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  1. bareyb

    Model S Technical / Mechanical Issues

    Had the exact same issue on my 2013 P85. Replaced the MCU (both screens plus new computer) and all is well. If you plan on keeping the car it’s probably time to get that done. Cost was $1700.00 (I opted not to have Radio tuner). Good news is it works better than it ever has. For the first time I...
  2. bareyb

    Wiki Consolidated eMMC Thread (MCU repair) (Black Center Screen)

    For what it’s worth I have a Chamberlain opener and Homelink works with it. Had to reprogram it after the memory card upgrade but it worked fine after the MCU2 upgrade. * The 1st time I tried to do I recall there was a couple of different ways to program it and the first one didn’t work. Ended...
  3. bareyb

    Wiki Consolidated eMMC Thread (MCU repair) (Black Center Screen)

    I recently got the MCU2 upgrade. I wish I had done it sooner. I had already paid $200.00 for the LTE upgrade previously so wondering if I would’ve gotten that with the MCU2 upgrade for free. Anyone know if that was included? Beyond that, I really like the responsiveness of the screen now. First...
  4. bareyb

    Apple car

    I wish they would, but I don't see it. I don't think Steve Jobs would have touched that market. I don't see Tim Cook doing it either. I think they'll stick with trying to get the manufacturers to use their UI's.
  5. bareyb

    Mach-E beats Tesla Model 3 as Consumer Reports top electric vehicle for 2022

    It's a business. They picked Mustang because it's Ford and only then because they can't give it to Tesla again. They need to give "best of the year" to different brands or they won't make any money.
  6. bareyb

    Pros and Cons of MCU 2 Upgrade?

    Mine just got delayed for the 3rd time. They’re having trouble getting the parts.
  7. bareyb

    Tesla moments

    Lol. 😂
  8. bareyb

    TESLAX License Plate

    I always felt like personalized plates were a waste of money. Having said that, some of them are really clever. Yours? Not so much tbh. Sorry... but Teslax Kind of reads like Exlax. 😕
  9. bareyb

    MAIN BATTERY FAILURE

    Thanks. I've seen $20k floated around as the price a "new" battery pack but they are using the term colloquially apparently. Thanks for the clarification.
  10. bareyb

    MAIN BATTERY FAILURE

    Ohhh... that explains the low price. My 2013 battery pack is still functioning fine, but I know one day it's going to need to be replaced. Just wondering how much the refurbs cost and if Tesla service will install a refurb bought aftermarket from someone like 057.
  11. bareyb

    MAIN BATTERY FAILURE

    I'm in the same boat op. I have a 2013. A new Model S would cost me $90k. A new Battery will some day cost me $20k. Seems like if you love your car and it still runs well, it's cheaper to just get a new battery. How much are aftermarket batteries? Was just on your website. It looks like you...
  12. bareyb

    Is leaving Tesla plugged in while not charging really beneficial?

    Wow. Settle down Bro. Lol. It is widely known that these type of batteries like to be at about 50% charge level and it's better to charge them at a lower voltage vs. a higher one, not to mention easier on your home's electrical panel and the charging unit itself (you may recall some of the...
  13. bareyb

    Smart paint repair

    I wish they had it here. I needed to have a small 1" scratch removed from my front passenger door recently and after the touch up and the "blending" with the paint on the back door, they had to re-clear not only the front door but the back door too. Cost me $1700.00 for a 1" scratch and I had to...
  14. bareyb

    Smart paint repair

    Looks great. What do they mean by “smart repair ?” How is it different from a normal repair?
  15. bareyb

    Is leaving Tesla plugged in while not charging really beneficial?

    It's a nice safety feature for the battery that wouldn't happen if it wasn't plugged in. Not even sure why this is a debate. Tesla has said many times that the best way to take care of the battery is to leave it plugged when not in use. It is also recommend to keep the battery charged to the...
  16. bareyb

    Is leaving Tesla plugged in while not charging really beneficial?

    It was my impression that by leaving it plugged in the charger also maintains proper cooling and heating for the battery pack as well as keeping it charged to the Optimum level for your needs. I leave mine plugged in most of the time with the Battery charged to 60% and the charger set to 30...
  17. bareyb

    Smart paint repair

    Lol. I thought maybe it was a kin to "Paintless Dent Removal". :p
  18. bareyb

    Smart paint repair

    What is "smart paint" repair?
  19. bareyb

    Wiki Consolidated eMMC Thread (MCU repair) (Black Center Screen)

    Why didn't they just put back Slacker? Are you saying I will lose my free Slacker account if I upgrade or is this just some fluke that only affects your car? I’d hate to lose it… I have a lot of playlists saved. :(
  20. bareyb

    Time to replace the P85D but not excited about any of the options

    Well. That's the thing. It would have to be "better" looking than what I have now and that's hard to do! I still think it's one of the best looking cars ever made. I expect I'll keep my old one until something happens that forces me to sell it. Probably if it becomes unreliable and is costing...
  21. bareyb

    How many [lifetime] miles do you have?

    49k miles. 2013 Model S. Pretty much have only driven it to work and the gym. We put all the major kid mileage on the Van. ;)
  22. bareyb

    Time to replace the P85D but not excited about any of the options

    Yeah I have a 2013 P85 as well. I looked at the price for a new one and it's about $90k with the options that I'd want. Thing is, I still love my car. It's got fairly low mileage and works well. I also don't really drive it that many miles per day. Anyway, long story short? I had the passenger...
  23. bareyb

    Pros and Cons of MCU 2 Upgrade?

    I had the impression from other threads I read that there were numerous complaints about the V11 firmware. I read every relevant thread I got with Search and found nothing other than the YT problem, and it sounds like the YT problem has already been addressed. So just wondering if there are...
  24. bareyb

    Pros and Cons of MCU 2 Upgrade?

    Hey Teslas! Was wondering what the Pros and Cons of MCU 2 are? So far what I've seen is: Pros: Snappier more responsive Screens. More in car Entertainment options. Cons: Cannot log in to YouTube once you get it I am told there are quite a few other Cons. But I haven't been able to find them...
  25. bareyb

    FYI: Rear Window Replacement Cost - $1,200

    Well no. Since they broke the window they'll install it for free, but I get your point.
  26. bareyb

    Advice needed MCU2 upgrade

    I was told $2k without and $2.5k with the Radio. I suppose with taxes etc. it will probably be around that much. Expensive upgrade for sure. Big Toys cost a lot of money. Of course we as consumers are paying double what it actually costs them. What ever happened to Elon not wanting to make money...
  27. bareyb

    Advice needed MCU2 upgrade

    I've decided to do the upgrade to MCU2. I did not realize they do BOTH screens. Are there any changes that come with the new second screen or will I see basically the same thing I see now, only higher definition and better speed?
  28. bareyb

    FYI: Rear Window Replacement Cost - $1,200

    So the body shop ordered me a new glass. To their credit they got on this immediately and apologized for the mishap and sent me a copy of the order invoice. It would appear they get a much better deal than we do. ;)
  29. bareyb

    FYI: Rear Window Replacement Cost - $1,200

    Just happened to me too. I picked up my car from the body shop where it's been for a month. When I got home I discovered a crack was forming on the back glass. Since Friday, it's been running and has tripled in size. I'm sure the body shop has insurance, but I fear they may try to duck...
  30. bareyb

    Wiki Consolidated eMMC Thread (MCU repair) (Black Center Screen)

    No worries. We have an unlimited data plan.
  31. bareyb

    Wiki Consolidated eMMC Thread (MCU repair) (Black Center Screen)

    That's a good idea. I think I'll do the same. Which App did you use?
  32. bareyb

    Wiki Consolidated eMMC Thread (MCU repair) (Black Center Screen)

    You are correct sir. Even so, I actually decided to NOT install the Radio upgrade. I think I've used my radio twice in 9 years and that was only because the Internet wasn't working in my car for a short while.
  33. bareyb

    Wiki Consolidated eMMC Thread (MCU repair) (Black Center Screen)

    It sounds like that could be it. Good catch. 👍 At this point I have decided to just upgrade to MCU2. The handwriting for MCU1 seems to be on the wall. I think it's only a matter of time before it will have to be replaced anyway and I plan on keeping the car for a long time to come. Plus, I've...
  34. bareyb

    Wiki Consolidated eMMC Thread (MCU repair) (Black Center Screen)

    It actually says: "Center Display unavailable / Driving and user settings could not be restored". I came out yesterday and the center screen was dead. After about 10 mins I was able to get it to reboot and now everything is working except I still have that error message. UPDATE: Huh. Just went...
  35. bareyb

    "Center Display Unavailable" message

    Count me in the Club. Exact same issue. Had both LTE and eMMC upgrades done and after leaving my car at the Body Shop for a month, I'm getting the Center Display not available message. Everything works fine. So does this mean I will need to buy the MCU2 upgrade to fix it?
  36. bareyb

    Wiki Consolidated eMMC Thread (MCU repair) (Black Center Screen)

    I'm getting the "Center Display Not Available" message. Reboots don't cure it. Already had the eMMC and LTE upgrades done.The car and center screen work as expected though. Does that mean I need a new MCU?
  37. bareyb

    Price check - 2013 P85+

    Wow. Maybe I'll sell mine. :p
  38. bareyb

    Wiki Consolidated eMMC Thread (MCU repair) (Black Center Screen)

    Huh. Well maybe I will do it after all. I'm not driving as much these days so it's hard to justify buying a new one, so fixing up the old one sounds pretty attractive. I sure wouldn't mind a more responsive screen and Nav...
  39. bareyb

    Wiki Consolidated eMMC Thread (MCU repair) (Black Center Screen)

    Howdy Hank! I didn't really expect it, but some of the responses in the thread here kind of confused me a bit. MCU2 wouldn't really do much for me anyway since my 2013 doesn't have most of the Self Driving Hardware. Netflix would be fun, but I'm almost certain I'd never actually use it.
  40. bareyb

    Wiki Consolidated eMMC Thread (MCU repair) (Black Center Screen)

    I guess I got lucky. All those features from the App are working for me.
  41. bareyb

    Wiki Consolidated eMMC Thread (MCU repair) (Black Center Screen)

    Okay. I just got home and my HomeLink settings in my car were indeed no longer there, nor was my driver profile, nor was my WiFi connection to my home. All easy stuff to get back up and running. GPS seems to be working okay so far. Appreciate the great support here. Thanks guys.
  42. bareyb

    Wiki Consolidated eMMC Thread (MCU repair) (Black Center Screen)

    I'm about to pick up my car from the SC. I "only" had the recall service done so not sure if I get a new screen or not? I also upgraded the 3G to LTE for $200.00. Here's what it says on the invoice: Can anyone make sense of that? Did I get a new screen and the new MCU2 or just the memory card...
  43. bareyb

    Who here is going to lose 3G Connectivity - Feb 2022 when it sunsets?

    Oh good. Thanks. One of the times I went to get my car they'd signed me out of the Free one and it took me getting a manager to get me signed back in. It sounds like that's no longer an issue. Appreciate the link too. Off to read... :) Okay. Found the pertinent paragraph: All cars ordered on...
  44. bareyb

    Who here is going to lose 3G Connectivity - Feb 2022 when it sunsets?

    I'm about to go pick up my 2013. I had the safety recall (daughter board/memory card?) and the "LTE Upgrade" for an additional $200.00. When they did this on your cars, did they get your "free premium connectivity" (assuming you had it to begin with) all logged in and working okay? Also, so I...
  45. bareyb

    Official: Model S Service Plans

    My 2013 Tesla Model S is out of warranty. Is it possible to buy some type of extended service warranty (like the one in the OP) from Tesla at this point?
  46. bareyb

    9 Years Gone

    2013 owner here. Mine only has about 48k miles on it, lol, it looks good as new. Have always charged the battery to 60% @ 30 Amps and Battery hasn't deteriorated much at all. I get about 5 miles less than I did when new. I did buy $5k worth of TSLA when I got it, to "help the company" and it's...
  47. bareyb

    Should I sell my TSLA stock to buy a new Model S?

    I bought $5k worth of TSLA when I bought my 2013 Model S and if I sell it today, I'd have almost exactly what I'd need to buy a new Model S LR. I know next to nothing about Stocks, but I'm thinking it would be really awesome if my Stocks bought me a new Model S. It's long overdue. My 2013 is out...
  48. bareyb

    Did you name your Model S, and if so, what?

    Gray Ghost in honor of Henry Paul. :)

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