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2021 Center Console Retrofit

I just picked up a 2021 M3P on 2/27 and I don't know if this has been said or not but there are no longer any USB's in the front console.
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Be very careful, the authorization unit that reads the key cards is within the console. A replacement costs a fortune because it contains that unit, and if you switch without having a tech reprogram it you'll be stranded. Daerik has a video on Youtube about such a replacement. Listen to that video carefully first.
 
Yes it has been done. Someone posted retrofit instructions/costs on the forum last week. Use the search function.

Only found a thread where a guy said he paid ~$900 and "swapped the card reader".

If anyone has instructions, photos or experiences swapping the console, please post them here.

- What happens to USB ports?
- Is card reader physically swappable or must be reprogrammed?

cheers
 

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Only found a thread where a guy said he paid ~$900 and "swapped the card reader".

If anyone has instructions, photos or experiences swapping the console, please post them here.

- What happens to USB ports?
- Is card reader physically swappable or must be reprogrammed?

cheers
That’s the one. He swapped in the new console and used the card reader from the old one.
 
I have the new center console in my 2021 car, which I've had for a week. The storage compartments are SO deep! Still waiting on the console trays that I ordered in early June. After reaching out to the Tesla shop, I learned that there was an error, and they'll be re-shipping them in the next week or so.

I have trouble reaching for items at the bottom of the console while I'm driving!
 

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