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    how does HOV sticker work now?

    New color for 2023? Same expiration as the 2022 yellow one?
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    Autopilot and FSD not available problem after car wrapped and fender cameras removed and reinstalled?

    This is actually the first time I have read that the Power Off, wait a min, press brake to power back on actually fixed something. Whenever I had a problem and call them, that's what they had me do. First the 2 buttons reset, then the power off/on. Every time for me, if the 2 buttons do...
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    how does HOV sticker work now?

    I think you will get the Yellow sticker (same one as last year) and it will expire on Sept 2025 when the entire program ends.
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    Replace 2 or 4 tires after flat?

    I have been running different pairs (front and back) for over a year now on my Model 3 AWD. How long did you have your M3 AWD? The rear tires wear out about 2x faster than the front. Unless you are really vigilant on rotating your tires, it would be really wasteful to replace all 4 when...
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    Tax Credit Question Is it true ?

    When you owe $2000 tax when you do your tax, that's NOT your tax liability for last year. Over the year, they already take some out of your paycheck (or you have to pay Estimated Tax over the year if you are a business, so IRS already got some of your tax payments. The total of your tax...
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    High electricity usage for charging

    That seems really high. Are you saying that you are paying over $300 a month charging Model 3? What is your electric rate? Even if your rate is like $0.33/kwh, you would be getting about 900 kwh for $300. And with Model 3 in winter, you should at least get like 3 miles per kwh. Did you...
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    Does the EV tax credit apply to the final vehicle price when taking delivery?

    No. You claim it in your Federal Tax filing. It reduces your tax liability by $7500.
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    Metro Express Lanes rules

    91 Express Lane's free ZEV account has always been ONLY free for 91 toll during non-rush hours. I had it for 4 years and always been charged full toll or somewhat close to full on other toll roads. Now if Orange County Toll has a free program, I would switch to that immediately!
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    "Proactive" 12v battery replacement - good idea or overkill?

    Sure! But then when you get the 12V warning the replacement won't be free... So are you a lucky one that got an excellent 12v battery or an unlucky one who is one of the few who will have to pay for the 1st 12V replacement? ;)
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    Sold my car but I’m still getting charged?

    Did you remove the car from your Tesla account using the steps posted above? If you sold the car, you need to remove the car from your Tesla account so the new owner could add it to his/her Tesla account. If you have already removed the car and the charges are still coming to your account...
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    Buying a Used MX (2016-2017) Final Checklist

    Because it was a 2016 Model X, you don't just need MCU and AP computer upgrade for FSD, you also need to upgrade the cameras because the car came with HW 2.0. If you have 2017 MX with HW 2.5, then it is just MCU 2 and AP computer upgrade in order to use FSD. If you buy FSD, I think Tesla...
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    Sentry Mode - I can’t be the only one, right?

    When sentry mode first came out, it recorded me coming back every single time. Then there was an update that the person with the phone key won't get recorded. Since then, I don't think I have seen any recording of myself. But I don't use sentry mode that often these days though.
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    Sold my car but I’m still getting charged?

    You need to remove the car from your Tesla account: https://www.tesla.com/en_eu/support/how-add-or-remove-vehicles-tesla-app
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    Buying a Used MX (2016-2017) Final Checklist

    MCU 2 is the minimum requirement for HW3 (aka AP3). But just having MCU 2 doesn't mean you have HW3. All Tesla made back in 2018 has MCU 2 and HW2.5.
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    Buying a Used MX (2016-2017) Final Checklist

    Under the menu Software: If it has Autopilot Computer: Full self-drive Computer then it has AP 3 or higher. My 2017 Model X was upgraded from MCU 1 to MCU 2 and they upgraded my AP2.5 to AP 3 for free. It used to say Autopilot Computer: AP 2.5 Computer or something like that.
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    NEW Tesla Wall Charger

    Tesla just lowered their wall connector to $350 and they have free shipping.
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    No power = broken window!

    I like that one. The car shutdown because it ran out of power (not because the electrical system was blown), you would think it would reserve some power like 0.5% for emergency services (like popping the door open, or keeping the usb ports powered so you could have power to the phone to call...
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    Using mobile phone to enter to Tesla Y becoming frustrating

    My Tesla App on my Pixel 7 just got updated this morning and I got the same message! Never seen that before and I did the App -> Tesla App -> Permission -> Nearby Device and sure enough it was disabled. I enabled it and then it worked fine. I don't know why it was turned off or maybe it...
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    No power = broken window!

    Didn't know that the manual release opening door could crack the window. I am pretty sure someone on my passenger seat had used the manual release a few times when I first got the M3 but the car has power (never ran out of power ever). So is there a difference between using the manual release...
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    Using mobile phone to enter to Tesla Y becoming frustrating

    Maybe the key fob is low on battery? I have to change my Model X's key fobs batteries about every 1.5 to 2 years even on the fob that rarely used.
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    Reverse instead of Drive by Mistake?

    I have yet to put my car in reverse but have gone into Natural a few times when I thought AP was on and was trying to turn it off by pushing it up while moving. It was kind of scary the first time when I didn't know what happened and pushing the accelerator does nothing. Good thing I don't...
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    Forward and reverse

    Every time I drive another German, Japanese, Korean, etc... car, I turn on the windshield wiper instead of shifting! All the cars before Tesla I got have the shifter at the bottom. I feel bad for OP. It got to be hard to have to adjust to the polar opposite of direction control daily. Just...
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    Using mobile phone to enter to Tesla Y becoming frustrating

    Next time you just need to go to your phone's settings -> Apps -> Tesla App -> Permission -> Nearby Device -> Enable. Newer Android OS loves to turn off permission on your apps if it thinks you are not using them. It is super annoying.
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    Where to hide or stash a key card on the outside of the vehicle.

    The ring has to be pretty close to the B-pillar for it to work just like the key card. It's not like a key fob or the phone key. Also I believe if you unlock the car with key card or a ring without a connecting key fob or phone key, auto walkaway lock doesn't work. You have to manually lock...
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    Is enhanced autopilot (2022) worth it?

    I have EAP, but I don't use the auto lane change feature because it is too slow for me. What I do is up tap drive bar to disengage AP, signal and change lane, double down tap to re-engage AP. After 4 years of doing this, it is 2nd nature.
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    Is enhanced autopilot (2022) worth it?

    Really good advice. I have EAP on both Tesla for 4+ years. We never really used any of the feature including auto lane change. We bought EAP because AP was not free back then. You have to buy EAP to get the regular AP which we used everyday. I did actually used "4. Summon" the other day...
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    Can’t charge new Model Y with home charger but can charge at Tesla Supercharger Have Model 3 and the same Tesla home charger it works.

    Didn't know the new WC could have VIN lock. That's pretty cool for the outdoor installation. Learn something new everyday.
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    Using mobile phone to enter to Tesla Y becoming frustrating

    If your phone has older Android OS, you can set your Battery Usage -> System Usage -> Bluetooth to Unrestricted. I think that would let all apps use the Bluetooth anytime they want. Unfortunately the latest Android OS forces you to pick "Optimized". Probably something similar with iOS as...
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    Using mobile phone to enter to Tesla Y becoming frustrating

    If the phone does not let you unlock the door, try the followings: 1) Unlock your phone see if it works 2) Open Tesla App, see if the Phone Key is "connected", if it is, try the door again 3) If it is "disconnected", disable and enable bluetooth on your phone, see if Phone Key is connected now...
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    Why do so many Tesla owners back in to park?

    If the parking is on the right side and the space is narrow, it is easier to back into that space than head in. But that's about the only case I back in at shopping center. I head in because I need to use my trunk. I don't use the frunk at all. If you back in then your trunk is facing...
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    TACC Follows WAY too closely - Even after getting FSD Beta

    I also have a 2017 Model X (MCU 2, AP 3) but don't have FSD. I also follow the 2 seconds rule (taught by Driver Ed in high school back in the 80s). Having said that, I found distance 3 to 4 is usually 2 seconds on the freeway. I only use TACC on the freeway (65mph+). So when you say...
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    "Proactive" 12v battery replacement - good idea or overkill?

    We have 4 people in the office bought Model 3 AWD back in 2018. Some drove like 5000 miles per year, other could be 20,000 miles. Everything got the replace 12V message this year within 3 months of each others and all before 4 years. It's almost like it is on a timer.
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    Has this happened to any of you 2 Tesla owners?

    The Model X would be unlocked if OP has his phone on him. The new Model X is like Model 3/Y, auto unlock when phone is nearby. And I think the Model S is parked on the driver side of Model X. That would make the Model S charging wand only about 6 feet from the Model X charging port. If the...
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    Has this happened to any of you 2 Tesla owners?

    Are you sure the Model X's charge port door open because you were carrying your Model S key fob, or maybe it opens because you unlocked your charging handle from your Model S? When you press that button on the charging handle, the range of reach is pretty big. It could open other (unlocked)...
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    how much does the windshield cost?

    When I had to replace my Model 3 windshield back in 2018, I had to pay with my own credit card as well and then my insurance reimbursed me. Interesting enough, because I have rental car coverage for loss of use ($50/day) and glass only deductible of $100, I actually made money on the...
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    Help: Horrific battery draining while parked in long term parking structure - I've got 12 days to go

    So OP's car could be downloading an (as-needed basis) update (thru weak cellular connection inside the garage) while parked. The don't know the size of the current updates, but when I had Google WiFi at home, I could see that Tesla updates usually are 300MB to 1.2GB in size. If the cell...
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    MASTER THREAD: Auto Wiper functionality, complaints, praise, etc.

    So, in UK, you can't change wiper mode to Off. And In Canada, you can't change wiper mode away from Auto. Is this why Biden said Elon Musk's cooperation and/or technical relationships with other countries is worthy of being looked at? 😁
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    Help: Horrific battery draining while parked in long term parking structure - I've got 12 days to go

    There is no OTA download anymore? I thought they were still doing that if you have no WiFi connected to your car for a while. Some drivers try to not have any update by not connecting to WiFi at all and still get pushed update from OTA.
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    Help: Horrific battery draining while parked in long term parking structure - I've got 12 days to go

    Is it possible that the car is receiving a software update inside the parking garage with weak signal? I think a software update prevents the car from going to sleep and with the weak signal, it could take forever to download the entire update.
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    Help - I don’t accept this car - Tesla won’t take it back

    It probably depends on the service center and time of delivery taken. When I took delivery, I could go into the car and look around. When my coworker took delivery (a month later), I went with him. We were put in a lounge and can only get to see the car "after" he sign off the delivery...
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    MASTER THREAD: Auto Wiper functionality, complaints, praise, etc.

    Same here, but I found that the auto wipe seems to be more "proactive" when you are driving faster. When I was leaving my neighborhood, I drove slow (under 20) and I can see the drizzle on the windshield just slowly built up after the initial wipe when you change from Park to Drive. I don't...
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    Homelink for 2 Teslas

    You can probably use another app like Tasker to launch the Chamberlain app and open the garage door based on location of the phone.
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    Help - I don’t accept this car - Tesla won’t take it back

    You are in San Diego and it is a new Model Y. You could probably just add a post to Tesla for Sales forum here and sell it in a day or 2 for the amount you paid. I think it is easier to try to get Tesla to take the car back.
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    Autopilot doesnt come with the car

    Yes and around the same time, they made the white M3 the free color I think. I paid $5K for EAP and $2K for white back in late 2018 and if I just waited a few months, I would have saved $7K because I really only wanted basic AP 😢
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    Autopilot doesnt come with the car

    My MX was bought with EAP so it came with Traffic Alert Cruise Control. I think if the car didn't any AP or EAP or FSD, then it may just come with normal CC. You should go into your "Upgrade" menu to see if there is an option to upgrade to AP basic. Autopilot = TACC + Autosteer (Beta)...
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    Autopilot doesnt come with the car

    If you have an Autopilot menu, and you have Autopilot, you should see "Autosteer (Beta)" on top.
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    Autopilot doesnt come with the car

    My Dec 2017 MX doesn't come with AP at all. I have to pay $5000 to get EAP in order to just use the basic AP even I have no need to summon, auto park and other stuff. My Aug 2018 M3 doesn't come with AP either. I have to also paid $5000 to get EAP. Now I don't know if they go back and...
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    Autopilot doesnt come with the car

    Tesla sold before late 2018 doesn't come with standard AP. The owner would have to purchase either EAP (Enhanced Autopilot) or FSD in order get the basic AP. You can check in your app's upgrade page to see if you have option to upgrade to EAP. If it shows an option to let you upgrade to...
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    Palm frond fell thru Liftgate glass

    Did you check around the corner for the Allstate Mayhem guy? ;)

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