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Completed LED Headlight Retrofit & My P85 Build Thread

Discussion in 'Model S' started by duybile, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. duybile

    duybile Member

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    Hi guys,


    I've been lurking the forums for quite some time and have learned a lot from all the members contributions here on TMC. I just finished installing the face lift LED headlights onto my P85 last week - so I decided to go ahead start a build thread. I've already completed all the upgrades below and I'll upload pictures when I get the chance and answer any questions you guys have. The MS has been such a great everyday car, and its fun to tinker with after the kids go to bed!

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    RETROFITS
    2017 LED Headlight w/ UP LEVEL 1053571-00-D & 1053570-00-D
    2016 Next Gen Recaro Front Seats w/ adapter harness
    2018 Tesla Fog Lights w/ UP LEVEL 6005913-00-G & 6005914-00-G
    Refresh Front bumper conversion
    Rear bumper trim 1057321-00-C (in progress)
    Rear diffuser 1057320-00-C (in progress)
    Rear bumper 1057319-S0-A (in progress)
    Tesla Rear Camera 1061269-00-C
    Front Bumper Under tray
    2018 Tesla Rocker panel 6005874-00-J & 6005875-00-H

    AUDIO
    BLAM S165.300A Signature 3 way Component Speakers
    Light Harmonics Amp ver. 2
    Sound Qubed 8" 2ohm dual voice coil subwoofer
    BADesign Works 6.5 Rear Speakers
    Noico 80mil Sound Deadener (in process)
    Light Harmonics 6.5" Speaker Bracket

    SUSPENSION / WHEELS
    21’ Powdercoated Turbine wheels 21x9 +40 front and rear
    Unplugged Performance Air Suspension Bracket
    Motorsport Tech Type iii Hub centric Spacers Black 20mm
    Tesla Lug Nut Covers 1027010-00-B
    Tesla Matte Black Center Caps
    ITM TPMS Sensors 433MHz

    EXTERIOR
    Maxton Designs Splitter V1 Kit (in process)
    CF Rear Trunk SpoilerSpoiler
    Gtechniq Crystal Serum Light Kit
    EXO v4 Coating
    CBond NanoShield Windshield Strengthener & Repellent

    INTERIOR
    Rusty Mechanic v2 Gloss Carbon on Black Alcantera Steering Wheel
    Spectra Photosync Tint
    EVamped Cubby Drawer Piano Black
    Stainless Rear Bumper Sill Plates

    LIGHTING
    T-CAN HID LED Emulator harness
    RPM Tesla LED lights
    Tesla Footwell Light Brackets
    Abstract Ocean LED License Plate Bulb
    LED Trunk Light Strips by NORM

    ACCESSORIES
    Blackvue DR900S-2ch
    Samsung Pro Endurance 128gb micro SD
    Seatbelt Extender Pro 8" rigid Black
    Abstract Ocean USB Charger
    Autoamerics Windshield Shade
    Tesla Frunk Cargo Net 1009087-00-A
    Tesla Pano Roof Shade
    Tesla Rear Hatch Shade
    Tesla Trunk Foot Mat
    Tesla Storage Bag for charger
    iOttie Phone Mount
    OPolar fans for 3rd row seats
    Genius Boost GB40 and tire repair

    REPAIRS / MAINTENANCE
    Lexani 245/35/21
    Wurth SBS Caliper Paint
    Rhino Air Wedge
    Titan Tools 21093 21mm 1/2" Non Marring Deep socket
    Bosch Icon Wipers

    DETAILING
    Worx WG520 600cgm blower
    Optimum No Rinse
    P&S Beadmaker
    Chemical Guys Spayer 3 Pack
    Chemical Guys Microfiber Wash
    Kirkland Mircofiber Towels 36 pack
    Turtle Ice Spray Wax
    Leatherique Cleaner & Oil, brush, 303 Protectant

    TESLA SERVICE
    Lift Gate Drain Plug Bulletin
    Contactor Replacement
    Underbody Titanium Shield Skid Plate (partial)
    New parking sensor
    Front bumper Harness 1004420-03-H
    Replaced Touchscreen 1084333-00-A
    Steering rack bolts
    Replaced drive unit
    12v Battery Replacement
     

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  2. Simon_Emes

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    Nice, do you have instructions for those updates?

    How does your interior look like.

    Congrats on the nice ride!
     
  3. nguyentoogood

    nguyentoogood Youtuber / Engineer

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    How's the rub in the front? Anything you do to fix it?!
     
  4. nguyentoogood

    nguyentoogood Youtuber / Engineer

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    Also post more pictures and videos of those lights / fitment in action!
     
  5. ArizonaP85

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    When I die I want to be reincarnated (pun intended) as your next car — the level of care you provide is incredible!
     
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  6. duybile

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    #6 duybile, Oct 9, 2019
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    I wouldn't call them full blown instructions, but I did snap a couple of pictures during some of the installs that I'll post soon. You should see the interior when I post up the next gen seat install and the aftermarket steering wheel install
     
  7. duybile

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    I chose 245/35 to avoid rubbing issues at my ride height and with the spacers. The car barely rubs only when I'm turning into a driveway, other than that no issue. You do loose wheel protection with this tire size but I'm ok with that.
     
  8. duybile

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    lol thanks!
     
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    too much vtak what the frunk?!

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    Found a decent deal for a newer 4 piece CF trim set with black accents. Made for a quick and easy weekend project. Sorry, I know I’m missing some steps but I wanted to throw a post together real quick for you guys.

    Before the install..

    Remove side dash board trim piece.

    Remove this single screw under the steering wheel column. Pull the large trim piece below the steering column straight out towards you.

    Remove upper odometer trim piece to get to the 2 screws secured to the dash.

    Use an air wedge reveal screws above the air vents. Remove lower screws and pull the vent straight out. Be careful; I’ve seen others chip/crack trim pieces during removal.

    Remove 4 screws to securing the odometer. Remove leather trim piece below the odometer.

    The CF set didn’t include all the air vents with the newer black accents. Had to swap over silver trim accents.

    Newer air vents have a better design. Less moving parts. Closes tighter. No foam pieces (that disintegrates over time).

    Remove these screws and carefully pull straight out. Use a plastic trim removal tool to wedge from behind to help release the metal prongs.



    Remove right dash board trim piece and use an air wedge to release the front of the dash board to reveal screws securing air vents

    Remove 3 screws below the trim. Carefully pull trim straight out.

     
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  12. nguyentoogood

    nguyentoogood Youtuber / Engineer

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    such a cool build. Awesome stuff
     
  13. kimvellore

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    Amazing work. Thanks for posting pictures, nice to know how to disassemble some parts.
     
  14. TheFro

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    You got a pair of OPolar fans too?!?!? Sweet! I got a pair that clipped on and ran a couple of USB cables to keep them charged. My kids are older and don't like riding in the rear facing seats anymore, but it was a good solution at the time...
     
  15. duybile

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    the Opolar fans are the best solution I could come up with to cool the third row in the summer. I had one suctioned to each rear side glass point towards the trunk and a third Opolar fan clipped to lip of the sub floor opening. Worked great.
     
  16. duybile

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    Hopefully you and all your families have been staying safe in these unprecedented times. With all this free time being home, I have a few updates and have a new set of wheels on the way.

    -Maxton Designs Splitter V1 Kit installed by FILAM Autobody & Body Repair in Houston, TX
    -Refresh rear bumper & rocker panels installed
    -Cup holder w/ dual USB retrofit into yacht floor center console
    -Replaced the air filter (anyone know where to buy a HEPA filter that is the same size?)
    -Fan type windshield nozzle upgrade
    -Reorderd the same steering wheel in matte CF from Martin @ www.therustymechanic.com
    -N2itive camber and toe arms ordered
    -New wheels! 22x9.5/22x11 ordered

    First, the best $8.80 I have ever spent. Everyone who has a pre-refresh MS knows how crappy the spray type nozzles are. Mine sprayed everywhere I didn’t need them. Very simple and cheap upgrade.
    The left nozzle is the old version and the right one is newer fan type.
    The new fan type nozzle doesn’t need the gasket like the old one.
    Pop the hood. Twist off the plastic line coming off the old nozzle where it meets the T adapter. Reach in the cut out in the hood and disengage the old nozzle (I forgot if it disengages pushing it toward or away from the windshield, but you’ll figure out). Replace with the new nozzle and voila. Should have done this so much sooner. Nice even spay.
     

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    Air Filter change:

    Pop the hood. Remove the plastic panels on the passenger side and the one closest to the windshield.

    Filter is located close to the firewall on passenger side. Press the tabs on the ends towards the middle of the filter to release it then pull straight out. I’d recommend wiping down the entire inner cavity of the filter housing.

    Remember the filter is directional. Reinstall.
     
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  18. duybile

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    Pictures with the Maxton kit on

    It wasn’t worth buying the OEM plastic cover that goes over the ‘radiator’, so I just bought a cheap eBay grill and cut it to size.

    Make sure you use the supplied bolts to install the front lip. Rivets will fail. Ask me how I know.

    I still need to install rocker trim

    Car needs a proper wash

     
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    Car looks fantastic!
     
  20. Simon_Emes

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    Amazing car
     

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