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    Model S 2014 no power

    Hello. I have an electrical problem with my 2014 RWD Model S 85. My door handles aren't working as of two days ago, and the car doesn't respond to my key fobs. I was locked out of the car. I got in using the Tesla app to vent the windows, and then I was able to hook the door handle to open...
  2. S

    Is this fixable?

    I have a 2014 MS P85 where the car would basically bug out and dies when driven in the rain. I think I might have found the culprit to the problem. I was wondering would I be able to fix it with electrical tape?
  3. B

    VCFRONT_a180 Electrical system power reduced

    2022 Model 3 Long Range (less than 4,000 miles) got bricked last week after supercharging. It's currently at the service center, but they've been "diagnosing" for a week now and they can't figure out what's wrong. Here is my perspective leading up to the error, bricking, and eventual tow to...
  4. S

    Plan for Connecting Wall Charger 100+ Feet Away and Future Proofing Setup?

    Hi, I'm trying to figure out the best plan for running power to my wall connector. I live in SoCal. My electrician is coming next week, but I want to have a jump-start and possibly start buying materials ahead of time. My box is a 100 amp panel and only has one more space for a 50 amp double...
  5. thetravelingdr

    VCFRONT_a192, VCFRONT_a180, BMS_a063, BMS_a167 electrical/battery/charging/charge port error codes & issues after UMC_a017 Wall Plug Temperature alert

    So I may have an answer from Tesla Service Center appointment on Monday, but wanted to know if anyone had any experience with the following scenario/scary error messages: UMC_a017: Charge Rate Reduced - Wall Plug Temperature high BMS_a167: Unable to charge - Charge port door must be closed to...
  6. T

    Can I install charger on an existing 70amp breaker?

    So I’ve installed new 60amp breakers and all work flawlessly. An existing breaker in an old panel is 70amps. Wiring gauge etc all in good order. Wondering if 70amps is ok on mobile charger with adapter on 240v. Thank u
  7. RubinRA

    240v Extension Cord Question

    I bought a heavy 15-foot extension cord to connect my Model 3 (via a Gen 2 mobile connector with a NEMA 10-30R adapter) to my in-laws' old NEMA 10-30R basement dryer plug. It works fine to recharge my car. Here's my question: If I get an adapter like this one (http://www.shorturl.at/ruT39), am I...
  8. IchDochNicht

    Making a Vacation Rental EV Ready

    I could use some advice on how to best go about this... Last year, I bought a run-down codo in San Diego, 100ft from the beach. Had it gutted, rewired, and completely rebuilt from scratch to the latest standards. Now it is partially our own vacation spot, and partially vacation rental (managed...
  9. F

    Post your Garage charging setup!

    Easy, 1. park or don't park your Tesla in your garage. 2. snap a photo of your charger setup in your garage 3. comment on what you did and why 4. discuss I've just refinished my garage and I'm looking for inspiration for my charging setup, myself.
  10. S

    Mysterious static/hissing noise

    Looking for help troubleshooting: Recently picked up my new Tesla M3 and after a day of driving noticed this sound coming from underneath/behind the glove box. (Link to the sound - ). I notice that it comes on after driving the car for a short amount of time and stays on even if the car is off...
  11. hlivkopj

    Home electrical issue

    About 8 months ago I acquired a 2008 roadster (I’m the second owner) and have been using the 110v plug. I’m finally getting around to having an electrician estimate hooking up the roadster High Power Wall Connector that requires 90amps. The electrician is concerned about running that amount of...
  12. Freedom101

    Tesla Wall Connector install and Panel Upgrade

    Hi all, I recently had my panel upgraded and the wall connector installed in BC. I did a video on the process/cost etc. for anyone interested: If you like the video you can subscribe here: Freedom101 I went a bit overkill with a 100amp circuit breaker even though my car can only charge at...
  13. Haxster

    Question: Routing of purple wire from rear hatch release switch

    I'm trying to tap in to the purple wire coming from the rear hatch trunk release. This is the switch just above the license plate. I'm hoping to find the wire somewhere in the trunk, but no luck so far. Does anyone know if it's there and how to locate it? I'd prefer to tap into it in the trunk...
  14. fallen888

    Is this outlet correct?

    My electrician just arrived at my house to install the NEMA 14-50 outlet in the garage. I took a peek at the outlet he brought and wanted to make sure this is a good/right/legit one. Can anyone here confirm please? It's a Leviton NEMA 14-50R, and looks just like this...

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