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    Source for Bilstein coil struts?

    The real issue is that I have an extended warranty (MCU died so that pays for it right there) and they are saying it's not covered because "shock absorbers" are not covered. I pointed out the difference between shock absorbers and struts to my advisor, and I'm waiting to hear back from the...
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    Source for Bilstein coil struts?

    My front right strut on my 2015 MS is rattling after only 55K miles. I have an extended warranty but it excludes struts as "wear and tear" items. I called Bilstein and they were not helpful at all. Guy wouldn't tell me which struts Tesla puts on new vehicles (that would be proprietary and not...
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    Body Repairs - The Woes of Owning a Tesla

    My Model S was hit (hit-and-run) in a parking lot in November. That's not Tesla's fault. (side note: Blackvue saved me. I have perfect video of the perpetrator's face and his license plate. He was cited and his insurance is paying). It's also not Tesla's fault that the body shop couldn't get my...
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    Anyone have a successful Diminished Value / Loss of Use Claim?

    The other party's insurance company has taken full 100% responsibility for the wreck. I'm sure they will fight my LOU and DV claims, so I need a report written by someone who can show up in a Denver court when I have to take them to court.
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    Anyone have a successful Diminished Value / Loss of Use Claim?

    Hi, I'm looking for advice around a potential Diminished Value Claim on my 2015 Model S. About a month ago, my vehicle was hit in a parking lot. The other driver left the scene (hit and run). Fortunately, my dual dash cam recorded everything: - He hits my car in his heavy pickup truck - He...
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    New Denver Service Center

    The old service center on Evans is officially closed now, even though there are a few Model Xs sitting around as you can see. In the second picture, the ranger trailer is in a little disrepair, sitting outside their old makeshift "overflow" service building across Evans. This appears to be...
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    No more Latest NPR Hourly News Update in the car?

    Good news everyone on this thread - it appears that NPR Hourly News works again in version 8 of the Model S software. At least it did for me last night and this morning. I'm not a huge fan of the new interface but I do like that NPR News is back.
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    No more Latest NPR Hourly News Update in the car?

    If any of you following this thread are interested, PM me for a kludge solution I've built out to get NPR hourly news on my car with a minimum of steps and hassle. (I'm not sure it's completely kosher with NPR so I'm not posting it publicly). It's a way to hear a lower quality stream, on demand...
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    No more Latest NPR Hourly News Update in the car?

    I found out from a few places, including my service advisor - if you google tesla tunein 128kbps, you'll see it mentioned. I have an unorthodox solution I'm going to post about shortly.
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    No more Latest NPR Hourly News Update in the car?

    Well, I contacted Tunein support to push on this issue. "Matt" from their support told me that earlier this year, NPR "upgraded" all of their audio streaming to 192kbps. And that's above Tesla's 128Kbps limit, so there it is. Why they "upgraded" their spoken word programs like the Hourly News, I...
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    No more Latest NPR Hourly News Update in the car?

    I am frustrated with this same issue. There is no way that NPR spoken word hourly news is higher bandwidth than the myriad of music stations that play on Tunein. The quality isn't even that great - but it's perfectly fine for voice. I have confirmed that connecting my car to my phone as a wifi...
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    Professional Dash Cam Installation in Metro Denver?

    The Blackvue is good, not great. Video quality is very good. The newest firmware won't let me turn off the wifi by default. Problem is, if the wifi is on all the time, your phone will connect to it - and won't have internet. It's more handy to be able to turn the wifi on by pressing the side...
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    Professional Dash Cam Installation in Metro Denver?

    Hi Brian, Andrew from Elevated Audio did a fantastic job. I got the DR650GW-2CH which has a front and back camera. They installed it and powered it using an OBDII connector I kludged myself to get at unswitched 12V. They are an all mobile service and their price was reasonable. The wiring is...
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    Professional Dash Cam Installation in Metro Denver?

    I've read LastNLSig's great post about how to install a Blackvue Dash Cam into a Model S. Although I'm an avid DIYer, and would have no qualms about doing something like this to one of my other vehicles, this is a rare project that I'm not interested in taking on in my brand new 85D. That post...
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    Summon Parking Experiences?

    I should also point out that the car did great leaving the space. Backing up it just goes straight back. If you stand in back of it, it stops.
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    Summon mode experience, anyone?

    Yes, if you're using the keyfob, you do this: Press and hold the middle keyfob button until the lights flash. To tell the car to move forward, press the frunk button. To move it backward, press the trunk button. Once it's moving, to stop it immediately, you press the middle button again.
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    Summon Parking Experiences?

    I used the fob as well. Were there cars parked on either side of your space when you were at work? As for my garage at home, the car wants to park in the middle every time. I haven't tried to see what happens when the other car is in there and the clearance on either side to get in is literally...
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    Summon Parking Experiences?

    Yes, this was perpendicular. The first time, I was not lined up perfectly - I was at a slight angle and the car over-corrected. The second time, I lined it up perfectly, and it turned diagonally at the last minute. To be fair, Tesla does call this "beta". But it seems more like what we could...
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    Summon Parking Experiences?

    Mine was not so great. I tried it this morning for the first time. I put my car in front of a parking space in my parking garage at work. I got out, and followed the instructions (press and hold middle key fob until hazards blink, then press frunk button to tell it to go forward). The...
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    Summon mode experience, anyone?

    Edit: Sorry, I didn't realize this was in a Hong Kong thread. My experience was in the US. Maybe you'll find it useful, maybe not. I'd delete it but I can't :wink: I tried it this morning for the first time. I put my car in front of a parking space in my parking garage. I got out, and...
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    2012 P85 Performance Model S, Silver, 34,000 miles PRICE LOWERED $55,500 - Denver Metro, CO - No Lo

    2012 P85 Performance Model S, Silver, 34,000 miles PRICE LOWERED $55,500 - Denver Metro, CO Note: Price is firm. I already have a trade-in quote. I'm not interested in any trades or bartering- just $55,500 cash. Options: Silver Color Performance Package 85KWh Battery Power Tailgate...
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    Calendar App with IOS and Multiple Calendars

    Yes, it appears that the 6.2 software appears being able to choose which calendar(s) show up on the Tesla calendar app. It's done on the car, not in the IOS / Android app though.
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    Double Back Dual Motor Tesla Tour

    I didn't end up going to the Denver Double black event - had the kids alone and didn't figure they'd last.
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    Double Back Dual Motor Tesla Tour

    So, did you guys go to the Double Black event? Was it worth it? The dealership 5 miles from my office apparently has a P85D available for test drives - so I'm debating whether it's worth it to go. I could just email one of the people I know and schedule a test drive there. I would also have my...
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    Am I the only one with recent Climate Control problems?

    John, the only way I know of to see the inside temperature is via the API. In particular, though, I took screenshots of my iphone Model S App, which, on the climate tab, shows the interior cabin temperature alongside the temperature you set it to. When I showed the interior temp at 75, and the...
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    Am I the only one with recent Climate Control problems?

    More info and some background Thanks for all of your comments on this. To respond to some of the comments and update a bit: 1) Regional service manager said that the climate control temperature sensor (which in my very early Model S is above and in front of the driver's knee) cannot be...
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    Am I the only one with recent Climate Control problems?

    Bumping this thread, because the problem is back now that I've had a cold day to drive on. 37 degrees outside this morning, and 10 minutes into my drive it was over 77 in the car with the temp set to 70. See pic: Now that I've talked to the regional service manager, who promised that they...
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    Calendar App with IOS and Multiple Calendars

    N4HHE has it right - only one calendar is checked in the iPhone Calendar App. And only that calendar shows up on that IOS Calendar App - as expected. But events from all 5 calendars are showing up on my Model S. mknox, are you sure you aren't seeing events from other calendars?
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    Calendar App with IOS and Multiple Calendars

    I have multiple calendars that I sync with IOS, but only one (my exchange calendar) has my actual appointments in it. Other Calendars include the conference room at my office and some other work-related calendars which I can exclude from seeing most of the time in my IOS calendar application...
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    Successful connection on the Model S internal Ethernet network

    Talked to a tech a few days ago. The port is turned off until the car is told (by Tesla, via 3G or wifi) to activate it. The "Tesla service application" (only available to Tesla service people on Tesla authorized laptops) must be running. There is a round trip communication from the laptop...
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    Successful connection on the Model S internal Ethernet network

    This is kind of off-topic, but I tested portal.vn.teslamotors.com. This is Tesla's "API" (app) server that runs SSL (https) and it's blackholing the heartbleed exploit test (a timeout). So I think the answer right now is "no" but if I had to guess, I would guess that it was "yes" until they...
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    Am I the only one with recent Climate Control problems?

    Update: Tesla has asked me to gather more data without using the app. Apparently, the temp sensor used by the API is different from the climate control temp sensor. Apparently, to Tesla engineers, this makes them think that the only reason I was complaining about the temperature was because...
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    Am I the only one with recent Climate Control problems?

    No, it's definitely a thermostat-type system: that setting is a target temperature. Thermodynamic rules require that you have to put hotter air out the vents than the target temp (if it's colder in the car) and colder air out the vents than the target temp if it's hotter in the car. I'm...
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    Am I the only one with recent Climate Control problems?

    Has anyone had recent issues with Climate Control like this: I've had my Model S since December 2012. There were no problems with climate control for almost exactly one year. Then, starting at the end of December 2013, (after the 5.8.4 release, I believe) my cc started misbehaving. I've...
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    Model S REST API

    I had been unable to reach my vehicle with either the iPhone App or the scripts I co-opted from the hard workers in this forum, since about Thursday of last week. I updated the iPhone app on Sunday, and rather than the infinite circle trying to located my car, it started telling me my...
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    Model S Software/Firmware wishlist

    No, not really. ATT Phone's signal could be different from car's ATT 3G signal for a variety of reasons (antenna placement, LTE vs. 3G, no data at all vs. just phone signal, etc). If you have an ATT 3G phone, the phone's 3G signal should be close to the car's I would guess. I am pretty sure...
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    Model S Software/Firmware wishlist

    Has anyone mentioned 3rd party apps recently in this topic? Just look at the number of people who jumped on writing scripts for the reverse-engineered REST-ish API. I am certain we would see at least a dozen of my fellow software-engineer-types (who seem to make up a remarkably inordinate...
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    Model S REST API

    Hi Hans, As an aging computer geek with 30 years of writing software under my belt, I must say I've never had an occasion to run javascript from the command line. I'm assuming you're running the teslacmd.js that you've posted on the GitHub site - what interpreter are you using to run it (and...
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    Model S REST API

    I will double check and let you know. Also, note that my car charged on Friday afternoon, and it wasn't until Saturday night that I started fiddling with it, well over 24 hours later; maybe that makes a difference? UPDATE: I am indeed running 1.19.42. And I confirmed the test at 6 AM this...
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    Model S REST API

    Just this weekend I mucked around with the app itself, when the car had fully charged. The standard charge completed, and overnight discharged to 230 or so miles. In the app, moved from standard charge->Full charge; Car started charging on its own (or at least the status moved to charging - the...
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    Day/Night mode issue

    These are great workarounds, and I'll probably go in and set my night mode a bit brighter for next time it happens. But really, I don't want a workaround on my $100K car. I want automatic mode to work - not to mess up and give me night mode at 8 in the morning! Since I'm not the only one...
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    Day/Night mode issue

    After the update to 4.2 (maybe related, maybe not) I had the same issue with the screen suddenly changing to night mode - twice in the same day. The first happened at 8:15 AM (full Denver sunlight, cloudless day) when the sun, behind me, hit the interior screen brightness sensor directly. It...
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    Model S REST API

    Well in case anyone wants to actually implement the commands (in addition to the basic vehicle status resources mentioned at http://docs.timdorr.apiary.io/), I mucked around with mine and found the commands I could do (when not plugged in) auto_conditioning_start auto_conditioning_stop...
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    Model S Delivery Dates and Sequencing

    I think you are right. It certainly took away from the car's headroom. I did not get a picture. I just made my final call then and there that we didn't want the pano roof.
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    Roadster Accessories (Denver): Charge Cable, Hard Top Case, FREE TIRES, touchup paint

    I have the following available accessories for a Tesla Roadster (mine was 2.5 but these parts are universal): Note: Sorry but the charging cable and hard top case have both been sold, but I still have the OEM tires and thunder gray touch-up paint for someone in Denver! - (UPDATE: SOLD!) 240V...
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    Model S Delivery Dates and Sequencing

    Hi Steve- I am in Denver, Colorado. We opted out of the Panoramic roof because are sunroofs have made cars unbearable in the summer. Like you, we get days over 100F - but the sun here is so strong that the AC on a couple of our cars with sunroofs couldn't keep up. We can't do black leather...
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    Model S Delivery Dates and Sequencing

    Vin 1401 delivered December 24th at 5:30 PM! Merry Christmas to us! Perf, Silver, body color roof, tech, silver 21" wheels. Missing: Parcel Shelf, Frunk Cargo net. And of course i just realized that the Model S doesn't include rear floor mats? Honestly I've never seen a car (except the...
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    Last chance at 2011 Roadster 2.5 #1196, Thunder Gray, 19K miles, $75K - Denver, CO

    Again, sorry about the price in the thread (and Tesla is too - at least they apologized to me). They originally gave me a mistakenly low estimate for my Roadster, and revised it up $7,000. So my price now needs to be $82K. I wanted to change the title of the thread but there doesn't seem to...
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    Last chance at 2011 Roadster 2.5 #1196, Thunder Gray, 19K miles, $75K - Denver, CO

    Last chance at 2011 Roadster 2.5 #1196, Thunder Gray, 19K miles, $82K - Denver, CO UPDATE: Tesla revised the offer realizing they had made a mistake on the base value of my Roadster. So the current price I have to sell it at is $82K. (Sorry for the misleading thread title with the price). I...

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