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  1. garygid

    Ticketing for no front plate in Santa Monica and stick-on front plate option

    To be sure to get the LPW off without harming the paint (red model 3), has anybody applied a layer of clear 3M vinyl first, then applied the LPW on the clear vinyl? Suggestions? Thanks, Gary
  2. garygid

    Ticketing for no front plate in Santa Monica and stick-on front plate option

    If the car was coated with Ceramic Pro: 1. Would normal 3M clear vinyl stick properly? 2. Would the LPW stick properly? 3. When one applies 3M vinyl, one usually floods the surface with Rubbing Alcohol. When applying the LPW, does one do the same thing? 4. To conform the LPW to a compound curve...
  3. garygid

    Is this really going to happen? Adding artificial noise. It’s a shame if so.

    The new regs show a broad spectrum frequency range, and specify (maybe suggest) db levels, and say that all cars of the same model should have the same sound. So, no custom sounds, and not just higher frequencies. Sound to come ON when not in Park mode (thus, in "idle") and stay on until...
  4. garygid

    Interrupted Charging

    $45 plus shipping and tax Presumably it could be removed with a pocket knife or a fingernail clipper?
  5. garygid

    Security Guards at Super Charger Stations

    A mistreated dog and a mistreated Glock ... perhaps quite similar, I suspect.
  6. garygid

    Using TM-Spy for Android

    Try the Low Energy Bluetooth (BT 4.0) OBD adapter (LELink), now supported by both the Android and iOS versions of TM-Spy, I believe.
  7. garygid

    Using TM-Spy to see Model S data.

    As a reminder, post 138 of this thread shows the Sept 2015 (and later) Tesla S and X Tesla Diagnostics Connector (TDC), and its location behind the passenger side "hockey-stick" trim piece. I believe that Chris TX still makes a 4-wire adapter from this TDC to an OBD connector, which he sells...
  8. garygid

    Tesla says it can't be done: But it can: new higher resolution rear camera

    I did not find "camera 1061269-00-B" or just 1061269 ... do you have a link to this product where you bought it, please?
  9. garygid

    Does the Model S have an OBD-II connector?

    Having the standard OBD CONNECTOR does not mean any specific device will work. Here's why: Most of the OBD "dongle" devices expect to be plugged into a vehicle which has the emissions-mandated OBD-II signals, pin usage, and command/response structure. The device then communicates, often via...
  10. garygid

    Front license plate option

    It has been reported that ... If you park at one of the LA area major airports (or at a public parking meter in Santa Monica) without a front plate, you are most likely to get a ticket. Maybe we could work toward getting the use of vinyl plates legal in California.
  11. garygid

    My Tesla needs repair....

    Where is Avio Coach Craft located, address and phone, or web link would help, please. Glad you got your Tesla back in good shape. Being able to drive the car while waiting for parts helped me too, I got a month of driving before I actually delivered my S for rocket-surgery. Our next SoCal EV...
  12. garygid

    Firmware 8.0

    I suggest that the 50-plus pages of speculation about 8.0 should be in a different, non-sticky thread. To avoid 1000 speculation posts, this thread should only be about the released version.
  13. garygid

    My Tesla needs repair....

    LNA? If they want to cut into the B post, I could go with you to talk to them, BEFORE they do anything serious. Also, if the airbags were not deployed, I would think that the sensors should be good, and I would ask more about that. If you want some help, just ask. Also, you might remember...
  14. garygid

    No Google Map on 17" ... due to Insufficient Memory?

    Rick, thanks, I had not heard of others having such broken maps.
  15. garygid

    Firmware 8.0

    Is 8.0 likely to return to user-friendly, easy to recognize User Interface buttons?
  16. garygid

    No Google Map on 17" ... due to Insufficient Memory?

    After about 6 weeks in the Body Shop, my MS is returned to me, but it has no streets, traffic, or Satellite View on the touchscreen. The LTE signal is there, the Browser works, and the Tesla App connects once I turn the Remote Access back On ... so the cell-data connection is working. I try a...
  17. garygid

    Firmware Updates - so whats your geofencing gig?

    It might be helpful to remember that the car's GPS position can be wrong by 50 to 300 feet, and even though your car might be physically within the parking lot of the geo-fenced area, the GPS might still be indicating a location just outside the fence, so no download trigger. To get the...
  18. garygid

    Supercharger - San Diego, CA (Qualcomm / Pacific Heights Blvd., 12 V2 stalls)

    One wonders what their rates will be, and how well managed and maintained the SDG&E charging stations will be.
  19. garygid

    Helpful links to TM-Spy threads.

    The EV Gatherings have just finished their sixth year (72 months), of Gatherings. To keep the threads from getting too long, we start a new thread as we start each new year of Gatherings, in September. Our 7th year thread is: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - 7th Year - GC in CofI - 10 Sep 2016 -...
  20. garygid

    Howto Access Tesla Diagnostic Port behind Infotainment

    The TM-Spy app for Android and iOS (currently fairly well developed, and being tested by some owners) needs to connect to the CAN3 bus there to be able to read, display, and gather, save, and display data, like the Battery Pack voltage and current, pack cell voltages, and pack module...
  21. garygid

    Howto Access Tesla Diagnostic Port behind Infotainment

    On an older Model S85, like the pre-D models, do NOT pull the cubby straight out, since there are also clips at the back end of the cubby. Just push down gently but firmly on the open mouth of the cubby untill the two "front" (mouth end) clips disengage. Then, on cars that still have the TDC...
  22. garygid

    Using TM-Spy to see Model S data.

    Good progress. You have the vertical scales LOCKED so the graphs are going beyond the scaled one-third of the screen that each would normally be using. View the same data again after restarting the app. I think tapping the far left axis caption, perhaps just while scaling (Zoom/Scroll)...
  23. garygid

    Car running cabin fan when parked in hot sun

    When my S85 was venting, I rolled a window down an inch or two and a strong wind came out, as if the normal exits were blocked. Is that possible?
  24. garygid

    Car running cabin fan when parked in hot sun

    Does this venting feature still work properly if the car is set to recirculate mode? If so, where does the air vent ... out the back near the sides of the sunk-trunk? If so, might those vents be blocked by items stored is the trunk's "side pockets"?
  25. garygid

    Helpful links to TM-Spy threads.

    Not about TM-Spy, but I get a lot of requests for a link to info about our Southern California EV Gatherings ... SoCal EV Gatherings: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - HTB in Santa Ana - 20 Aug 2016 - My Nissan Leaf Forum We started Gathering our LEAFs in 2011, but started our meetings in September...
  26. garygid

    Using TM-Spy to see Model S data.

    You need to have a screen-4 "Plot" selected before you can start gathering data, since the plot specifies which data to gather, and how to display the data as it is being gathered. The "active" Plot should show on the top line of graph screen 4, and usually there is at least a default there...
  27. garygid

    Using TM-Spy for Android

    Some ELM "clones" are better than others.
  28. garygid

    Using TM-Spy for Android

    Apparently one should avoid the "2.1" version of the knockoff ELM-type dongle. Jim lists only one ELM-type as reliable, but I cannot find his reference at the moment.
  29. garygid

    Using TM-Spy for iOS

    After the test-app expires, one can no longer run the app ... however ... Jim has posted a new test version, v0.1.32 instead of v31, with support added for the Carista BTLE dongle ... described as support for the "Carista" Bluetooth 4.x LE OBDII adapter. Thanks Jim. The LELink is a bit less...
  30. garygid

    Using TM-Spy to see Model S data.

    On graph screen 4 of 4, the menu button in low right provides for start capturing data, stop, and save. Is that what you need? Cheers, Gary
  31. garygid

    Reading Battery Voltages and Temperatures via CAN on Model S

    There are 16 modules in the battery pack, and 32 temperatures are reported with the "cell" voltage data. So, we presume there are two temperatures for each module, probably a fluid in and fluid out temperature.
  32. garygid

    Using TM-Spy for iOS

    In 2 Days, the iOS test version expires. Does expiration mean that we iOS testers can no longer use the app? Thanks, Gary
  33. garygid

    Supercharger - San Diego, CA (Qualcomm / Pacific Heights Blvd., 12 V2 stalls)

    If you charge at 110 or 120 kW and a car starts charging in the paired stall, they typically get 30 kW and you drop to something like 90 kW ... at a full-power supercharger. But many SpC stations seem to be running is an underpowered mode these days ... around here.
  34. garygid

    Just saw two Tesla's in a crash... One new without plates!!!

    Looks like the black is parked in a 2-hour limit marked parking spot.
  35. garygid

    Really? I just got the darn thing

    I had right rear damage like op described on 6 June, and my S85 is still in the tesla approved body shop. The car was drivable, with one right rear sensor not visible. Estimate is around $18,000. One guy in a parking lot said that he could fix all the visible damage for $700. Thankfully...
  36. garygid

    Need help getting my wife to understand

    Moving the seat back also helps the neck-seatbelt problem. On driving, forget trying to use or teach all the features, especially steering assist. Simple gsss (go, slow, stop, and steer) is all she needs to know to get comfortable. Has she tried the lumbar adjustment?
  37. garygid

    Using TM-Spy for iOS

    Yes, my parmlist file in my dropbox works with both the iOS and Android version, thanks to Jim's great work in making the two compatible. Not much Recipe/Plot progress lately by me, my Nicolas is still in the Body Shop.
  38. garygid

    Supercharger - San Juan Capistrano, CA (7 V2 stalls)

    On anticipated hot days, the SJC SpCs are throttled back at SDG&E's request, according to one owner who called Tesla.
  39. garygid

    A flight instructor teaches Tesla Autopilot

    Tesla's Steering Assist in not programmed to recognize cross traffic, or impending cross traffic. Thus, it is suggested that controlled-access highways are better suited for using this Beta software. Since the dead driver did not react or brake for the truck crossing in front of him, he most...
  40. garygid

    Car running cabin fan when parked in hot sun

    Typically my S85+AP is parked in the afternoon sun and the Tesla app reports interior temperatures of 100 to 115 F, and some fan is running, easy to hear from outside. I put a thermometer inside the car, not in the sun, where I can read it from outside the car. The app-reported temps seem...
  41. garygid

    Using TM-Spy for Android

    Can one guess that the older ver 1.9 firmware for the clone has the full AT command set, meant to more closely mimic the real ELM device, and that the newer 2.1 firmware is a reduced command set rather than an improvement? Thanks.
  42. garygid

    Firmware 7.1

    Right, the current total (#updates) would become the total-today (TT), and one could add another "total ever" (TE or, total-installed TI) column, summing up only the row numbers greater than zero, and that would still show the presently displayed total-ever value ... the best of both worlds, I...
  43. garygid

    Using TM-Spy for Android

    So, does anyone know of a source for dependable BT ELM clone-type dongles, suitable for TM-Spy?
  44. garygid

    Firmware 7.1

    Nothing wrong. The spreadsheet is created from the user-entered data of the dates the owner installed a new revision, and the revision number, right? The row total on the spreadsheet shows the total number of that revision that were installed, by reporting owners. With the suggested small...
  45. garygid

    Supercharger - San Juan Capistrano, CA (7 V2 stalls)

    A SpC user said that they called Tesla about the low power charging being experienced in SJC, and were told that SDG&E puts that location on a reduced power ration on days where high power usage is expected in the region. So, that might explain part of the problem being experienced there ...
  46. garygid

    Using TM-Spy for Android

    I have been asked where to obtain a reliable ELM327-type standard-bluetooth dongle ... for use with TM-Spy running on pre v5 Android devices. Sadly, I do not have a good answer. I have stubby, short, medium, and possibly even long body lengths, but got three or four different circuit boards...
  47. garygid

    Firmware 7.1

    The install-date tracker is a great resource, thanks. On your spreadsheet you add one to the day that a member installes a new version. If you also subtract one on that day in the previously installed version's row, the total would become the number currently installed, rather than the number...
  48. garygid

    Using TM-Spy for iOS

    Yes, when studying charging behavior, I graph Power In, as shown in the graph title. In case the charging session includes portions of a driving log, I scale that value just like you would normally scale amps out. It appears that the first variable graphed determines the blue range, as it...
  49. garygid

    Using TM-Spy for iOS

    Using 0.1.31, graphing 2 variables, the fixed scale makes a poor vertical axis scale choice for the second (or last) variable, apparently using the same zero value point as the first variable. The Android version does the same thing. Example here: In choosing a MsgID to be captured, when...
  50. garygid

    Helpful links to TM-Spy threads.

    Hopefully these links will help you find the TM-Spy threads: 1. Using TM-Spy to see Model S data. 2. Using TM-Spy for Android 3. Using TM-Spy for iOS Cheers, Gary

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