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    Significant overnight drop in battery capacity after lightning strike..

    I have a 2023 M3 Performance with 5,700 miles on it. I've been using the Tessie app since about 2.5k miles to track battery health. I have been tracking on a consistent line just under "fleet average". The other night we had a lightning strike in the backyard, which resulted in several GFI...
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    Distributed Charge - EV: How It Works

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    Protection From Lightning

    What do people do to protect their cars from electrical spikes from say lightning when plugged in? Do ppl have whole house surge protection or something else? Does the Tesla have any surge protection built in?
  4. nguyentoogood

    Painted my Headlights! DIY [Video] + lots of photos

    Hey TMC! I just wanted to share my experience if anyone wanted to tackle the project! I am not a big fan of the chrome headlights. I didn't want to tint because that lowers the light output. Blacking out the chrome housing, on a projector headlight does not degrade light performance! The...
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    WTB or trade; need a lightning cable for phone docking kit, have a micro USB cable

    Buy or trade; need a new or used lightning cable for my new (incorrect) console docking kit that came with a micro USB cable. Used to be every car came with a docking kit with both cables. So I know there are many unused short 90 degree lightning cables out there:-/ (Now the kits are on...
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    [Resolved - Inaccurate] Model 3 no longer delivered with lightning /USB-C cable

    I got my model 3 delivered today and as I was doing my walk through I noticed that my car did not have the Lighting/USB-C cables. I told this to the person assisting me and she said that Tesla was no longer giving those cables out to model 3 owners and that they had to be purchased separately...
  7. fasteddie7

    Official type c installation

    I saw Tesla finally came out with an official type c charger for the s/x! I got one and installed it easy peasy! Made a video for everyone, as if you do need to change the charger port in your console do to getting a new phone, it'll help as each one install the same!
  8. Andrew

    Longer Lightning Connectors for dock?

    I'm having a heck of a time trying to get our iPhones to fully seat on the lightning chargers in the 3's phone dock. We have cases on the phones, but they're not particularly large (I have a Mous case). The connectors are too short by just a millimeter or two. Has anyone else found a...
  9. fasteddie7

    Power flickered now odd behavior

    I got home from work and plugged in to my HPWC. I normally get 47/48 A 37 mph charge at 12kw an hour. In the middle of the night the wind was owing hard and the lights flickered on and off for about 10 seconds. I went out to the garage to check, and the car had some errors thrown up about...
  10. cinemasatty

    Model S Not Charging after Storm.

    Question: has anyone had any issues charging after a lightning storm? Storm came through my area and now my car will not charge. I tried multiple power sources and nothing works. Waiting until Monday for Tesla Service to open back up.
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    Model S/Lightning/power surge?insurance?

    Please excuse if this has been answered before; I tried to do a search but didn't find the answer. What happens to Model S if there is a power surge in my house? I have three very uneducated guesses: 1) Model S elegance has built in power surge protection of some sort like a fuse or like...