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    Ownership journal: living with a used P85D

    Still loving my car however had a couple of repairs this week, the strangest one was the rear passenger door chrome trim fell off the car at some stage recently. Ebay wanted $95 for a used one + shipping. Service center was $111 fitted, honestly some Tesla parts shock me as to how cheap they are...
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    Ownership journal: living with a used P85D

    An update on the front DU seals leaking, the car went into the SC today and they replaced both seals and the RH axle under the DU warranty. I had booked the car in to check the leaks and had asked a few times whether it was covered, if not I would have done the job myself. However they confirmed...
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    Anyone replace the front DU/axle seals

    Thank you for this feedback this is exactly what I was looking for. With regard to your comments on dropping the subframe, would that be your recommendation for removing the front seals? Having removed the frunk tub it seems like there is reasonable access to the RHS (Passenger) in vehicle but a...
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    Ownership journal: living with a used P85D

    Yes, but from what I have read to clear the warning you need to disconnect the battery
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    Ownership journal: living with a used P85D

    As noted by others it’s been bitterly cold here recently and it seems to have taken its toll on my battery, on Saturday I got the “Replace 12v battery soon” or words to that effect. After testing it showed 12.6v which isn’t bad so decided to give it a full charge first before replacing it...
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    Anyone replace the front DU/axle seals

    I had to take the frunk out of my car due to a battery issue, in doing so I noticed that my seals are weeping/leaking. Not keen on paying Tesla $$$ in labor for a $20 part. I’ve done diff seals on other cars and generally it’s an easy job just take time to remove hubs/suspension to get to the...
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    Ownership journal: living with a used P85D

    Latest update to my car, I noticed that the passenger front door handle wasn’t presenting when touched. Pretty obvious why on removing the handle it looks like the vapor barrier had fallen off exposing the wiring, then the window clasp mechanism then basically ripped all the wiring out. I...
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    Ownership journal: living with a used P85D

    You could argue that a Tesla with the extended motor and battery warranty is a better high mile bet than an ICE, as with any car higher miles will mean higher risks of wear on suspension components etc. If the car is priced attractively and has a good history then as long as you factor in a...
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    Ownership journal: living with a used P85D

    Replace the door handle gear paddle today, I didn’t take pics as there are numerous videos to undertake the work. I purchased the paddle off Amazon for $30 shipped, honestly I made the purchase before finding out SC’s sell them. I think the one I purchased is the Tesla part as it’s a machined...
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    Preventative eMMC Repair - options

    Sincerely sorry that you have been waiting so long, service center was Eden Prairie, MN
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    Ownership journal: living with a used P85D

    Disappointed to say that the rear drivers door handle stopped presenting itself today, I've ordered a replacement stainless steel gear paddle (the part that fails) off Amazon for $30 shipped. Hopefully its delivered next week and I'll post the repair.
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    Preventative eMMC Repair - options

    As I have posted elsewhere, last week I booked my car in with the SC and had the daughterboard replaced as a preventative measure for $313. Initially they contacted me and tried to upgrade me to the MCU2, I declined and they went ahead with the work.
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    Software Update preference

    Simple question, do you have your car set to standard or advanced?
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    Tesla Covering Some MCU1 Issues for Some Owners

    I booked mine in as preventative maintenance, they txt me to say the MCU2 is a better upgrade and experience, I declined and they booked it in.
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    Tesla Covering Some MCU1 Issues for Some Owners

    I know this is a warranty discussion, but thought it worth noting that I had my Tegra daughterboard replaced as a preventative maintenance measure this week for $313. For me its a price worth paying vs it playing on my mind that at any stage it will could fail.
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    Ownership journal: living with a used P85D

    Got my car back from the SC yesterday, all seems well with the repairs as follows: 1. Tegra 64GB daughterboard replaced as a preventative measure $314 2. LTE upgrade $500 3. Checked out the motor whine, came back as normal accentuated by the cold weather was the reply. Also I can confirm that...
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    Desperate for a road trip!

    I'm 6 weeks into my P85D ownership and loving the car but I'm gutted that to date I haven't had the need for a road trip that would involve the need to use supercharging, feels like I need to make up a trip just to experience it and tick the box prior to actually having to plan a trip. What's...
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    Ownership journal: living with a used P85D

    Thanks for the heads up, I didn't know that!
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    Ownership journal: living with a used P85D

    My car is still in the SC, hopefully get it back early next week. I charged the 100D to 100% out of interest which gave 299 miles which came in use today. After running a bunch of errands totaling around 200 miles, I have to say navigate on autopilot is pretty shite, I don’t think it works very...
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    Ownership journal: living with a used P85D

    Whilst my car is in the SC they have given me a 100D loaner, clearly newer than my 2015 car. Its a very interesting comparison to my car, a few things that spring to mind: 1. Overall doesn't really feel any different to my car other than mine is a lot cleaner inside and out! 2. Wind noise is the...
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    Tesla Covering Some MCU1 Issues for Some Owners

    My car is in next week to get the daughter board replaced as a preventative measure, the SC sent me a txt saying now its under warranty do I want to leave it and wait. I appreciated them asking, I decided to still go ahead and get it done and pay for it, to me I'd rather not have the hassle of...
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    Ownership journal: living with a used P85D

    I have my car booked in next week to have the Tegra emmc daughter board replaced as a preventative measure as my car is getting to the age where it could be affected. The SC contacted me and tried to sell me on the MCU2 upgrade and whilst the faster system would be nice its not $2000 nice in my...
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    Ownership journal: living with a used P85D

    Electrician finished the 240v 40A socket today and I'm surprised how happy 27 miles of charger per hour feels compared to 4 :D The 120v charge never caused me an issue but happy that now no matter what the SOC is I can recharge overnight and ready to go the next day
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    Ownership journal: living with a used P85D

    With the bumper off today I was a little surprised by how dirty the rads were, there was all sorts of trash on mine, from a rusted bolt to shredded pieces of a tire A shop vac and a brush clears it out, with the bumper being so easy to remove I’d advise everyone to clean these out every few...
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    Ownership journal: living with a used P85D

    Tackled another job today, when I purchased the car I noticed one of the front sensors didn’t fit correctly Removing the front bumper was very simple, no need to remove the wheels or wheel liners, 2xM10 bolts under the frunk facia, 2xT25 torx in the wheel well and the around 8 plastic clips...
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    Ownership journal: living with a used P85D

    I also investigated the noisy passenger side window, the wind noise was coming from the very front triangular piece on glass in the door. Just placing a cloth in the front glass inside the car cuts out the noise. On closer investigation it looks like the front rubber seal isn’t fitted correctly...
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    Ownership journal: living with a used P85D

    Good days work today, first was to replace my instrument screen. Many poss on doing this and to be honest it’s a pretty easy job, the car comes apart pretty easily compared to some other vehicles I’ve worked on. I didn’t disconnect the 12v or the high voltage power. Basically you can leave your...
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    Ownership journal: living with a used P85D

    Managed to add my Valentine V1, used a mirror tap for the first time and I have to say it made it super easy. First remove the cover at the rear of the mirror, remove it by pulling down. Then unused a mirror tap from Amazon, the small blades fitted perfectly into the back or the mirror...
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    Ownership journal: living with a used P85D

    I got the quote back from the electrician to fit a 240v 50A socket, in total he is quoting $1500, the bulk of it is labor to bring the cabling up from the basement and then over of 40ft conduit through the garage to where I need it. I also apparently need a permit/inspection which I didn't...
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    Ownership journal: living with a used P85D

    You sir hit the nail on the head!! I got a chance to sit in the passenger seat to try and work out where the wind noise was coming from and with a cloth placed in the front lower edge of the window the noise was gone. Would you mind sharing what it took to address the noise on you car please.
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    Best Tesla Apps?

    What apps are you all using, which are the best and why?
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    Ownership journal: living with a used P85D

    It wasn't clear to me what a "demo" screen was and I think it noted it doesn't have the final glass screen the same as OE, hence going to a used option.
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    Ownership journal: living with a used P85D

    I refitted my sunroof today with the help of my wife, it’s heavy enough that you couldn’t align it on your own. The RHS lined up and I loosely fitted the screws, then panic struck when the LHS mounts didn’t line up. So it fitted the front bolt and then could move the roof to align the rear...
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    Ownership journal: living with a used P85D

    Thank you sir!, after reading the posts I cancelled my SC appointment and ordered a 2016 screen of ebay for $400, so a risk I spend $400 and have the same problem in a few months or even weeks. The process has been covered a few times in the thread above, but I'll post a few pics and a write up...
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    Replacing instrument cluster

    Chad, you site now mentions you no longer have new screens and you now offering demo screens, whats the physical difference with a demo screen?, when fitted is there any visible difference?
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    Ownership journal: living with a used P85D

    Well disappointed to note that when I moved the car yesterday afternoon I noted that my instrument panel LCD has started to leak out on the RHS. Really bummed as I've only had the car 2 weeks and it definitely wasn't leaking when I purchased it. So I'm thinking about booking into the SC and...
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    Ownership journal: living with a used P85D

    Just to correct the screws are T25 torx not T20
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    Ownership journal: living with a used P85D

    Thanks to dark cloud noting the fix for the sticking sunroof being a bead of polyurethane sealant along the rear edge of the sunroof where the seal catches. Attached a few pics below, removing the rod is simple with 4x T20 torx screws, its a little heavy so a helping had is advisable. I then...
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    Ownership journal: living with a used P85D

    Thanks for that, can I also ask a dumb question, how do you post an image embedded in the thread?
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    Ownership journal: living with a used P85D

    Thanks for the pic, if I’m correct this is the rear edge of the sunroof in the vent position.
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    Ownership journal: living with a used P85D

    that would be great if you can post a picture, much appreciated
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    Ownership journal: living with a used P85D

    Thanks for the info, this weekend I'm hoping to take the sunroof off and give it a proper clean and lubrication.
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    Ownership journal: living with a used P85D

    Thank you for the feedback, as a point to note I did a double scroll wheel reset and that fixed my missing manual.
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    Ownership journal: living with a used P85D

    Thank you for the detailed feedback Miles, looking forward to the ownership journey. Regarding the charge, I haven't done a 100% test yet. On the App it shows 246 miles, not sure how accurate that is. Unfortunately with CV19 and working from home I haven't had much of a chance to drive it, sort...
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    Model S 'Vent' only opens windows but does not close them?

    Vent on my 2015 car only opens the sunroof, do the windows only apply to the newer cars?
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    Ownership journal: living with a used P85D

    Addressed 2 of my issues tonight. The easiest, a double thumb wheel reset seems to have fixed the manual not displaying. I then took some time to look at the sunroof that would open about 1/2 inch only, after some investigation it seems the issue is the rearmost pano glass seal was just sticking...
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    Ownership journal: living with a used P85D

    No, it has Insane and Insane+ modes
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    Ownership journal: living with a used P85D

    $41,500 with an additional set of winter wheels and tires, I felt it was a good deal. Please god nobody reply they they are selling one cheaper!!
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    Ownership journal: living with a used P85D

    Having searched the internet for info prior to purchasing cars in the past I stumbled across a few journals on forums that I found very helpful in understanding what its like to live with a car over the period of the ownership. I’ve done this before with other cars I’ve owned and hopefully its...
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    Picking up my new to me 2015 P85D today

    Thank you all for your comments and support. Been pretty busy this weekend but did get a chance to give it a full one over clean inside and out. Overall I really like the car, it does take some time to get used to vs driving an ICE in the way it operates and feels. However I do have a few issues...

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