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MCU upgrade/replacement for early vehicles

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Blue heaven, Dec 5, 2019.

  1. Brian May

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    I am skeptical. More likely when you have a car that is essentially a large very heavy brick because the MCU1 failed, you would be willing to pay any price they ask.
     
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  2. ToddRLockwood

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    Unlikely, if the car's warranty has expired. The other option is to get a "new" MCU1 for $1,400. This will have fresh flash memory, but will eventually meet the same fate as the original MCU1. But by then, most owners would have moved on to a newer vehicle.
     
  3. P100D_Me

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    People should be made aware before considering the 'upgrade' that the MCU2 has no DAB, FM or AM radio, only streaming or USB for music......stupid engineering choice that one.
     
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  4. Nuclear Fusion

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    Looks like Tesla have dropped the price for the MCU2 upgrade to US$1750, if MCU1 is still under warranty
     
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  5. aaron0k

    aaron0k Two failed MCU's on a S40 & S70D; both at 84k.

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    Who needs AM/FM these days!?

    Whaaat? Drive-in theaters are making a comeback? Dang... going to have to pull that 80's Boombox out of the closet and and a fresh pack of D-Cells.
     
  6. tobygriffin

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    I should probably have realised this, but given the time that has elapsed I thought the upgrade would have been available in Australia by now, but it is still not.
     
  7. PaulW

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    25A3386B-CC84-429E-BA65-D1B48428B506.gif Empathise with you. I want to get Sentry mode fully operational in my X
     
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  8. Forummemeber

    Forummemeber New Member

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    That’s not bad. Where did you get this quote?
     
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    Why would they care if the MCU1 is still under warranty?
     
  10. cafz

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    I guess outstanding MCU1 units still under warranty are a liability for them, so it's worth it to Tesla to kick in a little discount to encourage replacing them with more reliable units?
     
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  11. Nuclear Fusion

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    A forumite PM’d me. They have since stated its US$1900
     

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