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2.5 color display

earthman01

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Jul 24, 2013
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Clarification

Sorry for the confusion. On later model roadsters the is a 4x6 flat panel color display in the radio area beneath the central air vents. It would be much easier to read than the 2.5x2.5 inch display on the center console.
 

strider

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Oct 20, 2010
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Sorry for the confusion. On later model roadsters the is a 4x6 flat panel color display in the radio area beneath the central air vents. It would be much easier to read than the 2.5x2.5 inch display on the center console.
That is the radio. 2.5's still have the small VDS that is used for interacting with the car.
 

supersnoop

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Mar 24, 2014
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Sorry for the confusion. On later model roadsters the is a 4x6 flat panel color display in the radio area beneath the central air vents. It would be much easier to read than the 2.5x2.5 inch display on the center console.
Yes, it's possible to retrofit, but it is expensive. Plan on $2,500 for the parts and labor just to fit the opening, and then you'll have to buy the radio yourself.
 
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The only option I'm aware of other than going it yourself is the Al & Eds shop in Hollywood CA that charges thousands for the modification. I think one might be better off selling their car and buying a 2.5 if that's super important to you. I'm going to post my solution shortly, I figured out a decent way for my 2.0 to have a large screen.
 

supersnoop

Tesla Roadster #334
Mar 24, 2014
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222
Pflugerville
The only option I'm aware of other than going it yourself is the Al & Eds shop in Hollywood CA that charges thousands for the modification. I think one might be better off selling their car and buying a 2.5 if that's super important to you. I'm going to post my solution shortly, I figured out a decent way for my 2.0 to have a large screen.
Tesla lists the carbon fiber binnacle for the 2.5 at $2,500 installed. Since the 1.5 is $800, I've always assumed it includes the labor to modify the opening.
Tesla Carbon Fiber Stereo Binnacle
 

Rik

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Sep 12, 2013
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Northern VA
The 2.5 binnacle cost is to install the binnacle on a 2.5 roadster. If you are seeking to upgrade your dash from 2.0 to 2.5 there are several intensive modifications that Tesla, you, or third party must perform... AC duct adjustments are part of that. I asked for a quote from Tesla and have it somewhere... i vaguely recall a 6.5k price tag for 2.5 dash, double din stereo, backup camera, etc.
 

Rik

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Sep 12, 2013
142
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Northern VA
The 2.5 binnacle cost is to install the binnacle on a 2.5 roadster. If you are seeking to upgrade your dash from 2.0 to 2.5 there are several intensive modifications that Tesla, you, or third party must perform... AC duct adjustments are part of that. I asked for a quote from Tesla and have it somewhere... i vaguely recall a 6.5k price tag for 2.5 dash, double din stereo, backup camera, etc.
 

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