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I want to buy Salvage Car

Discussion in 'Model S' started by YauheniM, Oct 24, 2016.

  1. YauheniM

    YauheniM New Member

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    Hi My name is Yauheni. I live in Russia

    I want to buy Tesla Model S in California From Copart . As i see Copart have only cars with salvage title. I uderstand that this car can't charge on TeslaSuperchargers , has no
    warranty service and does not have update software.But what about Mobile App? And can i use internet in car if i insert my native SIM card?

    Thank you.
     
  2. bkp_duke

    bkp_duke Member

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    If you get Tesla to transfer the car into your name (requires you to provide full documentation of the purchase, and the new title, etc.), then they MAY add the car to your myTesla account. If they put the car in your myTesla account, then the app will work. If they do not, the app will not work. Simple as that.

    You can put your own SIM card into the car for internet access on the MCU, but it requires you to take the dash apart to get the MCU out, and then to take the MCU apart to get to the SIM slot.
     
  3. GJ79

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    Wow, that sounds like a really smart design !!!
     
  4. bkp_duke

    bkp_duke Member

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    Nothing a really LONG SIM Extender cannot fix, for those of us wanting easier access. ;)
     
  5. jaguar36

    jaguar36 Active Member

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    Thats how the European cars are setup. In the US, there shouldn't ever be a need to change the SIM, so it being buried doesn't matter.
     
  6. YauheniM

    YauheniM New Member

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    Thank you bkp_duke!
    May be in future I also can update system with salvage title(I see that many new features has 8 firmware like a Spotify and new navigation)? But now we can't, is it true?
     
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    jelloslug Active Member

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    I'm not sure about Russia but in the rest of Europe they have different plugs on the charging cables than in North America.
     
  8. YauheniM

    YauheniM New Member

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    We have may diffent ways how to charge American Tesla in Europe ad Russia. It not a problem. i can say how we charge and what plugs we use..
     
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    As long as you have that covered it should not be an issue for you then.
     
  10. bkp_duke

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    No, Tesla will not give you firmware updates on salvage cars.
     
  11. demundus

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    Depending on your technical knowledge, you may not want to do this. It's no easy task. There are several threads on this forum of people taking on salvage teslas and giving up later.

    That said, there are also people out there who will help you (probably for a price) to get the car up and running again in a somewhat "frozen in time" state. Meaning, no firmwares, no supercharging, etc etc.

    If you're ok with being "off the grid" in a Tesla, this might work for you, otherwise you take on an expensive endeavor. Good luck either way :)
     

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