Yeah, it does sound complicated. I was thinking about getting it but still on the fence. Could be a good combo with the aftermarket yoke for M3/MY, also sold by the same company. That is, if I prefer the yoke - which I still have to try to know if I like it at all. Seems to be the most divisive and controversial feature of MS/MX Plaid.That's a pretty good solution. I've seen several reviews on it, lots of good ones on YouTube. I'm shying away from it for two reasons.
One, I don't really like the mounting location which is on the dashboard behind the steering wheel. It's like where your speedometer and instrument cluster would be on most cars. That's great for that kind of information and I think that type of information is what it was mostly designed for, I think the CarPlay is an afterthought. I don't want to be reaching through or around my steering wheel to operate it. Also, it blocks and diverts AC air flow. That part's probably not a big deal for me but for others its a deal breaker.
Second, the installation is pretty involved. You need to disconnect the 12V battery, shut the car down. It connects to the car's systems under the dash and it looks really hard to get to. Also someone said you've only got a short window of time to disconnect the factory harness and reconnect it with the new device's connector.
I thought the Model Y's had a 12 volt port in the centre console like the Model 3's. I was planing on running the power supply wire under the edge of the console trim and routing it into there to supply power.Sorry all. I've unpacked the unit and was all ready to install it, when I realized it doesn't use USB power, it's got a 12v Accessory Plug (#FAIL). So I'm going to test it with the accessory port in the trunk, and if it is all I want, then I will figure out a USB-C power adapter to power it (don't want to install an accessory port under the dash as others have done). Hope to have something for everyone tomorrow or Wednesday.
No.. where in the console is it? I didn't dig. thought the 2021 MY only had USB-CI thought the Model Y's had a 12 volt port in the centre console like the Model 3's. I was planing on running the power supply wire under the edge of the console trim and routing it into there to supply power.
Edit: I just saw a YouTube video of a Model Y owner showing the 12 Port in the centre console so there is one there. Have you removed or modified yours?
The word YouTube in my post is linked to the video I watched that shows you where it is, so click on that. I just wanted to make sure it was in the same place as it is on my Model 3. I didn't embed it because when I tried it just showed a message that the poster had disabled embedding on other sites so I just put in a link to it so you can watch it directly on YouTube. Here is the link again.No.. where in the console is it? I didn't dig. thought the 2021 MY only had USB-C
I assume it's using adhesive. Don't think that tablet is metal or has any kind of magnetic charging adapter like an iPhone MagSafe. He could be using something magnetic but would need to stick a metal plate on the back of the tablet to make it work.What wireless charger are you using and is it magnetic or is it stuck on in some other way?
Well said @muddie. I'm starving for some feedback on this device and checking in here a couple times a day as well.@PorthosJon Sorry to bug you. I know that you don't owe any of us anything and that any help we might post here is entirely voluntary and time out of our busy lives. But if you have any update at all that woudl be great. I have been checking this thread a couple of times every day for the last 2 weeks since you last posted in the hope you might have an update for us. Anything at all will do. A simple "Yes I got it working" or "No I didn't" would be enough to at least let me know if I should start an order to get one or not.