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  1. Huachipato

    Flat tire Nightmare

    I disagree. The loaners and Uber credits are part of taking the car into service. Whether you have a bill or not is where the warranty comes in. My car is way past warranty and transportation is still offered.
  2. Huachipato

    Flat tire Nightmare

    I made a full size spare out of the best old tire from the last tire swap. I'm on 19 inch wheels (aftermarket) so the tire size is common and less likely to break/bend in a pothole. Just having the spare in the garage is huge step toward avoiding these scenarios.
  3. Huachipato

    Service Bulletin out on Hard Acceleration "Shudder"

    I'll just throw myself into the mix now. I went ahead and scheduled an appointment for next week. Looks like it will be a little over $1500 in the estimate. Got a 3rd party warranty that will expire soon, so I need to get it done. Hoping based on the feedback of others that this will be a...
  4. Huachipato

    So far so good MCU2 upgrade

    In my case most had to be setup again. I didn't mind really - it kind of had the effect of getting a new car feeling to it all.
  5. Huachipato

    Daytime Running Lights (LEDs)?

    Just adding an image to show the "Daytime Running Lights" option and where it's found on my car.
  6. Huachipato

    Daytime Running Lights (LEDs)?

    Maybe it's different on the facelift cars, but there is definitely an option on my old school nose cone car.
  7. Huachipato

    Strange sales practices

    Not really sure this is so much a Tesla issue as it is an industry wide issue at the moment. I've been shopping for a minivan the last few months and nobody has one I can even sit in to get a feel for them. We just had to blindly order one with the understanding that we could refuse it if we...
  8. Huachipato

    replacement M10 1022449-00-a bolt for Model S rear facing seats

    I don't know the answer, but if you go to Lowes or Home Depot there is normally some test nuts you can try to thread your bolt into. They are labeled with the size/pitch so you can easily buy matching bolts that way. They look like this...
  9. Huachipato

    Noise when car is low?

    Could it be that the brake pads are wearing thin and the squealers are making contact with the rotors?
  10. Huachipato

    New Front End Look for her 2015 S model.

    I find it to be such an easy piece to swap out, that I have 2 nose cones for my own car. Been working on different custom looks by painting one while the other is on the car. I really like the color matching - looks great.
  11. Huachipato

    Autopilot in the refresh S is crap lately! 4.15.22

    I'm pretty sure OP meant to say radar.
  12. Huachipato

    Driver LCD has Bubbles after Visit to Clarkston, MI Service Center.

    I paid for the radio upgrade on mine ($500). Well worth it.
  13. Huachipato

    Should I abandon my Model S? New Battery Pack is needed.

    Genuinely curious now - would enjoy learning what could happen during a motor replacement that would kill the battery.
  14. Huachipato

    Should I abandon my Model S? New Battery Pack is needed.

    I'd at least start by letting a third party company taking a look at the battery and seeing if they can provide a battery fix for a lot less.
  15. Huachipato

    Driver LCD has Bubbles after Visit to Clarkston, MI Service Center.

    My IC got bubbles one day and quickly got worse. It does seem odd the bubbles showed up there since the EMMC repair is behind the center screen only if I recall correctly.
  16. Huachipato

    Can someone tell me how suspension works? Im confused

    Car stresses different components when you raise the car, which is why there are speed limits where it will lower itself. The higher you go, the lower that speed limit becomes. I think the Very High setting is just up to 10MPH.
  17. Huachipato

    What HW version do I have?

    Cause MCU1... Cause MCU1....
  18. Huachipato

    What HW version do I have?

    Cause you have the MCU1. Once you upgrade to MCU2 you will get the more current updates.
  19. Huachipato

    What HW version do I have?

    I'm pretty sure the "Additional Information" would give you that information under the "Autopilot Computer" description.
  20. Huachipato

    Radio

    In my car it may take it between a few seconds (radio) to a few minutes (waiting on internet connection) for other sources. Sometimes I just do a reboot if one or the other doesn't work in a reasonable amount of time.
  21. Huachipato

    AP1 ONLY Please -- life after 2018.50.6

    Also look and see if you have LED bulb on the garage door opener itself - those will cause all kinds of interference with the signal. Change them out for some old school bulbs if you have any.
  22. Huachipato

    Model s P90DL avg wh/mi consumption

    Michelin PS4s are sticky tires. They won't help much all by themselves. Could be worse if you have heavier than stock wheels or wider than stock tires. There are many variables and at the end of the day they all have a small or large affect on the mileage. Side note: Might be worth getting a...
  23. Huachipato

    Do you have shudder on hard acceleration? AKA death rattle?

    Is that for just the half shafts and possibly the clevis or is there more to that quote? I'm re-looking at the twitter quote and I guess those with Raven front ends might have a cheaper repair as it says to just reposition the clevis but it's listed as a part for the front "Small Drive Units"...
  24. Huachipato

    A Microcosm of what's wrong with Tesla service, the door handles

    The way I understand it, it doesn't matter what version handle you have. They actually reuse the handle itself and just replace the internal parts. I think this is one way they reduced the cost of the repair.
  25. Huachipato

    Dead Battery - 2 weeks out of warranty

    Even more so they join to complain once and then are never seen again. Kudos to @Ewfl who at least searched for the issue instead of starting a new thread.
  26. Huachipato

    NVH Extreme Vibration in Front On Hard Acceleration and Yellowing Screen on Model S and X Poor Service Department

    The post over here seems to imply that the issue has finally been resolved (link below). The later posts indicate the repair was $657 (on page 13). For what it's worth, my car too is enjoying this issue. I don't mind paying for a repair at this point, but I do want to know the issue won't...
  27. Huachipato

    Suspension automatically lowered itself onto parking curb?

    I had this happen when I backed over a curb. Didn't realize it till I started moving and the car made a terrible crunching noise. Broke the diffuser chrome and a few fasteners broke. Can you put the car in drive or neutral? I feel like the car binds a bit if the wheels can't move.
  28. Huachipato

    Service Bulletin out on Hard Acceleration "Shudder"

    If your car is still under warranty, then yes, this repair (if it is the issue) will be covered under warranty. This is a TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) and not a recall. So if you are not still under the manufacturer warranty period the the repair would not be covered.
  29. Huachipato

    AP1 ONLY Please -- life after 2018.50.6

    I have my car set to not lock nor fold mirrors at home. I don't see them folding/unfolding at home.
  30. Huachipato

    Model S P100D lemon

    I thought with a lemon purchase they had to disclose the issue. I could be wrong - but I think some states require the manufacturer's docs to go with the branded title explaining what the issue was and how it was corrected. Requirements may be different based on the state you are in.
  31. Huachipato

    spare tire

    If you have air suspension, remember you can raise the car and don't forget to put the car in Jack Mode.
  32. Huachipato

    My Tesla S P85d nightmare. I don't think I ever want another tesla ever again and want to get rid of this junk asap

    Buying a 1 or 2 year old car can cost more than a new one... just look over there at Tesla.com....
  33. Huachipato

    Tesla Service WiFi

    After the MCU2 upgrade on mine, it seems like I'm always on the leading edge when getting updates. According to Teslafi my car is usually within the top 10 to get the update. I got 2022.4 yesterday.
  34. Huachipato

    My Tesla S P85d nightmare. I don't think I ever want another tesla ever again and want to get rid of this junk asap

    I wish Carfax showed much... On my car is showed it sold and registration renewed and that literally was it. It's kind of useless since Tesla doesn't share anything. However I guess it's possible the accident might have shown up.
  35. Huachipato

    My Tesla S P85d nightmare. I don't think I ever want another tesla ever again and want to get rid of this junk asap

    I think there is some confusion on the Heater Battery part. I suspect it's actually the battery heater, in which case maybe that is why the dropped the HV battery (to replace the battery heater blanket)? That would not be a part covered under the 8 year warranty. That I'm aware of, the car...
  36. Huachipato

    Key Not detected when underway- intermittent

    I started getting the alerts recently. Mine did not coincide with the MCU2 upgrade - since that was done months ago. I suspect since I haven't really changed anything, and the "Key fob battery low" message seems to come up instead every once in a while, that it may be a fob battery that just...
  37. Huachipato

    AP1 ONLY Please -- life after 2018.50.6

    I realized by accident yesterday that you can get the climate control by swiping up anywhere on the lower black bar, not just where the cabin temperature is at. The changes don't bother me as much after realizing where all the functions I normally use have been moved to.
  38. Huachipato

    Can you get the service history of your car?

    I do wish I could get the service history of my car. The most I got was "the previous owner took good care of the car" from a mobile tech that refused to show me the service history. Mine was a Tesla lease return. It still had "Home" programmed in the navigation and the garage door opener...
  39. Huachipato

    A Microcosm of what's wrong with Tesla service, the door handles

    I just had a broken gear door handle replaced and can verify it's about $300 bucks for the Gen 3. If you want to see the difference, there is a good video from super fast matt that explains it well: I should add that I was pushed an update for the new door handle after the install was...
  40. Huachipato

    Parking sensors not working: $500 to fix!

    I could swear that is actually double sided tape on my factory nose cone. I did buy another nose cone and 3D printed new brackets to hold the sensor in. It wasn't a specific Tesla bracket so I had to make a few adjustments to get it right - including the depth to ensure the sensor was...
  41. Huachipato

    The more things change, the more they stay the same...

    After driving at night, I'm starting to not like how dark the roads are painted in dark mode. The contrast is just not enough to easily spot the smaller roads on the map.
  42. Huachipato

    Parking sensors not working: $500 to fix!

    If it is similar to the sensor placed in the old nose cones, the parking sensor bracket is attached to the bumper with 3M double sided tape and the sensor just snaps into the bracket.
  43. Huachipato

    Model S Front Upper Control Arm DIY

    Mine would squeak like heck on bumpy surfaces, especially at low speeds like in a parking lot. I could also bounce my weight on the door seal and hear the suspension squeak.
  44. Huachipato

    The more things change, the more they stay the same...

    I noticed tapping the "North" icon which is now on the left side of the screen instead of the right (which I like since it is now closer to me) re-centers the map on the car. As everyone else, still trying to get used to it.
  45. Huachipato

    Maximum battery charge level reduced

    It's worse than that since Tesla keeps your old battery as part of the deal.
  46. Huachipato

    Model S Mobile Connector Melts 3 Times Even After Tesla Service Repair

    I'm really not sure why you are so opposed to a simple measurement. Is the car seeing the full voltage provided? It's a simple question that has not been answered. Again - in order for there to be heat there has to be impedance, and if there is impedance - there will be a voltage drop. I'm...
  47. Huachipato

    Model S Mobile Connector Melts 3 Times Even After Tesla Service Repair

    You are stating that there is no impedance cause the port and charger were changed without any curiosity to measure if it is true...
  48. Huachipato

    Model S Mobile Connector Melts 3 Times Even After Tesla Service Repair

    How does it not? In the images you can clearly see the melted port is dirty, and the middle clear plastic rods have clearly been overheated. The dirtier it gets the more impedance will build up which leads to more heat which leads to melting stuff... If there is impedance (electrical...
  49. Huachipato

    Model S Mobile Connector Melts 3 Times Even After Tesla Service Repair

    I suspect there is some impedance in the charger port somewhere. I'd be curious what your houses voltage is and what voltage your car sees.
  50. Huachipato

    Exterior trim on 2015 MS

    The Tesla "T" logo is just double sided taped to the nosecone - just get a string or dental floss and work it behind the badge till you cut through the tape. The chrome trim that goes across the nose cone is a pain to remove. You have the little tabs holding it was hard for me to remove...

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