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    Tesla model 3 doesn’t start - bms contactor state open [Salvage - air bags were deployed on vehicle]

    If Tesla was training mechanics to work on their cars and providing auto shops the same access to parts that the Tesla service centers then I would agree with you, but as far as I know they aren't. Tesla is the only option for repair for us. If I get in an accident, then my car is essentially...
  2. M

    Tesla model 3 doesn’t start - bms contactor state open [Salvage - air bags were deployed on vehicle]

    That's lame that Tesla will not work on salvage vehicles.
  3. M

    2019 M3P 6 Month Review

    Thanks, I will try that. It shouldn't make any difference, but it is Telsa.
  4. M

    2019 M3P 6 Month Review

    So what are you doing different? I'm using a Anker card reader with a high speed sdcard.
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    2019 M3P 6 Month Review

    Update: My sdcard with the ext4 filesystem got corrupted today. I sure wish Tesla would fix this issue.
  6. M

    2019 M3P 6 Month Review

    2019
  7. M

    2019 M3P 6 Month Review

    I recently switched to formatting my sdcard using the ext4 filesystem. I read on this forum that helps get rid of the issue with having to reformat the sdcard on a regular basis. It has only been 3 days, so not sure if this fix will stop the problem, but so far, so good. I love my M3P too!
  8. M

    Traffic Visualization suddenly not working

    No ETA. Just said they are working on it. My cruise control, etc has been working fine since that one day glitch. They are still supposed to come out tomorrow, but not sure why.
  9. M

    Traffic Visualization suddenly not working

    I spoke to Tesla support and they said it is a software issue with the latest build and next build should fix it. Lesson learned. Wait on installing new builds. Has Tesla heard of software testing?
  10. M

    Traffic Visualization suddenly not working

    Same problem here. I have a service call scheduled for Thursday.
  11. M

    Cruise control unavailable

    This just happened to me today in my 2019 M3P. It also will not see the sdcard. Says there is a mounting issue. I reformatted the sdcard. Same problem. I rebooted the car, nothing. I think I recently did a software update a day or two ago. It's annoying. I will try removing the sdcard...
  12. M

    [2022] Damaged sway bar bushing & sheared bolt

    I think a metal skid plate would have stopped this damage, correct? I haven't under my car in a while.
  13. M

    I'm thinking of putting 18" wheels on my M3P. Traction question

    That is not much gap at all. Looks great thanks. I couldn't source reasonably priced light weight 18's and got a nail in my 20" tire, so I already bought 4 new very expensive 20's. I will keep the 18's in mind for next time I need tires.
  14. M

    Upgrades that actually worked :)

    That's too bad. They work fine. Last review for them on Amazon was in January 2020.
  15. M

    Best speed for road trips?

    Zero phantom braking in my 2019 M3P on the road trips I have been on.
  16. M

    Best speed for road trips?

    Ok, great! It is not a mistake especially when you have just bought your first Tesla. The mistake is poor programming by Tesla. Having to monitor SoC shouldn't have to be done if the software is written correctly.
  17. M

    Best speed for road trips?

    It would be nice if it took the wind into account.
  18. M

    Best speed for road trips?

    I had an issue last year going from Flagstaff to Gallup. I was driving at 79 mph. The car said I would make it to Gallup, but started telling me to slow down to 70 mph, then 65, then 55... Needless to say I was a bit stressed out. I had a 50 amp RV adapter in the car and was thinking about...
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    How to get your Model 3 on jack stands without any special tools

    Do some searches on this forum about stress fractures in the M3's roof. Look up RemmStands too and then you will understand how to get the car up on jack stands. As for Dolemite, you refuse to explain how you managed to damage your jack points, so no picts. It seems like you like to bad mouth...
  20. M

    How to get your Model 3 on jack stands without any special tools

    I'm waiting for my second set of wheels to get new tires on them right now. I don't like the idea of jacking up the M3 from just one jackpoint. I'm worried that body flex could break the glass roof. I have read multiple reports of roofs cracking. No one seems quite sure how their roof...
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    How to get your Model 3 on jack stands without any special tools

    I'm bringing the wheels over to Discount Tire to have new tires mounted. It would be less trouble to take all four wheels at once. They are only 10 minutes away, so no biggie.
  22. M

    How to get your Model 3 on jack stands without any special tools

    I'm replacing all four tires, so it would be nice to have all 4 wheels up. I only have two of the special jackstands, so I'm doing two wheels at a time.
  23. M

    How to get your Model 3 on jack stands without any special tools

    I just inspected my jack points and they are perfect. I can provide photos, if you answer the question.
  24. M

    Buying used Model 3, new model 3 or Kia EV6

    I bought my 2019 M3P used one year ago and I have had *zero* issues with it. I drive it daily and it is a fantastic. I have noticed zero build quality issues with it. My range is 275 miles right now. (ball park, I keep it on the percentage view, not miles) The car has lost 35 miles of...
  25. M

    How to get your Model 3 on jack stands without any special tools

    I would like to know why there was an issue using the RennStands? I have a similar product and it works fine. No damage to my car after using it a few times. If you use the correct attachment for the top of the jack stand and use the rubber puck on top of it, not sure how your car could have...
  26. M

    Experience with filing a claim with Tesla insurance and rising preimum rates?

    I suggest getting the "Multivex" type mirrors to make sure this doesn't happen again. I almost hit two different cars changing lanes on the freeway because of the large blind spot on the M3. Since I got the new mirrors, no more blind spot.
  27. M

    Upgrades that actually worked :)

    Looks good. How important is the rear plate? I know the front plate is important due to the battery cooling nipple which might get broken and protecting the front drivetrain. It seems like the front is more likely to get hit by an object than the back, but that is just a guess. Is the back...
  28. M

    I'm thinking of putting 18" wheels on my M3P. Traction question

    Thanks for the info on Canada Wheels. Sound like they have some major customer service issues. (which I have already experienced)
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    I'm thinking of putting 18" wheels on my M3P. Traction question

    Thanks. I looked at the TST wheel, but I wasn't wasn't totally happy with how it looks and plus I'm trying to get a 19 lbs or less wheel and the TST is 23.6 lbs. The TS-5's look amazing! I like the way the stock M3P wheels look, I just don't like how heavy they are and how expensive the...
  30. M

    Upgrades that actually worked :)

    A little bit of a pain to use, but no choice when there are only 4 jack points on the M3.
  31. M

    Upgrades that actually worked :)

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KNH38VS VKRP Enterprises Safety 3 ton Jack Stand Jackstand Jack Automatic Lift
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    I'm thinking of putting 18" wheels on my M3P. Traction question

    I ordered the FC04 18" wheels from CanadaWheels.ca - Your Experts in Wheels, Tires & Auto Parts They were very helpful on the phone in making sure these wheels will fit a M3P. The web page for the FC04's says Free Shipping, but if you click on the question mark, there is only free shipping if...
  33. M

    Lug Nut Torque

    Harbor Freight Coupon Database for Harbor Freight coupons.
  34. M

    Lug Nut Torque

    I bought my torque wrench at Harbor Freight and I checked the calibration on it. It was correct. I always torque my lug nuts myself. I don't trust a shop to do it.
  35. M

    Upgrades that actually worked :)

    You can use the "bridge" type of jack stand to get the M3 safely up in the air. They sell them on Amazon. I'm not a fan of ramps.
  36. M

    I'm thinking of putting 18" wheels on my M3P. Traction question

    They also added dead weight to the Miata with the lighter wheels on it to somewhat equal out the weight. So the rotating weight does make a difference. Multiple people on this forum have said the M3P handles better with the lighter 18" wheels on it. Only one way to find out for sure, do it...
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    I'm thinking of putting 18" wheels on my M3P. Traction question

    Actually this test as already been done: (not with a Tesla though) https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/articles/are-lighter-wheels-really-better/ The lighter wheels allow the car to accelerate faster and handle better as per the article.
  38. M

    I'm thinking of putting 18" wheels on my M3P. Traction question

    But certainly if I did low profile tires on the 18's it would make the car faster. That would give me a better gear ratio but without lowering the car, it would not look good.
  39. M

    I'm thinking of putting 18" wheels on my M3P. Traction question

    The rotating mass is what the motors have to get moving. (plus the static mass) What you said does make sense though. I guess the best plan is to do a couple of pulls to 60 with the 20" wheels and some with the 18's. I will do so and let you guys know the results.
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    I'm thinking of putting 18" wheels on my M3P. Traction question

    Yes, I need new tires soon anyway, so why not new wheels too? I would think that a savings of 9 lbs per wheel (rotating weight) would make a noticeable difference in performance. I know it does in a bicycle, not the same thing I know.
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    I'm thinking of putting 18" wheels on my M3P. Traction question

    Thanks everyone. Randy, can you post a picture of your car with the EV01+ wheels and Michelin Pilot Sport 4 A/S tires 245/45R18? I'm not sure what Gauss meant by dune buggy-ish? Too much gap from the tire to the fender?
  42. M

    I'm thinking of putting 18" wheels on my M3P. Traction question

    I'm thinking of putting these tires on the new wheels: Discount Tire | Tires and Wheels for Sale | Online & In-Person
  43. M

    I'm thinking of putting 18" wheels on my M3P. Traction question

    Hi. I have a 2019 M3P with the 20" wheels. I'm thinking of putting these wheels on it: Fast Wheels FC04 Can the M3P still do full acceleration without losing traction with 18" wheels? I would think the answer is yes, but just double-checking. I was thinking of getting 245/45R18 tires...
  44. M

    Model 3 - multiple headlight failures

    Funny. You should have done a search on Ebay first... I found them for $139 on the first page of results brand new. Aftermarket, of course.
  45. M

    Model 3 - multiple headlight failures

    I read somewhere on here that you can get aftermarket headlights for $100 on Ebay. I haven't looked for them though.
  46. M

    Mountain Pass Performance Smash Me Plate - Review + Install

    I installed one of these a few months ago. The install wasn't bad at all. It looks great. I was not aware of the battery coolant nipple issue, so now I'm even more glad that I bought one.
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    Glitch with Folding mirrors at home

    I found out how to to fix this. Park in the location where it is folding the mirrors. Unfold and the then fold the mirrors using the quick controls. Under the unfold mirror button there is a box that says "Save Location" Press the box. Problem solved. Imo Tesla needs to hire some...
  48. M

    Quick Model 3 Review - The Best Car I've Ever Owned, With The Most Issues I've Ever Had In A Car.

    I'm very happy with my 2019 M3P. I have owned around 30 vehicles and the M3P is by far my favorite. Zero issues with the car since I bought it a year ago. (other than the side mirrors folding in when I enter my driveway. Problem just started and no solution so far from my post on this...
  49. M

    Glitch with Folding mirrors at home

    I setup a service appointment to have Tesla look at the car. I will update this thread with what they do to fix it.
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    Glitch with Folding mirrors at home

    I have a 2019 M3P.

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