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    Front License Plate Wrap?

    fair... but are there states that let you fabricate your own license plates, regardless of material? And the licensewrap company makes it a point to say they are only approved in CA... I take that to mean they won't sell to out of state, because they aren't allowed to sell out of state, to any...
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    Front License Plate Wrap?

    CA only has the one approved vendor, and you get a letter from the DMV authorizing the use.
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    Front License Plate Wrap?

    you can use the lcd plates with approval from the dmv. of course, you can do anything to make it illegal. doesn't make what you are doing legal. you can do anything with the intent of being legit. doesn't necessarily make it legal.
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    Front License Plate Wrap?

    you can only use dmv issued license plates. you can't make your own. source:dmv
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    Front License Plate Wrap?

    AND, at the end of the day, it's not legal... so there's that.
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    Front License Plate Wrap?

    because they need to have oversight over license plate numbers. if anyone could make anything anytime... that would be a regulatory mess, and open to abuse and criminal activity. Whether you think it's necessary or not, it's another layer of security for the dmv.
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    Front License Plate Wrap?

    i imagine this is frowned upon by the dmv.... you can imagine the problems this would cause with false license plates. If you get pulled over, you are supposed to have the original plate and the letter from dmv approving the wrap in the car.
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    Cabin camera broken

    I finally gave in and got the camera replaced. They charged me $500. I didn't push back on the out of warranty. I did get $100 of uber credit, which they started giving out routinely apparently, so that was something. And I had a few errands to run, so I used it all up. It's only been a...
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    MYP 21" Uberturbine Sac/San Joaquin, priced to sell

    The MYP OEM staggered 21" tires, Michelin Pilot AS4. 1130 miles. NO TPMS. One of the front wheels has a small bit of curb rash... not bad, looks like it could be easily touched up I have all of the caps (I realized the pics don't have them.) Pick up only. $1200
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    WTB (2) 21 uberturbine wheels

    @Mateo83 If you are still looking... left you a private message.
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    Cabin camera broken

    Please report back after a couple of weeks.
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    Cabin camera broken

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    Cabin camera broken

    this is what i am hoping.. .my AP has been problematic more often now... 80% of my drives. but also, if the replacement did make the problem go away, then that would throw a wrench into the software bug theory?
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    Cabin camera broken

    does replacing the camera fix the problem?
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    "Proactive" 12v battery replacement - good idea or overkill?

    2018 model 3 LR, at 69k miles, 3 yrs 5 mos, car died in my home garage. no warning. 2016 Model S75, at 73k miles, 3 yrs 4 mos, car gave replacement warning, was able to get a service appt within a week. i set a reminder to replace them at 3 yrs.
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    Cabin camera broken

    this is my almost exact experience. Received FSD 2 wks ago, and got the cabin camera warning. Nags started same day, along with the strikes on FSD: I got one strike on fsd, so I just stopped using it. My AP is about 60/40 works/doesn't work. 2018 Model 3 LR, 85k miles. seems not correct...
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    Supercharger - South San Francisco, CA (LIVE 14 Feb 2020, 20 urban stalls)

    Charged here over the weekend. I happened to be visiting this Embassy Suites for dinner/drinks and the Warriors game, and I needed to charge at some point, so this was a pleasant surprise that the station was IN the parking lot of the hotel I was visiting. I got there at 4ish, plenty of spots...
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    Key Fob Battery Low Warning - please help

    have been having the same message for 2 months now. 2016 Model S. Replaced battery with regular energizers from the supermarket... will try the above method.
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    What started you investing in Tesla (@Jackl1956 thread)

    interesting reading, this thread is. i thought tesla was like an unreachable luxury car. That's all I knew about it. I didn't even know it was EV. I didn't even know what EV was. So, i thought it was like a rolls royce, ridiculously expensive, only for gazillionaires. Then, my friend...
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    75D battery degradation

    oct 2016 delivery 75 RWD 80k miles 100% at 213miles 14.5% degradation I think a year ago, I was at 8%. So that kind of sucked.
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    Tire Life

    I got 43k, could've stretched it to 45 safely. RWD. Rotated every 7500. My commute is 35 miles at 75mph zero traffic, which accounts for 300 miles a week. My S, OTOH, I've been unable to get more than 30k... so on the 3rd set of tires. My wife drives that. Infer from that what you will.
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    Percent or Miles & Why?

    the difference in ICE and EV.... the reason ICE gas gauges in % works so well, is because it's easy to fill up when you get low. you don't have to worry about how many miles you have left. However, if you were running low, and the next gas station was 30 miles, I'm sure you would like to know...
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    Percent or Miles & Why?

    miles is easier math; easier to guestimate. especially when I'm trying to plan a route where charging or range comes into play, much easier to plan/guestimate with the miles remaining.
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    Supercharger - Stockton, CA (LIVE 13 Nov 2020, 12 V3 stalls)

    It ain't Beverly Hills, but it also isn't South Stockton. Your chances of being a victim of a crime aren't much higher than any other major city, IMO. you can always hang in the hotel after dark... restaurant open until 11pm. I work across March Lane, and have never felt unsafe in 12 years.
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    Funniest Tesla Question Thread

    my go to is: "I'm never buying a gas car again" pretty powerful statement if you ask me.
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    Funniest Tesla Question Thread

    Seems harsh to divorce your wife over that question........
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    Funniest Tesla Question Thread

    These are actually really good questions for a 8/9 year old. it shows they are making logical connections and demonstrating reasoning. They just need more foundation/facts/education... In fact, the first one: he is recollecting something he heard 'years ago' (which would make him less than 7...
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    Supercharger - Elk Grove, CA - Elk Grove Blvd. (LIVE 21 Jul 2020, 16 V3 stalls)

    This parking lot is ALWAYS busy. The whole thing. that was the first thing I thought when I heard this location. Then, I'm trying to figure out how the queue will go when it's busy. The stalls are right in between 2 entrances off elk grove blvd. I dont't see a good place to line up, at...
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    Supercharger - Elk Grove, CA - Elk Grove Blvd. (LIVE 21 Jul 2020, 16 V3 stalls)

    pro tip: if you are planning on charging here and eating at the sushi buffet, don't. you won't have time... always a huge waiting list to get in. and they close btwn lunch and dinner. (and it's decent food, but not great, but it's a great value.)
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    The biggest surprise I have after two weeks of Model 3

    I'm with OP, aside from the multiple rear ends: I speed less with AP. I hate long boring drives, and driving 80-85 so I can be done earlier is a huge motivator. With AP, I don't feel like I'm driving... so I don't care how long it takes. Now, if I'm late, and I need to hurry, I drive...
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    The front license plate question.... (poll)

    I think it's only a matter of time before they start enforcing it. The proliferation of Model 3s, and therefore, the number of front license plate violators, will reach a tipping point. I'd rather not get a fixit ticket.
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    Does S/X get priority at supercharger?

    if someone plugs into my pair, when there are unpaired stalls available, I just view that as not knowing how it works, since it only would benefit them to not be second. I've never noticed a drop off, but maybe i'm not paying that close attention. But I just view that as a teaching...
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    The front license plate question.... (poll)

    licenseplatewrap.com super happy
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    Supercharger - Sacramento, CA - Freeport Blvd. (LIVE 29 Sep 2020, 8 V3 stalls)

    from 5, i say it's a 5-7 min detour no traffic, 10-15 with traffic. From 99, easily 15 min detour with traffic, and closer to 10 min no traffic. kind of far, in this day and age of supercharger buildout. delta shores services the 5 perfectly. they could build another one convenient to 99...
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    Supercharger - Sacramento, CA - Freeport Blvd. (LIVE 29 Sep 2020, 8 V3 stalls)

    Delta Shores would've made the absolute most sense plenty of room plenty of eaterys right off the freeway I-5 perfect fill-in: manteca, stockton, elk grove, natomas
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    Most requested features/options/improvements for the Model 3?

    autolock on driveaway. right now, if you unlock/open the doors, while in drive (stopped of course), the car does not autolock when you resume driving. The S has this feature. Seems like an oversight.
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    Any efficiency advantage to charging slower at home?

    My older UMC allows 48A charging. I've always set it to 32A, because I saw some threads and pics here on the UMC breaking down or melting, or whatever... It made sense to me to not have max heat in the handle/port chronically, if I didn't need the charge speed. My newer UMC maxes at 32A.
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    Sentry Mode - Right camera not recording?

    same here... but not 100%... probably 20-40% of the Right repeater videos are either corrupted or badly pixelated. i think 100% of the front and left repeater are fine.
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    Tesla Model 3 Door Handle Stickers For Rideshare

    The worst thing about the Model 3 is that I have to teach people how to get in and out. Sometimes I forget I have to teach them how to get out, and every single time, they've used the emergency handle... and I go "DOH". If I were using it for rideshare, I would probably get a label, like OP...
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    Central Valley CA (Modesto) to LA in a Model 3

    and evtripplanner shows 30% remaining at 75mph. model3 LR that seems too optimistic... but 11% seems way too pessimistic. I've never lost close to 50 miles in my model 3, nonhilly, 75mph, no wind/rain. 1000ft elevation change over 200 miles is not a hilly drive... and coming down 5/99, it's...
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    Central Valley CA (Modesto) to LA in a Model 3

    i tried to play with it... even with the Long range with Aero, it has the same numbers in the plan as the P3D, and as far as I can tell, both say you will arrive with 10%. I don't believe it. I just drove 120 miles from Sac to past Santa Rosa, in the rain, and I only used 127 rated miles, at...
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    Central Valley CA (Modesto) to LA in a Model 3

    well, it's 231 miles from modesto to tejon down 99. you're telling me that the P3d will use 280 rated miles? I find that hard to believe. evtripplanner says it will use 220 rated miles at 75mph, for a long range.. no distinction btwn AWD or RWD or P, but shouldn't be that far off. so with...
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    Supercharger - East Palo Alto, CA (LIVE 30 Jun 2018, 20 Urban stalls)

    was here sat, maybe 7 cars here... My 75S got70kw... came in with about 100 miles, left with 220, in about 45 min
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    Supercharger - Manteca, CA (LIVE 12 Feb 2015, expanded 12 Dec 2017, 20 V2 stalls)

    busy on Sunday night on the 31st... 5 stalls open, found an unpaired one... Model S 75, came in with 50 miles left, 95kw, added 50 miles in 5 min. out of there.
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    Central Valley CA (Modesto) to LA in a Model 3

    no, that's not right... see my post #10. there is tejon, then santa clarita... I think Santa Clarita would be the one to shoot for, one stop, and you should have enough to get you around LA, especially if you have charging at your destination.
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    Central Valley CA (Modesto) to LA in a Model 3

    from modesto, coming down 99, your only charging options are tejon and santa clarita... if you start with a full 325 car, tejon is 230 miles... it's 50 more to santa clarita.... so with 95 rated miles left from tejon to Santa clarita, I see no issue getting up and down the grapevine. according...
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    Phone as Key Issues

    Bump for update: Thought I'd stop in to say that I can't remember the last time my phone as key (S9) did not work. It's been about 4 months maybe. Well, twice, I had the wrong car displayed on my app. and once or twice, the phone is in my pocket, and for some reason, it doesn't read it... so...

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