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  1. SemoTech

    X-Care Experiences

    @X-Care EV Hey Brent, just to clarify on the "30 day wait period before coverage is active", do you also have to add 1000mi to the vehicle or is it EITHER 30 days or 1000mi? Thanks.
  2. SemoTech

    "ELECTRA" - Interior, Exterior, Power & Lighting Upgrades + Accessory Mods

    HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020 EVERYBODY! DRIVE SAFE AND ENJOY YOUR TESLA!
  3. SemoTech

    Hey Jake, Happy New Year and well done with Roadie! I'm using the marcone/teslausb on the Pi0W...

    Hey Jake, Happy New Year and well done with Roadie! I'm using the marcone/teslausb on the Pi0W. Love that it auto-uploads to my home NAS, can yours do the same? As I have the hardware, would you consider licensing your image to install on my Pi0W? I can of course sign a non-release agreement...
  4. SemoTech

    Any way to upgrade the dome lights

    @PNWLeccy The kit that @chojn1 is selling for about $20 has the connectors on it. The wire is great to replace the existing LED light in the front cubby, but it's even better if you just use a splitter to keep the OEM light and also add the one for under the display. Click the MODS link in my...
  5. SemoTech

    "ELECTRA" - Interior, Exterior, Power & Lighting Upgrades + Accessory Mods

    PART 12 - Dual Convex Side Mirrors WARNING: I would never want anyone to damage their vehicle, or God forbid get hurt, therefore everything anyone sees me post should NOT be considered safe, approved by Tesla or the NHTSA. All the mods are done at the owner's risk, and some may even void the...
  6. SemoTech

    Thanks for the follow Vincent!

    Thanks for the follow Vincent!
  7. SemoTech

    Any way to upgrade the dome lights

    @ftenab No, it is not visible unless you look very closely from the side right by the dash. You could always do what I did and paint the wire black 1st.
  8. SemoTech

    Hi Doug. my thread was flagged by ecarfan.16666 for affiliate links but no details. Said only a...

    Hi Doug. my thread was flagged by ecarfan.16666 for affiliate links but no details. Said only a moderator can get me access to fix. Thread: https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/electra-interior-exterior-power-lighting-upgrades-accessory-mods.163084/#post-3933288 Would greatly appreciate...
  9. SemoTech

    Hello, I just received an email that my thread was flagged for inappropriate content. Can you...

    Hello, I just received an email that my thread was flagged for inappropriate content. Can you please advise what that’s all about? Thread was here: https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/electra-interior-exterior-power-lighting-upgrades-accessory-mods.163084/#post-3933288
  10. SemoTech

    "ELECTRA" - Interior, Exterior, Power & Lighting Upgrades + Accessory Mods

    INTERMISSION - Why you should immediately wrap your Tesla with PPF Warning to our sensitive members, this will cause you goosebumps, and send fear through your spine, like any Tesla damage should. So avert your eyes if you are easily frightened. For you brave souls that soldiered on, let's...
  11. SemoTech

    No worries. Do let me know if a new one comes again. Planning to upgrade ELECTRA with both the...

    No worries. Do let me know if a new one comes again. Planning to upgrade ELECTRA with both the Frunk and the Trunk ones.
  12. SemoTech

    Gouged 18inch Aero Rim

    Lots of eBay options Here is one used but supposedly fully refurbished... Tesla Model 3 Aero 2017 2018 2019 18" OEM Wheel Rim | eBay
  13. SemoTech

    Taptes steering wheel cover

    Here is the link: Steering Wheel Cover for Tesla Model 3 Looks ugly on the steering wheel in my opinion. Some of their other stuff like charger and wheel bands is great, just takes forever to get to US from China.
  14. SemoTech

    "ELECTRA" - Interior, Exterior, Power & Lighting Upgrades + Accessory Mods

    PART 11 - Center Console Armrest Easy Access Phone Magnetic Holder & Charger WARNING: I would never want anyone to damage their vehicle, or God forbid get hurt, therefore everything anyone sees me post should NOT be considered safe, approved by Tesla or the NHTSA. All the mods are done at the...
  15. SemoTech

    Thank you Doug!

    Thank you Doug!
  16. SemoTech

    Doug, kindly edit my post & add the below in bold. Thanks...

    Doug, kindly edit my post & add the below in bold. Thanks! https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/posts/4015766/ NOTE: I would never want anyone to get hurt or have anything on my conscience, therefore nothing anyone sees me post should be considered safe, approved by Tesla or the NHTSA. All the mods...
  17. SemoTech

    "ELECTRA" - Interior, Exterior, Power & Lighting Upgrades + Accessory Mods

    Sure thing @WattMobile, I got the CF door sills on Amazon HERE
  18. SemoTech

    "ELECTRA" - Interior, Exterior, Power & Lighting Upgrades + Accessory Mods

    Most welcome @kevyli. You are correct to quote the manual. I was worried about that too, but my view is that these covers are not tied across the top of the seat, and are just barely tucked in the sides. In case the airbags need to deploy (God forbid) they should be pushed aside. Do note that...
  19. SemoTech

    "ELECTRA" - Interior, Exterior, Power & Lighting Upgrades + Accessory Mods

    I have driven over 75MPH, over bumps and potholes, yet the modded Aero Covers never fell of or even moved to loosen. They are sticking on like they are glued. Proof that the Aero mod works very well and the center hub is not mandatory. About wheel scratches from the metal clips, I did not...
  20. SemoTech

    "ELECTRA" - Interior, Exterior, Power & Lighting Upgrades + Accessory Mods

    NOTE: I would never want anyone to get hurt or have anything on my conscience, therefore nothing anyone sees me post should be considered safe, approved by Tesla or the NHTSA. All the mods are done at the owner's risk, and some may even void the warranty. All my posts are for instructional...
  21. SemoTech

    Damaged Screen? Purple line

    Hey @Tezla1 All M3's come with 4Y comprehensive warranty or 50K miles, whichever comes 1st. You also get 8Y and 120K miles warranty for the powertrain (battery and motors) since you have the AWD model with dual motors. So unless you've driven more than 50K miles, you're all set.
  22. SemoTech

    "ELECTRA" - Interior, Exterior, Power & Lighting Upgrades + Accessory Mods

    PART 9 - 18” Aero w/ Permanent Wheel Center T Caps As any Tesla owner knows, aerodynamics are key to low power consumption and efficiency. The most efficient wheels Tesla makes for the Model 3 are the 18” Aero wheels. And anyone that has them also knows that the Aero caps are removable...
  23. SemoTech

    Hey there, saw your note about the group code for the TeslaOffer Open/Close mode. Care to share...

    Hey there, saw your note about the group code for the TeslaOffer Open/Close mode. Care to share it? Thank you.
  24. SemoTech

    Wireless charger throwdown - who wins?

    The Tesla OEM wireless charger has only 5W of power per side, per specs. Looks like Taptes has a 3rd generation Dual Phone Wireless Charging Pad on sale for only $39.99 (as of 5/9/19) and it comes with detachable cables, USB splitter cables, as well as horizontal charging support, just like...
  25. SemoTech

    Taptes Wireless Charger Not Working After 2019.8.3

    The Tesla OEM wireless charger has only 5W of power per side, per specs. Looks like Taptes has a 3rd generation Dual Phone Wireless Charging Pad on sale for only $39.99 (as of 5/9/19) and it comes with detachable cables, USB splitter cables, as well as horizontal charging support, just like...
  26. SemoTech

    "ELECTRA" - Interior, Exterior, Power & Lighting Upgrades + Accessory Mods

    PART 8 - Automated & Wireless Sentry Mode & Camera Video Upload All Tesla’s have an array of cameras that allow for amazing functionality, safety and security. Starting with version 9, Tesla has added Sentry Mode and the ability to download video from the comeras to a USB drive (properly...
  27. SemoTech

    "ELECTRA" - Interior, Exterior, Power & Lighting Upgrades + Accessory Mods

    PART 7 - Center Console Power Routing/Upgrade - Back to Front (minimally invasive) The TM3 was designed with simplicity in mind, for a world of autonomous driving. Until that time comes, day-to-day driving needs a bit more flexibility, especially when it relates to powering driving...
  28. SemoTech

    "ELECTRA" - Interior, Exterior, Power & Lighting Upgrades + Accessory Mods

    PART 6 - Carbon Fiber Vinyl Wraps & 3 Aluminum Pedals The interior of the TM3 is definitely polarizing, and some of the ascetic choices will have you loving or hating the designers. As with anything esthetic, beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. As TM3 owners have noticed, even if you...
  29. SemoTech

    For use with Tesla Model 3: Porsche 911 Turbo jack

    PART 5 - Tesla Model 3 Super-Lightweight Emergency Car Jack As we all know, Tesla’s do not come with a spare tire, car lift jack, breaker bar or a torque wrench in order to save weight and thus extend range. Every ounce counts with EV’s and most emergency kits are about 20lb of additional...
  30. SemoTech

    "ELECTRA" - Interior, Exterior, Power & Lighting Upgrades + Accessory Mods

    PART 4 - Under Console LED Lighting Upgrade The TM3 cabin LED lighting is dim, and while you can buy some LED upgrades (I will cover that in another post) some areas like the lights in the headliner cannot be currently upgraded due to their direct solid-state solder construction. If you want...
  31. SemoTech

    "ELECTRA" - Interior, Exterior, Power & Lighting Upgrades + Accessory Mods

    PART 3 - Mirror-Mount Radar Detector I know a lot of people say that radar detectors are useless, and cops these days use Laser, and while there is truth in that, I find that most encounters are with radar guns, due to higher cost of Laser, and so a good radar detector still goes a long way. I...
  32. SemoTech

    "ELECTRA" - Interior, Exterior, Power & Lighting Upgrades + Accessory Mods

    PART 2 - Window Tinting Window Tinting is a great and simple mod. In the summer, due to having large glass on top, the TM3 can get very hot inside, especially if you have the black interior. Remember that each US state has different laws about tinting, so please make sure you follow your local...
  33. SemoTech

    Do you regret your color choice?

    Close, it's the park by the Hackensack River. Leonia is south about 8 miles.
  34. SemoTech

    Do you regret your color choice?

    Personally I LOVE and have always prefered SILVER cars. Got my TM3 AWD with Black seats, but would have loved white interior. Sadly it was not available in mid June 2018 when I closed my order. I don't feel like I need to do a chrome delete as it blends best with silver, so that saves me some...
  35. SemoTech

    "ELECTRA" - Interior, Exterior, Power & Lighting Upgrades + Accessory Mods

    Hey TMC, wanted to share the latest modifications to "ELECTRA", my 2018 TM3 AWD, in the hopes that some of them inspire some of you. I will be adding more and more car improvements to this thread, to keep it all in one place. Today I'll cover Distributed Switched 12v (all parts needed and...
  36. SemoTech

    Anyone still rocking a Pi Zero W smart drive for TeslaCam on Sentry Mode?

    My 2c: For anyone looking for a simple install and smooth operation of TeslaUSB on a Raspberry Pi, I recommend using the One-Step Setup with the Latest Build from macrone/teslausb as it's updated often, macrone is very responsive, and it works with latest Tesla Firmware as of 8/2019 For some...
  37. SemoTech

    Any way to upgrade the dome lights

    Thanks @chojn1 very helpful. For anyone that wants to just buy it pre-made, MyMod3.com has it for sale for about $20+shipping HERE
  38. SemoTech

    Center console LED light bar

    Nicely done @R1Fast Could you post the list of parts/links and some instructions?
  39. SemoTech

    Center console LED light bar

    Follow the instructions HERE. This mod ties to the built-in switch of the hinged center cover, so it operates like the stock console light, its a hardwired solution.
  40. SemoTech

    Why is the 12V port not in front with the USBs?

    Nice, yeah many different ways to do this for sure. Since I enjoy some soldering from time to time it was a fun mod and I did not have to remove the trim at all. It was also surprisingly easy to snake the cable through the inside. The two holes are very small and basically invisible, even if I...
  41. SemoTech

    Why is the 12V port not in front with the USBs?

    The USB connector was soldered on the Pi so the whole thing can be used as a big USB stick. It’s basically an alternate way to connect to both Data and Power. However since it does stick out a bit from the Tesla USB ports, and crashes due to switched power on the built-in USB, I opted to use two...
  42. SemoTech

    Taptes Wireless Charger Not Working After 2019.8.3

    Not working if your latest version is 2019.9. Amber LED's blink and charging is cycling on/off with nothing but the Taptes charger connected to each USB ports and without any splitters or hubs. Confirmed still a problem on 2019.9 Can anyone on 2019.12 confirm it's properly fixed?

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