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How can I adjust mileage? OBD-II port has no signal?

Discussion in 'Technical' started by 420weblazeit, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. 420weblazeit

    420weblazeit Banned

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    Hello there,

    This is my first post, forgive me if I'm doing anything wrong. I need to temporarily adjust mileage to add 6,000km (or the equivalent in miles if that's what the computer reads).

    As far as I know, OBD-II port only has power and ground, no signal and is purely there for the government people to smile.
    Tesla called up the guy who connected some wires into what appears to be an on-board Ethernet connector.

    I'll be bringing an American salvaged Tesla out of the US so warranty won't bother me, how can I adjust the mileage?

    Thanks,
    Ivan
     
  2. Saghost

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    Here in the US adjusting the odometer is generally considered fraud and the manufacturers put all kinds of blocks in place to prevent it being done.
    Walter
     
  3. tga

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    Why do you "need" to do this? I can't think of any legitimate reason to want to monkey with any odometer (aside from dash replacement, where you need to permanently set the new odometer forward to match the old one).
     
  4. 420weblazeit

    420weblazeit Banned

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    I intend on modifying mileage for tax purposes, and importing it to another country for someone else, so no... Britain doesn't get affected and it's not a country in the EU :biggrin:
     
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    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

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    sounds illegal.
     
  6. green1

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    If you need to add 6000km I suggest a long road trip...
     
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    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

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    What if you just sat it on a dyno and kept it going. That would work too, right? Well I guess you'd have to keep charging it though.
     
  8. 420weblazeit

    420weblazeit Banned

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    No silly, I need it new :tongue:

    I thought you could turn the car heater on whilst still charging in the garage on a cold snowy morning in Scandinavia, did Tesla not allow us to drive whilst charging?

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    Not in my jurisdiction
     
  9. JRP3

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    Jack up the rear wheels, set cruise control, recharge it every 200 miles or so.
     
  10. NigelM

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    Sorry but what you are proposing is illegal on two counts, even in Malta. Firstly, cars imported to Malta require an "Odometer Certificate of Authenticity" so you altering the true mileage would be illegal. Secondly, doing this to evade taxes constitutes an illegal act as you're deliberately misrepresenting facts (with a falsified odometer reading) to the Maltese tax authorities.

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  11. ElSupreme

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    With no loading on the rear wheels it would probably be easy to get 1000 miles on a full charge.
     
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    Good point.
     
  13. 420weblazeit

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  14. NigelM

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    #14 NigelM, Aug 16, 2014
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    EU or not, makes no difference. Misrepresenting actual mileage is unethical at best; and tax evasion is illegal also in Ukraine.

    Btw, writing in bold doesn't make it legal either. :)
     
  15. 420weblazeit

    420weblazeit Banned

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    I didn't write in bold to make it legal. I was angry and wanted to high light something. And, it's Ukraine, not the Ukraine
    Thanks,
    Rant over
     
  16. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    I can't imagine a legal reason to do this, but that's well covered here. What I found interesting is that you said you were creating a business with the help of Tesla. Surely if there is a legit reason to change the odo, Tesla - your partner - can help you.
     

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