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    Corrective steering applied, off road detected

    Dinged your score? I assume the ding was recorded as "Forward collision warning," which surprises me if the "corrective steering" warning is for lane departure, no other car required. The description for Forward Collision Warning speaks only of being in danger of hitting a car in front of you...
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    Does a drive using key card affect Safety Score?

    So the score is not tied to the driver but to the car.
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    Does a drive using key card affect Safety Score?

    If a mechanic uses a key card to test drive the car after a wheel alignment, does his driving affect my Safety Score?
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    Full Self Driving Capability

    Not quite true that FSD NOA works only on interstates. I use it regularly on a non-interstate, divided, four-lane US highway.
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    Climate Change Denial

    A famous scientist once said, "The world is not only stranger than we suppose, it's stranger than we can suppose." This is doubly and tripley true if you don't know the science. What you suppose missed out on some crucial physics. I know your analysis seems so straightforward that is must be...
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    Climate Change Denial

    Here is another take on CO2 absorption, by a real climate scientist, which Peter Ward is not: NASA GISS: Science Briefs: Taking the Measure of the Greenhouse Effect Simply explained by a master...and simply correct.
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    Stuck overlays on screen.

    What is your current software version? Was it recently updated?
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    Why the void of SuperChargers in the south (particularly Arkansas)?

    Thanks for that! A much-needed addition.
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    Model 3 Multiple Issues

    I think your world is smaller than mine. Recently, I was navigating to a B&B out in the boonies of Scotland. The owner had told me quite sternly, "Do not use googlemaps or any other gps system...you will get lost. "Use this map," which I printed out. What would you do? If you haven't tried...
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    Model 3 Multiple Issues

    You assume too much. One scenario, a common one: You want the passenger to look something up on a map you keep in the glovebox. Or you decide you want to put on your driving gloves which are kept - Imagine that! - in the glovebox.
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    Model 3 Multiple Issues

    Wrong; you assume the passenger knows where the screen button is. It is safer to push the right wheel button and say, "Open glovebox," no taking eyes off the road, than to show the passenger where the screen button is which requires a glance , not mention getting to the Quick Controls screen in...
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    Model 3 Multiple Issues

    Because the passenger wants to get something out of it?
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    Hansshow Frunk V3 Upgrade experience

    I finished the install of the v3 frunk kit yesterday. I have done a lot of DIY stuff, including overhauling several car engines and much more. Yet this was more of an effort than I expected, glad I did it, but Whew! The instruction sheet from Hansshow was almost useless: poor English at...
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    Did my Hansshow frunk kit come with the wrong part?

    One grey connector is correct. Finally saw the Electric Garage video, and theirs had only one connector.
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    Did my Hansshow frunk kit come with the wrong part?

    This shows the end with the questionable number of plugs. The other end is installed and you don't see it.
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    Did my Hansshow frunk kit come with the wrong part?

    I have the Hansshow frunk kit v3. The Soft Close cable has only one grey plug on one end. The install video that Hansshow provides is for v1, and it shows two grey plugs, as does the printed instructions that came in the kit and appears to be for v3. Also, there are two receptacles for grey...
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    Vendor Thinkware Dash cams for your Tesla!

    It's a simple question but no response, WilliamG. Must cost a lot.
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    Walkaway lock at home ... I don’t want it

    Actually, no, for the most part. It's the nature of social media, including this one. I am continually amazed at the number of people who get all worked up because someone's likes are different from theirs. Apparently in this Facebook world we are not allowed our own opinions even when they do...
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    Why the void of SuperChargers in the south (particularly Arkansas)?

    Thanks. I knew that but forgot in my focus on I-40. That's the way Tesla and others direct you if you're going from Little Rock to, say, Colorado.
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    Why the void of SuperChargers in the south (particularly Arkansas)?

    Well, that was a fond hope! It's July 2020, and there is only one SC in the whole state of Arkansas! So if I want to go from Little Rock where I live to Oklahoma City, instead of 340 miles direct to OKC via I-40, Tesla's route planner sends me down I-30 to Sulphur Springs, TX, then cross...
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    Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control (BETA) for those that have HW3 and FSD

    I have found that it will brake hard, but not to the point of actually stopping so far, because it sees a stop sign on a side street that intersects at a slant angle. This is pretty dramatic for me, not to mention any driver behind me. So I have disabled it until it learns to play nicely with...
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    Supercharger Connector and Covid-19

    Sounds good to me. This virus is said to be a wimp so it takes little to do it in.
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    Supercharger Connector and Covid-19

    Touching your face is why I mentioned disinfecting twice. But my recommendation was based on the video at . It was done by a doc at the largest hospital in NYC. It has been converted to covid patients only, and he has been treating them 12-hrs/day. In the video he describes what is...
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    Supercharger Connector and Covid-19

    It should not be necessary to disinfect the pump handle, wear gloves AND wash afterwards. It is entirely sufficient to do the easy thing: disinfect with Purell or equivalent, or wash your hands properly after pumping your electrons. Just don't touch your face before disinfecting your...
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    2020.12

    This is the full summary that came with my 2020.12 update. No biggies here. Given this, some of the comments about post-install test drives remind me of my experience in the past when I did something like replace the windshield wipers. The next time I took the car out it seemed like it had...
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    Garage door opener.

    Right. But for people who don't have one yet, just don't expect to see the door close before you drive out of sight. A major reason I got it was for its auto-close-at-night feature. We occasionally leave the door open accidently and my wife is amazed that we weren't murdered in our beds. I...
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    Garage door opener.

    Does Tailwind auto-close? The instructions say not. Well, yes it will close after you are a mile or so away but that leaves the garage unsecured for longer than I like. Here's what the Tailwind site says: "The auto-close feature is an “in case you forget” feature. We continually state this...
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    Model 3 Tire Pressure

    In the past, and I suspect still true today, the tire pressure on the door post was the car manufacturer's recommendation. Back in the 1950s and 60s this was all over the place but was generally low so that the car would have a cushy ride. Car experts like Smokey Yunick railed against this and...
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    Thoughts From an Old Timer

    Spot on! Except that I think 98% is an underestimate.
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    Blog Model 3 Named a ‘Top Pick’ by Consumer Reports

    My 2020 Model 3: no perceptible wind noise at 75.
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    Blog Model 3 Named a ‘Top Pick’ by Consumer Reports

    This is a press release and cannot cover everything, e.g., customer satisfaction. But I cannot imagine a more-glowing report. If you check the complete report at CR's website, you will find that the Model 3's customer satisfaction rating is top-notch, 5/5, which is matched by others, but AFAIK...
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    What is long range mode

    IMO the Consumer Reports naysayers don't understand what CR is trying to do, at the least, and likely do not know what they actually do, or that is what their posts suggest. It is certainly true that no one else does as thorough a job of evaluating cars. For example, they determine real-world...
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    Teslascope.. (alternative to TeslaFi)

    There is a lot of privacy insecurity out there, and I get that. However, as a scientist I am a big believer in evidence. So far, I have only fears that this or that might happen, but nothing about anything that has actually happened. The NYT series on being tracked by your phone covered what...
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    Does the "aero" design in the 18 wheels add any range?

    In Dec 2019, Car and Driver reported on a test with and without aero covers on the M3 18" wheels. Averaging the results at 50, 70 and 90 mph, they found a 3.4% increase in efficiency with the covers. I might run my own tests but, until then, this pretty much settles the issue for me. I will...
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    TeslaFi Referral request thread

    TeslaFi referral, please. Thanks.
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    Horn honks if I try to drive my M3

    Yes, Mr Duck, you WERE right. On.
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    Horn honks if I try to drive my M3

    The car has spoken...the problem was after all mechanical. You were right, ZOMGVTEK. As I posted earlier, the problem seemed to be resolved with a reinstallation of firmware. About a week later the horn problem recurred, then went away long enough for me to get home, then became worse than...
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    Tesla Official Statement on Range

    To repeat myself: I'm sorry if I gave you the impression that I cared what you thought. I wrote this for people who might want to rethink the practice, but especially in case it was picked up by Tesla and led to an editing of the advice to at least make people aware. So your comments are...
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    Tesla Official Statement on Range

    I'm sorry if I gave you the impression that I cared what you thought. I wrote this for people who might want to rethink the practice, but especially in case it was picked up by Tesla and led to an editing of the advice to at least make people aware. But for anyone who thinks this is a remote...
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    Tesla Official Statement on Range

    This is an extremely helpful msg. "No one has to listen to the Manufacturer." Really? Please tell me something I don't know. The point is: Someone is bound to go ahead and do as recommended, probably on the assumption that Tesla has thought it through, and end up frying something. And...
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    Tesla Official Statement on Range

    This sounds like advice from someone in southern California, or somewhere else where severe thunderstorms are rare. Is it worth the possible damage to your car even if you have a good surge protector? In Arkansas, I think not.
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    Horn honks if I try to drive my M3

    Firmware is software that controls the physical object, like printer drivers controlling printers. "Software" is higher-level software that tells the firmware what to do: what to control and how much, what direction, whatever. Software may be frequently updated, firmware much less frequently...
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    Horn honks if I try to drive my M3

    Not exactly. The relevant change was the firmware, not the software. I ended up with the same software but new - or I assume - re-installed firmware. I believe the firmware became contaminated during a botched update. The msg from Tesla Service was, "We have sent a new firmware package out...
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    Horn honks if I try to drive my M3

    My earlier reply to you was pretty flip. I should have said that I wished I had done what you suggested for much the reason you gave above. By the time I saw your post I had already installed the update and it was too late. I guess I should go out and try the horn!
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    Horn honks if I try to drive my M3

    Tesla Service texted me and said there was a new firmware update available and that I should download and install it. I thought, "Firmware! Yes!!!" I installed it and I cannot adequately describe the beautiful sound of silence when I turned the steering wheel. My wife and I immediately...
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    Horn honks if I try to drive my M3

    Press the horn?!! Are you kidding? There's entirely enough honking as it is. Or was: see my following post.
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    Horn honks if I try to drive my M3

    So what was happening when the horn honked when I touched the door, not the wheel?
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    Horn honks if I try to drive my M3

    So why did it act perfectly normal when the delivery guy drove it off the truck, along the street and then up our driveway? After I did the upgrade but before doing a system reset, the horn would blow just by my touching the door from inside, or barely touching the steering wheel, no...
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    Horn honks if I try to drive my M3

    I believe in coincidences too, but you have a far far greater belief than I do. There is a general rule in systems troubleshooting that if a problem shows up immediately after a change to the system, the number one suspect is whatever you changed. So if your airplane engine stops just after...

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