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  1. Mark Z

    Supercharger - Lake Arrowhead, CA (LIVE 17 Nov 2021, 8 V3 stalls)

    I charge to 90% at home on the top of a hill. I notice reduced regenerative braking as the friction brakes must be used at the traffic light. At lower charge levels, the regeneration slows the Model S more effectively. My previous suggestion was to assure quality braking during the descent.
  2. Mark Z

    Supercharger - Lake Arrowhead, CA (LIVE 17 Nov 2021, 8 V3 stalls)

    This location helps the drivers who need extra range in the mountains. There is a concern for those who charge up fully before driving down the mountain. About 13 miles regenerate back into the battery when returning to San Bernardino. For example, I would only charge my Model S to 70% or less...
  3. Mark Z

    Tesla Service Center in Santa Ana

    The Tesla App scheduled my service for Santa Ana. As a Model S owner, I thought best to call and confirm since this thread was not recently updated. Santa Ana does service Model S vehicles and is another service location to use for faster service if offered in the Tesla App.
  4. Mark Z

    Supercharger - Brea, CA - Brea Mall (LIVE 28 Jun 2021, 20 V3 stalls)

    Happy to report that In-N-Out Burger on Imperial Highway is opening on October 14, 2021 for another fabulous food choice in the area while charging. Drive-through before and enjoy a famous Double-Double when Supercharging at the Brea Mall. Just west of the 57 freeway or State College Blvd.
  5. Mark Z

    New Tesla APP 4.x. Released for iOS and Android

    After seeing notifications that climate was left on, I learned that pressing those 4 icons are an immediate action, not to bring up a page of controls. Since the app automatically downloaded, it was my first use of the app. Thankfully the Model S was plugged in during the night. A lesson well...
  6. Mark Z

    Supercharger - Brea, CA - Brea Mall (LIVE 28 Jun 2021, 20 V3 stalls)

    After enjoying dinner at Red Robin, I snapped this photo at 6:37 PM on 6/28. These happy, friendly Tesla drivers were among the first to charge at The City of Brea Superchargers. A Model X driver attempted to charge behind the Supercharger stations, but soon moved the Tesla. Perhaps the driver...
  7. Mark Z

    Supercharger - Brea, CA - Brea Mall (LIVE 28 Jun 2021, 20 V3 stalls)

    In a rush to post! Corrected. Thanks for the heads up.
  8. Mark Z

    Supercharger - Brea, CA - Brea Mall (LIVE 28 Jun 2021, 20 V3 stalls)

    Functional at 5:20 PM on June 28, 2021. Enjoy your new Brea Supercharger! Labels near the handles indicate 1 to 5 with A to D.
  9. Mark Z

    Supercharger - Brea, CA - Brea Mall (LIVE 28 Jun 2021, 20 V3 stalls)

    https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/supercharger-brea-ca-brea-mall-under-construction-may-2021-20-v3-stalls.229383/page-2#post-5653919 SCE did the install the other day as seen in the photos at the above link. Perhaps final approvals and Tesla electricians are needed to flip the switch.
  10. Mark Z

    Supercharger - Brea, CA - Brea Mall (LIVE 28 Jun 2021, 20 V3 stalls)

    One word of caution must be mentioned about this location. The Brea Mall circular road is next to the Superchargers and must be crossed when walking towards the mall. Due to the curve, cars can appear out of nowhere at a rapid clip. Please watch for moving vehicles when leaving the area. A...
  11. Mark Z

    Supercharger - Brea, CA - Brea Mall (LIVE 28 Jun 2021, 20 V3 stalls)

    Photos after today’s 6/23 work by Southern California Edison: With the SCE transformer in place, that was quick!
  12. Mark Z

    New Sirius XM Interface

    What I find interesting are the stations appearing with high channel numbers that are not supported by the older satellite hardware. Ideally, these additional stations would be streamed by internet. If this is to support a future SiriusXM satellite option in future Tesla models, that would be...
  13. Mark Z

    Fremont will be shut down!

    Tesla IS essential since the biohazard air filter helps reduce the spread of COVID-19. More Tesla electric vehicle production with Biohazard filters please!
  14. Mark Z

    Repairing CyberTruck Stainless Steel might be easier than I realized

    Worse case. Buy a new one and sell the damaged finish vehicle to someone who wants a wrapped Cybertruck. I wonder if my favorite Stainless Steel cleaner will help maintain the best appearance? https://www.amazon.com/Cameo-Aluminum-Stainless-Steel-Cleaner/dp/B00J5HJ2KI
  15. Mark Z

    Cybertruck is NOT aerodynamically efficient - why the shape?

    Using the ChargePoint Home EVSE, they send a monthly report of usage. The 2012 MS P85 was charging daily as needed for that approximate 80 kWh per month. Some months were higher if doors were opened or tires filled with air, but I was only including the months of complete non-use.
  16. Mark Z

    Cybertruck is NOT aerodynamically efficient - why the shape?

    Aerodynamics of the Cybertruck need to be compared with all other similarly sized trucks on the market. For those overly concerned about wasting energy, attempt to use a more aerodynamically designed EV each time you haul stuff. Take into consideration the phantom/maintenance loss of energy by...
  17. Mark Z

    Tesla Cybertruck Orders Hit 146K in Two Days

    California HOV sticker expiration dates generate the need for new vehicle purchases. Red stickers are good through 2021 and purple stickers through 2022. Cybertruck manufacturing will help many Californians who need a new EV in 2022 and beyond.
  18. Mark Z

    Cybertruck and superchargers

    I carefully measured and the spare room includes the extra space needed for garage door bracing thickness. Lowering the door manually the first time will make sense. I could leave the Cybertruck outside as I did the Escalade while garaging two Model S. Thankfully, that won’t be necessary if the...
  19. Mark Z

    Cybertruck and superchargers

    It would fit in my 20 foot garage with 2 inches to spare. A lighted physical touch sensor will be needed to inch up to the drywall without damage. No margin for error.
  20. Mark Z

    Who has ordered?

    Dual motor order with full autonomy for faster delivery. Garage length may be an issue. Won’t the neighborhood look futuristic? The paint won’t peel in the sun as it has on my Escalade. The Tri-motor is my favorite due to range. However, a Model S extended range or Roadster may be considered...
  21. Mark Z

    not able to remove sold S from account?

    Once the email arrived to the new owner requesting images, email, address, phone and type of purchase, It took one week or 5 business days for the transfer to take place. Having sharp images of the registration and drivers license in the correct orientation can help speed the process. Compared...
  22. Mark Z

    not able to remove sold S from account?

    You are now given an option to remove your Tesla vehicle from your account when you click Manage at: Tesla SSO – Login However, the National Tesla support department based in Montreal suggested to NOT remove your Tesla vehicle for private party sales so you can assist the new owner if service...
  23. Mark Z

    Removing Cal Hov Stickers

    I removed mine from the lower dark plastic of the 2012 Tesla. A 1200 watt hair dryer worked well placed near the surface. Heat the easiest corner you find to start the removal. Start with 10 seconds at your start point then move the hot air away from your hand as you start to pick at the corner...
  24. Mark Z

    Strange/missing letters on touch screen

    My 2017 MS 90D does it as well. Maybe the Tesla is tired of all the recent software updates.
  25. Mark Z

    Tesla forced an update of my P85D to 2019.16.2

    My 2012 Signature P85 still has version 8. I enjoy version 9 in the 2017. Got an upgrade notice on the iPhone, but on the dash it says to connect to Wi-Fi, so still no upgrade or upgrade icon. Another notice shows that the 12 volt battery needs replacement, so it will be interesting to see how...
  26. Mark Z

    Got my first flat tire...now Tesla charging me for fixing it. Is this normal ?

    Be happy the tire was repairable. When I got a serious flat, Tesla couldn’t repair it and I had to buy a new tire. I was pleased that Tesla had the tire in stock and the turnaround time was less than two hours. Great service.
  27. Mark Z

    Model Y unveiling event 2019-03-14 (official thread)

    Thanks to all the live stream photographers. You gave us the event experience live while reading the forums. A nice way to enjoy the excitement and the fun. As my avatar shows, I have been fortunate to enjoy previous Tesla events and they provide great memories and quality discussions with many...
  28. Mark Z

    Supercharger V3 unveiling in Fremont

    Not at the prices shown on the charging status. I am happy for the Model 3 owners. Tesla has a constant product technology improvement program. The latest product has the newest features. Once Model S and X are refreshed, they can be top dog again until the Roadster appears. The 2019 technology...
  29. Mark Z

    Can the on-route-preheat be turned off?

    Preheat is perfect for those with free Supercharging. How many paying users will complain that the new preheating feature is costing them additional charging fees?
  30. Mark Z

    Supercharger V3 unveiling in Fremont

    Wonderful news for all as drivers spend less time charging to free up more Supercharger availability.
  31. Mark Z

    No more used Teslas from Tesla?

    I found it at the upper right on Safari. Here is the link for Model S: New & Used Electric Cars | Tesla Click the Model X button on the page if needed.
  32. Mark Z

    How long will the $35k Model 3 be available in the USA, before raising the price?

    The reduced features at 35K should encourage many to spend 2K more.
  33. Mark Z

    Disneyland RoadTrip with 2yr Old Baby - Vegas to LA - Need advice

    Enter your destination using navigation for charging suggestions in real time. Press the map charging icon to see the “Live” status of charging locations. Try this at home to familiarize yourself with the features. Above all, enjoy your Disneyland visit and read about the Baby Care Centers that...
  34. Mark Z

    Asleep with autopilot on

    Who would fall asleep in the daytime with Autopilot in Las Vegas? Tesla driver caught sleeping behind the wheel while driving on Autopilot | Daily Mail Online
  35. Mark Z

    Supercharger - Baker, CA (40 V2 stalls)

    A late night drive is a challenge, as Baker and Yermo shut down fresh food options about 10 PM. Barstow has some later options and the 24 hour Denny’s. Baker’s Mad Greek is open 24 hours so consider the recommendations on previous pages.
  36. Mark Z

    California red car pool lane decal - waiting for DMV

    Maybe a Figment sticker could help give balance to the new purple CA HOV sticker.
  37. Mark Z

    Need Solid Tips on Removing CA HOV Stickers

    Here is what I posted over at the Tesla Forum. The heat of the sun and no scraper was the goal. If your sticker is on shiny black plastic, take extra care as the suggested Scott towel is slightly abrasive when I tested it on other soft plastic non-Tesla surfaces. However, the Goo Gone and a...
  38. Mark Z

    What's on the horizon/Refresh?

    Red CA HOV stickers will expire Jan 2022, hopefully a perfect time for a new Tesla.
  39. Mark Z

    A Fart Toy. Seriously?

    Brilliant marketing and tears of laughter when I hear the emissions. Looking forward to visiting the Brea Mall and hearing the laughter, hoots and hollers as the feature is demonstrated. Maybe the Apple Store will empty out as those shoppers want to discover what all the fun is at Tesla since...
  40. Mark Z

    please honest opinion only

    I think you answered the question with the complaints about a long wait and not able to get a loaner car in the Las Vegas area. As far as reliability, I have found the Model S to be excellent. Both my 2012 and 2017 are charged and ready for use each morning. No need to visit a gas station. Both...
  41. Mark Z

    California red car pool lane decal - waiting for DMV

    I already enjoyed two years of HOV access with the white stickers. The red stickers add 3 years for a total of 5 years of HOV access for the old 2017 Model S. The DMV sent letters to those who had the white stickers. The 2012 MS got a letter that access was ending. The 2017 MS got the letter...
  42. Mark Z

    California red car pool lane decal - waiting for DMV

    Sent for the red HOV stickers on October 19, 2018. The red HOV stickers arrived on Monday, Dec 10. What new Tesla should be ordered near the end of 2021? Decisions, decisions.
  43. Mark Z

    Marks on ultra white seats, permanent?

    Since 2012 the use of a towel or pillowcase to sit on has kept my white leather seats from jean dye transfer. It might be a hassle to position the “seat cover”, but the results have been successful.
  44. Mark Z

    Navigate on Autopilot is Useless (2018.42.3)

    One scary lane in SoCal is the 91 eastbound HOV starting at the 110. In LA County, the concrete divider bulges out frequently near the vehicle as you pass by and both left side parking sensor dash indicators turn red. Manual override was accomplished at one location when it seemed too close. I...
  45. Mark Z

    The Nag makes driving on Autopilot almost impossible for me...

    I learned long ago that with two hands, a balanced steering wheel may not get the turning pressure required to avoid the nag. Using Autopilot has required a different technique of holding and applying constant turning torque to the steering wheel. Using one hand makes it easy. Two hands requires...
  46. Mark Z

    The Nag makes driving on Autopilot almost impossible for me...

    No nags if you keep ONE hand on the wheel in the right location and let the weight of your arm pull down on the wheel.
  47. Mark Z

    Petition to demand "camera on top, media player on bottom" be retained in UI

    Eventually, the autonomous vehicle will require a destination. Tesla is training us early to expect a map to show the route guidance. The system isn’t flawless as we discover when the route mapping does unnecessary turns. The more drivers that use it, the better it should become over time. I...
  48. Mark Z

    Model 3 Key Fob is here: $150

    There could be confusion with owners of Model S and X. Those who have a Tesla under warranty and have older 40 bit key fobs can receive one 80 bit key fob. The second one must be purchased for $150.00. This was according to a conversation with Tesla Mobile Service on 11/9/18. More details are at...
  49. Mark Z

    Tesla Thieves

    This month, I was told by the Service Center that I already had 80 bit key fobs after requesting a newer key fob during annual service. Double checking, I found the new key fob they gave me is 80 bit, but the original one is 40 bit. The Service Center programmed both key fobs to work with the...
  50. Mark Z

    I'm taking delivery on a model 3 tomorrow. Worried!

    The Model X in question was during the first 25 vehicles made. Model 3 is far beyond that number. Even so, the punch list never needed to deal with the quality of the drive. Model X was a dream to drive and enjoy. Being a very early adopter, I was extremely detailed with every issue. The punch...

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