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  1. hallcp

    When will there be a 400 mile Model X?

    I'm sorry, I haven't been following the various subtle Tesla upgrades but that recent announcement about the Model S getting 400 miles of EPA range certainly caught my eye. My wife saw it too and now she wants to trade in our 2018 Model X for a new one, on the assumption that some future...
  2. hallcp

    Anybody else having voice recognition issues since the last 2 updates?

    Well often the text is perfectly recognized and displayed "Turn seat heater on", but nothing happens. And I find I have to hold the button down for a second or two after I finish speaking or it misses the last few words.
  3. hallcp

    Anybody else having voice recognition issues since the last 2 updates?

    A month or so ago Tesla released an update which seemed to really fix the voice recognition system. For a few days we were turning on seat heaters and showing/hiding the backup cam like nobody's business. Then something happened. Now nothing works. It either recognizes the command, shows the...
  4. hallcp

    Tesla service and how they treat owners, really disappointed

    Yikes, this is a pretty negative thread. These stories seem awful. My experience with the Tesla mobile service here in North Carolina was super. The tech was super knowledgeable and answered all kinds of questions I had. My previous service experience has been with Chevrolet (awful about...
  5. hallcp

    Procedure for replacing a lost Tesla keyfob as of Sept. 2019

    I recently lost my Model X keyfob so I tried to research on-line what to do. One place I found said you needed to buy a keyfob, then have it programmed by Tesla ($160). So I bought a used one off eBay. Well that information was not correct. Yes, it needs to be programmed by Tesla, but the cost...
  6. hallcp

    Where is CANBUS connector in Model X?

    I wanted to follow up on my original Nov. 2018 post. I recently lost my keyfob and ordered a new one from Tesla. The Ranger was coming by to fix a taillight filled with water and he also brought the keyfob and programmed it. The programming process involves removing this cubby and accessing the...
  7. hallcp

    2nd Row Legroom measurements 5/6/7 seat configuration

    The rear bench seat in the 5-seater version is fixed. It may tilt slightly (I can't recall), but it does not slide forward or back. Rear passengers have a ton of legroom. The bench seat is just average, comfort-wise. With the 6-seater version, remember you can't fold the middle row flat so cargo...
  8. hallcp

    Chrome delete for MX in NJ

    How is this chrome delete actually accomplished? Is it a wrap? I'm thinking if I ever get a Model Y I'll want the reverse, to make the door handles look chromed!
  9. hallcp

    Light off roading possible?

    The Youtuber "Tesla Bjorn" did some expensive damage to his Model X by going down a rutted road in Norway. I think you're nuts to risk an expensive to buy & repair vehicle like this on an off-road adventure!
  10. hallcp

    Great dash/Sentry viewer program for Windows

    Where can we get this software?
  11. hallcp

    6 vs 7 seats, 2nd row movement

    Sorry, I don't get the "swimmer" reference. Is this something all parents know about? Please explain!
  12. hallcp

    2019.16.2 Killed Cristmas

    Yes, you have to be on level ground with nothing near the Falcon wing doors. If not, you get exactly the behavior you describe. But I haven't checked it on 16.2...
  13. hallcp

    MX won't wake after update...help

    This has been a really helpful thread. This sounds like something that could happen to any of us at some point.
  14. hallcp

    Navigation system really is not even close to TomTom....

    Wow, that qTesla Forecast website is neat. I've often wanted a quick weather radar view of my current location. Very slick.
  15. hallcp

    Software crash on v9.0 (2019.8.5 3aaa23d)

    We've exprienced the same thing twice now with 2019.8.3. My wife also reports that pressing Park while in the dark screen state washed the windows!
  16. hallcp

    Model S/X deliveries drop off cliff, down 56%

    It's hard for to grasp how Tesla could do a major update to the S/X with so much else on their plate. And do they even have enough 2170 cells for S/X/3/Y all at once? And then there's Tesla's stated goal of moving everybody into EV's. The 3 and the Y do that in spades, but I'm not sure the S & X...
  17. hallcp

    SR/SR+ (Model 3 RWD) Waiting Room

    Hi billionaiire, Sounds like you gave the competition every chance to sell you a car. Were there any especially prominent good or bad things about the gas cars? Those of us with EV's can't quite look at gas cars objectively any more. And soon you'll also be seeing those other cars as...
  18. hallcp

    What exactly is included in the $2,000 Autopilot option?

    So the price to add "Autopilot" to my six-month old Model X appears to be down to $2000. Can someone explain exactly what features that would give me? I gather it can do highway driving, and maintain the distance between me and the car ahead, like Adaptive Cruise Control, is that correct? That...
  19. hallcp

    Fictional Concept: Sliding "Falcon Wings" for Model Y

    I believe he is indicating that a portion of the roof line is cut open for a horizontal section of the sliding door, kind of L-shaped. I like it.
  20. hallcp

    Help! Frunk won't open

    I don't know about the S, but on the X you can pop off a little plastic cover on the front lower right of the car in the black plastic area and access a couple of red ribbons. Pulling them down in the proper sequence will open the frunk. The little cover is used to hide the towbar attachment...
  21. hallcp

    Headrest catches me in upper back, it won't go high enough

    Does anyone else have this problem? With the seat upright and the headrest at maximum height, that lower tail of the headrest catches me in upper back and really hurts. The only solution is to crank the seat angle back a bit, but I'd rather be upright. Any ideas on this one? Both sides are the...
  22. hallcp

    Tesla (In-House) Body Repair Experience

    Re: BayX..... "update my MX to new maps"... I don't think there is any "updating" of maps. It's Google all the way, right?
  23. hallcp

    Vendor Scan My Tesla, a CANBUS reader for Android

    Can someone direct me to the best instructions for accessing the CANBUS connector on the Model X?
  24. hallcp

    [V9] How to Format USB into 2 Partitions for DashCam and Music [Windows]

    I was unable to get this to work on Win7... so I borrowed a Win10 machine and was able to make it all the way through. On the Win10 machine it looks fine. But when I go back to my Win7 machine the 2nd partition is not visible. This is pretty much a dead end as far as I'm concerned. Fingers...
  25. hallcp

    Mat recommendations for 5-seater cargo area?

    Thanks Posity, that's very helpful!
  26. hallcp

    Where is CANBUS connector in Model X?

    There are a lot of videos on youtube showing how Model S owners simply drop down their little cubby box in the dashboard, and reach in to pull out a white CAN bus connector (presumably for Tesla techinicians). With a cable matching CAN bus pins with some on an OBD2 connector you can stick on a...
  27. hallcp

    [V9] How to Format USB into 2 Partitions for DashCam and Music [Windows]

    These instructions don't work as described in my Win7 PC. I cannot delete the partitions from the Storage Manager (grayed out), and once I delete them within DISKPART it will let me create 1 partition, but not a 2nd one. When I try to create the 2nd partition, I get this error: CREATE PARTITION...
  28. hallcp

    Model X service schedules

    The manual says: "take Model X to Tesla at the regularly scheduled maintenance intervals of every 12 months, or every 12,500 miles (20,000 km)" I don't see any details about what is performed by Tesla service. Aside from this: - Brake fluid replacement every 2 years or 25,000 miles -...
  29. hallcp

    Pulling the trigger! (Amazing community!)

    I was only able to add a 30amp circuit at my house (100 amp sub-panel shared with heat pump!). That permits 24 amp continuous charging. I had to get a matching plug for the universal charger to match the 30amp circuit. Tesla says you get 14 miles range per hour at 30 amps. I find that to be more...
  30. hallcp

    Model X vs Audi E-tron in Europe

    Vortexz, you'll have to forgive some of us Tesla folks for nitpicking. Established car companies like Audi have been slamming the idea of EV's and Tesla in particular for years. Actually we'll all be delighted to see Audis and Jaguars on the road. I just hope they really plan to make them and to...
  31. hallcp

    Mat recommendations for 5-seater cargo area?

    Has anyone bought a rear cargo area mat they like for the 5-seater Model X? As I see it there are 4 options: 1 - Separate mats for the front and back half of the cargo space, so you can access that forward bay too 2 - A flat mat that covers both bays but can be rolled up to access the forward...
  32. hallcp

    Sudden drop in range while still in driveway

    My wife has noticed something odd about our Model X. She says that when she gets in the car it will say something like a range of 207 miles. But 5 seconds later at the end of the driveway it says 196 (or something like that). Is this something other people have seen? I'm thinking it's just the...
  33. hallcp

    Recurring Loud Creaking Noise in Front Suspension / Steering Column

    Mine creaks too, mostly in tight turns at slow speeds. There was also a guy on Youtube who showed that if the hillholder brake is set, steering will always make noise until the brakes release. But your case seems more drastic? Or are you talking about low speed creaks and groans?
  34. hallcp

    Model x home outlet over heating?

    My brother in-law in Florida wired up his own 50A breaker and 14-50 outlet.... using 14 ga. wire. Good thing he called me before the new car arrived. He would've burned down the house for sure. I'm charging at 24 amps, and that's really a gracious plenty for the driving we do. Even with that we...
  35. hallcp

    Tesla Model X A-pillar HELP

    You need to watch "Rich Rebuilds" on YouTube. What you're trying to do is not easy. The salvage title may also cause you issues with Tesla software and charging (as it has for Rich). I think it will be a while before 3rd party parts are available for Teslas, if ever.
  36. hallcp

    First road trip in your MX

    I was going to drive to the beach.... but that has been put on indefinite hold by Florence. Charles Raleigh, NC
  37. hallcp

    «Safe» to buy new Model X?

    498 miles on my new 75D, there was some problem which delayed delivery a week or so while they waited for parts at the service center. No other issues. Rides and drives like a dream. More than enough power to catch anything on the road. Still learning about the myriad settings. You'll love it.
  38. hallcp

    An industrial David versus Goliath

    I just finished reading George Woodbury's wonderful 1950 book "The Story of a Stanley Steamer". Near the end of the book he tries to explain why a car as wonderful as the Stanley Steamer can never be re-introduced. See if this sounds relevant to our present situation: "Mechanically, there seems...
  39. hallcp

    Tesla ride compared to a Stanley Steamer

    I just finished George Woodbury's 1950 book "Story of Stanley Steamer" in which he restores and drives a 1917 Stanley Steamer. I found his description of the ride in a steamer uncannily familiar! Remember, steamers had no gearbox and were also silent, like our Teslas. From page 143-144: "The...
  40. hallcp

    "6/6 Tasks Complete" - Delivery is imminent!

    Congratulations on your purchase! I just took delivery of a Model X 75D in blue last week after a 3-month wait. I'm a fan-boy so I thought I was ready for the wait, but it was painful. It must be sooo nice to go in and just buy the darn car! And the Model X does seem bigger once you get it home!
  41. hallcp

    My delivery expectations

    Oh yes, pictures!
  42. hallcp

    My delivery expectations

    As the original poster I thought I'd fill everyone in on my personal delivery experience with a Model X 75D: - June 4 Car ordered, website indicated late July delivery - July 1 VIN assigned - July 20 production complete and car in transit from Calif. to N.C. *** 30 days in transit...
  43. hallcp

    Pros and Cons of 5 Seater MX vs new 7 Seater?

    I was under the impression that in the 6-seater, that middle row did not fold away but just slid up a little ways forward. So in the 5-seater it seems like you'd gain quite a bit of cargo area as the rearmost seats are placed way more forward than in the 6-seater. So you not only get the extra...
  44. hallcp

    September Delivery...?

    Is there an FAQ or something for the spreadsheet? I can't believe we're talking about the same numbers. I ordered June 4th, confirmed June 8th, VIN was assigned July 1, delivery Aug. 22nd. I'm in North Carolina. That spreadsheet shows people ordering the car July 31 and getting a VIN 4 days...
  45. hallcp

    Disapointing Delivery Experience

    I am very close to my delivery day, but Tesla did send emails suggesting I watch their YouTube videos beforehand. The videos are helpful, as is a walk-though from Evoto car rentals on YouTube. This isn't exactly a Toyota Camry, there's going to be a learning curve if you want to get the most out...
  46. hallcp

    Paint defects at delivery

    You know they keep saying that the battery is the biggest expense and technical challenge. Maybe that's true for Ford, but I get the feeling for Tesla it's actually the paint! Plus they must be having huge growing pains. I hope going private will give them the freedom to invest in things like...
  47. hallcp

    Does re-using my old license plate complicate Tesla delivery day?

    We just sold my wife's car and hope to take delivery of a new Model X in a couple of weeks. Of course we have the license plate from the car we just sold, so I thought re-using that plate would simplify the delivery day. But my Delivery Specialist in San Francisco says it complicates things...
  48. hallcp

    Should I buy now or wait for 2019 Model X?

    Well the classic response is that if you wait for the next best thing you'll never buy a Tesla because there's ALWAYS something newer in the pipeline. As for the Porsche Taycan and Jaguar I-Pace, I suspect they will be underwhelming unless you're a previous Porsche or Jaguar buyer. After all...
  49. hallcp

    Anyone have Michelin Premier LTX tires on their MX?

    TeslaBjorn in Norway just posted a video about tires: It sounds like in Norway the Model X comes with Michelins, which he says wear out too fast.

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