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is charger order VIN reveal real?

gbrgbr

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Jan 15, 2018
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I have configured and am waiting for a VIN. As someone hinted in a forum recently, I went to the Tesla site and "ordered" a wall charger. A VIN number was listed (32###). Is this meaningful? ie can anyone confirm that after doing this the VIN on that page later turned out to be the real deal?
 

boaterva

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I have configured and am waiting for a VIN. As someone hinted in a forum recently, I went to the Tesla site and "ordered" a wall charger. A VIN number was listed (32###). Is this meaningful? ie can anyone confirm that after doing this the VIN on that page later turned out to be the real deal?
A VIN? A CIN? Wonder what this is for? Like on Amazon now where they 'warn' you that things have a unique number and can't/shouldn't be redirected to other sites for resale? Not sure why you can't resell something if you want to...
 

ebmcs03

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Dec 22, 2017
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A VIN? A CIN? Wonder what this is for? Like on Amazon now where they 'warn' you that things have a unique number and can't/shouldn't be redirected to other sites for resale? Not sure why you can't resell something if you want to...

It’s the vin of the car. Indication for which vehicle you intend to purchase the charger for.
 

Zaphod

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Dec 10, 2015
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A VIN? A CIN? Wonder what this is for? Like on Amazon now where they 'warn' you that things have a unique number and can't/shouldn't be redirected to other sites for resale? Not sure why you can't resell something if you want to...
You are misunderstanding what they are saying. It's not VIN for the charger, it is a trick to find out what VIN your car is. Since Tesla has not been posting it in your account until shortly before delivery, this is workaround that someone figured out. Just add something to your cart on the Tesla store, charger, adapter, etc and it will give a drop down saying "part for VINxxxx" or something like that.

OP, yes to my knowledge this trick works and does give your assigned (at that time) VIN. Things change, so it may not always be 100% accurate.
 

Twiglett

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Oct 3, 2014
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I have configured and am waiting for a VIN. As someone hinted in a forum recently, I went to the Tesla site and "ordered" a wall charger. A VIN number was listed (32###). Is this meaningful? ie can anyone confirm that after doing this the VIN on that page later turned out to be the real deal?
have you had any paperwork to sign yet?
 

Polly Wog

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Dec 4, 2013
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My VIN was assigned on 5/13/2018 and disappeared about 1 week later (when Tesla made the change to only display VINs within 7 days of delivery). I did the HPWC trick (you have to start the checkout process to see it, but you don't have to actually order anything), and verified that I still had my same VIN. I signed my MVPA yesterday, and it showed the same VIN. However, Tesla made a change today, and the trick no longer works. :(
 

Twiglett

Single pedal driver
Oct 3, 2014
2,983
2,950
Austin
My VIN was assigned on 5/13/2018 and disappeared about 1 week later (when Tesla made the change to only display VINs within 7 days of delivery). I did the HPWC trick (you have to start the checkout process to see it, but you don't have to actually order anything), and verified that I still had my same VIN. I signed my MVPA yesterday, and it showed the same VIN. However, Tesla made a change today, and the trick no longer works. :(
If you’ve got your signed MVPA it will have your VIN on it. It’s not going to change from there regardless if the website hides it or not.
 

ebmcs03

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Dec 22, 2017
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If you’ve got your signed MVPA it will have your VIN on it. It’s not going to change from there regardless if the website hides it or not.
I think he’s just telling everyone that it in fact no longer works. His is the best proof of it not working, having a MVPA
 
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