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3rd Party HEPA Filter

Discussion in 'Model X: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by Leena, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. Leena

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    I wonder how this would work as a replacement of an existing HEPA filter in an S or X? How does the $79 eBay price compare to the cost of buying just the HEPA filter from Tesla?
     
  4. Leena

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    My understanding is that this is only the filter. Tessa sells the whe assembly, including the plastic housing. If you have PUP, then software should all be the same. If you don't have PUP, I am guessing it still works but you just can't force air thru the help filter, biodefe we mode? The title said for model X only.
     
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    Oh and it's $375 if buy from Tessa.
     
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    #6 hill, Jul 29, 2017
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    here's a hint - Lexus will snap in & out, a new 'Lexus' cabin air filter for $100. Buy 1 on eBay, do it yourself, & the whole job takes less than 45 seconds - whereas it takes you that long just to get out of the house to head to the lexus stealership service Bay.
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    I see the ebay seller only has just over a dozen prior transactions - none of which are recent enough to be one of these filters, necessarily. Ie - you go 1st & let us know if it works out.
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    Frank man, good advise. I think I will sell my model X and buy a Lexus then.
     
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    I got the filter option added on later from Tesla. Its just a filter and a tech plugging in a laptop to enable bio defense mode.

    Bio defense mode is preconfigured high speed fan settings.

    All the ducting is already in place.

    This is an all margin move for Tesla other than their is a basic cost just to take your car in so maybe this is why they don't offer it anymore. :(
     
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    MXWing,
    Thank you so much for the info. I was not sure what BioDefense does exactly. If it is just HiSpeed fan, then activation BioDefense is even more difficult from the user interface perspective than using the scroll wheel to turn the fan on hi. You won't even have to take your eyes off the road. So what they advertised in the last picture is legit. I ordered 3 but I don't have the PUP and was a bit nervous about that. Your answer helps a lot.
    Thankyou
     
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    Has anyone who have PUP bought this filter? I am interested in knowing how it easy it is to remove the Tesla Original filter with this one. Thank you
     

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