 925-2455-001 RH: 925-2456-001...
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    Supercharger - Kettleman City, CA (LIVE 15 Nov 2017, 24 V2 + 16 V3 stalls, lounge)

    I did a roadtrip in my 3 from the bay area to Santa Clarita and back in one day (twice now, heh). I found the 250kW chargers to be a useless party trick. Car had horrible efficiency on the way down; low 40s ambient temps i guess was the reason. Took virtually all 310mi of range to go like...
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    Group Buy: Suma Convex Side Mirrors WITHOUT Blue Tint

    Thanks for the quick reply. I've updated my comment to reflect (ha!) that fact.
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    Group Buy: Suma Convex Side Mirrors WITHOUT Blue Tint

    Just got my mirrors tonight, installed them, took a quick spin around the block. Massive, massive improvement over factory. I'd give them a solid 4/5 stars. Better than anything else out there, vastly better than the factory mirrors, they eliminate the colossal blind spots the car comes with. I...
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    Group Buy: Suma Convex Side Mirrors WITHOUT Blue Tint

    Interesting. I thought maybe it was related to the dimming function -- eg, I was seeing one image from the dimming layer and one from the 'normal' reflective layer. Ha, shipped from Bellevue. I used to live there. Well, mine are out for delivery, so I'll probably get 'em slapped on tonight...
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    Group Buy: Suma Convex Side Mirrors WITHOUT Blue Tint

    Just got my shipping notice! looking forward to it. I'll buy another pair once you add in dimming.. if I can't source Tesla Euro mirrors before then. I've been driving vehicles with Euro mirrors more than the Tesla lately, so it'll be an (annoying) shock to have to go back to the bad mirrors...
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    Supercharger - Kettleman City, CA (LIVE 15 Nov 2017, 24 V2 + 16 V3 stalls, lounge)

    Great, thanks for the quick reply. I'll be in a bit of a hurry on this trip so having info upfront and not spending time hunting around when we're trying to make it to an appointment for my wife will make a difference. IIRC the source I found (maybe the map in the car?) says there are 14x...
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    Supercharger - Kettleman City, CA (LIVE 15 Nov 2017, 24 V2 + 16 V3 stalls, lounge)

    My understanding is only some of the units at Kettleman City are v3. How do I tell them apart? Not too worried about cars that can’t support 250kw taking them up as I’ll be there early on a weekday AM. Speaking of which, when do the baristas show up? :) Thanks!
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    Group Buy: Suma Convex Side Mirrors WITHOUT Blue Tint

    I don't see any info on how the turn signal option works. I don't think I'm interested, but it made me wonder where the wiring comes from. It sounds like there are 2 concerns with width. One is that you'll just see more mirror housing -- this is definitely something i worried about on my M...
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    Model 3 reliability so far?

    17k and 1 year, no failure type issues. Had 3 initial quality issues that I finally got around to fixing after 3mo. Slight high-frequency rattle in the dash vent (turns out there was a clip lost down there somewhere). My wife couldn't hear it, but it drove me nuts. Glovebox never opened from...
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    Common way to greet other Model 3 drivers?

    I see a couple hundred a day, so no. Even when we got ours a year ago, you'd see then everywhere. My M Coupe, I still wave. Sometimes when driving the wrong car :D But there are only about 2000 of those in the US.
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    My Solution to the Blind Spot Problem

    Glad someone's solving the problem. Honestly, wide angle mirrors don't even need tint because headlights create less glare on a convex mirror. I think I'm going to hold off until I can get the proper OE solution, as I don't feel like doing a wire splice *and* losing my dimming. A bit hokey, IMO...
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    Planning to only use 110 outlet

    I don't know what the science is, but my dad has a 2 year old Model S with only 14,000 miles on it. He was charging to, I think, 50%, and the car's rated range was declining fairly precipitously. From, I think, 259 miles when new, to somewhere in the 230s. I think it was verging on causing...
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    Planning to only use 110 outlet

    That sounds painfully miserable, and possible untenable. But it depends on if you EVER plan to do anything with your car other than commute, if you plan to return directly home after work *every day* so that you can immediately begin trickle charging, etc. I wouldn't want to think "I could go...
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    OMG - Wake Times from app are SOOOOHHHOOO SLOW.

    Yup, no more complaints. Sometimes it takes a handful of seconds, but it's so much better than before.
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    Homelink Garage Door Opening no longer included with Premium Interior Package

    Dumb, since it's just a software feature they're taking away. I paid $200 for an aftermarket garage door opener that mimicked the factory buttons around the shifter in my Golf R, and it took an hour or two of installation. The 3 is the first car I've had that came with it 'free'. So I don't...
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    No negative views in Model 3 forum?

    Agree. Been on many car forms for decades. I bought my first new car in 2016 and I generally found that, the newer the car, the less educated (about cars in general) the owners are, and the more likely they are to think that they have bought the pinnacle of automotive engineering that can have...
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    HW3 2019.16.2 Waiting room

    Broke my garage door opener functionality. Not a mundane detail. Works sometimes, doesn't work others. Rebooting the tablet 'fixed' it briefly. I'm on 2019.16.2.
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    SR+: Vancouver to Whistler trip

    :eek: it's a luxury car, not a lotus.
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    Supercharger - Menlo Park, CA (LIVE 21 Nov 2019, 18 urban stalls)

    Oh wow, I parked by that construction a week or two ago, didn't realize it was a supercharger going in! Will be a nice addition for the 280 corridor for sure. I guess we'll have 3 superchargers within 6 miles of our house :D
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    100 charge to 300 miles

    It changes a lot. 90% on ours was 278-277, now with the firmware update a few months back, 90% is 284-287ish. I've seen as high as maybe 317 on a full charge, but the first time i charged to 100% it only got to like 304. Got about 14k miles on the clock now.
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    CA South Bay Area to Kirkwood ski resort in one shot with Model 3 AWD LR

    Thanks Marc! We chatted on a friend's FB feed a few weeks back. Just took our RWD LR 3 up to Kirkwood from Redwood City, leaving with 315mi range (~100% though it hadn't quite stopped charging, might have been able to get 1mi more out of it). This was over Easter weekend. Arrived with 70mi...
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    Supercharger - San Jose, CA - Santana Row (26 urban stalls)

    I'm seeing 10/10 available at Valet and 21/26 available in the normal supercharger location at SR (using the app). I think this means they must all be open now -- since on Friday you'd only see 1-3 of 26 available when very few stalls were occupied, but most didn't actually work :)
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    Supercharger - San Jose, CA - Santana Row (26 urban stalls)

    I found out why the app says only a couple are available -- most of them are switched off, or something. My app said 2/26 available when I took the car up to test it out, but neither one of the two I tried worked. I wasn't gonna spend 20 minutes trying every parking spot to find the available...
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    Supercharger - San Jose, CA - Santana Row (26 urban stalls)

    Yup, very odd setup. On 4: 15 destination chargers, some of which had 60min parking signs, but not all. 26 superchargers; 23 of them in a row, 2 more 'around the corner', and 1 last one on the other side of the elevator shaft. On the ground floor, there are 2 more superchargers; 1 is in a...
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    Epidemic of Model 3 small window break-ins

    Apparently my entire office is a sign of something suspicious happening, all the time. Not everyone dresses like an accountant.
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    Epidemic of Model 3 small window break-ins

    Eh, it's a trend among thieves. Trends come and go. Ours was broken into, the first car I've EVER had broken into in my decades of driving, even often leaving radar detectors and the like sitting out in the open.. but it's just a fact of life. I'll take a few precautions when leaving my car in a...
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    OMG - Wake Times from app are SOOOOHHHOOO SLOW.

    Just checked the car, it's parked in an open (eg, not underground) garage at my wife's work. 2min8sec. *yawn* Oh well, sounds like this fix wasn't promised for this software update anyway, I think earlier in the thread someone said 52 or 54, we just got 50. It's far from the end of the world...
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    OMG - Wake Times from app are SOOOOHHHOOO SLOW.

    Seems to be more like 10-25 seconds now, much much much improved. Unfortunately, our work wifi roaming seems wonky, so lots of times if I open the app at my desk, I can't check on the car or preheat or whatever on my 3-4min trip to the basement. Car doesn't wake before my phone roams to...
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    Epidemic of Model 3 small window break-ins

    Great, so now my alarm goes off every time I walk towards the car to drive to work in the AM?
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    First boatload of M3 to Europe

    Posted in another thread, but I've seen 5 truckloads of Model 3s with european plate holders going up 101 North towards San Francisco in the past 4 days. Surprised me; I didn't realized they shipped cars into/out of SF. I would have thought Oakland if it was in the bay area. Good info. Reminds...
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    OMG - Wake Times from app are SOOOOHHHOOO SLOW.

    I got 50.6 last night... Just tested it a few hours ago, 25 seconds, just tested again now, 20 seconds. It "feels" better than it was before, but that's only 2 data points. Even pre-50.6, sometimes it worked almost immediately, so I'm not ready to call it fixed yet. That said, we had pretty poor...
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    Epidemic of Model 3 small window break-ins

    yes. most of them, in fact.
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    RWD 1st Snow Driving Experience with All Season Tires

    Well, it's flatter in Boston, for one. I guess if you have zero hills and don't care about being able to stop in an emergency, good luck on your all-seasons. Coming back from the mountains a couple weekends ago, I saw what you'll typically see when it's actually slippery with actual...
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    OMG - Wake Times from app are SOOOOHHHOOO SLOW.

    Are you effing kidding me? Of COURSE it's too slow. I often try to preheat the car before we leave for work in the morning. It goes something like this: * Open app, wait for car to wake up for 10+ seconds, turn around to do something else, forget about phone, unlock phone again, car is still...
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    Why did you purchase a Model 3 and what were your other options?

    Nothing, really. Waited in line for a reservation so we'd have the option when the time came to replace my wife's 08 Subaru Impreza, and give her carpool access since she had the longer commute. We were planning on getting the SR if we bought anything. Well, as our reservation time got close...
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    X-Ice XI3 on Model 3 AWD

    I ran Xice3 on my Golf R and they were incredible. Bit like driving on jell-o blocks in the dry, took a lot of the fun out of a sporty car, but I figure that's what ya get with proper snows.
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    My Solution to the Blind Spot Problem

    Nope. It's fine in my loaner S, but in the 3, the mirrors won't adjust out far enough. Yup, I'm just waiting for aspheric mirrors for the 3. Had them in my BMWs and VW. Can't wait till those euro shipments begin! Blind spot warning systems are a bit of a gimmick. Or, at best, a last resort...
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    I find the M3’s rear visibility poor

    Actually, I was driving my dad's S75D over Christmas, and am in an S75 loaner now. Visibility is better out the rear, IMO. Lower rear deck, better view on shoulder check to the left (not sure why.. but I can see continuously to the back, out the driver's side small triangle window.. seems there...
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    I find the M3’s rear visibility poor

    So, actually, you're technically seeing a rearward view from a higher vantage point. When you tilt the mirror down more, you're looking in the "higher" section of the mirror (closer to the top of the physical mirror), and therefore get a slightly better view of the cars behind you. Not much, but...
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    Anyone removed grille at front of dash? Rattle driving me nuts.

    I actually did the same thing removing the dash grille; lost a clip because of the way you have to angle the nub into place. of course it's just right to push the tab on the clip and then force it to fall into the abyss. Fortunately, I have no new rattles, but I was not able to locate the source...
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    Taptes new wireless charging pad

    Nomad delayed, anyway, so it's not just the knockoffs. Saying 12/30 now.
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    I find the M3’s rear visibility poor

    Ha, I sold my Mk7 Golf R when we got our 3. I actually thought the Golf had pretty poor rear visibility, until I got the 3, which is terrible. Of course, my other cars were a Miata and a Z3 M Coupe, neither of which has any visibility issues whatsoever. On the Golf I pulled the massive rear...
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    Tesla needs to give us more music options like Spotify

    Whoa. Mind blown. I was using one browser, and I was getting the login message I posted. Tested out using another browser, got the pricing detail you screenshotted. My bad, I thought you were just being obtuse. Only thing I can think of, my primary browser I had spent some time on slacker's...
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    Tesla needs to give us more music options like Spotify

    Not if you're not logged in, which was my original gripe. I don't have an account, and I didn't want to create yet another account with yet another 3rd party just to figure out if I want to pay them or not. Terrible sales/marketing 101 right there. You'd think they'd want to leverage the Tesla...

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