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  1. StephenM

    eMMC recall vs. MCU2 Upgrade

    I just had mine swapped for MCU2 and gotta say I'm very happy with it. I don't need all of the self-driving stuff since I live on such a small island and this upgrade made my 8 year old car feel like I swapped for a new one.
  2. StephenM

    Moving to Oahu, need recs

    I've never needed a chademo adapter as I usually charge at home or work and those HECO (Hawaiian Electric) stations are the only chademo chargers I'm aware of here and they only rolled out more recently. I second what Akikiki said above. You'll often find that the J1772 enabled chargers around...
  3. StephenM

    Moving to Oahu, need recs

    Not sure if Model 3's come with the J1772 adapter, but probably did as it's the most common plug in America. A lot of the plugs around town don't require anything special than that adapter, but some require you to create an account which you use to unlock the charging cradle. I suggest you make...
  4. StephenM

    Elon Musk

    Agreed. That's the first I've heard of this. All of Musk's detractors point to his dads emerald mine for the reason he's so successful but as far as I can tell his dad had zero to do with anything for Elon except mentally abuse him.
  5. StephenM

    Replacing instrument cluster

    I'm not blaming your instructions, they're actually quite detailed. I'm blaming my inexperience working with circuit boards and do hope anybody else working on a Gen I will learn from my mistake :D I'll dm you.
  6. StephenM

    Replacing instrument cluster

    My worst nightmare. Looks like I broke the post where the ribbon cable connector attaches to the motherboard. I was reading the instructions from others and it says “pull up slowly from the edges of the black trim” and it looks like I have a different connector. These have white retaining clips...
  7. StephenM

    Replacing instrument cluster

    Got my Gen. 1 new screen from ReelDeal EV and installing but got this white screen. Any ideas what’s wrong? I tried checking the ribbon cable but they seem to be on. Maybe I damaged one? Would that be the smaller or larger ribbon?
  8. StephenM

    2020 Oahu Meet-ups/Events

    I'm actually not working this Sunday so I will go :)
  9. StephenM

    NHTSA Investigates Failing MCUs

    $299 with my own install sounds like a done deal!! Thank you very much for the info.
  10. StephenM

    NHTSA Investigates Failing MCUs

    I'm getting goo screen on the instrument cluster instead. I always thought that even though it's not a safety issue, Tesla really should replace that as that is not normal wear and tear. They quoted me $1600 to replace.
  11. StephenM

    NHTSA Investigates Failing MCUs

    Thanks for this. Just filed with NHTSA
  12. StephenM

    NHTSA Investigates Failing MCUs

    Yeah, if the pattern holds. I've been meaning to get my ecu shipped to root it to prevent future problems, but this is my daily driver and it's a real hassle to take this all apart, ship it out, wait for the turnaround time and no car in the meantime. Tesla really should do right and fix this...
  13. StephenM

    NHTSA Investigates Failing MCUs

    Same. Early 2013 Model S here, and the MCU has been replaced 3 times. First time was just due to bubbling on the display, the second two times were due to failure. The first two replacements were under warranty and the last was in August 2018 an I had to pay $2k. Turn signals did flash with no...
  14. StephenM

    Hey Steve! I don’t remember off the top of my head but about 3 years ago and again last year...

    Hey Steve! I don’t remember off the top of my head but about 3 years ago and again last year? I’ll see if I can find the work orders because I usually keep the receipts. It’s a real problem that TΞSLA should address. This should NOT be considered a normal wear issue
  15. StephenM

    Bubble on instrument cluster

    My quote just came in at $1650. This really leaves a bad taste in my mouth, because this shouldn't happen. Does any other car manufacturer have an LCD screen that bubbles like this?
  16. StephenM

    Are all metered parking stalls owned by a government in Hawaii?

    For sure the metered parking at the Ala Wai Boat Harbor is private (you must pay). If you see signs for park-a-lot or Diamond, those are private. Those aren't the only ones so make sure to read the signage.
  17. StephenM

    Powerwall 2 Installs in Hawaii

    Papafox, let me know if you want help with the swap.
  18. StephenM

    Bubble on instrument cluster

    Your delamination pattern appears to be the same, except yours looks much cleaner and doesn't continue on the bottom. Thanks for the info on the cost.
  19. StephenM

    Bubble on instrument cluster

    What’s crazy is this wasn’t gradual at all. Had it for over 6 years now and then suddenly just became like this over the last 2 days.
  20. StephenM

    Bubble on instrument cluster

    I’ve had bubbles on the center screen, but first time this happened on the instrument cluster screen. Anyone have this replaced by Tesla out of warranty?
  21. StephenM

    Free airport parking in Honolulu is back!!

    https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2012/bills/GM1271_.PDF Original bill has it sunsetting on June 30, 2020
  22. StephenM

    Hawaii Tesla Showroom

    There’s like 6 Tesla specific chargers so it would be super nice if they let the employees that own Tesla’s charge here
  23. StephenM

    Hawaii - 2019 Legislative Session - EV Related Bills

    so did this take effect already? The limit at the airport?
  24. StephenM

    Hawaii Tesla Showroom

    There's no way that we will lose the service center. They're overwhelmed as it is. If anything, they need to consider another service center considering the growth in numbers of Tesla's on the road and many more to come (Model Y will be even bigger than Model 3 and the truck probably equal to...
  25. StephenM

    Hawaii - 2019 Legislative Session - EV Related Bills

    I'm actually FOR deferment, if this means the open-ended non-metered parking is still in effect until the original sunset date of June2020. They can always extend the other parking to 2030 at a later date but we would lose the airport parking almost immediately.
  26. StephenM

    Hawaii - 2019 Legislative Session - EV Related Bills

    How soon would we lose the open-ended parking? The sunset date of June 2020? Or are they ending it early? If early, do you know how soon?
  27. StephenM

    Free airport parking in Honolulu is back!!

    Yeah. As much as I enjoy the convenience of it, it's not sustainable with the large amount of new EV's flooding our roadways. I'm sad, but happy at the same time.
  28. StephenM

    Free airport parking in Honolulu is back!!

    I just came back from a 5-day trip to Japan (meter showed $90 owed until she zeroed it out). I've noticed that it is getting harder and harder to find an open stall at the airport. With EV ownership on the rise, this was inevitable. The EV perks are doing the job that was intended, to increase...
  29. StephenM

    2018 Oahu Meet-ups/Events

    Went again this morning for the 10-12 slot and wished I could have stayed longer, but had to work my real job today. They were getting absolutely slammed with new customers and we were hearing the same stories again and again, that customers were frustrated with the communication (or lack...
  30. StephenM

    Free airport parking in Honolulu is back!!

    The letter of the law states that you have to have an EV plate affixed to get this benefit, however, I'm willing to bet that a meter maid will know it's an electric vehicle and isn't going to write a ticket on your VIN and pass you by. Keep in mind that the free metered parking is 2.5 hours or...
  31. StephenM

    A very Merry Christmas to our Tesla Hawaii Owners Forum

    Missed this on the day, but Happy Holidays to the Hawaii ohana!
  32. StephenM

    2018 Oahu Meet-ups/Events

    Went to my first 'shift' this afternoon. It was a lot of fun chit chatting with the soon-to-be-TΞSLA-owners as well as the other volunteers. We have more than our quota of Steve's in the Hawaii chapter :D More than once we got a thank you from the Tesla staff, as they said it helps to alleviate...
  33. StephenM

    Free airport parking in Honolulu is back!!

    Correct. Paper plates would not be acceptable. The cashier needs to see an "ELECTRIC VEHICLE" license plate in order to give you this benefit.
  34. StephenM

    Air Suspension Stuck on Very High on rears

    Thanks for the reply. I thought that might be what it was so I tried flipping the arm down but it still rode at the same height. Then I had to take my car in to replace the MCU and when it came back it was riding normal. I asked them what they did and they said they didn't touch the suspension...
  35. StephenM

    Death of a center screen / touch screen after warranty

    My sentiments exactly ElSupreme. $3k penalty for faulty flash memory system needs to be addressed.
  36. StephenM

    Shoddy customer service from Tesla Honolulu? Plz prove me wrong!

    Another long-term owner here, with generally the same experience as the rest of the early adopters. Great service, but have noticed that they have been a lot busier lately which is natural since Tesla sales are doing so spectacularly here. They are undoubtedly going through growing pains, but...
  37. StephenM

    Hawaii Service Center experience

    Unfortunately, not under warranty, though the cost wasn't as high as anticipated. Came out to $2300 after labor was included. It didn't fix the fan noise, as that is behind the instrument cluster and not the main center screen, but that sound has either gotten quieter, or I've gotten really used...
  38. StephenM

    Constant chattering fan noise behind in cabin (MCU?)

    2013 P85 here and noticed the same chattering noise behind instrument panel as well that developed after about 4 years into ownership. Asked Tesla about it and they said they would have to replace the whole unit and it would be ~$3000. I decided to live with it, and oddly enough it went away...
  39. StephenM

    Death of a center screen / touch screen after warranty

    Add me to the list of out-of-warranty with dead MCU. 2013 (March) P85 77k miles. This surprised me as they replaced the MCU 2 years ago. I can't afford this repair, and definitely if it is going to happen every 2-3 years. Very disappointed Tesla hasn't come up with a more reasonable fix for...
  40. StephenM

    MCU unresponsive after parking in the heat

    2013 (Mar) P85 here. MCU problem EXACTLY the same as robapodaca above. A/C ran throughout the night. Only difference was I could charge, at least last night. This afternoon didn't charge when plugged into the Tesla fast charger (not supercharger) at the sales center but didn't notice that until...
  41. StephenM

    Moving from CA to Honolulu

    As Nanimac says, there are increasingly more places to plug in to at the workplace. I currently work at the International MarketPlace in Waikiki and there are many free charging stalls (via ChargePoint).
  42. StephenM

    Air Suspension Stuck on Very High on rears

    Not sure if someone else had this issue before so here goes... 2013 P85 21" turbines with 75k miles. I ran lowering links for a while for a better look but the increased wear and reduced efficiency was more than I expected so I switched back to the stock links. Problem is now the rear of the...
  43. StephenM

    Pothole rash... Repair recommendations?

    The first time I got a curb rash, I was so distraught with myself, and made an appointment with Alloy Wheel Repair. This was over 5 years ago so I don't remember the price but I think it was around $150, and within a month or two I got another curb rash. I've been driving for 33 years and never...
  44. StephenM

    (1) Dark Grey Turbine for sale 9"

    No one needs a spare 9JJ grey turbine wheel? Don't wait until you need one from Tesla and it costs you big bucks!
  45. StephenM

    Hawaii Elon Musk Shareholders vote

    Apple also decided to oust Steve Jobs. See where that got them. They needed him then, and they need him now. Same would happen if they were ever stupid enough to force out Elon, though I don't think that will ever happen. Elon will go when HE wants to go, not a day sooner.
  46. StephenM

    (1) Dark Grey Turbine for sale 9"

    Have one lonely Dark Grey turbine for sale, wider type (9JJ that fits the 265/35/21) Michelin PSS 90% tread remaining. Minor curb rash. Make offer. Shipping will be required unless you are on the island of Oahu.
  47. StephenM

    Hawaii 2018 Legislative Bills

    It looks like they're trying to extend the airport parking to 2024. What was the restriction that they were going to add to the parking? Only 24 hours or something?
  48. StephenM

    Falcon Heavy - 7&8 Reuse - Elon's Roadster Demo - LC-39A

    Live Feed is back up
  49. StephenM

    Falcon Heavy - 7&8 Reuse - Elon's Roadster Demo - LC-39A

    Absolutely spectacular!!! 'Murica!!!
  50. StephenM

    Hawaii 2018 Legislative Bills

    I will be VERY sad if they pass the bill regarding the parking at the airport. I use it almost every month for the past 6 months :)

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