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Can you buy EAP after configuration but before delivery?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Railhawk52, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. Railhawk52

    Railhawk52 Member

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    I idiotically thought the added interest of getting EAP in my loan would be worse than the 1k hit you take when buying EAP after delivery.

    Welp, redid my math there and realized for my situation it’s better to get EAP at 5k and not 6k.

    I’ve already configured the car but I don’t take delivery till next week. I know turning on EAP is just done through software, so I’m hoping the service center will be able to enable it for me before I take delivery at the 5k price.

    Anyone else run into this situation? I can’t imagine Tesla wouldn’t want to recoup the cost of the autopilot hardware as fast as possible, but I did configure without EAP selected, so, idk if they can do it.
     
  2. Az_Rael

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    Only way to find out is to ask. Some folks have been able to add EAP and FSD prior to deliver at the order price, some have had to pay a change fee.
     
  3. Sandollars

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    #3 Sandollars, Mar 17, 2018
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    If they can, It would be 5k plus a 500 charge for the change up. At least thats what it says on the website... That would still save you some cash.
     
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    Az_Rael Supporting Member

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    You may want to ask ASAP. One person on Reddit claimed the window for no change fees was prior to VIN assignment.
     
  5. aronth5

    aronth5 Long Time Follower

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    I added FSD 2 days after getting my VIN, before I had a delivery date and before I signed the purchase agreement. No change fee.
     
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    Based on reports in the VIN assignment thread, it is very YMMV. Like a lot of things Tesla, unfortunately.
     
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    Bottom line, don’t waste time asking us! :D
     
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  8. Railhawk52

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    Already left an email and voicemail for my Tesla sales rep this morning. I’ll update once I know more.
     
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  9. Jsilva

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    Was able to do this with no change fee at all.
     
  10. Railhawk52

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    Did you talk to your Tesla sales rep to make the change or the employees at your Tesla store?
     
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    It was the person who called to give me my VIN.
     
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  12. Railhawk52

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    Yep, was able to add before delivery.
     
  13. CapnOMatic

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    I did the same thing. I picked the car up last Wednesday 6/6, but the delivery specialist said that it was not pre-installed. He also said that it would be provided in the next few days as an update. I haven't received an update as of yet, even though I paid for it in advance of picking up my car. Does this sound right to anyone that it takes days for this to happen? I'm wondering if something is going wrong, and why it's not fairly instantaneous when they enable it in the account.
     
  14. MarkBrokeIt

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    It wouldn't be associated with a software update, if that's what you're thinking. It would be a configuration change that they can push over the air.

    I had to contact Tesla support on Saturday when I crossed the 100mi threshold and no indication that EAP was enabled on the car. The support person had to escalate it to another department, who would verify that I paid for it (along with some other things) and would then push the update out. I was told that could take up to 72hrs. Been longer than that now & I still don't have it. Will contact them again tomorrow.

    I agree with you that it SHOULD be simple. Not clear why the person I spoke with didn't have the ability to change this. Since it's an expensive option, maybe they only give a limited set of people the ability to enable the feature?
     
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    #15 CapnOMatic, Jun 12, 2018
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    I had called customer service and she told me that they were requesting up to five days to do the ticket because of the backlog they have.

    But just before midnight I received a message saying that there was a new software update. I checked the car and it looks like the EAP settings we're enabled. The car seems to make lots of clicks, and small motor noises as it was updating. Pretty cool.
     

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