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    Rear door hinge bent slightly coming out of garage. Options?

    My son left the door open as he climbed into the back seat. Without realizing it, I backed up and clipped my wife's car on the way out. I stopped as soon as I heard contact, but the rear door hinge/pillar had already been pulled back slightly, maybe five degrees beyond where it normally stops...
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    Taking P85D in for 4-year service... Anything I need to consider?

    My 4-year warranty is almost up on my 2015 P85D in a couple weeks and I'm taking it in for it's final service under the pre-paid service plan (I did not buy extended service plan when offered, so I think I'm on my own going forward.) Due to life circumstances, I have not been very active in the...
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    So, is that it for AP1? Beta forever?

    I've had my AP1 Model S since early 2015 and enjoyed the constant improvements to AP1 until right around the time that AP2 came out, then it pretty much stopped improving. Not that I'm complaining... it's certainly more useful than cruise control in many highway situations, but I sort of...
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    Annoying passenger side dashboard squeak? Possible DIY solution here.

    Can't say how widespread this issue is, but on my Feb 2015 build, it had become such a major issue for me that my satisfaction with the car was diminishing quickly. I had it into service twice (including Fremont) to correct this problem and despite adding various bits of felt tape and thick foam...
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    SC can't fix squeaks. Looking for DIY ideas...

    I've taken my Model S into two different service centers (including Fremont) to get, among other items, two nagging rattles taken care of, but in both cases, despite assurances that both were fixed, they completely eluded the staff. The first is a squeak coming from the right side dashboard on...
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    Right front sonar sensor(s) less sensitive on the highway?

    I've noticed pretty consistently over the past while under many driving conditions that my right front sonar sensor(s) have a tendency to miss nearby obstructions (cars, trucks, medians) much more often than the other three when I'm on the highway. It *will* come on, but it seems that there has...
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    Anyone looking at a CPO P85+ I'm driving around in P41960 as a loaner this week.

    Has a 5/2014 build date stamp. If you're seriously interested in this particular car, I'd be happy to give you excruciating detail and even photos on its condition and features. I'm finding all the little differences between my 9 month newer P85D and this car quite interesting... 85 kWh...
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    Anyone have a creak in their rear hatch fixed by Service?

    I'm taking my Feb 2015 build in for its one year service (and L upgrade!) tomorrow morning. Biggest issues I have are squeaks/rattles. In particular, there's a creak in the rear hatch. Has anyone had a rear hatch creak fixed? It almost sounds as if the glass is clicking against the frame or...
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    Security flaw in Summon implementation?

    I noticed tonight that as my wife took the car out of the garage and I had the Tesla app open on my phone several rooms away, that the "Summon" button appeared, even though I was clearly well out of visible range of the car. That led me to start thinking about what it is exactly that allows...
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    7.1 auto-steer drives like it's drunk?

    So, I've been on vacation for a week and only installed 7.1 (2.9.154) last night. I drove to work on my usual 20 mile route on CA-101 this morning. I've driven this route on 7.0 auto-steer maybe a hundred times, so I'm very familiar with its quirks and such. My main gripes with 7.0...
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    P85D max battery mode took 30 minutes to get ready while driving...

    Yesterday morning on my ~25 mile commute, I decided to engage the Max Battery mode now available on my P85D. I had already driven 5 miles up to that point, so the car wasn't completely cold and the outside temperature varied between 61-64 degrees according to the 17” screen. The final 20...
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    Can someone with next-gen rear seats verify something for me?

    The plastic guide at the top of the rear (Feb build next-gen) middle seat belt came off (images are here: http://imgur.com/a/JRoGh), and I can't seem to figure out how one might actually re-attach it. There is a metal bar just inside the seat that would seem to fit right into a little trough in...
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    Anyone need a 6.2 car they want to compare to? Still holding out...

    Not really keen to be an early AutoPilot beta tester at this point and frankly don't like the speedo changes in 7.0, so I decided to stick with 6.2.5.36 (at least for now) on my P85D. Honestly, not sure if I'll wait for 7.1 or not, but in the mean time, I wonder if anyone wants to compare...
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    Supercharging experiences in Norcal this weekend. Is Tesla ready for primetime?

    I spent the weekend in Reno, NV -- as it turns out with about 30,000 bikers all up there for the Street Vibrations festival... Headed up in the ol P85D. The outbound route was to leave San Mateo Friday morning, stop in Tiburon for a passenger pickup and head east on 37 around the bay to I-80...
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    2nd-row foot lighting only on one side of car?

    So I recently noticed that my Feb 2015 build Model S without premium lighting oddly has a light under the front passenger seat that provides light for the rear passenger footwell, however that light assembly is completely missing on the driver's side. I figure that I either got a free light that...
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    Trip near Yosemite... Manteca supercharger enough?

    I've got a trip planned from the Bay Area to a camp near Yosemite (technically Groveland, CA). I will be there for 4 days total and do not believe I will have any access to a plug, though I will contact them and see if there's any chance that perhaps a 120v might be available. Bay Area to...
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    Battery charging to "102%"?

    You know that scene in "This is Spinal Tap" where the guitarist is explaining that a particular amp goes to '11' and Rob Reiner asks him why not just make 10 louder? Clearly, Tesla UI Engineers know what I'm talking about, but I have the reverse question with regards to the way my car counts...
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    HPWC set to 64amps, daytime charging drops to 48.

    During night time charging i almost always get 64amps sustained for as long as i need to charge (HPWC dip switches set to 64) but during the day if i flick a few things on like computer and lots of lights and/or run the AC in the house, it'll sometimes drop to 48amps and the car will display...
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    Summer spike: 43 new superchargers in past 41 days

    supercharge.info The pace has really picked up lately... Including the last 6 days of June, Tesla has opened 43 new supercharger locations in the last 41 days (June 25th - Aug 4th) worldwide.
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    22 new superchargers in 24 days so far in July

    Superchargers That's a pace of almost 0.92 new supercharging locations per day in July. Pretty good, eh? If they can keep up this pace for a couple years, Model 3 rollout should be fairly smooth.
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    Anyone else surprised that new battery pack is only 90kwh?

    First of all, I'm not complaining. Just mostly curious about the rate at which Lithium Ion density improvements are being made over time... I also get that having something in the lab and mass producing it are completely different things. However, Tesla was essentially mass producing 85kwh...
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    New P90D does 1/4 mile in 10.8 and 0-60 in 2.8s. Question: Does P85D get any love?

    Not clear to me from the live blogs whether the P85D actually get's an upgrade to ludicrous mode, or if the updates discussed are relegated to new cars only...
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    Any reason why I can't do a trip to Reno with one Supercharge in a P85D?

    Brother-in-law's bachelor party is coming up this Sept in Reno... Assuming a range charge to start out, is there any reason why I can't do San Mateo --> Tiburon --> Reno with a single supercharge at Roseville Galleria for dinner? No matter what assumptions I enter, EVTripPlanner always picks 2...
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    First trip coming up Memorial Day weekend. How to plan?

    I'm excited to be taking my first roadtrip this weekend, but am having some trouble figuring out how to ensure I've planned it properly. In a nutshell, my 157 mile route looks like this from the Bay Area to Auburn, CA: Google Maps On EVtripplanner, I plugged in very conservative settings...
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    Interest in a service or device that charges/preheats your car to a target end time?

    Over the past few weeks I've built a script that runs on my wireless router (using Tomato firmware) that looks at my car's state of charge each night and intelligently determines when to start charging in order to hit charge targets I set for weekdays (right before my electrical rates go up) and...
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    Inexpensive yacht floor organizer?

    Anyone find a useable, inexpensive organizer that fits in the yacht floor? I'd like to find something that fits the space inside the yacht floor well that provides a few (configurable?) compartments for loose change, pens, notes, tire gauge, sunglasses, etc. As is, these items have a tendency to...
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    Re-badging the trunk?

    I had my entire car wrapped in XPEL and wanted to de-badge just the P85D. It came back with the 'Model S' debadged as well. Just curious how one might go about putting the 'Model S' back on. 1. What adhesive tape should I use? I assume I'll need to do some pretty intricate cutting with an...
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    Is it just me or is TACC a little smoother/trustworthy in .188?

    Got upgraded from .153 to .188 yesterday and noticed that TACC seems a bit more well behaved in heavy traffic now. I haven't noticed whether it pays any attention to cars encroaching into my lane yet, but generally speaking it seems to be doing fewer questionable things now (like accelerating...
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    Prepaid vs. Pay-As-You-Go Service Plans: The Financial Analysis

    Ok, so perhaps this is not a completely definitive answer, but if we make certain assumptions, we should at least be able to determine whether the prepaid $1900/$3800 plans make sense versus $600/yr pay as you go. The assumptions we're going to make up front are: 1. There is no qualitative...
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    Anyone else find TACC still not trustworthy?

    I've had a couple recent incidents with TACC enabled that have me questioning whether its reliability. The first incident was back in the 6.1 days (believe it was with software .179), where I approached a car slightly ahead of me in the lane to my right that proceeded to put its left turn...
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    New P85D owner: Is my HVAC working ok or does it need service?

    So I've had my P85D for 3 days now and twice I've had the HVAC system act somewhat strangely. The latest incident was this evening... Let me start out by saying that I can confirm 100% that I'm NOT in Range mode and running firmware 167. Before my commute home today, the iPhone app said my car...
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    Few comments and questions after first weekend with P85D

    Great car. Everything I expected and then some. Few comments/questions: 1. Did my first mod tonight: LED license plate bulbs. They look great, yay! But shouldn't those be standard by now? I can't see any reason why such an advanced car should have any incandescent bulbs at this stage, aside...
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    HPWC installed on partly used 100amp subpanel. Measuring amps?

    HPWC installed on lightly used 100amp subpanel. How to measure total current draw? So my model S arrives end of this week (yay) and I got an electrician out to install my HPWC the other day on an existing 100A subpanel in my garage... Based on my rough calculations, i figured that the subpanel...
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    Way to limit HPWC to ~60 amps?

    I have my HPWC install happening in about 2 weeks. I've ordered my car with dual chargers, but until now assumed (erroneously?) that I'd only be able to make use of one when charging at home unless I got a new 100 amp line put in. The electrical situation in my home is that I already have a...
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    How useful is replacement value on insurance policy?

    I called Travellers for a quote because they advertised a replacement value policy add-on for up to 5 years in case of a car getting totaled, while my current insurance only covers the first year at replacement value. Travellers said they could add such an add-on for my upcoming P85D for around...
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    Just got P85D VIN. Anyone know where that puts me in terms of production finish date?

    VIN 741xx. In the P85D tracking spreadsheet, delivered VINs only go up to mid 60s. Extrapolating that out in Excel didn't show much of an obvious trend, so just curious where that VIN would put me in terms of production.
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    Got the 'rear seat' call today... Will NG rears fit carseats ok?

    I've read the 17 page thread and am still somewhat undecided on whether to go with the NG rears as ordered, or fall back to the standard seats. Told the sales rep I'd make up my mind within 48 hours... Any further wisdom to impart? In any case, I have a 10 month old and 3.5 year old. The 3.5...

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