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    2021 Model 3 LR (non-FSD) white/white 18s with 10K miles for sale in El Paso, TX

    Car was picked up today, so now 100% sold. Ha ha. Well, the check has to clear, but it should :). Stupid thing gave me hell yesterday, after a master reset, when it refused to show miles (just '---- mi'). Buyer said sale was a no-go like that, which only makes sense. So spent hours between...
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    Did a factory reset (as suggested by Tesla) to sell the car, and now it doesn't show mileage (--). [resolved by driving car after reset]

    It's been acting up the last 3 software updates, only opening half way, and many owners bending stuff when trying to force it open or close. But it's less of an issue on the last and current update, reportedly. At least the only time I tried yesterday, trunk opened fine, and with no...
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    Did a factory reset (as suggested by Tesla) to sell the car, and now it doesn't show mileage (--). [resolved by driving car after reset]

    Thanks guys. I'm selling it to GMTV (give me the vin), which will obviously resell it to somebody else, so not sure how to handle that. Guy said to transfer it to the salesman that first contacted me, so might have to do that. It shouldn't be an issue where the car is not assigned to anybody...
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    Did a factory reset (as suggested by Tesla) to sell the car, and now it doesn't show mileage (--). [resolved by driving car after reset]

    Went to drive the car, and as soon as I had it on the driveway, ready to go around the neighborhood, BAM!, odo is back. Yeeeeey! What a relief. And freaking trunk works too, so all seems well for now, but I just want this damn thing GONE already. Ha ha. Thank you for all the great help and...
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    Did a factory reset (as suggested by Tesla) to sell the car, and now it doesn't show mileage (--). [resolved by driving car after reset]

    Update. Nothing worked. Called Tesla, and after 1/2-hr of holding, finally somebody picked up before closing. Agent tried resetting the system over the air, but didn't work. He put me on hold like 10 minutes to ask service experts, and they said to do the software update. That it should fix it...
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    Did a factory reset (as suggested by Tesla) to sell the car, and now it doesn't show mileage (--). [resolved by driving car after reset]

    Sounds good; hope you're right. Wish I knew this was going to happen, and I'd have only deleted my home address, and maybe deleting our phones. Geez. Will keep you posted.
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    Walk away lock while reaching for the charger

    That's weird. But what's the problem? You cannot open the charge port anymore? I never had that issue when supercharging, and did it quite a few times. But yes, it takes a long walk before the car locks normally, and I can rarely hear the super wimpy 'meep' it does.
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    Did a factory reset (as suggested by Tesla) to sell the car, and now it doesn't show mileage (--). [resolved by driving car after reset]

    Okay, before I saw your post, got in the car, and screen was off before opening the door, but car was making noises. Same thing (no odo), so did a screen reset (both steering wheel buttons for several seconds), and screen went black, came back on after a few minutes, and same crap. Will leave it...
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    Did a factory reset (as suggested by Tesla) to sell the car, and now it doesn't show mileage (--). [resolved by driving car after reset]

    May I ask how? When I did the reset, everything went black for minutes, then lots of weird noises, and then HVAC at full blast, and screen asking all kinds of questions. The only reboot I remember is holding both steering wheel buttons at the same time. Is that it? Thank you for your prompt...
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    Did a factory reset (as suggested by Tesla) to sell the car, and now it doesn't show mileage (--). [resolved by driving car after reset]

    Hey gang, was going to delete stuff individually on my 2021 M3 LR, but found out Tesla recommends doing a 'factory reset'. Car is going to get picked up tomorrow, so I just did that now. And everything got deleted (nice!), but also the freaking odometer; WTF? Is there anything I can do to bring...
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    Need help from those who sold to 'givemethevin.com'. Thank you.

    You know, we were wondering exactly that. Ha ha. Especially with the $52K offer I got for my Palisade; it's more than a new one, and most dealers are selling them at MSRP now, so that thought came to our heads. They could actually make money on both my vehicles (or at least not lose any), but...
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    Need help from those who sold to 'givemethevin.com'. Thank you.

    Good news. Got a call from a higher up, and agreed he wouldn't just drop a $56K car and hope for the best, so he offered to pick it up at my house with no deduction (I was willing to go down to $55K with that option), so it was a great outcome. The deal is back on. Hope no more surprises. Ha ha...
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    Need help from those who sold to 'givemethevin.com'. Thank you.

    I'm waiting for a call from them, precisely to ask where else they have offices in TX. I know their main office is in Dallas, some 800 miles away from me, so not an option. The other option would be a pick up, but he mentioned it'd be 'quite a bit less', so might not work, but want to see the...
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    Need help from those who sold to 'givemethevin.com'. Thank you.

    Oh man; always something. Deal is VERY different than what salesman said. I'm supposed to drop off the car at a crappy Manheim Auction place, with NO PROOF of anything. And they'd inspect the car within a day or two after dropping it off, with the car sitting in a crappy open dirt lot next to...
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    Model 3 trunk beeping twice and stopping halfway?

    Indeed hard to believe, especially after 3 tries already. Geez. In that case, just use the version before the first change that screwed up the trunk, which is the one I have now. It only beeps twice occasionally, but no functional issues. Sounds like middle-schoolers are in charge of programming...
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    Need help from those who sold to 'givemethevin.com'. Thank you.

    Are auction prices that high now? I always associated auctions with wholesale prices, meaning the lowest of all (even lower than trade-in). The fact they want me to drop the car at Manheim is a little suspicions, but they're also paying way higher than competitors (and even higher than private...
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    Need help from those who sold to 'givemethevin.com'. Thank you.

    Other than they told me they couldn't buy my car because it wasn't registered (of course it is), and they somehow cleared their error, the transaction is going pretty painlessly. I'm going to get docs and a deactivated check on Monday, and will be ready to drop off the car at a Manheim Auction...
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    Need help from those who sold to 'givemethevin.com'. Thank you.

    Very nice to hear; thank you. I already started the process of sending the pictures requested. Couldn't believe I got that much more offered than the next highest, which was Carvana (almost $5.5K more). Noticed both Carvana and Vroom got more greedy lately. Both used to mark up their vehicles...
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    2021 Model 3 LR (non-FSD) white/white 18s with 10K miles for sale in El Paso, TX

    Well, followed the lead from a forum member who sold his Tesla to GMTV (givemethevin.com), and they offered me $56,500, which is way over what I was asking here, so it's a no-brainer move. I checked them out, and they seem legit, also in TX (Fort Worth), and with a 4.9x/5 rating from the BBB, so...
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    Model 3 trunk beeping twice and stopping halfway?

    Guess will keep waiting for another update that fixes the issue completely. Or rather, will tell buyer to wait until a future update after 2022.12.3.2, since I'm selling the car.
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    Need help from those who sold to 'givemethevin.com'. Thank you.

    I have it in the classifieds here, but got buried under tons of stupid 'reservation sales'. It's a 2021 white M3 LR with white interior with 10,013 miles, in immaculate condition. With $600 in extras, excluding the mobile cable and carpeted floor mats, which were included with my car. But it...
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    Need help from those who sold to 'givemethevin.com'. Thank you.

    Hey, thank you very much for your great help. Yeah, Vroom has a 1.2x BBB rating, while GMTV 4.9x, so I feel a lot better. Ha ha. But most of the complaints on Vroom are when they sell, not buy. I had zero issues selling them 2 like-new vehicles, but at least the first was a bit nerve-racking...
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    2022 Q2 production Model 3 missing matrix headlights?

    I got my 2021 with the old headlights, and they're still the best ones I've ever owned, plus I think they look better than the new ones personally, so I wouldn't make a big deal out of that. I'd be less happy about not having radar adaptive cruise now (which my car still has, fortunately), in...
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    Need help from those who sold to 'givemethevin.com'. Thank you.

    Hey gang, I read somewhere that this online dealer (givemethevin.com) was great to deal with, but now that I got an offer, for the life of me, can't find the thread where it was discussed. So I'm starting a new one, to also benefit other potential sellers. Here's my deal: Jack has been great to...
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    MODS: Could you please make a sub-forum for 'reservation sales'???

    Of course that'd be the best solution, and I also don't understand why it wasn't done long ago, when it's against Tesla's policies. So this forum is a good part of that problem. At any rate, since that practice continues to be allowed here, the next best thing would have been to put all of that...
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    Model 3 trunk beeping twice and stopping halfway?

    Well, you're in Canada, so not apples to oranges. My guess is your 2022.12.x is probably equivalent to US 2022.8.3 then. Hopefully the next revision (8.4 for us) will finally fix the problem. Surprised it's taking that long.
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    Model 3 trunk beeping twice and stopping halfway?

    Any idea when 2022.8.4 is coming out to fix this issue? I'm glad I haven't updated to either 8.2 or 8.3, to avoid the half-opening issue. My double-beeping on occasion seems trivial now. Ha ha. But hope 2022.8.4 fixes that too. No other issues with the trunk, so I'm not complaining :). It's just...
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    Master Thread: Definitive 14-50 NEMA Outlet Guide

    By outlet did you mean the cover and 14-50 plug? Or the cables? I'm charging my car right now, and while the cover and plug are not warmer than ambient temperature (about 85F now), the short 14-50 cable to the mobile unit is quite warm, and so is the mobile cable itself. But I assume that's...
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    MODS: Could you please make a sub-forum for 'reservation sales'???

    Tesla doesn't even support this practice, and there are pages and pages every day for this crap. Those of us who are trying to sell our Teslas find them buried in tens of pages in just a few days, so nobody looks at them. Hopefully you don't mind creating a sub-forum for those who might want to...
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    Feeler: 2021 Model Y for sale (maybe?)

    You should be able to sell it at the lower end of that range IMO (maybe $78K tops), which is probably above what you have on it. I'm also selling my M3 LR, and priced it at the mid-low range of what Vroom and Carvana are asking ($55K), which happens to be $1K over what I have on it. And mine is...
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    Buying a reservation - help!

    Yeah, admin should ban selling reservations here. It's not allowed by Tesla, so it's basically a scam. Just get in line, or buy a used one. Otherwise, there's a very high likelihood you'd be losing your money. Good luck.
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    Best practices for buying from someone from this forum?

    Yeah, the aholes are adding FSD to every car sold, just because they can. The 'FSD' on a Hyundai with 'highway assist' is actually smoother. No way I'd have paid even 100 bucks for that gimmick. And yes, I had it free for 3 months with my 2021. It's not worth it until it actually becomes legal...
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    2021 Model 3 LR (non-FSD) white/white 18s with 10K miles for sale in El Paso, TX

    Thank you, brother. Yeah, I rather not sell a car, than hide anything, as stupid as it might be. Never a surprise with me. Ha ha. I've sold several vehicles privately, and buyers always found them better than described, and were very pleased. I also NEVER ask for any deposits (word of buyer is...
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    2021 Model 3 LR (non-FSD) white/white 18s with 10K miles for sale in El Paso, TX

    Hey gang, wanted to explain the 2 'issues' I found. Since I found them many months after buying the car, I didn't bother to make a claim, since most likely they'd politely say that I did it. And even if it was fine before, it'd have happened when I removed it anyway, so no sense in wasting time...
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    Best practices for buying from someone from this forum?

    On the other hand, it's safe to assume a car sold by original owner is going to be from nicer, to MUCH nicer (like in my case. Ha ha). Such cars have been over many hands, possibly abused, sitting under the elements for weeks or months, etc. Plus you wouldn't know any service or life history...
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    2021 Model 3 LR (non-FSD) white/white 18s with 10K miles for sale in El Paso, TX

    We don't use the car much, so it's always squeaky clean outside. And always immaculate inside, down to the floor mats, screen, seats, etc. Ha ha. Let me take some pics now. EDIT: Some pics attached. FIrst is without the floor mat (it was a mess when new, like in most new cars). Can post more...
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    Best practices for buying from someone from this forum?

    I've done this many times, but always me being the seller, to be transparent, since I never buy used vehicles. But I have a few suggestions that would basically eliminate getting scammed, at least on the financial side. I'd only buy if the owner has title on hand, and title is in his own name...
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    Mobile Connector no longer included with new cars [posted 04/16/2022 - Tesla confirms adapter included with cars ordered before 04/17/22]

    Yes, you can (once you buy the 14-50 adapter, of course). However, the mobile cable is limited to 32A, so you know. That means charging at 16kW, which translates to around 32 miles or 1% per hour. Hope this helps.
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    Model 3 Cash final invoice fees in Texas

    I paid cash too, and got the damn docs the last day before penalties. At least here in El Paso, the DMV satellite office checked the contract, since that's what they go by to assess taxes. I got the inspection done the day I got the car, since for some reason, Tesla told me they needed that to...
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    Master Thread: Definitive 14-50 NEMA Outlet Guide

    Mine is 51" to the middle of the plug, and it's at the top of the outside panel box, so the cable run is the shortest possible (like a foot). Electrician used cables good for 60A, so plenty safe. And he charged me just 80 bucks a year+ ago (and with a good outlet -not a Leviton), which was...
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    2021 Model 3 LR (non-FSD) white/white 18s with 10K miles for sale in El Paso, TX

    Hey gang, we decided to get rid of the Tesla. It's an awesome car, but we'll have to wait for better charging infrastructure for another EV. My wife needs to travel where there are no superchargers yet, so we need another gas car for a few more years. We bought the car brand new, right off the...
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    Model 3 12v Battery issues, monitoring, Aftermarket replacement

    Awesome. Thank you very much. And now that we won't use the car to travel, I can definitely wait until I get the dash notification, and just buy a new battery then, and install it myself. Need to find where the heck I stored the instructions to do that. I vaguely remember having to lower the...
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    How I Recovered Half of my Battery's Lost Capacity

    Hey, thank you very much for your excellent, and detailed post. I'm very glad you mentioned there was no need to actually do the full charge/discharge cycle, which I thought was necessary (I was about to do that again). I honestly don't care to see a high SOC, especially now that we won't use...
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    Has anybody filled the gaps between glass panels and glass/roof with black silicon?

    Hey, that tool looks awesome; thank you very much. I'll buy it for sure. So which of the many appendages would you use??? I guess it might be better to leave a slight curved indentation (vs flat), at least between the glass panels, where the gaps are small. But the gaps between glass panels and...
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    Discussion: Floor Mats in Model 3

    Hey guys, so which ones are better: Taptes, or TeslaShields? They cost almost the same ($180 vs $170, respectively)... but you have to pay shipping for TeslaShields, so the Taptes should be cheaper at the end. At least the TeslaShields look super similar to the MaxPiders I had on my truck, but...
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    How I Recovered Half of my Battery's Lost Capacity

    I was charging from 50 to 70%, but in October, I switched to 60 to 80%. It might take a day (rarely) to use up the 20% range, to about 5 days, and it takes about 2 hours with the NEMA 14-50. Should I switch to the 50-70 strategy to minimize battery deterioration, keep 60-80, or something else...
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    Model 3 trunk beeping twice and stopping halfway?

    I skipped .2 (car not connected to my wi-fi), and was going to install .3, but now that I see it didn't solve the issue, will wait until at least the .4 update, before updating the software. As I mentioned, my car beeps sometimes, but only twice, and it does open fully, so not sure what the...
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    Model 3 12v Battery issues, monitoring, Aftermarket replacement

    It has to be lead-acid (so no AGMs, etc), correct? I read that Tesla is the cheapest alternative. Is that still the case? My car is hitting at 1.5 years old. Is that still a good idea to replace every 2 years, or until we actually get the warning from the dash? Thank you.
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    What should my ideal charge percentage be?

    I was doing between 50 and 70% before, but switched to 60 to 80%. Very few times I have to charge the car two days in a row. My average is about every 3 to 4 days (with a NEMA 14-50). The charge time is about 2 hours, so an hour for every 10% of charge. Is it a good strategy? Thx.
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    Has anybody filled the gaps between glass panels and glass/roof with black silicon?

    Hey, do you want to do it first? Ha ha. I'm not sure where to use it, but will for sure put some where that stupid O-ring thing went into the seal. But I'm inclined to do the job 'right', meaning between windshield and middle roof panel, between middle and rear glass panels, and on the sides...

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