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  1. VifferFun

    Charge Port -- Takes two attempts to unlock

    Anyone have any ideas? 🙂
  2. VifferFun

    Charge Port -- Takes two attempts to unlock

    Hi everyone, I have a 2015 Model S P85DL and I find it usually takes me a couple of attempts to unlock the charge port. Here's the sequence I have to do to remove the charger cable from the cahrge port: Attempt #1: I press the charger cable button I hear the charge port unlock (but it...
  3. VifferFun

    Need Help: Rear Drive Unit Replacement $6k

    Thanks! Since I have a 2015 P85DL, then I guess a read drive unit might be in my future sometime :( I have warranty until August 2028, so if it's going to fail, hopefully it's before that :P
  4. VifferFun

    Need Help: Rear Drive Unit Replacement $6k

    Are there certain model years that aren't impacted by drive unit failures as much as other model years?
  5. VifferFun

    HV Battery Replacement — What an I getting?

    Thanks for the offer, but being a Canadian our telecom rates for calling the US are beyond stupid haha! Hopefully your sad story has improved! I rarely to a Ludi launch -- mainly when introducing someone to the car for the first time. But it's nice to know it's there when I want it :D But...
  6. VifferFun

    HV Battery Replacement — What an I getting?

    Thanks everyone for your help throughout my battery replacement incident! As an update, here's a chronology of my experience to date for my in-warranty replacement in case it helps other people :) I was pleasantly shocked at how quickly Tesla was able to repair the vehicle! 2023-01-18 -- 2015...
  7. VifferFun

    2014 MS 85 Battery Died - need advise

    Thanks for the suggestion! When you say "less power", do you mean that I can only get my Ludicrous power if all 90 kWh are unlocked? I got an invoice that they install the 90 kWh pack (1014116-00-C) , and I can see that at 90% charge it was at 407 kms (254 mi). Even when the car was brand...
  8. VifferFun

    2014 MS 85 Battery Died - need advise

    Ah, thanks! I called the SC and apparently they did actually swap the battery last night, and it should be ready tomorrow. So fast! I’m thinking I got the 90 kWh battery because in TeslaFi I can see that it charged to 406 kms of range at 90%, whereas I only used to get about 345 kms at 90%...
  9. VifferFun

    2014 MS 85 Battery Died - need advise

    Thanks! Good to know, thanks! I've heard that Elon was trying to get the abttery pack swap time down to 90 seconds back before superchargers were a thing, so maybe 1HR 15MINS is possible haha! But I'm still skeptical that they actually had a new battery shipped that fast. There was a crate...
  10. VifferFun

    HV Battery Replacement — What an I getting?

    Yeah -- I'll keep peopel updated on what happens!
  11. VifferFun

    2014 MS 85 Battery Died - need advise

    I got the same "hv-battery-replacement__alert_secondary" error code on pretty much the same day as the OP, but thankfully under warranty still. I towed the car to Tesla on Jan 20. Tesla keeps changing their service completion time estimate -- originally it was Feb 14, then Feb 1, and then last...
  12. VifferFun

    HV Battery Replacement — What an I getting?

    Interestingly enough, I'd describe it more as a "poof!" -- there were no warning signs whatsoever. In fact, I thought it was impressive how little battery degradation I had over the 3.5 years that I owned the car (which I bought pre-owned from my neighbour). I guess having little battery...
  13. VifferFun

    HV Battery Replacement — What an I getting?

    Interesting. I actually already swapped the rear suspension parts on my own dime in December (but installed by an independent mechanic), so there's probably nothing they have to do related to the suspension. I'm still really curious about the impacts to Ludicrous -- I'm really hoping it's...
  14. VifferFun

    HV Battery Replacement — What an I getting?

    Thanks! If it's close to Ludicrous, that would be fine by me as well! I just wan't sure if it would feel like it's downgraded to a regular P85D, or if it feels more like something inbetween a P85D and a P85DL. If it's something inbetween, I'd be OK wiht that as a tradeoff for all the other...
  15. VifferFun

    P85DL HV Battery Replacement

    Thanks for sharing the pics and your experience! With your new 90 kWH 350V battery pack (1014116-00-C), do you still have Ludicrous mode available? Your signature seems to say P85D instead of P85DL, so I'm not sure if you changed it. Does it still accelerate as quickly as it did with the old...
  16. VifferFun

    350V 85/90 kWh - not Ludicrous compatible

    I'm a little confused -- didn't Telsa make a P90D Ludcrous back in 2016 that had a 350V battery? How did they get Ludicrous specs on that car? 2016 Tesla Model S (facelift 2016) P90D Ludicrous 90 kWh (532 Hp) Dual Motor AWD | Technical specs, data, fuel consumption, Dimensions
  17. VifferFun

    HV Battery Replacement — What an I getting?

    Thanks for the clarification :-) The way it was explained to me, they order the suspension parts as a precaution, in case they're needed (but said that they might not absolutely be needed). I guess I have to wait and see haha! Is 350V a newer design of a 90 kWh battery? Something that kind...
  18. VifferFun

    HV Battery Replacement — What an I getting?

    My battery had excellent range, but I guess I'm learning that range doesn't necessarily translate to health . I'm really hoping that my replacement is healthier :) I'm definitely under warranty -- so far Telsa has been great with respect to the towing, providing me a loaner, and quickly...
  19. VifferFun

    HV Battery Replacement — What an I getting?

    Hi again, My new service appointment was updated with a new estimate nearly identical to the first, except that they removed one suspension link (that was probably added to the original estimate by accident) REAR UPPER LINKSUSPENSIONASSEMBLY - DUALMOTOR(1027426-00-A) Everything else in the...
  20. VifferFun

    Please help! 2015 Model S won't wake up -- bad HV Battery? :S

    Thanks for the technical explanations! I forgot to try putting the NOCO into manual override (which I think is what you meant by Boost Mode). I think I tried pressing/holding that button once, but nothing changed with the other LEDs (ie the LEDs were still “chasing” and the boost LED was still...
  21. VifferFun

    HV Battery Replacement — What an I getting?

    I subscribed to TeslaFi since I purchased the car, and it's "Battery Degradation Report" and it shows that my range exceeds the Fleet. At least I have this data in case the replacement battery, whatever it happens to be, doesn't perform as well as my prior battery for capacity or charge speed...
  22. VifferFun

    HV Battery Replacement — What an I getting?

    Thanks everyone! That would be amazing! The estiamte was pretty clear about the part number though --> ASY,HV BATT,85KWH, 1.00 S3,BB,DUMO,REMANUFACTURED,MDLS(1088934-01-E). As luck would have it, I actually already replaced those links with an independent mechanic just a month ago -- if...
  23. VifferFun

    HV Battery Replacement — What an I getting?

    Hey! My 2015 Model S P85DL high voltage battery just died, and thankfully I still have 8MO of warranty! Is anyone familiar with the refurb battery pack they’re ordering? ASY,HV BATT,85KWH, 1.00 S3,BB,DUMO,REMANUFACTURED,MDLS(1088934- 01-E) Is there an opportunity to upgrade the battery...
  24. VifferFun

    Please help! 2015 Model S won't wake up -- bad HV Battery? :S

    Quick update: I tried getting the MCU to wake up using a lithium booster pack (NOCO GB70) on the service terminals, but no luck :( I experiementing by opening/closing the driver door and number of times, and then I saw the screen flash on and then immediately off -- so I thought there maybe be...
  25. VifferFun

    Please help! 2015 Model S won't wake up -- bad HV Battery? :S

    Thank you! I'll try the jump to at least get into tow mode!
  26. VifferFun

    Please help! 2015 Model S won't wake up -- bad HV Battery? :S

    I did try to drive it, but the gear selector doesn't do anything at all :(
  27. VifferFun

    Please help! 2015 Model S won't wake up -- bad HV Battery? :S

    Thanks! Yeah, I defintiely let Roadside Assistance know abot the parkade issue. They won't let me schedule an appointment in advance. I'm out of the city today, so I'll try calling them again tonight. I'm worried that they'll damage the car dragging it out the there. I just replaced the...
  28. VifferFun

    Please help! 2015 Model S won't wake up -- bad HV Battery? :S

    Thanks! I’m under warranty for the repair but not the tow. It’s a bit of a process — roadside assistance won’t “schedule” a tow for a time when the parking garage isn’t busy 😬 Is there any way I can “jump” the vehicle for 60 seconds to at least get into tow mode, or even better drive out of...
  29. VifferFun

    Please help! 2015 Model S won't wake up -- bad HV Battery? :S

    The Tesla rep in the Tesla App chat jsut told me to tow my car to the Service Centre -- but didn't give any advice on how to applish that if I can't get into tow mode :S Any advice? :)
  30. VifferFun

    Please help! 2015 Model S won't wake up -- bad HV Battery? :S

    Hey everyone! Eek! I can't get my 2015 Model S P85DL to wake up today :( Here' s the sequence of events: Exhausted, I was about to leave work really late (11PM) and went into the Tesla app to turn on the cabin heat before walking to my car. I couldn't get the Tesla app to wake up the car...
  31. VifferFun

    Brake Rotors and Pads

    HI everyone, It looks like I'm due to replace all rotors and pads on my 2015 Model S P85DL. I have a mechanic who can do the brake job, but would you buy the rotors and pads direct from Tesla? Or can you get the exact same Brembo parts for cheaper somewhere else? Or woudl you recommend a...
  32. VifferFun

    Air conditioner fails twice in two years - advice appreciated?

    @Pandalus , would you happen to have an update on how your A/C situation turned out? I'm goign through something similar where the SC wants to replace both the compressors and the line on a 2015 Model S :( Thanks!
  33. VifferFun

    Navigation map plus and minus buttons gone

    Those buttons were the only way to maintain the zoom setting too — the pinch method is a temp zoom. Hopefully someone knows where it went 🙂
  34. VifferFun

    eMMC recall reimbursement

    I love the "spin-the-wheel" thing haha! Based on Tesla's statement, I should have received at least $1629 (and perhaps the tax to bring it to $1841) since that was the cost of an MCU1 repair at the time. I never received an email, even thogh I got the $1460 cheque in the mail. Is it worth...
  35. VifferFun

    eMMC recall reimbursement

    As a follow-up to my immediately-prior post, based on Tesla's description on their website FAQ, I thought I would have received $1841 CAD (i.e. the price I was quoted for the MCU1 repair in July 2020): Thanks!
  36. VifferFun

    eMMC recall reimbursement

    Whoa, how did you get so much! I'm located in Ontario Canada and just got my refund cheque for $1460 CAD; however, there was no letter or email explaining the amount. My MCU1 failed in July 2020 and I elected to upgrade to MCU2 at the time, rather than paying a signficant amount to repair the...
  37. VifferFun

    eMMC recall reimbursement

    Thanks for sharing that! I'm looking through my email but I can't find that :S The only email I can find is the original "Warranty Adjustment Program - Touchscreen Component" email that I received on 2020-11-30 stating "Our records how that you own, or previously owned, a Model S/X that was...
  38. VifferFun

    eMMC recall reimbursement

    Hey everyone! I registered back in early March but haven't heard anything since. I'm trying to search my email for a confirmation but can't seem to find anything. Does anyone know the subject line or something of the confirmation email they received when they registered? Or a screenshot of...
  39. VifferFun

    Wiki Consolidated eMMC Thread (MCU repair) (Black Center Screen)

    I had the MCU2 upgrade completed in July 2020 after my MCU1 died. The online form recognizes the form, but when I try to submit the form I get an error. Hopefully their systems are just weird at the moment?
  40. VifferFun

    How is your rear camera after MCU1 to MCU2 upgade (dark?)

    I'm excited to try this out! With the pandemic I only drive my car like once a week, and not typically at night, so I haven't noticed yet!
  41. VifferFun

    How is your rear camera after MCU1 to MCU2 upgade (dark?)

    I was really happy to get this message too! My MCU1 died and I paid about $3800 CAD to upgrade to MCU2 rather than paying about $1600 CAD to repair/replace my MCU1. I'd be pretty happy to be reimbursed for the $1600 CAD cost of the MCU1!
  42. VifferFun

    Model S official Cargo Capacity with seats down?

    It shocks me how much the Model S can hold! The guys at the hardware store warehouse thought I was crazy thinking that I'd attempt to put two huge window wells into the back. I told them confidently, "don't worry, they'll fit.". They were shocked when they both fit in with lots of room to...
  43. VifferFun

    How is your rear camera after MCU1 to MCU2 upgade (dark?)

    2015 Model S with the MCU2 upgrade — my rear camera also became useless at night after the upgrade, and it was fine before. Tesla service told me 2MO ago to wait for a software update
  44. VifferFun

    Tesla infotainment system upgradeable from MCU1 to MCU2

    The same thing for me -- absolutely no turn signals (i.e. no indicators on the dash, no signal sound, and no signal lights for other motorists to see). I still had my hazard lights, so I used my hazards to somewhat signal turns (to at least distinguish myself from BMW drivers).
  45. VifferFun

    Vendor Carbon Fiber License Plate frames / Slim For Chrome Delete

    The original link doesn’t seem to work Are these still available with “Tesla” at the bottom in white text, and in matte carbon? I presume they fit the Model S as well? Thanks!
  46. VifferFun

    Upgrading from 19inch to 21inch in Arachnids - do I need a calibration ?

    For what it's worth, I swap between the base 19" wheels and 21" Arachnids seasonally. My 21" Arachnids will rub on the liner a little bit when the steering wheel is cranked in either direction but the 19 wheels don't. I have a spring suspension in case that is part of the explanation. It's...
  47. VifferFun

    Tesla infotainment system upgradeable from MCU1 to MCU2

    I'm posting my experience with the MCU2 upgrade (2015 P85DL AP1) in case it helps anyone :-) Background: Pre-History: MCU1 was showing signs of failure for a few months (i.e. rebooting every time I entered the car) I think the problem was made worse beccause I had to park outside the last...
  48. VifferFun

    Tesla infotainment system upgradeable from MCU1 to MCU2

    Thanks for sharing your experience :-) I'm sure that everything will be OK in the end, but I don't want to forgo a screen replacement if it's only an additional $250. At least it's written in the Service Agreement now and I'll deal with it later if I find the screen isn't replaced (if there's...
  49. VifferFun

    Tesla infotainment system upgradeable from MCU1 to MCU2

    Oh, that's odd! I wonder if they are billing me for the diagnostic in this Sevice Agreement? The Service rep told me that has wasn't charging me for the diagnositic (even though the car was in the shop about 1.5 hours with the black screen). The Service Rep also said that the cost of the MCU2...
  50. VifferFun

    Tesla infotainment system upgradeable from MCU1 to MCU2

    For clarity, I'm located in Ontario Canada. I'm a little confused about the part number -- from everything I've read online, it sounds like you need "9874564-00-A" to get a replacement touchscreen, where as "9874564-00-B" only replaces the computer (i.e. no new touchscreen). When I was at...

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