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Any Model 3 with new projector headlights in the USA?

ratsbew

Active Member
Mar 3, 2012
1,286
953
O'Fallon, IL
I searched, but didn't find any info. Are new 3s being delivered with the new LED matrix projector headlights in the US market? I'm holding off for that along.
 

S3XYM3

Member
Jan 24, 2021
11
12
South FL
I have definitely seen Youtube videos with the 2021 Model 3 with the updated headlights, here in the US. If you do a search on Youtube for "2021 Model 3" and sort by last upload, you will see some.
 

XPsionic

Member
Jan 20, 2021
68
92
los angeles
They're super bright, amazing headlights. Very sharp cut off, the areas covered by the 21 Model 3's low beam is lit as well as other cars I've had with Bi-xenon on high beams.
 

Triple D

Member
Jun 1, 2020
54
81
Los Angeles, CA
I saw a new model 3 on the 101 freeway in Sherman Oaks this week with the new headlights.
I noticed the change right away. They looked good, slightly noticeable but definitely not obvious to anyone other than a enthusiast.
 

mikey_bs

Member
Oct 16, 2020
107
48
DMV
I took delivery of my model 3 on December 30th, 2020 and has the new headlights. I actually unmatched my VIN twice to make sure I had the new headlights. Another member on here figured out when the new lights were being delivered. Last 6 of the VIN begin with 871xxx and higher will have the new headlights. We have analyzed many VINs and this seems to be very accurate. My VIN is a 872xxx and has them.
 

MilSpec

Member
Apr 16, 2018
52
56
Los Angeles
I took delivery of my model 3 on December 30th, 2020 and has the new headlights. I actually unmatched my VIN twice to make sure I had the new headlights. Another member on here figured out when the new lights were being delivered. Last 6 of the VIN begin with 871xxx and higher will have the new headlights. We have analyzed many VINs and this seems to be very accurate. My VIN is a 872xxx and has them.

Thanks for the info. It's interesting that the new headlights and center console are not carrying over to the Model Ys that just left the factory last week.
 

Dkstunna

Member
Feb 4, 2021
5
0
Texas
My Vin is 866xxx. I believe I have the new headlights. Are the new ones the one with a projector on the outside and has the function to adjust in the menu screen?
 

Ampre Sand

Member
Nov 18, 2016
72
41
Seattle
VIN 876xxx and have the new headlights. Picked up end of December, and car was fresh from the Fremont factory.

The driving experience at night is as good as I would expect, though I do wish the headlights steered or had cornering lights like my other car (non-Tesla), but at least they are leaps and bounds above the dismal halogen lights on my 2016 LEAF SV!

If these are truly addressable matrix LEDs, perhaps a future software update will enable that.
 

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