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  1. tomas

    Comprehensive USB Bug List

    AND: It includes TIDAL!!!!!!! I was under impression that Tidal and Spotify would only ever be available on MCU2 cars... but here it is! Ironically, I was going to get an MCU2 installed last month... first, because my 2012 S was occasionally having problems waking up (NOT fixed by EMMC...
  2. tomas

    Comprehensive USB Bug List

    I have a Model 3, for which I am on 2022 software releases and album art has been restored. I also have a 2012 S Performance - MCU1, which recently installed 2021.24.28 and still does not have album art for USB. My S was in storage for most of the last year, so I sort of expected this to be...
  3. tomas

    Need help with CA NEM 2.0.

    Yes, I get that… thx
  4. tomas

    Need help with CA NEM 2.0.

    I’m sorry, but you lost me…. My CCA doesn’t do distribution. SCE does. So CCA does net metering for supply, not distribution… right? How is CCA even involved in distribution charges? Did you mean Supply in first sentence?
  5. tomas

    Need help with CA NEM 2.0.

    WAIT! Just reading more material, and trying to foot it to this discussion. I cannot. Isn't this it? Excluding MDC, PCIA, and FSS, which are less material.... Distribution: * For every imported kWh offset by a kWh generated into the grid: you pay NBCs (~5 cents) * For every imported kWh NOT...
  6. tomas

    Need help with CA NEM 2.0.

    Thanks to all for input. My CCA (Santa Barbara Clean Energy) could not explain the distribution charges to my satisfaction, so this helps a lot. Today, without Net Metering, I am paying SCE up to 26 cents per kWh distribution charges for the energy I import from the grid. As I read the above...
  7. tomas

    Need help with CA NEM 2.0.

    I’m very conversant with net metering in many states but new to CA and want to confirm my understanding of SCE distribution charges before I sign contract for install. If you have a 2.0 system and understand how all the charges work, please Dm (start conversation). Thx.
  8. tomas

    The unofficial "when do I get my FSD beta update" FAQ

    Don’t sweat it. It ain’t that great.
  9. tomas

    The unofficial "when do I get my FSD beta update" FAQ

    Yah me too. Not an exclusive club anymore. First tries unimpressive. Will try more before judging.
  10. tomas

    USB Music - cover art

    Hmm seems like a lot of trouble. Couldn’t you just select whatever song is at top of list then press forward to next random track? Or do you just love the first few bars of aaaaaa by aaaaa?
  11. tomas

    The unofficial "when do I get my FSD beta update" FAQ

    A Guinness world record for how many times braking can be misspelled in one post.
  12. tomas

    The unofficial "when do I get my FSD beta update" FAQ

    Sorry about naive "help me" question, but have not been tracking this and by now there are SO MANY threads and posts. I recall in early days of FSD Beta, there was conjecture that early (i.e. 2018) Model 3 cars might not get FSD without a camera upgrade. I did get a computer upgrade to my car...
  13. tomas

    "Proactive" 12v battery replacement - good idea or overkill?

    FWIW, that’s one tech with his small sample. That tech may also be new. Earlier versions of the firmware did not even have a warning message so 12v failure em was ALWAYS unannounced. Now there are warnings, but it is my impression anecdotally through forum that they have a short leash (do it...
  14. tomas

    "Proactive" 12v battery replacement - good idea or overkill?

    I just don’t get it. 12v battery is a consumable on every car I’ve ever owned. I can’t tell you how many ICE cars I’ve owned have had batteries crap out unannounced. Why would we expect Tesla to upgrade? I know that they often replace as warranty or goodwill… but to me that is above and beyond.
  15. tomas

    "Proactive" 12v battery replacement - good idea or overkill?

    Done, https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/amd-ryzen-and-12v-li-ion-battery-spotted-in-new-model-3-y-in-us/ar-AASfBc5
  16. tomas

    "Proactive" 12v battery replacement - good idea or overkill?

    Beware “word on street”. I have 2 model 3s that are almost 4 years old and are unused ~ half the year. Still on first 12v for both.
  17. tomas

    "Proactive" 12v battery replacement - good idea or overkill?

    ANYTHING the car does when parked uses 12v. So, sentry mode, summon standby, always connected… would all seem to cause higher 12v recharge cycles. Plus I suspect a lot of the features use 12v even when driving, as Something has to convert HV battery to a “usable” voltage for things like...
  18. tomas

    "Proactive" 12v battery replacement - good idea or overkill?

    The lithium is 5x the price of std battery. I thought about it… for 10 minutes! The issue with any guidance on how long it will last is that charging and driving behavior as well as settings will impact draw on 12v and therefore cycles and lifespan. So my 2018 3 battery has lasted almost 4...
  19. tomas

    What to do with the car when on vacation

    Interesting, I leave sentry mode on for short trips and 20-30 mi per day seems high… so being out of town just checked… so far 4 days and 45 miles range loss. But my drive home is < 20 miles so no stress.
  20. tomas

    Holy crap Tidal makes the audio system come ALIVE.

    Have used tidal for home audio for years. Was out of town since update, so last night first opportunity to use in my 3. As expected, plus some! This is just great! I had been using usb flac in my teslas for 9 years, and it is so great to have that fidelity plus unlimited catalog!!! Yay.
  21. tomas

    Capitalize first letter of text messages

    Yeah, at least you are not Unprofessional with a capital U.
  22. tomas

    Something my wife and I hacked together this week- an Android app that acts as an instrument cluster

    Not sure you got my point, as I said I like dials… but anyone who wants one can program it when you open it up. Now, this may be very generational, but for me reading a dial is instantaneous vs reading digits. Years of speedometers, watches and clocks have burned that into my brain, so it is...
  23. tomas

    Something my wife and I hacked together this week- an Android app that acts as an instrument cluster

    I like dials, but that’s why it’s great that you plan to open source it. Won’t stop people from trying to delegate more work to you though 😇
  24. tomas

    2016 FSD video: there was an accident with roadside barrier on Tesla property

    Ok, there’s a 3 year old post about a 5 year old incident that garners a couple of responses in its time, and then suddenly 3 pages and mods moving posts INTO it? Geez, why isn’t this thread archived! There are so many newer FSD developments to discuss!
  25. tomas

    Long Term Depreciation of the Plaid S

    AND, plaid is on the S platform, and they will not stop S. So keeping the plaid in production is not much incremental effort.
  26. tomas

    Should EVs Make Artificial Sounds at Low Speeds?

    That’s all folks….
  27. tomas

    Official: Model S Service Plans

    @FlatSix911 is correct… when the S was introduced, you got 4 year warranty, option to buy another 4 years any time prior to end of initial period, and option to buy either 4 or 8 years of prepaid annual service. If you bought all that, you basically had zero service costs for 8 years unless you...
  28. tomas

    9 Years Gone

    Yeah, I didn’t buy the stock… was offered some founders shares at IPO. Oops!!! But my wife did a few years later and she gives me a dollar now and then 😉
  29. tomas

    Supercharging Speeds: Who, what, where, why, and when

    Interesting. I wonder with my “a” battery that was always limited to 90 kW whether this risk even exists… and supposing I am probably unnecessarily “chargegated”. Double whammy!
  30. tomas

    Removing Wheels - 2014 Model S

    They are torqued to 131 fooot pounds, which is high. You need to retorque to that spec when you replace. And, ideally, check again after a couple of days driving. Make sure you have right tools to remove, you don’t want to strip. If in doubt, take to a garage and tell them torque spec.
  31. tomas

    Wiki MASTER THREAD: Actual FSD Beta downloads and experiences

    Ok. On 32.22. It has the opt in button. So what I think you are saying is that when you are admitted to beta, you get a software update to 25 or 26?
  32. tomas

    Wiki MASTER THREAD: Actual FSD Beta downloads and experiences

    Somewhat off topic, but did not want to start another thread. Debating whether to opt in. I’m on software that includes opt in and own FSD. Does that mean that the AP functions I have now (lane keeping, lane change, NOA…) are using FSD code and cameras only, or are they still using old radar code?
  33. tomas

    where to look for sale?

    Forums/marketplace
  34. tomas

    extension cord for Tesla wall charger

    Yeah, you should have installed NEMA 14-50 outlet and then you could plug in mobile cable via extension. I use this one. Camco 55195 30' PowerGrip Heavy-Duty Outdoor 50-Amp Extension Cord for RV and Auto | Allows for Additional Length to Reach Distant Power Outlets | Built to Last...
  35. tomas

    Blog NTSA Asks Why Tesla Did Not Issue Recall Before Safety Updates

    We ARE for the most part in that world! Which is why it is so commendable (to me) that musk must have said “sorry but I won’t play that way” to the lawyers, and as a result Tesla and every other mfg is pushing towards autonomy. And Tesla is filling the NHTSA’s docket… because they are pushing...
  36. tomas

    Blog NTSA Asks Why Tesla Did Not Issue Recall Before Safety Updates

    “Finished product”?? Never. It is clear that part of Tesla’s legal strategy for AP/FSD and all descendants is to be perpetually in beta with requisite warnings. I applaud that. For goodness sakes the last car I had before my first Tesla would not even let you turn on the nav unless you were in...
  37. tomas

    Blog NTSA Asks Why Tesla Did Not Issue Recall Before Safety Updates

    Tesla has really pushed the NHTSA to modernize and consider policy on 2 items: driver assist/self driving, and OTA software updates. No other maker has pursued these as aggressively, tho many are rapidly playing catch-up. The first mover on paradigm changes always takes the arrows.hope the NHTSA...
  38. tomas

    9 Years Gone

    PS, what it looks like right now:
  39. tomas

    9 Years Gone

    One year away from a great Zeppelin tune… My 2012 S just flopped over 60k miles and is now nearly 9 years old… causing me to reflect on what I was thinking when I signed up for this hayride. So, here are 7 things I can recall: 1) loved the idea of having an electric ride and supported the...
  40. tomas

    There was never a plan

    Which direction did you turn ‘em?
  41. tomas

    There was never a plan

    Agree, but that’s not a plan, it is a milestone.
  42. tomas

    USB Music - cover art

    I’ve used USB audio since 2012. There used to be issues with art display, re-indexing, loading errors, and other things that were all related to tagging and folder organization. Since Tesla never gave us a manual, many on this forum did copious experimentation with tagging, file structure...
  43. tomas

    2021 Model S is unable to connect to my garage door opener

    One model s and 2 3s with homelink. All connected same as every other car I’ve owned in 20+ years. If you are really following instructions, then maybe you have a defective unit. But there’s nothing unique to Tesla re setup.
  44. tomas

    There was never a plan

    Good post. IMO, because…. They had a vision and broad objective. I’d imagine there have been dozens of plans along the way. And when they hit an insurmountable roadblock, the plan was redone or the then head of AP was fired. However, they have persisted. If this could be planned out with...
  45. tomas

    Took Model Y Delivery Today (9/17) - Positive Tesla Story

    Not enough of these threads. I think this reflects the normal experience.
  46. tomas

    PPF vs Ceramic Pro vs Nothing

    Tesla didn’t bow to the angry anything. They complied with the law in the state where they produced the cars. You want them to violate the law?
  47. tomas

    Very disappointing new M3 experience

    Is there another car that comes with an integrated dashcam standard? Or are you talking about the full function ones made by companies which depend on that core competency to stay in business?
  48. tomas

    Very disappointing new M3 experience

    HomeLink 60-HMLKV5BLK Wireless Garage Door Opener Control System for Car Headliner or Sun Visor: Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A79G9FY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_E7XPDQHNXFKG8XGWH068 Even the amazon cheap visor gadget is $150. It’s the licensing. I suspect with the way Wi-Fi, Bluetooth...

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