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  1. Tslgrl

    Windows Open When MY Parked

    Looking for some guidance. Apologies if someone else has written on this. Twice in the past week I’ve come out to our MY and the windows have been down 1 inch. First time it happened was parked at the airport for a week. The weather was between -10 and +10 when we were away. Fortunately the...
  2. 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...
  3. K

    Lower price for rear heated seats M3 SR+

    Hi, For all that had an option to upgrade rear heated seats for £300. Now this upgrade is displayed in the app for £180.
  4. F

    Model Y Model heating

    Now that winter has arrived I find the "auto" setting to be pushing an insufficient amount of warm air around the legs. I have to manually select both the upper and lower vents to be comfortable. This should be fixed with software.
  5. fsch

    Can't start heating from the app while charging at a CHAdeMO when at low range!

    My dear Californian car is silver must be blond in the inside because there are a few things she doesn't understand very well, especially about Winter. It's my 6th Winter with the car, so I'm used to it, but there are some new strange behaviors (at least to me) that must result from recent...
  6. C

    Service nightmare

    A week ago my Gen 3 charger flashed overheated error code. Tesla wall tech pushed an update to the charger and all good. Then my Florida based MS began maintaining 91 degree interior temperature (84 degree ambient) when parked and “off.” Numerous reboots to no avail. I explained that unlike...
  7. E

    Cabin Heat / Speed Interplay on kWh/mile

    Here is the thought problem. Its a very cold day. I have to drive 60 miles to my destination. Assume, just as an example, cabin heater needs to draw 5 kW to maintain a given cabin temperature. What would be the ideal speed to drive at for the least kWh/mile for this trip? Obviously if you are...
  8. T

    HVAC Heating or Cooling

    Is there an easy way to tell if the HVAC system is heating or cooling? You can tell from the app by the color of the airflow arrows (red vs. blue), but I cannot see any way to tell from the screen inside the car. This may seem like an obvious thing but at moderate temperatures, it is not...
  9. D

    Car heating up when parked upwards of 90 degrees farenheit

    I have a Model 3 LR AWD. The car appears to heat up on some days when parked at work. When I say, heating up, it is sometimes as high as 103F when ambient temperature is sub-freezing. The service center found nothing wrong (but did confirm that the temperature was high). Tesla claims the...
  10. insaneoctane

    Don't want heater on, want vent

    Afternoon is still warm enough to require AC. Next morning I keep forgetting and after about 10 minutes of driving I realize heater is on. It is around 62 degrees out which is lower than the 72 degree setting in the car. In that scenario I don't want heater! I want vent. Keep the car cool until...
  11. mrfra62

    Newbe questions: High wind noises driver side and heating

    Hi. As a new owner of Model X (since june 2018) I come across some issues which seem to be so minor that in my opinion I cant call support for. 1) One of them is that I have a whisteling noise at the window on the drivers side when the the fan is on a speed 5 or higher. It starts around fan...
  12. S

    Solar with Heat Pump for Heating/Cooling House

    My wife and I will be building a house later this year, and we're very interested in using solar to power as much of it as possible (ideally 100% after factoring in net metering). As we'll be building in southern Maine, we're very concerned about the cost to heat the home. Both our builder and...
  13. A

    Heating turns itself on?

    My 100S bought Dec 17 seems to turn on the interior heating with no input from me? Yesterday for example I did not use the car until late afternoon. I checked the status of the car in the morning and interior temperature was 9C the same as the outside temperature. Shortly before my trip in the...
  14. fasteddie7

    Smart preconditioning vs. phone app

    Is there a difference? Every morning I have been charging to 90% then preheating for 45 mins while charging to 100% right before I leave for work. It's around 5-10 degrees fahrenheit so I still have the dotted line and reduced regen with the occasional banging of the breaks coming loose from...
  15. T

    Is Tesla Model S Heating/Cooling Effective like ICE cars?

    Hi folks, I am about to take delivery of my Model S (feels like I have been saying that for a year now, hurry up Tesla!!). Recently I came across a few threads and a video where folks pointed out peculiar problems with the heating and cooling effectiveness of Teslas. A number of folks say that...
  16. M

    Winter: Parking outside without overnight charging

    Hello everyone - I have a fairly specific question and haven't been able to find posts on this particular situation. I am thinking of buying a Tesla S 60D and am aware that in the winter range will be reduced due to battery efficiency and heating expense. I have also read that the batteries must...
  17. C

    BEV Cabin Heater comparison

    I currently own a 2015 Nissan Leaf and live in northern Quebec (Canada). My Leaf gives enough cabin heat until -15 Celcius (5F) but is much less powerful beyond that. How Tesla compares to that? I wouldn't want to have to dress as on snowmobiles in my car for long distances.
  18. CaptDaveHowe

    Change in Heating System?

    I noticed when driving a loaner from Tesla upon a recent service appointment that the heat was almost non-existent. It was a cold, rainy day and when I turned the thermostat up all the way to 76, the heat did not go on. Now back in own 2015 S 85, with the weather getting colder, I'm noticing...
  19. D

    Charging from the iPhone app when it's very cold ... a problem?

    I'm finding something interesting when trying to START CHARGING from the iPhone App. Here is the scenario: The car is 30 RM below the DAILY LIMIT and I want to charge it to heat the battery. It's real cold. 10 degrees. So, the battery is real cold too. When I press the START CHARGING button on...
  20. gavine

    Heater on/off Button?

    We need a heater on/off button, similar to the AC on/off. I picked-up my car in May so I haven't spent a winter in it yet. The other day, it was 70-degrees (F) but humid in the early evening. I turned the AC on to take the humidity edge off, but with the temp set at 70-degrees, I felt a little...

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