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I Hate to Read Car Manuals !!

Discussion in 'Model X' started by Big John, Oct 7, 2017.

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  1. Big John

    Big John Member

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    Anyone like me? I am WORKING my way through the X manual. It is a slog to be sure, but I find I AM learning a bunch. I find that If I set a goal of just 5 pages a day, that I am making progress. Usually I read a few more because of momentum. The embarrassing thing is that many/most of the issues I post here are answered in the Manual. Still, I appreciate those of you who have the experience, have read the Manual and are blessed with patience. I am also learning not to cuss out newbies like myself who want answers NOW without researching the manual. I relate and appreciate. How do you get through the manual? Anyone actually Print it out and Underline??? Got to be some old-school codgers out there.
     
  2. TexasEV

    TexasEV Well-Known Member

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    Glad to hear someone is reading the manual. Even for people who have never read a car owners manual before, please read this one. The S and X are unlike anything you've ever driven and there's a lot to understand in order to get the most enjoyment from your car.
     
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  3. boaterva

    boaterva Supporting Member

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    I’ve read it ten times and lots of things aren’t even there since it’s technically 8.0 I think (the PDF we have access to). But as said I can’t stress how important it is to read it for this car. Maybe you can drive it without reading it but you won’t know really what you are doing. :D
     
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    I’ve gone through the manual before taking delivery of the car as it was a long 2 months wait. Not that I remembered everything but I did go through the whole thing.
     
  5. boaterva

    boaterva Supporting Member

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    Good approach because many times when you run into something it will jog your memory and you will at least recall that you read something about it.

    And with a PDF copy you can search for it even if it’s not in the index! I believe the car manual is searchable also but I’ve had variable luck with that...
     
  6. Jmuessig

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    you guys have inspired me to go ahead and read it too.
     
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