The final cut of TMC Podcast #34 is available now with topics timestamped. We covered Tesla's rollercoaster prices, Toyota pushing junk science, Mike's new Model 3, Optimizing track mode for snow driving, FSD V11 apparently coming by the end of this week, and more. You can watch and check out the chat replay on YouTube.
Given the tint on the rear windows— i’d agree that their placement choice is poorly chosen for your vehicle. They are also quite small. Personally, I’d ask them to give you another set of decals if you are unable to move them.
5 days if you include the weekend. You select the install location of your choice at time of order. I got a text when the parts arrived and I scheduled an appointment via the app.
— Order online date: Thursday, March 14th (evening)
— Parts arrived text message notice: Tuesday, March 19th (morning).
Quick rundown on the Tesla Service installation of the Enhanced Anti-Theft "accessory" for my Model X.
Here is the new replacement dome-light assembly with holes for the new sensors which can be seen on the sides:
Sensor controller assembly with left and right sensor probes:
Maybe the connector for the front trunk light? I changed all of my interior lights to brighter LEDs and this connector looks similar— do your trunk lights work? (This is just a guess). What part of the front trunk does the cord run into? Or is it loose?
As the Delivery Specialist (DS) is responsible for all delivery items— I would assume (not positive though) that this would include overseeing and updating the delivery status data along with either the inventory location folks or the factory folks. I doubt the updates come from a singe person...
Escalated for Executive Review should get you a reply immediately (at least that was my experience).
Also just consider swinging by a SC (if it’s close) — sometimes they have extras of basic things like this.
Do the Fremont pickup— they have a brand new pickup location that is quite nice. They also have a fantastic espresso bar. Most importantly, they also have the ability to resolve minor issues there. The location is about 5min from the factory.
The Freemont Factory tour needs to be pre-arranged...
Consider escalating the issue for “executive review” via the Tesla Executive Care Team. This is done by logging in to my tesla on the website, select your car, and use the online web form. You should get a response immediately (this has been my experience). You can also call the Tesla Vehicle...
This is where signage language makes a difference:
“EV Parking Only” vs. “EV Charging Only” or every better “EV Parking Only While Charging”.
Little nuances like this do make a difference. Most (not all..., but most) folks care and education really does help.
OA (Owner Advisor) is the sales folks.
“Our Owner Advisors are the critical contributors to accelerating the adoption of sustainable transportation. In this role you will be responsible for building a robust pipeline of leads and converting them into Model S owners through charismatic...
All, great feedback— thank you for all the inputs!
Overwhelming results— and saving me a bunch of time.
Here is a link to @NathanWolf’s reddit post he just made detailing his experience— great review and some solid comments. Thanks for this!
Link: Slacker Pro • r/teslamotors
Yeah— after looking at the customization options on tesla.com— it does not even list ACC as part of EAP (nor does it list it as a standard feature either). Clearly EAP is required— I’m surprised as it is a common feature in so many cars these days.
The intent of the post was not to blame folks, but rather to inform others through sharing— hence the PSA notice.
I just edited the post a bit to make it clearer that I’m not indicating Tesla is at any fault for a driver not understanding a vehicle.
I picked up a loaner from Tesla Service (Fremont) and I received an MS 75d (from enterprise apparently)— Awesome! I was expecting a ICE! :D
So far so good— I hoped on the freeway and I found that the AP2 car did not have EAP enabled— not a big deal. It did have cruise control.
I set curise...
Finally! The 5-Seater 2nd row all-weather mat is available from the Tesla store. Historically, they only had the front row and both trunks.
Link: Model X All Weather Floor Mat
And... if a mod (@Doug_G) would change the title of the post to: “Official MX 5-Seater All-weather mats available on...
From my understanding: one needs to wait for all 5 of the referred orders to be delivered to unlock it. Here is the relevant quote from the Referral Program description: “once all 5 take delivery”— But, I’ll let someone else confirm this who has it unlocked.
Fantastic advice— read it all and just beginning to digest it. I’ll let you know where I land— I’m in for sure with your recommended fridge (and I do have a West Marine near me) and I appreciate the espresso advice. Thank you again @TaoJones !
@TaoJones Wow— What a list! Thank you for this.
Please provide a bit more details (photos if possible?) on your fridge, espresso maker, and DC charging cable for laptop— do you just pull these out as needed and connect them with you 12v (cigarette) power access? I really want to be able to...
I'm a huge fan of my OA-- exceptionally responsive and has been with Tesla for a few years-- which really helped during some delivery challenges. Feel free to PM if you would like their info.
Background for newer folks—
Here in the US, our Tesla’s have streaming Internet radio provided via Slacker Radio (Slacker.com) over AT&T’s cellular network. This is free, with the car, for at least 4 years (probably more...). Some people love it and others like it less (a lot less...). Tesla’s...
I encountered the same thing when I picked up an X with PUP last week. During pick up the delivery specialist clarified is is no longer included in the PUP. You can always ask at pickup if they have an extra cable (they may not have the side holders)— worked for me, but I genuinely was expecting...
No luck with the power off, nor toggling Always Connect— I set a service appointment for next week.
Here is a bit more info for anyone else who may encounter this:
The street & city that is listed as an overlay on the bottom of the map is correct. It’s just the red arrow that is stuck in the...
No 5-seat yet— I am also waiting for the Tesla’s All Weather mats (which are actually Weather Tech’s “Laser Measured FloorLiners”) 2nd row versions to be released for the 5-seater.
Tesla said they are in production when I emailed the accessories team a few days ago... (who knows what that...
Well— this in now happening to me on a new MX (less than 100mi).
The GPS did work before, but this is the 1st time using it since setting up WiFi. I’m at a cafe now and both the mobile app and the car think I’m at home. I reset both displays a couple of times with no luck. Per the other...
Here are a couple of links to @Joseph Torbati (OCDetailing) hands on with the Model 3.
Originals seem to have vanished...
Tesla Model 3 - Aero Wheels
Tesla Model 3 - Paint
There was another two: the screen in-detail, and another as a walk-around (I think)-- Anyone have a link?