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Model 3 lighted applique

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by WATTS-UP, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. WATTS-UP

    WATTS-UP Member

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    Gaging interest in a light rear applique for the Model 3. The Model S and X have had a lighted appliqué for years now. The question is, are Model 3 owners interested in creating a unique look for their Model 3.
     
  2. LMichel

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    Curious if the 3 would have the same issue with the Applique that my 2017 MS has. Perhaps if the applique worked on 3's then it would work on the newer S's?
     
  3. WATTS-UP

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    The Model S and X will get a new controller and software a some time in the future. The bug that was in the old controller is being fixed, that should have no bearing on the model 3. the Model 3 will get a different controller and light board. If and when a lighted applique is produced.
     
  4. silentcorp

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    I'd be interested most likely.
     
  5. boiler81

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    I like the looks of it, but it's got to work reliability for the cost and level of effort to install (based on MS's unit)
     
  6. artsci

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    I'm starting work for one on my own car but it will have none of the bells and whistles of the Model S one. It will be powered by a separate li-ion rechargeable 12v battery and thus will not require any connections to the car's electrical system. It will light in red only, but it will have some special effects controlled by a remote, but -- again -- only in red.

    And it will be for my car only. Period.

    I've already started by modifying a standard Model S applique. As the photo shows, the ends have been cut off and tapered to fit between the taillights, and the chrome letter board as been removed.. It will be wrapped in the same black vinyl that I used for blacking out the chrome on my Model 3. The letters will be lit by 3 very thin and superbright COB leds. It will be held in place on the trunk by 3M double sided tape. I hope to finish it and have it on my Model 3 by March.

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  7. Garlan Garner

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    <--------------------------- My avatar is real!!!

    I just wanted the "T".
     
  8. HankLloydRight

    HankLloydRight No Roads

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    Cool! I didn't know you got a Model 3.
     
  9. artsci

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    Yes, and loving it. Snuck that one in Hank:)
     
  10. WATTS-UP

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    Art Sci, When will you have it up and running?
     

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