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    Get some Sense... [sense monitoring solution]

    Thanks! I will check it out. In the meantime my Sense finally detected my Model 3 after 4 months. Better late than never?
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    Get some Sense... [sense monitoring solution]

    That is interesting, what is that app? When I'm home with the car during a high production day and my car needs charging I will manually manage the charge to avoid pulling from the grid. It is not perfect, and honestly I'm not sure it really matters since in months like this I'm a net producer...
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    Cabin Overheat Protection - Activation Temperature

    I have a 2022 M3 RWD made in CA and my car is in TX. I just got the 44.30 update and I can set the cabin overheat protection to 90F/95/100 without issue. Can't really test it since it is too cool right now.
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    Get some Sense... [sense monitoring solution]

    I wonder if they have money to improve the AI at all. It looks like they only get money by selling systems to new customers. There is no monthly fee from users coming in. And with the more questionable reviews they get, and more competition taking customers, how soon do they lose enough money...
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    Shutting off batteries at a certain percentage charge?

    I think the powerwalls have this reserve but it is not user settable.
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    Winking headlights

    This started on my M3 RWD right after the last SW update. When just getting in the car to drive, the headlights appear to blink off/on very quickly. And randomly. It would do this for the first few minutes driving away from being parked and then it seemed to stop. I did not have auto-high...
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    Is NEMA 14-50 AND Tesla Wall Connector a good idea?

    Charging an EV is not like running the dryer for 45 minutes to dry your clothes. I have a Sense energy monitor and I can see that my dyer on 'high' uses about 7kw of power. But it is not always 'on' it can cycle off and on as the internal temp warms and cools. The car however can pull 32 amps...
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    Tesla Gateway - updated to 22.26 2am 10/15/2022

    GFCI breakers on a circuit that charges an EV can trip because of the when the car begins the charging process it sends some trickle voltage to check the condition of the circuit. I can't recall exactly what is happening. I think it is looking for a path to ground. You'd have to research that...
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    Tesla Gateway - updated to 22.26 2am 10/15/2022

    I just noticed my gateway is also on 22.26 but I can't figure out what changed. No issues with the update at our house. With that said, circuit breakers can go bad and one sign of that is pre-mature tripping. Once you have established that there is not an over current cause for the breaker...
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    Turn On Passenger Airbag for Light Female Adult

    I recently took my car in to get all the QA issues from the factory remedied. I added the airbag not 'on' to the list of things to look at. They updated the firmware in the car and now the airbag is on when my wife is in the car. It is off when the seat is empty or I just have a few things...
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    Turn On Passenger Airbag for Light Female Adult

    I just found this searching for this issue. I'm in the same boat, my wife is right around 100 pounds soaking wet and the airbags cycle off and on. We never had this issue with my 2015 Acura. It was always on. I found a NHTSA report from 2009. It talks about the need for on/off switches for...
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    Passenger airbag off with passenger in seat

    My first week with our new M3 RWD. We go to dinner tonight and I see the same thing. With my wife in the passenger seat it says the airbag is off. Then she shifts around and it goes on. Then it goes off agin. She is right around 100 lbs. Surely seat sensor can't require over 100 pounds to...
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    SR/SR+ (Model 3 RWD) Waiting Room

    I agree with your assessment. I asked a Tesla rep and of course they gave me a stock answer.. 'have to wait until the rules are published' I think the cells, which are made in China won't qualify because I'm pretty sure 50% of the critical minerals are not coming from free trade countries...
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    SR/SR+ (Model 3 RWD) Waiting Room

    Just an update.... during the delivery we were told to enter a service request for items we find. We weren't really encouraged to stay there and do it. We legally owned the car, so we drove it home. While charging at home the breaker on the 14-50 circuit tripped. Opening the breaker box it...
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    SR/SR+ (Model 3 RWD) Waiting Room

    We picked up the car today right at the appointed time. Coincidently as they tried to open the car with their app, the entire Tesla server went down and no one could get into the Tesla App for about 15 minutes. Then there was a new Tesla app released this morning so I had to download that from...
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    SR/SR+ (Model 3 RWD) Waiting Room

    Update on my Mobile Connector. I had ordered it when I ordered the car on 5 Jun. Paid at the time. It never shipped. I e-mailed Tesla Orders and they never responded (not surprising). I cancelled the order on 8 Sept and re-ordered it again the same day along with the Garage Door Opener. I...
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    SR/SR+ (Model 3 RWD) Waiting Room

    After I got my VIN things moved pretty quickly. I added the new car to my insurance policy. We took out a small loan this weekend and FedEx'd the signed check to Fremont and e-mailed the photos of the check and tracking info to Tesla Freemont. That has been processed. Tesla offered $16,900...
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    SR/SR+ (Model 3 RWD) Waiting Room

    You set up an appointment from the app. In my case I asked for a Saturday appointment since I work (of course) and also my wife will need to come along to sign the paperwork since we are both registered for the car. But I could have picked Tues or Wed of the next week. That was just too...
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    SR/SR+ (Model 3 RWD) Waiting Room

    I ordered the Mobile Charger when I ordered the car on 5 Jun. It never shipped. I sent a note to the e- mail, never got an answer. Unfortunately this seems all too common for Tesla. Then I ordered a Wall Charger. I did this for a few reasons. After Turo'ing a few Model 3's I got tired or...
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    SR/SR+ (Model 3 RWD) Waiting Room

    5 Jun 22, MSM/White, 18" aero, no FSD. I have a VIN and trying to plan a delivery date for 17 Sept to give me time to get financing and insurance and get my old car sold. Tesla's trade in offers are so low.
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    SR/SR+ (Model 3 RWD) Waiting Room

    My EDD just moved up to 9 Sep to 13 Sep. Yikes. I have a lot to do. That is today thru Tuesday! And I just got a VIN. But no contact from Tesla. There is another person in their system with the same first and last name as me and they have been getting us confused many times. I'd get a text...
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    SR/SR+ (Model 3 RWD) Waiting Room

    Battery Components ($3,750): Starting in 2023 (and after the Treasury issues guidance on this requirement), to qualify for this portion of the credit, at least 50% of the value of the battery’s components must have been manufactured or assembled in North America. The 50% amount increases to 60%...
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    SR/SR+ (Model 3 RWD) Waiting Room

    My guess is no. I found this written by the Congressional Research Service... https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/IN/IN11996 I believe that the RWD LFP battery pack is built in China from cells made in China. Not clear where the minerals come from but the LFP battery only has one...
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    SR/SR+ (Model 3 RWD) Waiting Room

    I think what is happening is that the Mobile Connectors are/were being bought by folks who don't have a Tesla, or ordering multiple Mobile Connectors and then flipping them on eBay for a quick buck or two. So they wait to give them out when you pick up the car. Even if (like me) you have...
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    SR/SR+ (Model 3 RWD) Waiting Room

    Ok... so just the next day my EDD moved up again another 2 weeks! It is now 17 Sep to 1 Oct. That is a ~ month acceleration in 2 days. I have to admit I was not thinking or planning to get this car in a few weeks. I have some work to do that I had not been expecting to do until Oct at the...
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    SR/SR+ (Model 3 RWD) Waiting Room

    So I'll add to the slew of improved estimated delivery dates. This just showed up today .. new EDD 30 Sep to 28 Oct. I was actually hoping my EDD would move into 2023 so I could get a 23 model year... hoping there may be some improvements. But I don't want the new steering wheel if that is...
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    Just come across the phantom braking issue, considering canceling my order

    I think it is a serious issue. If someone in front of me going 75 mph on the highway suddenly hit the brakes and slowed to 65 I would think it is a big deal. If more and more cars start doing this it will be bad. Tesla just isn't taking it seriously. It has been happening for years, they...
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    SR/SR+ (Model 3 RWD) Waiting Room

    My EDD adjusted slightly from 12 Oct - 23 Nov to 10 Oct - 14 Nov. I ordered in Jun. I was hoping Tesla would slow roll me so I could figure out what this tax rebate is going to mean to the Model 3. I'm set to 'cash' I wonder if I should change that to 'finance' and not fill in the information??
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    My 5-month review of driving a Model 3 that I have decided is not for me

    I'm not an owner, but I do have a M3 RWD on order. I did rent a M3 twice on Turo to do a few extended test drives. Most of my driving I don't really need AP but I did about 200 miles on the highways around Houston and used AP for most of that. I had one instance of phantom braking when I...
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    Model 3 LR not currently available to order (USA) [posted 08.12.2022]

    I know I could have changed my 2022 RWD to a 2022 LR through the edit order feature and retain the price in effect when I ordered. Now that the LR would be a 2023 car, I'm not sure if I can change it through the Edit Order or not. Assuming the price might be even lower then when I ordered in...
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    Model 3 LR not currently available to order (USA) [posted 08.12.2022]

    Reducing the price of the M3LR below $55K is as easy as it was to raise it above $55K in the first place. The margin on that car is pretty substantial. I think the real core difficulty with making a tax credit compliant car is the battery material and construction criteria. I'm not even sure...
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    Model 3 LR not currently available to order (USA) [posted 08.12.2022]

    Yup greyed out. They have done this in other markets for other cars. Deliveries were already pushing out to 2023. Maybe they will make some adjustment for the tax credit? Maybe they just stopped taking orders because of the long wait time? I have a M3 RWD order already in the queue. I...
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    Tesla $7500 Tax Credit Coming Back?

    There has been so much mis interpretation of this bill. A sure sign it is very poorly written. So to add to the confusion 😆... this is another thing I heard. That the battery minerals/build provisions kick in in 2024 not 2023. So there may be a window in 2023 for the M3 RWD if this is true...
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    Newbie questions on wall connector installation

    Lowes... Home Depot... You can buy by the foot or in a 6/3 Romex non metallic spool. I just looked this up and I'm shocked how the price of this wire has increased since I bought a 100' spool of 6/3. I think it is nearly 4 times as much. There are also places you can buy online. Be sure...
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    Need to vent about my 2022 MYP service

    This is what scares me about buying a Tesla. If you are one of the unfortunate ones that has a recurring issue you kind of get screwed. I've read similar accounts many times. An owner takes the car in with some non-standard issue. Tesla keeps it around 2 weeks because as far as I can tell the...
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    Tesla $7500 Tax Credit Coming Back?

    The crafters of this bill have set up a series of filters that cleverly eliminates almost all Tesla's, at least for the time being. - M3 RWD... passes on the price cap, but almost certainly fails on the battery materials and battery assembly. I wasn't sure if the battery is assembled in China...
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    M3SR and install solar, or M3LR and pay for electricity?

    This is pretty much what I'm doing. I had Tesla Solar installed earlier this year. Honestly it has been a mess working with Tesla Energy. More than a year after signing the agreement and I still don't have PTO. Like with their cars, Tesla Energy Customer Service is pretty horrible. But...
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    Tesla $7500 Tax Credit Coming Back?

    I might be mistaken, but I think the LFP Cells are made by CATL in China but are integrated into a battery pack here in the US either in Navada or Freemont. If so that could qualify for the 1/2 credit.
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    Tesla $7500 Tax Credit Coming Back?

    Thanks for the link. An interesting quote... ".... Cobalt, lithium and nickel are also classified as critical minerals by the United States, European Union and Canadian governments because they are essential in enabling a transition away from fossil fuels to a low-carbon economy. ..." The...
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    Tesla $7500 Tax Credit Coming Back?

    Most people are assuming under the current language that the MY would be covered since it is under the SUV dollar cap. But I think these are the most troubling clauses.... $3,750 of the new credit is based upon the vehicle having at least 40% of its battery critical minerals from the United...
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    What will happen to current owners once Tesla drops the price of new Y's?

    Actually, I was thinking this is exactly what Tesla can do. They can... - Remove Autopilot as a standard feature and make it a $4K option. This alone would drop the base price below $55K and even allow for a color option - Remove heated seats and make is a $500 option - Dumb down the audio...
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    2022 Model 3 SR @ $47 worth it??

    I put a M3 RWD on order knowing it was going to be a long wait. Projected Oct-Nov. I'm just driving my ICE a bit longer, no issues. I'm secretly hoping the car will turn into a 2023 by the time I pick it up and there will be some improvement. Or at the last minute switch to a LR.
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    How long between inspection and PTO? [various areas]

    Yes, Tesla doesn't even want to talk to their annoying customers anymore.. 'don't call us, we'll call you!' I aske through Text today for an update from my PA. I'm not even sure I have a PA anymore, it is just a random person on the other end that looks in my file. I asked them for an update...
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    How long between inspection and PTO? [various areas]

    Not in my service area. I'm served by Texas New Mexico Power and they are in the process of swapping out all their old 3G meters, so no time based plans in their territory. Very poorly managed. They must not have got the memo that 3G was going away. They will someday install new meters...
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    Recent people who got Model Y/3...are you still receiving Mobile Connector?

    If you paid $200 for the charge kit then it should have come with the 14-50 adaptor but not the J1772. It sounds like they gave you the old one that was normally included with the car.
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    SR/SR+ (Model 3 RWD) Waiting Room

    My EDD just updated ~2 weeks to the left today. Didn't make any changes. On a different note, I thought all the Model 3 RWD with the LFP batteries were MIC, but they must ship some LFP's to Fremont from China and these are also being made in Fremont. I didn't realize that.
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    Tesla Solar in Houston & Surrounding Area’s

    You should ask for an updated/as-built 3-line drawing for your system. Afterall it will be on your house for years and if you ever want to have a third party do anything to it, you need the as-built drawing. They would have updated it to reflect their own records and probably what they...
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    SR/SR+ (Model 3 RWD) Waiting Room

    Do you know if this is a Fremont build or Shanghai build? If the 11th digit in the VIN is an F that is made in Fremont. C made in China. I thought all Model 3 with the LFP battery pack were made in China. But the older Standard Range + were made in Fremont.
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    How long between inspection and PTO? [various areas]

    Yes I can consume what I generate and save in the PWs, but this time of year in Houston TX the AC runs a lot and I'm taking from the grid a lot. I have not been able to generate any credits and who knows when this will be corrected and I can get PTO. It will certainly take my saga beyond the 1...
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    How long between inspection and PTO? [various areas]

    I officially hate Tesla Energy Customer Service. I am nearly a year into this with my system getting installed in mid April. Passed local building inspections by early May. Paid in full by mid May. They said they would submit my PTO papers back in May but that I learned today turned out to...

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