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“T” Charging Light Going Out During Charging

Discussion in 'Model 3: Battery & Charging' started by MKandyman, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. MKandyman

    MKandyman Member

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    Just picked up my 3 yesterday, and it’s totally awesome! So far there are only a few small things that aren’t perfect, but very minor and not worth getting too uptight over.

    One of those things happens during charging. When I plug the car in, the charge light on the car lights as normal - blue then green blinking. However once it’s plugged in for a while, the “T” is no longer lit. The app and the car says it’s still charging, but no light. Couldn’t find anything in the manual about this, and I thought it was unusual as every video I’ve ever seen shows the “T” always blinking.

    Anyone else experience this? Is this normal?
     
  2. MP3Mike

    MP3Mike Well-Known Member

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    Totally normal. The only mention in the manual I can find is:

     
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  3. MKandyman

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    Thanks - the car is in fact locked while I’m charging because I charge outside by my townhouse. Must have missed that in the manual. Thanks again!
     
  4. Big Earl

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    It turns the charge indicator off to avoid attracting attention to the vehicle. If you press the button on the charge handle, it will light back up for a period of time.

    Congrats on the new car! :cool:
     
  5. TexasEV

    TexasEV Well-Known Member

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    This is typical behavior of all Teslas. If you’re plugged in at night you’ll be happy your car isn’t flashing a light to attract attention to it.
     

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