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  1. SigRed12

    Pre Dec 2014 S Heated Steering Wheel Retrofit

    Thankfully there are people here willing to volunteer their time and knowledge (offline) to get these configs changed remotely for those that ask nicely.
  2. SigRed12

    Generation three door handle stuck out

    I'm trying to understand your issue so please correct me if I have this wrong. The chrome handle that screws to the backer plate is loose and has freedom of movement in the up/down direction and this may be preventing the handle from retracting after it has extended? If this is the case, you...
  3. SigRed12

    Service Center - Atlanta Briarcliff / Lavista

    Thank you for the update. My information was over 6 months old. Maybe the were able to negotiate better terms for the Decatur location.
  4. SigRed12

    Refreshed model S Tire rotation

    Ask your local tire installer.
  5. SigRed12

    Service Center - Atlanta Briarcliff / Lavista

    Decatur lease is ending so they have to move.
  6. SigRed12

    Generation three door handle stuck out

    First - welcome to the forum. Second - what is pictured is a Gen 2.1 passenger handle. Not a Gen 3.0. Third - have you solved your door handle problem?
  7. SigRed12

    Older Gen Model S - door retainer clips

    @JSD17, how much are they charging for a new door panel?
  8. SigRed12

    Model S 2013 & 2014

    The results of your poll are a double negative, lol. Same as asking "Has your original Drive Unit (DU), large or otherwise, had any issues?"
  9. SigRed12

    Older Gen Model S - door retainer clips

    To add my 2 cents for any newbie reading this and to provide backstory(I'm sure @JSD17 knows this already), those door panel "heart clips" are rated for a specific force rating. Every time we take the door panel on/off, those clips are weakened a bit. As any tinkerer knows, we only replace the...
  10. SigRed12

    Is that any possible Tesla would send the wrong part to the certified Tesla body shop or May the body shop lied to me?

    Does the new bumper (without holes) have the parking sensor brackets plastic welded from the factory? If not, then it's most likely an AP0 bumper. If it does and there are no holes, then I agree it was a factory goof. We could go into the whole "when did Tesla add 4 or 6 parking sensors" all...
  11. SigRed12

    Is that any possible Tesla would send the wrong part to the certified Tesla body shop or May the body shop lied to me?

    They can if they know where to put the holes. But then they need to order all the parking sensor clips, then attach them so they never come off. It's not trivial if it's something they are not used to doing.
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    Is that any possible Tesla would send the wrong part to the certified Tesla body shop or May the body shop lied to me?

    Questions for the OP (@Yuki Feng) : - What is your car's birthdate (MM/YY), check driver door sticker? - What part number did the body shop order? - What part number did Tesla send them, stamped on the interior somewhere? - Does your car have 0, 4 , or 6 parking sensor holes?
  13. SigRed12

    I created a registry for 2012 Model S VINs

    @NikoAnton, Is this list still being maintained? How do we add VINs to the list?
  14. SigRed12

    Retrofits and Upgrades that we have done! Any other retrofits you have done or like for us to do?

    What Tesla is doing is a huge game changer for any company/person who has performed or is performing this install.
  15. SigRed12

    retrofit glass roof?

    Were you able to retrofit the all-glass roof onto your Signature MS? Were you able to identify if any additional structural components were required? Based on the Model S parts list, I don't see different A/B/C pillar parts for solid roof, sunroof roof, and all-glass roof configurations. I...
  16. SigRed12

    Retrofits and Upgrades that we have done! Any other retrofits you have done or like for us to do?

    @Rockwell, Has Tesla turned off AP1 for any of your prior retrofit customers? If so, are you able to get it turned back on for them? Also, it has been 2 years since you started this post, have you been able to upgrade AP1 to AP2+ yet?
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    Retrofits and Upgrades that we have done! Any other retrofits you have done or like for us to do?

    @wk057, How best to contact you to look at going down this path?
  18. SigRed12

    2012 Model S Signature Cars

    No offense, but you have been misinformed. Third party (DIY) AP1 vs Tesla AP1 are electrically and programmatically equivalent. There is zero (0) difference between the two when installed and configured properly. Of course this is a moot point because AP1 will only work if all of the...
  19. SigRed12

    2012 Model S Signature Cars

    I "paid" for the upgrade when I bought all the parts for it and performed all the labor on it. AP1 is not a service. It's a feature which didn't even exist when the car was initially manufactured. Here's an example that might help ... if someone upgrades their car's basic audio system then...
  20. SigRed12

    2012 Model S Signature Cars

    Took car in to get the MCU2 upgrade and Tesla disabled Autopilot (version 1) only to have them call me to say they didn't have all the parts in yet. So now I have MCU1 with all AP1 hardware yet with no LKAS or ACC. But hey .. at least I still have hill hold (H).
  21. SigRed12

    Can I DIY upgrade to Gen 3 door handles?

    Did you ever get this done/figured out? My vehicle, equipped with Gen 2.0 handles, was in an accident. Due to the type of damage, the body shop replaced the rear passenger door and "upgraded" the door handle to Gen 3.0. The new handle passes Toolbox's 3.0 door handle calibration, but now my...
  22. SigRed12

    Retrofits and Upgrades that we have done! Any other retrofits you have done or like for us to do?

    For the record, I did the upgrade myself (I'm an engineer by trade) about a year ago and not through a third party. Based off the circuit diagrams (supplied by Telsa), the car's wiring is, in all electrical aspects, identical to a RWD P85 AP1 car. I read several anecdotes from people who...
  23. SigRed12

    All Potential Retrofits/Upgrades For 2013 S P85+

    With MCU2, you have no options for retrofits. You can add accessories (dashcams, floor mats, mud flaps, etc). If you had MCU1, you would be able to retrofit front seats, cold weather package, autopilot, etc.
  24. SigRed12

    Retrofits and Upgrades that we have done! Any other retrofits you have done or like for us to do?

    This is what I did and it worked out great. Full AP0 -> AP1 conversion is great. As it stands now, AP1 car costs significantly more than an AP0 car + $10k.
  25. SigRed12

    2012 Model S Signature Cars

    MS2 fascia and side skirt project complete and I love it.
  26. SigRed12

    Founder Edition Model S (#25) For Sale

    Good eye!
  27. SigRed12

    I created a registry for 2012 Model S VINs

    You should add a column indicating if the VIN has been marked as salvage, destroyed, or still in operation.
  28. SigRed12

    Getting a used Tesla, deciding between years VS budget

    @TSTitans, Are you combing through ev-cpo dot com for your potential candidates? You get Tesla's 1yr/10k mile warranty (although severly nerfed from a couple yrs ago), many of the older cars have had the MCU2 (Infotainment) upgrade - although some have not - read the details. If the row...
  29. SigRed12

    2013 Model S a money pit

    What is the diagnosis for causing it NOT to charge in cold weather?
  30. SigRed12

    Retrofits and Upgrades that we have done! Any other retrofits you have done or like for us to do?

    Thanks, that's feedback I was looking for. Guess I'll stick with my AP1 Sig car until the battery gives out or it's a total loss. It's pushing 10yrs old and still makes me smile when I get behind the wheel.
  31. SigRed12

    Retrofits and Upgrades that we have done! Any other retrofits you have done or like for us to do?

    @wk057 , I have a Tesla Certified Repair center that is willing to take my $$ and replace both b-pillars to factory spec. Would you be willing to talk about AP1 -> 3 then? I am also having them replace my solid roof with the solid glass option (without the cross beam) as well as install the...
  32. SigRed12

    Retrofits and Upgrades that we have done! Any other retrofits you have done or like for us to do?

    Yes, this is very possible if you have access to the MCUx configuration settings.
  33. SigRed12

    Retrofits and Upgrades that we have done! Any other retrofits you have done or like for us to do?

    @wk057, sans the (justifiable) structural integrity concerns, would an AP1 -> AP3 car be able to get EAP or NoA/FSD capability w/o the mothership's blessing? Similar to how AP0 -> AP1 does not need server side changes.
  34. SigRed12

    Retrofits and Upgrades that we have done! Any other retrofits you have done or like for us to do?

    Putting parts list and wiring change details together now.
  35. SigRed12

    Retrofits and Upgrades that we have done! Any other retrofits you have done or like for us to do?

    Resurecting from the dead ... How about AP1 -> AP2+ now? Others have done it, have you?
  36. SigRed12

    Bumper refresh

    Here is yet another write up for converting the 2012 AP0 front fascia to the 2016+ fascia with parts and pricing. I didn't purchase any used parts and bought everything from Tesla through Decatur Service Center in GA. I'm still in the process of having the fascia painted, so no cost on that...
  37. SigRed12

    Refreshed model S Tire rotation

    Unless the tires specifically state they are directional, you can still rotate staggered sizes left to right, just not X pattern.
  38. SigRed12

    Bumper refresh

    I am doing the 2016-2021 bumper refresh now on my 2012 Sig Red S. The swap is easy; just takes some time to gather parts. I'm in Atlanta, GA and would willing to help if you are close by. When I'm finished, I'll put together a list of parts needed for the swap. Most lists I have found are for...
  39. SigRed12

    2014 P85 Gets a 2017 facelift using OEM parts

    @TroyGuy, Have you finished and how does it look? Please post your pics and how to's/insights in what to do and what not to do.
  40. SigRed12

    Vendor Instructions for facelift bumper/fascia installation on nosecone Model S

    My facelift parts are on order and will not be using the new hood. Your progress will help me tremendously. Looking forward to learning what you did and how you did it.
  41. SigRed12

    P85 modded to be a P85 w/Ludicrous

    Plenty of AP1 conversion threads on this forum, no need for me to recap. And as far as I know, Tesla will not officially turn on the AP feature-set. That's on you to figure out how to do. There are several MCU1 "enthusiasts" floating around out there to assist as needed (EVFIXME comes to mind).
  42. SigRed12

    P85 modded to be a P85 w/Ludicrous

    Many of us older Tesla models have added AP1 to our vehicles for a fraction of the cost of upgrading to a newer used car. This isn't for the faint of heart, but doable. Search these forums and ask questions. Don't take "sell and buy new model" as an excuse NOT to look into it. As for Insane or...
  43. SigRed12

    Does charging warm up the cabin interior overnight?

    Could be freon levels are low. After having mine topped off, internal temps have dropped significantly.
  44. SigRed12

    2021.32.21

    Anyone with MCU1 get this or any other 2021.xx firmware?
  45. SigRed12

    2012 Model S Signature Cars

    If you are handy, here's what I did ... swap vacuum brake system with newer electronic brake system, change wheel speed sensors, replace windshield with AP1 version, add forward looking camera (aka monocam), front radar, updated steering column (sccm), (optional) poke holes in both bumpers and...

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