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    Salvaged 2022 Doesn't go to drive

    Tesla after small crash doesn't allow to put it in D car giving errors VCFRONT_a447 VCFRONT_a192 VCFRONT_a191 RCM2_a161 RCM2_083 seatbelts are blown up , airbags are ok . Any suggestion ?Car show up state of charge . Thank you
  2. J

    Internal docs indicate Tesla to allow salvaged vehicles back on Supercharger network

    Here's hoping! See article for details
  3. C

    Rooted 2020.36.2.1 MCU1 CID Central Information Display

    Selling one Pre-Rooted 2020.36.2.1 MCU1 CID Central Information Display. Requires Model S or X (sorry, these are the only models I work with) $2,000 for complete pre-configured plug-and-play CID LCD Screen in good working condition (no goo bubbles) LTE Cellular Module with SIM Root Password...
  4. R

    Salvage Tesla Model 3 LR AWD

    Selling a wrecked Tesla Model 3 LR AWD with 67k miles. After the accident, I put a new bumper on and drove it for a month with no issues. No airbags deployed and Autopilot and FSD still function as they should. Battery was not damaged and charges as it should. Has new 18" wheels and tires with...
  5. N

    Looking to Purchase Rebuilt Model S

    Hi everyone! I am looking to purchase a rebuilt 2018 model S 75D. Car has ~30k miles on it and was recently repaired/rebuilt. There are no lights/faults indicated on the car and seems to be driving as it should and looks immaculate. The seller told me the car received suspension damage and...
  6. T

    Model 3 salvage rebuild. The HV stopped working after failed software update. I have a 2021 model 3 RWD.

    I purchased a 2021 model 3 with front damage. I replaced the Pyro fuse, SRS computer, seat belts and airbags. The radiator and shroud and many other parts. Last weekend I had everything working. How ever it stopped work soon after a software update try to install. It said it was unable to...
  7. A

    Is my car gonna be considered a total loss

    So I was at a red light and a drunk driver rear ended me going about 40-50 MPH. Will insurance deem this a total loss? The car is 6 months old with 10k miles
  8. R

    Salvage Model 3 airbags deployed and cannot roll car

    Hi all, I have a salvage Tesla Mode 3 Performance we’re hoping to get back on the road safely. Curtain airbags have deployed, various body damage inc. the wing mirror. We’re currently having an issue with physically moving the car in tow mode. I’m pretty sure the pyrofuse has blown, but...
  9. M

    Salvage cars: Tesla permanently disabling SC from supercharger

    Hi guys, just drawing your attention to this tweet from @wk057 "Tesla really doesn't want people with salvage cars using superchargers. Aside from legal threats in their docs, they're blocking it in more ways now. Seems even offline cars on semi-modern firmware can now have it perm disabled...
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    Potential Salvage Model S Issues

    I currently own a 2015 P85D covered under the factory CPO warranty. So far that has been a very useful asset due to several minor issues (door handles, tie-rod, trunk latch, MCU, etc). However, a friend has a 2012 P85 that was just totaled by insurance due to a minor rear-end collision. No...
  11. IslandRoadster

    How Many Roadsters are Left?

    So we know there were roughly 1500 sold in the U.S. and another 900 or so worldwide for a total of roughly 2400, plus or minus. But how many of them have been destroyed in accidents or otherwise? Medlock and Gruber keep buying wrecked ones for the parts and Tesla buys them for trade-ins and...
  12. EVTuning

    Vendor New Youtube Channel from The Electrified Garage for DIY repairs/salvage projects

    We get a lot of inquiries on how to fix a Tesla without having to go to Tesla. We also have a lot of people trying to DIY a salvage vehicle without training or previous experience working on a Tesla. We have partnered with The Electrified Garage and Rich Rebuilds to bring a DIY Youtube Channel...
  13. S

    Electrofied Garage Equivalent in Seattle Area?

    Hello Everyone, I'm considering the purchase of a branded title M3 and I want to get my logistics of supporting that vehicle in place prior to the purchase. (Damage was cosmetic, but nonetheless branded the title). I've obviously seen the YouTube videos from Rick Rebuilds and his business...
  14. I

    Critique this salvage Model 3

    I've been looking for a used Model 3, and I have no plans to purchase a salvage car, but I am genuinely curious about this one: Rebuilt 2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range w/ Autopilot I have read several of the salvage threads on TMC, but didn't find the answer to a couple of questions. The owner...
  15. R

    Salvage Model 3 charging problems, how to get it repaired?

    I acquired a salvage model 3 that unfortunately seems to have some electrical/battery problems. It's indicating that it's unable to charge to 100% and BMS_a064_SW_SOC_IMBALANCE. It's also in reduced power mode. Any ideas on how and where i can get that repaired (I clearly can't do it)...
  16. S

    WTB - UK el cheapo - Model S 85/90

    could be also declared cat N/D. or maybe even cat S/C if not disabled by Tesla. also, if you know of mechanic around London UK area, willing to do rebuild for ca$h, please let me know. (already checking eBay, Auto Trader, Copart, Gumtree.) thanks!
  17. S

    Clean shiny salvage Tesla, should I buy this? - Noob question

    Dear TMC, I hope y'all can lend your expertise. I am looking to buy this salvage Tesla model 3: https://www.copart.com/lot/43338679 I understand that initially the updates may not work, but that can be fixed. Also that I cannot get supercharging, which I don't need. Finally, I understand that...
  18. S

    new member from London, UK

    hi all, hoping to become owner at some point in near future. looking for London area based mechanic, skilled in rebuilding crashed Model S, please. thanks in advance!
  19. B_havens0914

    Model 3 Message on screen

    Here is a picture I found of a model 3 long range AWD for auction. The car looks to be in perfect condition, except a possible dent near the bottom of the driver side door. I am trying to figure out what the screen says. To me, It looks like some kind of an error screen, but I am unable to read...
  20. C

    Model S P90D Damaged Salvage

    Hi all first post as this is the first Tesla I’ve bought. Just bought a P90D Model S last week and have started stripping it down when it arrived home yesterday (4/7/19). It has some front damage but fairly high up not affecting the front bumper reinforcement bar or chassis legs. Air bags...
  21. S

    Salvage Title Tesla

    Hello Im new to the forum. Although I currently don't own my own Tesla till probably this coming winter I would like to try finding a salvage Tesla, (any model or year) not to rebuild but to utilize the battery for a solar project. I currently have 10kw of solar grid tied and would love to cut...

    Pano roof brackets broken! Tesla won't repair due to salvage vehicle

    Moderator note (bmah/efusco): 3 related threads now merged Hey guys my first post here , be gentle :) bought my first Tesla Model S 2017 and opened the roof only to realise the brackets on the roof are cracked!!!! is this something im missing or a common occurrence on the model S :'( I am so...
  23. S

    Salvaged tesla update

    Hello Tesla owners I am new to this forum so greatings. I bought a salvage tesla from an auto auction in the usa ... i live in jordan ... the car was shipped here and when i received it i found out that the battery was stolen from the car... i started looking for a new battery here and i...
  24. B

    Should I buy a salvage Tesla?

    Hi guys, new here and first post. I've been considering buying a salvage repairable write off Tesla, I am fairly confident with my mechanical and electrical skills but I would love some input. Firstly parts, I've found loads of spares on eBay, however most are in US and it looks like shipping...
  25. M

    Looking to buy a Wrecked/Totaled Tesla S

    Hey everyone, I am looking for a project Tesla s. Any year. Any spec Shoot me a message or text if your looking to sell one. Mike 916-582-1990
  26. NiallDarwin

    Supercharging promised but not delivered

    Hi forum, Just over a year ago I bought a salvage Model S in Australia. Just over 3,300km (2000miles), 6 months old, right rear damage. It really didn't look much to fix so I decided to repair it and run it here in New Zealand rather than part it out. I then entered a World of Pain. I wish...
  27. O

    2015 s70 part out

    rear ended car with salvage repairable title 17000 miles folding mirrors black leather seats panoramic roof white color no premium sound base wheels all airbags are good sold the following items DU and subframe pack charger hood pass fender front bumper cover everything else is for...
  28. Gino Bernardi

    Model S 70D Totaled -- Selling whole car or parts

    We have a 70D that was deemed total loss. We have title in hand. Tesla Certified Repair shop (Gold Coast Autobody) told us the battery pack is still in working condition. I have documentation from them describing all the damages. Please make best offers. Can ship anywhere if price is right...
  29. O

    2015 70AP Parts car $12k

    17,000 miles More pics Tesla packs - Google Drive Everything but the crash damage is in excellent shape Car drives I will be keeping the battery pack And the Drive unit/subframe Charger Hv jb. With motor and pack cable If you want the car with everything $24k Im in fl shipping to...
  30. M

    Repairing a salvage Tesla Model S P85D

    So this is a first time post for me. I've read others experience with salvage Tesla's and wanted to see if the community has some input or guidance. I purchased a loaded 2014 P85D from a salvage insurance auction. The car runs and drives but has the rear smashed. I live in Orange county and...
  31. AutobahnEV

    Parting out Tesla Model S's 2012-2016

    My name is Henry and our business is Autobahn Dismantling in San Diego CA We have been a premiere Porsche/BMW dismantler since 1988 Recently we decided to add a Tesla division and I have been spearheading this venture I have 6 cars currently with more on the way, ALL PARTS from suspension to...
  32. J

    2012 Model S 85 kWh - only 27k miles (salvage/rebuilt title)

    Up for sale to the Tesla Motors Club community is my 2012 Model S 85 kWh with 27k miles - VIN - 5YJSA1CN6CFP03224. This is a non-smoking vehicle that has been kept in clean and pristine condition inside and out since I have owned it. The vehicle is located in Massachusetts and is available for...

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