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Change color of vehicle on screen?

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by wonko, May 5, 2015.

  1. wonko

    wonko Member

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    Tesla removed green as a paint option. Well, I wanted green, but got a black car, so I decided to have the entire car covered in green PVC foil, and it look great, though quite a bit brighter than the original green.

    Now, the software obviously still supports green cars. How can I change the images in my screens to green instead of black. It *must* be possible somehow... .
     
  2. Zextraterrestrial

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    ask service to do it for you
    not sure if they can do it over the air or not, you might need to stop by a center
     
  3. NorCalSJ

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    I powder coated my rims. I emailed Tesla and they changed the color of my rims on the screen images in the car and my phone. Good luck.
     
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    dirkhh Middle-aged Member

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    But first you'll have to post a picture of your car :)
     
  5. wonko

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    Thanks for the hint to send them an EMail - any specific EMail address? I never got any reply from "suggestion" EMails. The SeC said that they could not do it. Oh and of course the obligatory picture:

    old_green_new_green_lo.jpg
     
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    I really, really miss the green. That would be my first choice color, even today.
     
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    Yep, the old green was so beautiful and classic. The foil is nice, but not nearly 100%. I am seriously considering changing the foil. The alternative green is almost as dark as the original, but no metallic effect in it at all. I should try a fender and decide... . At least the original paint will be perfect when I sell the car one day ;-)
     
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    That is a great wrap job though. If I could find a quality job in my price range, I would do it! I've seen a couple colors I would love: green, avery brilliant blue, yellow. They looked gorgeous (on the computer screen). I will have to ask the detailer I end up with what he charges for a full wrap and decide if I want to try that out.
     
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    I got the joke, even if no one else did.
     
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    You're going to have to explain that one...
     
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    It's a long and complicated tale, and best not repeated. Don't worry--you didn't miss much.
     
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    in other, and maybe completely unrelated, news... I captured Breser's car in the wild ;-)
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    The email address I sent my request was: [email protected] They responded by email and changed my avatar on the touchscreen, dash, and mobile app within 24 hours.
     
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    Thanks so much for that address. I will give it a try. In the mean time, I have ordered samples for three alternative colors. I would hate to rip the still brand-new foil off, but I am simply not that happy with it and I want the old dark green back. Oh Elon. How could you do this to me. ;-)
     
  15. breser

    breser AutoPilot Nostradamus

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    Somehow I missed this thread when it was posted and I was preoccupied with guests in town, a new job and wedding preparations. You definitely caught me. :cool:
     
  16. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Busted! @breser, you could update your signature now and proudly proclaim that you have the only Green 85D ever made!
     
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    That we know of.
     
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    breser AutoPilot Nostradamus

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    I feel like doing that would be rubbing it in. There are still 85D owners that haven't received their cars that were ordered before they removed the colors. So I think it's still too soon.
     
  19. MikeBur

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    ;-) hiding in plain sight....

    in in other news, not sure I mentioned originally, though I was going through the custom color process when it all got pulled (thank you Jerome). I was after a lighter blue. I guess I was saved from myself spending 12k ish on a blue that no one would tell me was coming. The problem now... . My wife's forthcoming X will likely be in the color I wanted. Definitely all first world problems though, eh
     

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