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  1. berkeley_ecar

    Nav system is not that good why?

    It's not that I rely on the prompts for my routine driving -- but if they are part of the system, they should at least work properly, and one requirement of that is that they be timely. And in a compex traffic pattern that a driver is not familiar with, audio announcements can be helpful.
  2. berkeley_ecar

    Missing functions after MCU2 upgrade

    I got the infotainment upgrade with my MCU2 installation in June 2020, followed by an AM/FM installation in Mar 2021. The list of stations that I can scroll through using the buttons on the left side of the steering wheel seems to have gotten randomized, making it frustrating to find stations...
  3. berkeley_ecar

    Nav system is not that good why?

    There's room for criticism of the navigation system on my 2017 Model S. It makes me miss TomTom Navigator on my old mobile phone, which always gave me plenty of advance audio warning of required manuevers ahead. In my S, the annoucement to do something often arrives either as I'm already doing...
  4. berkeley_ecar

    Help me debunk/support rumor that only 3 out of 4 Model Y tires contact road during turns

    Thanks for the comments. I think we can safely lay this to rest. After showing my sister the materials kindly shared by Watts_Up, and pushing her a bit, I understand things differently. She lives in Sausalito, which has lots of very steep and winding roads, and sharp turns, so the road...
  5. berkeley_ecar

    Thanks for the interesting "moose test" response to my posting about the Model Y road contact...

    Thanks for the interesting "moose test" response to my posting about the Model Y road contact rumor shared with my sister. I've shared your information with her and urged her to push her friend for evidence when he makes remarks like that.
  6. berkeley_ecar

    Help me debunk/support rumor that only 3 out of 4 Model Y tires contact road during turns

    I am the original owner and grateful driver of a 2017 Model S. My sister recently acquired a model Y, which she is also very happy with. However, a close friend of hers who is an ICE engineer/designer (hence, not a disinterested party) told her of a "Model Y design defect" such that in some...
  7. berkeley_ecar

    Disappearance of FM radio station logos on dash display

    I note that several other members have mentioned problems with the non- or incorrect display of radio station logos. I was pleasantly surprised several weeks ago when one of the logos for a favorite FM station suddenly reappeared on my Model S dash display. However, it was alone, no other...
  8. berkeley_ecar

    Model S gets lighted vanity mirrors

    Of course. Hope my notes are correct, but I believe the parts you need are from JST Connectors (who was the OEM for the parts used by Tesla): 1) Socket housing: part no. PNIRP-02V-S (the white plastic connector that mates with the one on the visor). 2) Contact: part no. SPND-001T-C0.5 (the...
  9. berkeley_ecar

    New Model S Places Itself into "Jack Mode" -- Anyone Else Seen This?

    So sorry to read about your event. I am distressed that this problem is still occurring. Happily for me, it has not recurred with my Model S. Here are the notes from my maintenance log some weeks after the event: I called Tesla Roadside Assistance who used telemetry data to confirm...
  10. berkeley_ecar

    Disappearance of FM radio station logos on dash display

    I purchased the MCU2/HW3 upgrade for my 2017-vintage Model S over a year ago, and when the FM radio module became available, had that installed as well. I was happy to get back FM radio reception, but noticed that the colorful and informative station logos that appeared on the dash display with...
  11. berkeley_ecar

    Rear Hatch Latching Problem (Model S)

    I'm sad to be posting again to this thread, which I started in May 2018 with a description of a problem with my Model S rear hatch not latching properly, leaving the car unlockable, and thus unusable if you think it important to lock your vehicle when it is unattended, which is a must in my...
  12. berkeley_ecar

    Search engine output is now a confusing mess

    My thanks go to Danny of the from support team, who pointed out that the much more simply formatted output of "Elastic Search" (as opposed to the word-salad mess from the Threadloom search engine) can be displayed by preference by opening up the Settings panel for your account (accessible using...
  13. berkeley_ecar

    Search engine output is now a confusing mess

    I've worked heavily with the Web since its inception, and have a lot of respect for the amount of talent and effort that goes into setting up and maintaining a good site. It is particularly painful for me to criticize the TMC site, as it has proven to be hugely helpful to me in the past, during...
  14. berkeley_ecar

    Ants?!?!?!

    Is it possible that the ants are trying to get into the window washer reservoir (which is near the area where they are entering your vehicle)? See this discussion: https://www.mr2oc.com/threads/ants-in-windshield-washer-tank.222038/
  15. berkeley_ecar

    Model S gets lighted vanity mirrors

    Just a quick posting to announce that I have sold all of my spare wiring harness kits for the D-I-Y Model S illuminated visor upgrade.
  16. berkeley_ecar

    I retrofit MCU2, IC2, Tuner2, and FSD Computer into my HW2.0 Car

    Wow. As a fellow DIY-er who knows his limits, I would never have taken this on, but I'm full of admiration for your mix of gutsiness and grit. And for your sharing such a thorough and well-illustrated document of the entire process. Having recently had MCU2/AP3 upgrades to my Mar 2017 model...
  17. berkeley_ecar

    Brain Transplant Gives my Model S Higher Aspirations

    I have just completed my first several days of driving my 2017 vintage Model S following the recent installation of its new HW3 AP computer (free, as I had included the FSD option in my original purchase), and the updating of the MCU to version 2 (the "infotainment upgrade," most decidedly not...
  18. berkeley_ecar

    Problem with Wi-Fi connection between Model S and Ubiquiti AP AC Pro Access Point

    I'm an empiricist: if ten devices work fine in a given setting, and one does not, it's the one that is the outlier, not the ten. Tesla should make its Wi-Fi support more robust. :)
  19. berkeley_ecar

    Problem with Wi-Fi connection between Model S and Ubiquiti AP AC Pro Access Point

    Having posted to several online forums about a very annoying Wi-Fi problem involving my Tesla Model S and my home network, I wanted to provide a summary of our investigations and the solution we found for the problem, in the hope that it may be of help to others. I shall also be communicating...
  20. berkeley_ecar

    Supercharger - El Cerrito, CA (LIVE 3 Jul 2020, 14 urban stalls)

    El Cerrito Plaza is a huge complex. Where, specifically, is the new Supercharger facility located? Do you have a street address, or the name of a nearby business?
  21. berkeley_ecar

    Problem with Wi-Fi connection between Model S and Ubiquiti AP AC Pro Access Point

    First off, my sincere thanks for your helpful thoughts thus far (and apologies for not mentioning the last two very informative messages, which arrived after I composed what follows -- I will respond to those last two postings a bit later, and try out whitex's suggestions!). It's always good...
  22. berkeley_ecar

    Problem with Wi-Fi connection between Model S and Ubiquiti AP AC Pro Access Point

    I own a Mar 2017 Model S 90D. Several months after purchase, I updated my home wireless setup with two Ubiquiti AP AC Pro access points (APs), one on my townhouse, and another in the garage, primarily to support the Model S. The Model S and the garage AP communicated brilliantly for at least...
  23. berkeley_ecar

    Is power in the microphone area for a dashcam "always on" when Sentry is off?

    In my Mar 2017 Model S, Calibred Customs installed my Blackvue dashcams to the wiring in the microphone cavity, and it is always on. For "switched" (accessory rail) power, I used wiring that runs to the electrochromic rear-view mirror to power the Model S gets lighted vanity...
  24. berkeley_ecar

    Model S gets lighted vanity mirrors

    A final update. In my Model S gets lighted vanity mirrors']earlier posting[/URL] (#141 above) I provided information about how I planned to install Tesla's new illuminated/extensible visors in my Mar 2017 Model S. As explained there, I obtained appropriate wiring harnesses for the visors (I...
  25. berkeley_ecar

    2017 Model S sun visors (non-illuminated mirrors)

    As I am still receiving occasional inquiries, I note here that the visors were sold.
  26. berkeley_ecar

    TeslaMate: Yet another self-hosted data logger for your Tesla

    Any chance you might have time to develop and share detailed instructions of the sort created in this earlier posting by drklain (his were for the Synology box)? What platform were you using (fingers crossed that it was a Mac)? Congrats on getting it working, I hope you find it very helpful.
  27. berkeley_ecar

    Model S gets lighted vanity mirrors

    Congrats! I'm certain the rest of us could benefit from a summary of what you did. As for summarizing the accessory power, it's all in my earlier posting in this thread.
  28. berkeley_ecar

    Model S gets lighted vanity mirrors

    Do you have anything else on the circuit (e.g. dashcams)? Have you considered using power from the "accessory rail" instead? I outlined that approach in principle in my lengthy earlier posting, but have not yet had time to try it out. That would in any case be the right way to do this. You...
  29. berkeley_ecar

    Aptera Rises from the Grave...

    As one of the 4400 Californians who plopped down a $5000 (refundable) deposit for purchase of an Aptera, I was saddened when their super-efficient three-wheeled electric vehicle (with ultra-light carbon/plastic composite body) made a disappointing showing in the $10 million Automotive X-Prize in...
  30. berkeley_ecar

    Model S gets lighted vanity mirrors

    I've had several inquiries about my connector sets for the new illuminated visors, indicating the need for some photographic images, so here they are: 1) The connector that comes with the new illuminated visors, as it appears emerging from the bracket that attaches the visor to the ceiling of...
  31. berkeley_ecar

    Dancing Cars on my display. Is this normal?

    This behavior began with a recent software update. I call it the "Tesla Twist," and it is the most pronounced when stopped at traffic lights, as in your example. This too shall pass, as the visual recognition software improves over time.
  32. berkeley_ecar

    Model S gets lighted vanity mirrors

    There was no "final solution" to the wiring, as I was busy, and I was so pleased to have the visor extensibility feature (which was my main motivation for purchasing the visors) that I have not yet completed the electrical wiring. I do hope to complete this task, and this is the path I've...
  33. berkeley_ecar

    Model S Enhanced Anti-theft module. Wish I had not bought.

    I have the anti-theft option (and yes, it does provide tilt-sensing), and also a 4-channel dashcam setup (2 BlackVue 750s, 4 cameras in all, as installed by Calibred Customs) and have had no issues thus far. I had more of a problem with the tiny window stickers that came with the anti-theft...
  34. berkeley_ecar

    Enlarged Window Decals For "model S Enhanced Anti-theft Option"

    That is correct. The sticker is used in exactly the same manner as the one supplied by Tesla, but is larger.
  35. berkeley_ecar

    Enhanced Anti-theft add-on from Tesla

    Although I made the above remark in jest, after installing the Anti-theft option, and seeing how ridiculously small the supplied stickers are (so small that one actually got lost by the installer), I did go ahead and have new enlarged versions of the window stickers made, and am selling some...
  36. berkeley_ecar

    Interactions Between The Model S Enhanced Anti-theft Option And Sentry Mode And Other Systems

    Aha (wiping egg from face) -- I see your point, zanary. :oops: When "Sentry Mode" is enabled, the "Security Alarm" and "Tilt/Intrusion" buttons are still in the On position, but grayed out and unresponsive to touch. Even further -- if you have manually disabled the "Security Alarm" and...
  37. berkeley_ecar

    Interactions Between The Model S Enhanced Anti-theft Option And Sentry Mode And Other Systems

    I installed the "Model S Enhanced Anti-theft Option" several months ago. One issue with this add-on is that the window stickers accompanying the option are ridiculously small, so that they are sometimes lost/overlooked during installation (I only ended up with one of the two stickers), and even...
  38. berkeley_ecar

    Enlarged Window Decals For "model S Enhanced Anti-theft Option"

    The "Model S Enhanced Anti-theft Option" (recently introduced into the US market as a post-purchase option, though available for years in the European market in their new Tesla vehicles) comes with a pair of small white-on-clear window stickers. Many owners post these stickers on the inside of...
  39. berkeley_ecar

    Feature Request Voting System

    The more I think about this problem, the more complicated it appears. If your goal is to help Tesla prioritize its efforts, you might want at least two categories: 1) new features, and 2) fixes to existing features (for example, getting rid of the phantom braking problem with recent versions of...
  40. berkeley_ecar

    Interesting Research on Subtle Vulnerabilities of Autopilot Lane Detection

    A link to this report was reissued today in email to IEEE members, dated 10 April -- I'm thinking this is likely a genuine study. This work, out of Tencent, demonstrates a subtle vulnerability in which three small white spots, properly placed in an intersection, can cause a vehicle on Autopilot...
  41. berkeley_ecar

    Interesting Research on Subtle Vulnerabilities of Autopilot Lane Detection

    A recent article in IEEE Spectrum discusses research into vulnerabilities of Autopilot lane detection. Given that the article is dated 1 April 2019, it may be a rather sophisticated joke, but it reads as if in dead earnest (pardon the pun). Perhaps some of our house exports on neural network...
  42. berkeley_ecar

    2017 Model S sun visors (non-illuminated mirrors)

    Thanks for your interest. I also recall reading something on the fourm about these visors working in the older Model S, but honestly don't know for sure. I should have provided dimensions in my original posting. The visors are about 18 3/4" long, 5" wide (at their widest point), and just...
  43. berkeley_ecar

    A Positive Thread

    Jaciee, rest assured that there are plenty of folks like you on the forum, and I am among them. I think you are right in assuming that your IT connections may temper your judgment, as you may better understand the risks and benefits, and the delays, involved in developing a new technology. I...
  44. berkeley_ecar

    2017 Model S sun visors (non-illuminated mirrors)

    I forgot earlier to include photos of the visors:
  45. berkeley_ecar

    2017 Model S sun visors (non-illuminated mirrors)

    Read the following threads. The new visors are $150 each. Installation is non-trivial, the complexity depending upon the vintage of your Model S. You may need to create the requisite wiring: Model S gets lighted vanity mirrors New sun visors with lighted vanity mirrors - Part numbers
  46. berkeley_ecar

    Model S gets lighted vanity mirrors

    I completed my conversion to the new visors, and have put up for sale (on TMC) my original light Alcantara/Cream/beige/tan visors in case anyone wants a set of the 2017-vintage visors.
  47. berkeley_ecar

    2017 Model S sun visors (non-illuminated mirrors)

    I am selling a pair (left, right) of the light Alcantara (Cream, beige, tan) sun visors, which were original to my March 2017 Model S (having replaced them with the newer extensible/illuminated versions). These would be good for anyone searching for replacement parts, or wanting this style of...
  48. berkeley_ecar

    Software Update 2019.4.x

    If you disable passive entry for the S (which I have done, as it is considered a good security practice -- you can read about this on other threads), your problem will be solved. The door handles and mirror folding/unfolding will not occur from your passing to-and-fro near the car. You will...
  49. berkeley_ecar

    Frequent TeslaFi email messages "You may need to restart the vehicles computer..."

    Thanks for the helpful comments. The most immediately useful response was that of @Tam (thanks!), and I have bumped up my notification interval from 30m to 120m. In response to a number of queries: my car has a superb WiFi signal where it is parked, as well as a strong LTE signal. The...
  50. berkeley_ecar

    Frequent TeslaFi email messages "You may need to restart the vehicles computer..."

    As a TeslaFi customer, I've been getting frequent automated email messages from them with the subject line "You may need to restart the vehicles computer and make sure there is internet connectivity," with the message body reading "(Vehicle Name] Has Been Offline For 30 Minutes." The frequency...

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