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    Tioga Pass - Model S 85 -- Is it doable??

    Just did the Groveland to Mammoth Lakes run in my 2012 P85 via Hwy 120, burned 162 “rated” miles over the 119 mile geographic distance, corresponding to a bit more than the 7 additional rated miles expended/1000 ft elevation gain, 4 miles regained from downhill regen/1000 ft rule of thumb. Like...
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    Lower watt-hour/mile (or km) over time for old Model S cars?

    Hello, Has the overall watt-hour/mile (or km) figure for old Model S cars decreased over time (since 2012) due to Tesla software updates aimed at improving driving energy efficiency? If the efficiency improved, what is the consensus of TMC owners of old Model S cars as to how much? Might Elon...
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    Shareholder Date of Record for Sept. 22 shareholder meeting?

    I looked at the latest Tesla SEC filings, but saw no date announced by Tesla that refers to the effective date of Tesla share ownership for purposes of being granted admission specifically to the Sept. 22 shareholder meeting. Has this effective date been announced? If not, could it still be...
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    Politics - Quarantine Thread

    Imagine being a fly on the wall during Tesla’s next board of directors’ meeting. Oliver Barrett
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    Musk Asks About A Texas Gigafactory: Is It For You, Cybertruck?

    I wish. The NM bill died in committee. Oliver Barrett
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    MCU Hardware Revisons

    @Ingineer, Might you know whether an MCU1 can be physically upgraded to MCU2 in a 2013 Model S (irrespective of cost), apparently also requires a wiring harness change? Thank you very much! Oliver Barrett
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    Tesla infotainment system upgradeable from MCU1 to MCU2

    Thanks all for the helpful info! No serious problems with my MCU yet, but I’m having a capacity remaining diagnostic done on my eMMC during my upcoming service center visit so I can keep an eye on it. Oliver Barrett
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    Tesla infotainment system upgradeable from MCU1 to MCU2

    I apologize if this question has already been answered in some previous post. Has there been any authoritative answer from either a) upper Tesla engineering management or b) knowledgeable 3rd party Tesla tinkerers such as Jason Hughes (wk057), to my question as follows: Is it physically...
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    Rolo Finally Get's a Tesla!

    Congrats! Oliver Barrett
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    Preventive eMMC replacement on MCU1

    Thanks! Oliver
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    Preventive eMMC replacement on MCU1

    Hmm.. so a service center can look at the eMMC in my car and tell me how much capacity is left in it? Good to know if true. Thanks! Oliver Barrett
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    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Plenty of folks with neck and lower back limitations. Oliver Barrett
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    Warning: Deep Pothole at Tejon Ranch Supercharger Exit

    Is there any recourse from the state for wheel or vehicle damage in cases like these? Oliver Barrett
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    EV2-A Plan bill (CA)

    Grandfathering only available to current EV-A customers with solar? Oliver Barrett
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    Subwoofers anyone?!

    Be very cautious about connecting the amp 12V lead directly to the Tesla battery. If the Tesla 12V charging circuitry doesn’t “see” the amp current draw, the battery won’t be charged properly and will need premature replacement, resulting in the “12V battery requires service” message. I just...
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    "12V Battery Need Service" error and aftermarket sound system

    Thanks for all your responses. My 12V battery error message came back, even with my sound system disconnected. I’ve got a service appt. this week to investigate, the 12V battery was in good shape originally but as Tam mentioned, it may possibly not have been not properly charged over the last...
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    "12V Battery Need Service" error and aftermarket sound system

    Hi all, I'm working on an ongoing "12V battery requires service" problem in connection with an aftermarket sound system installation in my 2012 Model S. It may be caused by an improper sound system DC power connection, and I'm trying to determine the correct 12V battery terminal to use (see...
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    C&d Replacement 12v Battery Experience With Model S?

    Info update A “12V Battery Needs Service” message appeared about a month ago, and I was considering replacing the battery myself while waiting for Tesla inventory stock of these batteries to become available. Last week, my issue was resolved when the service center determined that the message...
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    C&d Replacement 12v Battery Experience With Model S?

    Mat300z, Thank you for the info! I gather that you did a full vehicle shutdown before starting the install (power off button in the e-brake/park screen)?
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    C&d Replacement 12v Battery Experience With Model S?

    Hello all, I want to minimize the cost of a 12V battery replacement in my Model S. I want to replace the 12V battery myself, and found this replacement unit on Ebay from Gruber Motor Company: Could anyone please give me feedback on their experience with this battery? Thank you very much...
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    TMC Connect 2019

    Happy to add myself to your indication of demand for 2020. Good to hear from you Doug! Oliver Barrett
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    2019 Tesla shareholder meeting lunch

    Hi all, I’m still trying to negotiate reasonable terms with the restaurant, will let you all know about advance payment arrangements.
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    2019 Tesla shareholder meeting lunch

    Ok, I put in a request for a reservation at Cucina Venti Restaurant in Mountain View on June 11th at 3:45 pm, for 10 people. Thanks for everyone’s interest! Oliver Barrett
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    2019 Tesla shareholder meeting lunch

    Hi all, I'm soliciting interest for a group lunch after the Tesla shareholder meeting this year. Unfortunately I'll be returning from overseas that day and won't be able to attend, but I will book the restaurant reservation. As in prior years, the shareholder meeting will be in the Computer...
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    Concerns about availability of roadside towing for New Mexico Tesla owners

    Thank you bob_p. How I wish I could purchase Tesla’s Roadside Assistance Plan! Unfortunately, there is no reference to being able to extend the original plan according to Tesla’s plan documentation. Also, after multiple conversations with Tesla Support and various service centers, I’ve been...
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    Concerns about availability of roadside towing for New Mexico Tesla owners

    Discouraged to learn that NM SB243 and HB294 just died in committee, so NM service center outlook looks bleak. I wrote Tesla Customer Service a postal letter a couple of months ago respectfully suggesting that they offer Tesla owners the opportunity to purchase an extension of Tesla’s Emergency...
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    Supercharger V3 unveiling in Fremont

    I’d be impressed if the future supercharger S/W upgrade for Model S/X would benefit the older battery types somewhat as well (as used in the early cars). Oliver Barrett
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    protecting against break ins

    I’ve used silicone sealant for attaching plastic to glass before, the silicone has quite a bit of give in the bond.
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    Concerns about availability of roadside towing for New Mexico Tesla owners

    Thank you for the replies. Looks like owners of older Tesla cars face a huge financial liability in the event of a long distance tow. I would love to find an outfit that would sell me towing insurance that would cover 400 mile tows. Mggurley, bob_p, might you know what your maximum towing...
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    Concerns about availability of roadside towing for New Mexico Tesla owners

    Hello all, I visit my sisters in Albuquerque NM frequently using my 2012 Model S, and I worry about availability of emergency roadside towing to a Tesla service center from there (the closest is in Tempe or Scottsdale, AZ). Has anyone had occasion to use their Tesla emergency roadside...
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    90% Of Electric Car Owners Won’t Return To Gas

    Great to hear, and welcome to TMC!
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    12/29/18 Seven waiting in line Quartsite, AZ

    Interesting. How many were model 3’s?
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    Cold Weather Range

    Hi Doug_G et. al., One thing I’ve wondered about in my Model S is which action would be more energy-efficient (for a given degree of personal heating comfort) in cold weather: set a higher temperature with a low fan setting or a lower temperature with a higher fan setting. In dry weather, I...
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    Good news: software update 2018.32.2 solves nearly all bugs introduced in 2018.28.1

    And nav traffic info still updates in real time? Oliver
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    Tesla: The CURE for range anxiety

    Welcome to TMC! Your remaining range personal comfort zone will shrink as you gain confidence doing increasing longer road trips with your Tesla, that was my experience since getting my Model S in late 2012. EV Trip Planner does a good job, just be aware that its projected rated miles...
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    I built a private car sales search engine

    Thanks, and welcome to TMC!
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    Feature request for walk away lock - configurable horn tweet

    Agree with reducing the range. A selectable option to lock 3 seconds after the doors close would work for me. Oliver
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    View Waze Incidents on the Tesla browser

    I typed the exact URL shown above manually into my Tesla browser, it works fine, also works on my iPad. Oliver
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    Do you "miss" the Energy Graph?

    Hi all, What has been everyone’s experience with the accuracy of the estimated trip endpoint percent battery capacity? Do the Model S and Model 3 nav system estimates adequately take steep hill climbs into account (e.g. 6000-8000 ft.)? I’ve found that EVTripplanner underestimates rated miles...
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    2018 Tesla stockholder meeting group lunch

    Hi Moonlight et. al., we'll meet up just outside of the History Museum doors right after the meeting ends. Oliver
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    How fast should people drive in the carpool lane?

    Flow of traffic criteria aside, I’m a bit conservative about not driving faster than about 55 in the HOV lane when the next lane over is packed at slow speed, as I prefer having a bit more time to react if someone there suddenly pops into the HOV lane without warning. Oliver
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    2018 Tesla stockholder meeting group lunch

    Hi all, I just made the reservation for 6 people (4 pm on Tuesday June 5th). Due to our small group, I decided to have everyone just order what they want, we can settle up after the lunch. See you then! Oliver Barrett 408 230-6923
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    2018 Tesla stockholder meeting group lunch

    Ok, so far we have Eldest Oyster (1), slcasner (2) and myself. Anyone else is welcome to join, I’ll be submitting the restaurant reservation request by the end of today (they still have group availability during the afternoon of the meeting date). Thanks to all! Oliver
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    2018 Tesla stockholder meeting group lunch

    Thank you slcasner and Karen! I’ll put in a reservation (if available) Fri. AM for however many we have signed up then, will post here as to Cucina Venti’s response. Oliver
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    2018 Tesla stockholder meeting group lunch

    Hi Eldest Oyster, You are the first one so far, hopefully a few others will participate soon. I’ll bump this thread again early next week. Oliver
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    2018 Tesla stockholder meeting group lunch

    Hi all, I'm helping out Lorih with soliciting interest in our group lunch after the Tesla stockholder meeting this year. As in prior years, it will be in the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA on Tuesday June 5, 2018, starting at 2:30 pm. I hope for us to meet at the restaurant...
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    Whoomp there it is !!!

    Congrats TEG! It’s been a long wait! Oliver
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    Elon Needs Our Help

    Or the swapped cruise control stalk on his/her loaner.
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    TMC Connect 2018

    Very much appreciate all of the efforts from you guys and look forward to seeing you next year!

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