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    Autopilot lock out for speeding

    Another annoying Autopilot update in a recent update (to add to enforced auto beams and wipers)… I got locked out of autopilot twice on a two hour journey for exceeding the autopilot speed limit on the motorway. I think autopilot is limited to 85 which is generally fine, but occasionally I...
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    Octopus Intelligent + EO Mini Pro 2

    I have a model 3 LR, an EO Mini Pro 2 charger and a SMETS 2 meter. My Octopus Go fix is coming to an end and I've been invited to take a look at Octopus Intelligent as an alternative to Go. I've completed the online question form and it says my equipment is not compatabile. What gives? I...
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    How to move from Model 3 To Model Y (UK)

    Thinking about making the swap when the Y eventually comes to the UK, mostly because of the dog-friendliness of the hatchback. Is it likely Tesla will offer a decent part-ex deal, or will it be more likely a case of selling the 3 privately and buying/financing the Y separately? I own the 3...
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    Charging Powerwall Overnight

    Hi, Has anyone calculated how much energy could be drawn and stored overnight (12:30pm to 04:30am) in the Powerwall? I’m in the UK and on my electricity tariff (Octopus Go), rates are one third of regular during this period. I can’t fit solar panels so am thinking about the economics of just...
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    Six Children and Parent hit by Tesla

    Developing news story on BBC. Too early to speculate the cause. From the photo is a model 3 Tesla.
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    Paying off PCP Early

    I bought a M3LR on PCP back in Feb 2020. I've since added FSD as an upgrade (i.e. paid cash to Tesla). I've got some money coming through which I could use to pay off the finance in total. I've never had a PCP before, so want to make sure I'm not making a mistake. E.g. could I be better off...
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    Tesla to launch Full Self Driving beta to select drivers next week

    Tesla to launch Full Self Driving beta to select drivers next week — Mashable
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    Switched to neutral whilst driving at speed

    This happened to me yesterday on 2020.40.3. I was driving between 30 and 40 mph and somehow switched into neutral. Took my foot of the accelerator expecting to regen brake and the car just coasted. I then noticed the “press brake pedal and shift to drive or reverse” message. I had possibly...
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    Seat heater bug?

    I turned the seat heaters on in the morning for the chilly school run. I then turn the heaters off and the profile says “saved”. I then get back in the car for the evening school run and the heaters are back on. Seems to ignore the saved settings from earlier. Anyone else noticed this?
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    Cup holder for M3

    The cup holders are too big for bottles of water, etc and they rattle around like crazy. Has anyone bought an insert they would recommend? Seem to be two types: cup inserts and a spring clip thing: Cup insert: Amazon Spring clip thing: ebay
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    Paint damage - what is the yellow patch?

    I closed the garage door on top of the side panel next to the bonnet. I used WD40 and a magic eraser to remove most of the white transferred paint from the garage door. I’m left with a couple of dent points and a yellow patch (see photos). Is the yellow patch where paint where the top layer of...
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    FSD - Change lane without NOA

    On a dual carriageway I want to be able to change lanes without disabling Autopilot - this was the main reason for taking FSD. If I have selected Navigate on Autopilot (NOA) the car will change lanes automatically if I click the indicator whilst on a road that supports NOA. I can tell the...
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    Alloy touch up pen

    I’ve curbed both wheels on the passenger side, which happened in the first few weeks of ownership. Haven’t done it again since. The marks don’t bother me much but I wonder if anyone has had success with a alloy touch up pen? If so, what brand/colour did you go for?
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    Dull paint patch

    I was cleaning by MSM model 3 today and noticed a dull patch in the paintwork, on the rear passenger side door, about an inch in diameter. There is no obvious scratch or other imperfection, but the area is matte rather than shiny like the rest of the car. I wondered if it was something like...
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    Why did the car alarm just go off?

    The car was unlocked with the driver's door open, boot open and two kids in the back. All other doors closed. The car was unlocked by proximity of the iPhone in my pocket. I pressed the brake pedal and all hell broke with the sound system blasting out rock music and the sentry logo flashed up...
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    Trade in - inform DVLA of sale?

    I picked up my M3LR on Monday and traded in my Mini. I went to the DVLA website today to complete the paperwork and it said the car had already been reported as sold. Has anyone else who has part-ex'd found that Tesla informed DVLA on their behalf? I assume then I have nothing to do and...
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    Collection: Driving License Address?

    Collecting in two weeks from Heathrow (yipee) The address printed on my driving license (plastic card style) does not match my home address (or Blackhorse finance address, etc). I moved a while ago but never got around to updating the license. Could this be an issue?
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    Black Horse - Time to process PCP application?

    The website suggests that the credit decision would be made within a few hours, but I've been waiting over a week with no update. On my Tesla account page it shows as "Your credit application has been received. We will contact you with details on your credit decision and terms." I've tried to...
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    FSD - After purchase cost?

    What is the current cost of adding FSD, post-purchase? I'm in two minds as to whether to add FSD to a M3 order. I wonder how much of a "discount" you are really getting by paying 5,800 GBP upfront. Tim

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