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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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    "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?

    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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    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

    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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    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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    California Audio Show at Oakland Airport Hilton this weekend, anyone else going?

    Hi all, Enjoying my aftermarket audio system in my Model S got me interested in learning more about hi-fi audio, decided to attend the California Audio Show this weekend (Friday-Sunday). In addition to exhibitors with high-end gear, there will be open forums all three days that I'm looking...
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    Trying to connect analog stereo audio to Tesla via a Bluetooth transmitter

    I've always felt constrained by relying on the Tesla sound system equalizer when playing music directly from my USB drive. I've occasionally connected my old Sony Walkman MP3 player to my Tesla via hardwired USB instead, but the system then retrieves songs from the Walkman strictly as a memory...
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    Cannot click on TMC Login Remember Me? checkbox in Model S browser

    Hi, Anyone have any suggestions on how to do this? The Remember Me? checkbox appears to be embedded within the TMC Connect link click area (Countdown to Connect), so I get directed to that link instead of checking that checkbox. I tried to select the VB4 view within my Model S Safari...
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    Advice on antivirus app for IOS (IPad platform)?

    For you Apple-savvy folks, Unfortunately I got careless this week and clicked on a Google Drive attachment from a friend using Safari (v. 8.x) on my IPad Mini, and the embedded spambot found my Gmail address and password. It then proceeded to forward that spam to many of my contacts using my...
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    Keep your 110V UMC adapter handy - charging oddity after power outage

    Had a power outage early this AM during overnight charging, and I need to leave before the power came back on. I had enough accumulated range by that point, but I noticed that I couldn't unplug the charger cable from the charge port because the button on the UMC handle wouldn't release the...
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    Trick for getting Slacker unstuck

    Hello all, I discovered a while back that when Slacker shows the "spinning icon" that I can get it unstuck by going back to the Slacker browser screen and selecting a song from another artist within my customized playlists (I'm a Slacker Premium subscriber). After that new song starts I can...
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    Sound system playback using IPad app processing?

    Hello all, [edit] I now gather that an IPad can play music over the sound system via Bluetooth (although I've seen some issues with this in the forum). Anyone have experience with IPad third party music apps that work well with their Model S? Thanks...
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    Reus Audio Upgrade for Model S Demo at TesLive tomorrow

    On behalf of Amir from the TM forum, Cliff from Reus Audio will be on hand at Teslive in Milpitas from 11 AM to 2 PM tomorrow to provide an opportunity for those who are interested in our SF Bay Area group buy to listen to the Reus Model S audio upgrade. Others who are interested in the upgrade...
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    Reus Audio Upgrade - SF Bay Area Group Buy

    Hello all, Amir in the TM forum has been in touch with Rick at Reus Audio about a group buy for their Model S sound system upgrade for installation in the Bay Area. Rick believes that he can do a group install for about $3.5K - $4K (about a $500 discount) if we can get about 5-6 customers...
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    Electric Auto Assn. mtg. this Saturday - any other EAA members on this board going?

    Hello all, I'll be attending my first EAA meeting this Saturday (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at HP Bldg. 20, 3000 Hanover St. Palo Alto CA). Any other members going? Perhaps we can get together for a get-acquainted lunch afterwards (Chipotle, Olive Garden and Fish Market are within a few blocks)...
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    Hello from Sunnyvale CA and look forward to Model S road noise reports

    Hello all, I've been lurking since reserving my Model S (P7998) and finally decided to jump in. I do LabVIEW software consulting and enjoy hiking and following electrical and electronics technology. I was only lukewarm about replacing my Camry (14 yrs old) until I got excited about the 'S...

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