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JimmySure

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Jul 13, 2021
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76
Seattle
Just picked up our red MYLR yesterday. There’s so many little, smart things about the car to like, but also a decent learning curve. Like how the heck do I set it up so AC only kicks on over a certain temp?

Anyway, I’ll be diving into the manual over the weekend. I actually bought the wrong mobile charger adapter for my dryer plug (piggy backing until I decide what route to go), so only 110 at the moment but still getting 5mi/hr.

Need to get front windows tinted and wheels powder coated, so any recommendations in the Seattle area much appreciated.

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Giddy up!

Jimbo
 

jcanoe

Active Member
Oct 2, 2020
3,482
3,532
Maryland
Just set the Climate Control to Auto and 71F/72F. The Model Y will maintain the temperature setting as required. You can turn on the front passenger vent if no one is seated in the passenger seat by tapping the passenger vent graphic on the Climate Control settings screen.

You can aim the dashboard vent airflow by touching the vent graphic and moving your finger. For two air streams you can spread the air flow (this requires you to splay two fingers while touching the screen.)

You can turn on the 2nd row seat vents by tapping the hard to see icon on the lower right of the Climate Control screen.

Unfortunately the passenger side and 2nd row vent settings will not be saved. Every time you drive you have to manually enable the passenger air vent (although the Auto setting will turn the passenger dashboard vent air flow on and off as required but not full time.) The front passenger side dashboard air vent and the 2nd row seat vent will only be activated automatically when someone is seated in the passenger seat or in the second row.
 

happyyanyan

MYLR, red, 19”, black interior, 5 seats, OD 4/24
Aug 3, 2021
209
212
Rocklin, CA
Just picked up our red MYLR yesterday. There’s so many little, smart things about the car to like, but also a decent learning curve. Like how the heck do I set it up so AC only kicks on over a certain temp?

Anyway, I’ll be diving into the manual over the weekend. I actually bought the wrong mobile charger adapter for my dryer plug (piggy backing until I decide what route to go), so only 110 at the moment but still getting 5mi/hr.

Need to get front windows tinted and wheels powder coated, so any recommendations in the Seattle area much appreciated.

View attachment 696545Giddy up!

Jimbo
It looks beautiful... I am waiting for mine to come... may I ask when is your OD?
 

JimmySure

Member
Jul 13, 2021
86
76
Seattle
Are those the wheels that are underneath the aero covers? If so I definitely goofed by paying for the 20"s.

I was super close to springing for the 20s but thankfully had a buddy who has a MY and showed me his powder coated 19s. I get the advantage of the wheel covers, but they are hiding some very nice looking wheels unfortunately. I am more than willing to trade off the 10-15 miles per charge for a way better looking vehicle. Worst case I pop them back on for a long road trip, but doubt I will...
 

JimmySure

Member
Jul 13, 2021
86
76
Seattle
Got the supercharger installed at the cabin. Normally I would hire an electrician for anything beyond a light fixture install, but it is impossible to get any contractors to return a phone call let alone quote and complete a job in the Cascades right now. The good news is this is a pretty straightforward install for anyone who has a novice level of home wiring. I think it took me maybe 2 hours taking my time because, well, electricity :D A few tips that might help others:

1/ You only need 6/2 wire. Lots of threads say you need 6/3, but you don't. 6/2 will have the two hot leads you need plus a ground wire. I bought the 6/3 and ended up using the 3rd wire for ground and just trimming the ground wire. Not only will 6/2 be cheaper, but a lot easier to work with as these are seriously stiff wires.
2/ Make sure you get the right breaker. I bought before looking and got the wrong one. Not tragic, but worth opening up your service panel and taking some pics prior.

I went from 5mi/hr on 110 to about 45 mi/hr. Plus the Tesla chargers look cool as hell :cool:

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jcanoe

Active Member
Oct 2, 2020
3,482
3,532
Maryland
Got the supercharger installed at the cabin. Normally I would hire an electrician for anything beyond a light fixture install, but it is impossible to get any contractors to return a phone call let alone quote and complete a job in the Cascades right now. The good news is this is a pretty straightforward install for anyone who has a novice level of home wiring. I think it took me maybe 2 hours taking my time because, well, electricity :D A few tips that might help others:

1/ You only need 6/2 wire. Lots of threads say you need 6/3, but you don't. 6/2 will have the two hot leads you need plus a ground wire. I bought the 6/3 and ended up using the 3rd wire for ground and just trimming the ground wire. Not only will 6/2 be cheaper, but a lot easier to work with as these are seriously stiff wires.
2/ Make sure you get the right breaker. I bought before looking and got the wrong one. Not tragic, but worth opening up your service panel and taking some pics prior.

I went from 5mi/hr on 110 to about 45 mi/hr. Plus the Tesla chargers look cool as hell :cool:

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You installed a Tesla Gen3 Wall Connector. The Tesla Supercharger is a whole other level of charging (not done at home) unless you are Larry Ellison and have your own compound in Hawaii.
 
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JimmySure

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Jul 13, 2021
86
76
Seattle
@jcanoe you are correct. I noticed my mistake, but after the 1 hour edit grace period. Would still love to have Larry Ellison bucks and get my own Supercharger though 🤣
 
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DDubbsEV

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Aug 13, 2021
140
325
San Diego, CA
Just picked up our red MYLR yesterday. There’s so many little, smart things about the car to like, but also a decent learning curve. Like how the heck do I set it up so AC only kicks on over a certain temp?

Anyway, I’ll be diving into the manual over the weekend. I actually bought the wrong mobile charger adapter for my dryer plug (piggy backing until I decide what route to go), so only 110 at the moment but still getting 5mi/hr.

Need to get front windows tinted and wheels powder coated, so any recommendations in the Seattle area much appreciated.

View attachment 696545Giddy up!

Jimbo
Don't mind me...just admiring your new baby. We ordered a Red MYLR too. :) I keep waffling between keeping the Gemini covers on or taking them off...you're making me lean towards taking them off.

May I ask how long from OD to DD did you have to wait?
 

JimmySure

Member
Jul 13, 2021
86
76
Seattle
I already have an appointment to get them powder coated next week. With the blacked out trim, it’s begging for darker wheels.
In terms of wait, we ordered in April, so about 4 months. I do think the red added to the wait, but it’s worth it. Way more rare than white, black, and gray.
 
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avs007

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May 14, 2021
389
281
PacNW
As a fellow PacNW'er, you'll probably want to replace your wipers... The OEM ones are complete garbage... I love PIAA SuperSilicones, and have them on all my cars... I got the PIAA SiTech ones from CravenSpeed. They worked on my MY right out of the box, didn't need to make any modifications to the adapter.
 
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Pianewman

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Oct 28, 2020
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Fort Worth
As a fellow PacNW'er, you'll probably want to replace your wipers... The OEM ones are complete garbage... I love PIAA SuperSilicones, and have them on all my cars... I got the PIAA SiTech ones from CravenSpeed. They worked on my MY right out of the box, didn't need to make any modifications to the adapter.
Seriously? What do you base this on? I think the washer FLUID isn't effective, but I've not had any issues with the wipers.
 

DDubbsEV

Member
Aug 13, 2021
140
325
San Diego, CA
I already have an appointment to get them powder coated next week. With the blacked out trim, it’s begging for darker wheels.
In terms of wait, we ordered in April, so about 4 months. I do think the red added to the wait, but it’s worth it. Way more rare than white, black, and gray.
I agree, darker wheels would look better.
 

avs007

Member
May 14, 2021
389
281
PacNW
Seriously? What do you base this on? I think the washer FLUID isn't effective, but I've not had any issues with the wipers.
Mine were chattering like crazy and streaking. I've never really liked OEM blades, I've never had them last more than a few weeks to a month or two before they started streaking.
 

dyau

Member
Feb 1, 2021
234
172
seattle
I already have an appointment to get them powder coated next week. With the blacked out trim, it’s begging for darker wheels.
In terms of wait, we ordered in April, so about 4 months. I do think the red added to the wait, but it’s worth it. Way more rare than white, black, and gray.
hey can you tell me what your quote is? and where?
 

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