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    Nearly brand new 90 kWh Non-Ludicrous battery pack, v3 - LIMITED TIME

    So what is the ballpark price on an upgrade like this. I have a 2014 p85d with 149k miles on it. Actually still charges to 244, so it's doing pretty well for it's age and mileage -- still can't help but wonder.
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    Service says $22k for new battery on 2012 Model S

    I certainly do not know this to be a fact...but...I just assumed that the Tesla power walls were made with used cells from their packs that they replace. Does anyone know if the cells in a power wall are brand new? I don't know if I can make the numbers work out for me but when my Tesla...
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    I replaced my own battery heater

    I'd say it took around 3 hours total (less time if you are familiar with removing the frunk trim and other stuff under there -- it was my first time). You do have to remove quite a few things to access it. I'm 6' 1" and it was quite a difficult reach to unplug the battery heater from the...
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    I replaced my own battery heater

    King-size butterfinger
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    I replaced my own battery heater

    Okay. I disconnected the 12v and then the responders loop, waited about 15 minutes and bam! I'm good to go. Running like a champ. Thanks for suggesting. I never would have thought of doing another disconnect since it was disconnected the entire time I was working on it. I guess it needed...
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    Model S dead, "Vehicle may not restart"

    Please keep us posted on what you find out.
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    I replaced my own battery heater

    Thanks. I'll give it a try and report back. I couldn't get an appointment with Tesla until March 4th so this will be most helpful if it works.
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    I replaced my own battery heater

    I will try that, although I did have both of those disconnected for a couple of hours on Sunday while replacing the heater. Does order in which it is done make a difference? Sunday I unhooked the 12v first and responder loop second. Also when you say "make sure to wait 5 min", do you mean I...
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    I replaced my own battery heater

    Not a bad idea. I live over an hour away though. The plan now is for a mobile tech to stop by the hospital where I work and reset it. Will this cost me more than if I took the car to the service center? Also they aren't coming until March 4th. That seems like a pretty lengthy wait for such...
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    I replaced my own battery heater

    I reached out to Tesla again and told them my situation. This is what they said.
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    I replaced my own battery heater

    It was really cold recently and I got the warnings- car may not restart and acceleration and top speed reduced -- also no regen. Tesla remote diagnosed it as failing battery heater and quoted me $705. My car is out of warranty so I bought a used battery heater out of a 2018 model S and...
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    Pre Dec 2014 S Heated Steering Wheel Retrofit

    Thanks for the info. I'll check it out.
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    Pre Dec 2014 S Heated Steering Wheel Retrofit

    I know this thread is about pre 12/14 retrofit but what all is required to add heated steering wheel to a car with December 2014 build date?
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    2015 Model S 90D Problems. Any others similar experience?

    Wow. That's a great thread. A lot of useful info in there. Hopefully I will get an OTA update from tesla before I do my battery heater replacement. However, It's good to know that I have another option to redeploy if I don't. Thanks
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    2015 Model S 90D Problems. Any others similar experience?

    I'm trying to make sure because I am about to replace my battery heater in my own garage. Did Tesla tell you that they would not update your car for you when you replace parts yourself? Maybe it was just the way it worked out for you, since you didn't know you needed a software redeploy until...
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    2015 Model S 90D Problems. Any others similar experience?

    So you are saying that they charged you $375 just to do the software redeploy? How can that not be something they do for free? What if you have new software waiting to be installed? Maybe that would take care of it? Anybody know?
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    2015 S Dash, Frunk or Suspension Rattle

    Thanks very much for the offer. I'm actually not replacing my end links at this time. I was making more of a general comment about how it would be nice if Tesla made it easy to order and purchase their parts online. The online parts catalog is actually very good, and it is set up in a way...
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    2015 S Dash, Frunk or Suspension Rattle

    Ya I just wish Tesla made it easy to mail order parts.
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    2015 Model S 90D Problems. Any others similar experience?

    I had the same codes come up on my 2014 p85d last week. My story here Battery heater diagnosis . I suspected the battery heater -- tesla ran a remote diagnostic eval and confirmed battery heater. It seems that a failing battery heater may be intermittent. Mine seemed to work later when I was...
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    Ownership journal: living with a used P85D

    It's been crazy cold here (KC area). Most days under 12 degrees for the high. Looking at lows well under zero this weekend.
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    $22k HV Battery Damage Not Covered. Help!

    So is that a crack in the corner of the shell? You're right, it doesn't look like much. Makes me want to grade my driveway.
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    Ownership journal: living with a used P85D

    How's the P85D handling this cold snap? Mine has had a battery heater malfunction requiring replacement.
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    2015 S Dash, Frunk or Suspension Rattle

    2014 AWD model s. Does anyone have an aftermarket source for stabilizer bar end links? They are known to be the cause of front suspension rattle.
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    Battery heater diagnosis

    Thanks for the info. I think I'm going to replace it myself. I bought one on eBay that's out of a 2018 for $55. I'll let you know how it goes and I'll be sure to report any tips or tricks that I learn in the process.
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    Battery heater diagnosis

    It's really cold now. I keep my 2014 p85d in the attached garage (around 60 degrees). Monday morning my 50 mile commute was in 7 degrees F. Car did okay since it was in the garage. It sat outside for the next 10 hours in the temps ranging from 7 to 10 degrees. When I left work the temp was...
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    bad cell 2013 s

    Great work! How did you salvage the "sardine can" lid?
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    2012 S85 RWD for Sale *MCU2*

    What does it mean that the battery was rebuilt?
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    NHTSA asks Tesla to recall 158,000 [now 135,000] vehicles for eMMC failure. Voluntary Recall issued

    Maybe there's a slight possibility that Tesla is denying these repairs because they know that something bigger is coming from the NHTSA recall and they don't want to be replacing something they just repaired a few weeks before. Wishful thinking I suppose.
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    Dashboard Screen

    You can replace the screen yourself. There are several threads around here about it. Replacing instrument cluster I just ordered a screen from Ali Express for $126.
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    Model S Technical / Mechanical Issues

    That's a great idea to ask for a sub forum here since there's already a lot of eyes on this site. I hope we can get it done. We are definitely on the cusp of high demand for diy repairs as model s cars come out of warranty coverage. I certainly hope to keep mine going as long as you have.
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    Model S Technical / Mechanical Issues

    What he said.
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    Model S Technical / Mechanical Issues

    Thanks. I'll check it ASAP. It would be nice if there was a website dedicated to keeping older, high mileage, out of warranty tesla cars on the road. This site is great but there's a lot to sort through in other to find really helpful stuff like this. I'd do it if I wasn't old and...
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    Model S Technical / Mechanical Issues

    [QUOTE="ajbessinger, post: 5267837, member: 143751" Thanks for the great write up. My car is a December 2014 p85d. So it's kinda like a 2015 model year. Is it one that may suffer from this condition?
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    Where are the high mileage Teslas?

    I'm buying a 2014 p85d with 145k miles. Any suggestions on what I should check/do to keep it going another 200k.
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    Model S Technical / Mechanical Issues

    Thanks. I really appreciate it.
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    Model S Technical / Mechanical Issues

    Thanks for the tip. Can you elaborate on how to do this?
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    Okay. Thanks for responding

    Okay. Thanks for responding
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    Hello. What kind of range were you getting on a P85D with that many miles? Thanks

    Hello. What kind of range were you getting on a P85D with that many miles? Thanks
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    Not Available 2020 White/Black Model 3 Stealth Performance For Sale

    Sorry to hijack the thread -- but where are you guys finding these prices? Maybe there is someplace online that I don't know about?
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    Underpriced 2018 MSM "Stealth" Performance at Seattle Area Dealership - $43.8k

    Finally used model 3 prices are slowly starting to come down to earth.
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    Pricing Advice needed- 2013 Model S P85 w/211k miles

    Does it have the original battery?
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    Salvage Car Owners Support Group.

    Cool thanks. I added your car to my watch list.
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    Will Tesla remove FSD from used inventory?

    One reason they could do that is to sell me a car.
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    Will Tesla remove FSD from used inventory?

    Has anyone had any luck getting Tesla to remove FSD and lower the price on their used inventory? The used car prices are finally getting down to were I feel they should be, if they could be reduced a little more after the removal of FSD.
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    How I price a used M3

    I really don't take resale value into my calcuations because I tend to drive cars until they die or at least until the resale value is negligible. Just had an interesting thought about FSD and resale: Why would anyone pay $8000 to add FSD to their current car? If you own a 2018 M3 AWD without...
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    How I price a used M3

    You forgot about the $10k down payment. However, I would expect the depreciation to slow down as it ages. In 2023 with 100k miles I would expect it to be worth more than $10k but I'm not sure how much more. My point is that either used prices are too high or new prices are too low (only...
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    How I price a used M3

    76.5% of $48,190 is $36,865. That seems reasonable to me too.
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    How I price a used M3

    It seems some of you are taking what I said differently than how I meant it. I'm not saying someone should sell me their used model 3 for less than they could sell it to someone else. That's silly. My post was less about how much people should sell them for, and more about how much people...
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    How I price a used M3

    That's funny. It is about how I feel. I'm the one trying to make a decision.
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    How I price a used M3

    I realize and understand all of that. Obviously they wouldn't sell so high if people weren't buying them. The purpose of my post was to get opinions on my route of thinking. At this point (especially with the significant improvements lately) it seems like a much better financial decision to...

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