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    Latch questions and problems

    I'm having trunk latch problems but I changed out the latch and the actuator but still the same problem (it won't lock or unlock). What module or action actually sends the signal to the latch actuator to cinch the latch down? That seems the ne the problem as the actuator never tries to cinch...
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    Salvage P85D trunk latch issue. HELP!!

    Hi all so several months back i baught a salvaged p85d with pretty bad rear end damadge I've got the car looking beautiful and driving as it was intended. I've had one problem in the repair process that no one has yet been able to figure out. I'm hoping you guys might be able to shed some...
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    Repairing a salvage Tesla Model S P85D

    You may be right but I'll give it a go. If the car is not fixable for somewhere in the ballpark I'll call it a day and take the hit.
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    Repairing a salvage Tesla Model S P85D

    When I was younger I worked with a friend whose father fixed salvage ICE cars. We would help him pick cars and the formula was to get a car to cost no more than 60-70% of a used similar one after all the repairs were done. He never had trouble selling a car with this calc even after pulling a...
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    Repairing a salvage Tesla Model S P85D

    I guess I would be putting my faith in Newport convertibles or a similar company that has made convertible Tesla's in the past. They actually look pretty nice.
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    Repairing a salvage Tesla Model S P85D

    The rewards of charity work far outweigh any car purchase so kudos to you for anything and everything you do. Hopefully you are rewarded a hundred times over for it in ways you can't even measure. As for the cost you are right it's not cheap but someone paid 123k for this car when it was new...
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    Repairing a salvage Tesla Model S P85D

    I don't mind telling you my costs as I'm here to learn like most. I'm bit over 31k into the car. Not sure if I over payed but I've been watching Tesla insurance auctions for a few months and it seemed to be better priced to other similarly damadged cars at least to me. Looking at listed...
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    Repairing a salvage Tesla Model S P85D

    Interesting but I honestly could not drive around it that.
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    Repairing a salvage Tesla Model S P85D

    The airbags are in tact, the car runs and drives, th air suspension works, everything mechanical seems in order. The car also has v1 autonomous driving abilities. I really like the idea of cutting the back off and welding on the back of another Tesla and maybe even adding a cage for...
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    Repairing a salvage Tesla Model S P85D

    Thanks guys. I'll look into sime shops and see if I can get an entire rear replacement and if it doesn't work out possibly just selling the car to a dismantler or auctioning it off again. I'm not sure I can personally dismantle this car to part it out so if things don't work out it'll be send...
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    Repairing a salvage Tesla Model S P85D

    Honestly if I had 30k to fix this car that may not have been the worst idea but I'm trying to keep it at 10k or so if at all possible.
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    Repairing a salvage Tesla Model S P85D

    Fair enough. I got what I believe is a good deal on this car probably for good reason so I'm going to try to get a couple of estimates and see if its a viable option to have it fixed. Any suggestion on how to find a non-tesla repair shop that works with aluminum?
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    Repairing a salvage Tesla Model S P85D

    Is aluminum repairs just that expensive all around or is it just Tesla certified shops that ate that expensive. I'm thinking of getting the dents pulled at a non Tesla shop as it is just body work. There are places that are certified to work with aluminum bodies like the f150 or the Tesla...
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    Repairing a salvage Tesla Model S P85D

    So this is a first time post for me. I've read others experience with salvage Tesla's and wanted to see if the community has some input or guidance. I purchased a loaded 2014 P85D from a salvage insurance auction. The car runs and drives but has the rear smashed. I live in Orange county and...

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