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blinking orange light while charging

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by nicenoise, Jul 19, 2018.

  1. nicenoise

    nicenoise Member

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    I'm having trouble getting a good charging connection at home with my brand new model 3. I usually get this message:

    which is weird, because I'm still getting 5/mi/hr on a standard 120v output. Multiple tries taking the charger out and reinserting netted same results. Could it be the fault of the outlet? or faulty charge port? Image-1.jpg
     
  2. Jrzapata

    Jrzapata Member

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    Charge Port Light
    • WHITE: The charge port door is open. Model 3 is ready to charge and the connector is not inserted, or the latch is released and the connector is ready to be removed.
    • BLUE: Model 3 detects that a connector has been plugged in.
    • BLINKING BLUE: Model 3 is communicating with the connector. Either Model 3 is preparing to charge, or a charging session is scheduled to begin at a specified future time.
    • BLINKING GREEN: Charging is in progress. As Model 3 approaches a full charge, the frequency of the blinking slows.
    • SOLID GREEN: Charging is complete.
    • SOLID AMBER: The connector is not fully
    plugged in. Realign the connector to the
    charge port and insert fully.
    • BLINKING AMBER: Model 3 is charging at
    a reduced current (AC charging only).
    • RED: A fault is detected and charging has
    stopped. Check the touchscreen for a fault message.
     
  3. Brentt

    Brentt Member

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    I get that occasionally. pulling it out and plugging it back in works for me. Might try rebooting the car.
     
  4. Need

    Need Active Member

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    Take a flashlight and look into your car's port and the connector handle. Make sure there is nothing (little piece of plastic, little rock, etc) stuck inside either one of those. Some of the new charge port is really tight... you really really have to push. When I first got our MX, the port ws really tight.. we were too gentle easing the handle in. And we get orange all the time. So the mobile tech came out and show up how it was done. Just jam it in with force. He was also wiggling it up and down to break it in. 8 months later, it is easy in and out.
     
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