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  1. R

    Wiper blades covered and frozen in shirt

    So I just had my windshield replaced because the landscapers kicked rocks up onto it. The other day it was scratched again. Then the property manager said that they had to blow the puddles of water away before they froze. He suggested to wrap the wiper blades in an old T-shirt to prevent rocks...
  2. O

    Austin TX to Breckenridge Co ( add stop in Denver )

    I am planning on driving my model 3 from Austin to Denver to Breckenridge CO on a ski trip. Looks like the Tesla route planner is taking us through Amarillo, Trinidad, Puablo, CO springs, Denver and to Breckenridge. In cold driving conditions does the model 3 accurately calculate charging times...
  3. N

    Close to buying M3 LR - Cold Weather Questions

    I am about to pull the trigger on a Model 3 Long Range, but I'm a little concerned about cold weather. I spend 4 nights/wk at home where I would have a charger installed, so I'm not concerned there. The other 3 nights I spend up in Northern New England at my ski place. The condo building I'm in...
  4. Z

    Range mode in cold weather caused ice build up on windshield

    I was driving (MS201875d) at about 80 km/h (50 mph) at -14°C (7°F) with heavy snow. Range mode turned on as recommended by the owners manual for best practise in cold weather. Car was preheated for 45 minutes before departure. After about 30 minutes ice started building up on the windshield so I...
  5. Palros

    Cold weather warning

    Just wanted to share a lesson I learned today. Defrost your car before you open the doors. My rear window didn't go down at all (which I understand), but when I went to shut the door the glass didnt go under the trip and scratched the chrome trim above the door in 2 places. Lesson always...
  6. M

    Best approach to cold weather storage?

    Our 2021 Y is in an unconditioned garage where the temperature lately is around 32 degrees. It's plugged in and not directly open to any of the elements beyond the ambient cold. Is there a recommended minimum temperature I should strive to keep the car at to help protect any part of the...
  7. R

    Wall connector charging speed/time in cold weather

    Is the speed at which the wall connector charges affected by cold weather? For example if it’s on a 40 amp or 50 amp breaker on the same Model 3 will one be slower during the cold weather? If not is it handled by the car? TIA
  8. P

    Cold weather heat pump comparison

    Is there any data out there comparing the earlier M3, no heat pump, with the new M3 with heat pump for efficiency and range in cold weather?
  9. T

    M3 Performance 2021 got cold gate problem with Panasonic battery

    TB has found out that M3 Performance 2021 with Panasonic new battery has cold gate issue. This means that when SoC is very low battery is getting too cold which cause power limit is coming in. And if SoC goes too low car go to limp mode. Which means that you can drive max 70-80km/h. Not at all...
  10. S

    Model Y windows frozen

    We had rain snow mix yesterday and very cold night. This morning when I open the door, the windows didn’t roll down. I didn’t realize I forced open it till I try to close the door. The door won’t close because window didn’t roll down. After inspection, I find both windows on driver side won’t...
  11. David29

    Fall is here! Regen is already restricted...

    I was somewhat surprised but not startled to see that my regenerative braking was restricted this morning. Although the air temperature was in the 60s when I left for a short drive about 10:30 AM, the overnight low in my parking lot had been 46F according to my recording thermometer. Hard to...
  12. tarndt

    Unplugged M3 SR+ overnight in -35C temperatures

    My first post, and apologies in advance if this is a dumb question, but I've been searching for weeks trying to find an answer and have continually come up short. My wife works shift-work at a hospital and I'm curious what her experience would be like if she took the M3 for a night shift in say...
  13. C

    Cold weather inflatable bed auxillary battery heater

    I have seen several threads on the effects of cold weather on battery dynamics and had an idea: If I were faced with severe cold weather and wanted to maximize both the longevity of the battery and availability of regenerative braking the goal would be to maintain the optimum battery temperature...
  14. Colgate2004

    Winter driving advice, winter tire choices, etc.

    Brand new owner here (actually not-even-owner yet; I pick up my car in 2 weeks). I am planning to buy a second set of wheels to run studded snow tires (we get a lot of snow & ice where I live). My car is a non-Performance dual-motor AWD, long-range/extended battery Model 3. I've done this on...
  15. T

    Range during -16 weather

    Just thought I'd share my experience today driving (and parking) in -16 weather. I started the morning with a full charge of 268 miles and then commuted 28 miles to work. I parked in a ramp for 8 hours and then drove back home. When i got home i was down to 143 miles. So roughly 60 miles driven...
  16. A

    Model 3 + Snow Exposure = Frustration

    Let me preface this by saying the Model 3 is a great car and I love it...on most days. That being said, I was quite frustrated last night after I had a day of snow during the morning, followed by melting temperatures, followed by a very cold evening. I had to move the car off the street and into...
  17. mymacbook

    Turn on rear seat heaters without turning on the air in v9?

    I am so used to going into the car controls > cold weather to turn on my daughter's rear seat heater. After the v9 update the only place I have found to turn it on is by first turning the air on by clicking the little fan at the bottom, then clicking the rear seat, then I can turn on her seat...
  18. David29

    How good is the Model 3 HVAC in winter?

    As someone with a leased Model S and a Model 3 reservation who needs to decide which car to choose soon, I'd like to know how well the Model 3 HVAC worked in winter, if there are any owners who live in the snow belt and got their Model 3s in time for a good test. I'd particularly like to hear...
  19. Lex

    Eliminate limited regen - improving cold weather driving

    Has this been explored previously ? Limited regen seems like such a waste of energy, when it seems it would always be needed when heat would be needed, so why not explore diverting the waste energy immediately to heat coils, maybe a "heat bottle" ? Even if it goes out as waste it helps the...
  20. rabar10

    Regen in cold weather -- any differences from S/X?

    Now that we have some Model 3 owners on the US East Coast and/or going on road-trips, and since they are also likely S or X owners, wondering if any differences have been seen in Regen behavior after the Model 3 has been cold-soaked, compared to S/X? From research here, the S/X will have zero...
  21. Freedom101

    Heated seats from the App?

    First cool morning since I received my X this summer. My wife asked me to heat the seats before we went for our Sunday Starbucks run and to my dismay, I can't find anything on the app? Is this not an option or am I just doing it wrong? If it's not on there, I mean common Elon! I know it's...