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Model 3 Rear Lighted T

Randy Spencer

Supercharger Hunter
Mar 31, 2016
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Alameda, CA
Having just had a Digital Plate put on I have seen how much effort it is to get power to the trunk lid. #1 it's a bear to go up the provided wire harness on the one side of the trunk, but my guy managed to do it. WD-40 is your friend.

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Then #2 getting the inside piece off was something he never managed. Ended up just popping a couple of clips and doing it all with the tiniest of access (probably why #1 was so hard).

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Oh, #3 remember the skin is thin aluminum, it will dent with the simple pressure of the drill to start a hole.

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I assume you know about getting power to the T so I will not talk about the other end of the run. For mine, I needed full-time power that went to the battery.

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Final Result, Digital License Plate. That's obviously not my plate number, when it was uploaded to the plate it also changed orientation.

-Randy
 
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We did an install of the lighted rear "T" on a 3 month ago but did not do the video. Didn't have any of the problems you encountered.
I will agree that the rubber boot with the wire harness took a little time to come up with a way to run the wires through. But over all
it is a lot quicker then doing the rear "T" on a Model S or X.
 
Having just had a Digital Plate put on I have seen how much effort it is to get power to the trunk lid. #1 it's a bear to go up the provided wire harness on the one side of the trunk, but my guy managed to do it. WD-40 is your friend.

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Then #2 getting the inside piece off was something he never managed. Ended up just popping a couple of clips and doing it all with the tiniest of access (probably why #1 was so hard).

View attachment 301755

Oh, #3 remember the skin is thin aluminum, it will dent with the simple pressure of the drill to start a hole.

View attachment 301754

I assume you know about getting power to the T so I will not talk about the other end of the run. For mine, I needed full-time power that went to the battery.

View attachment 301756
Final Result, Digital License Plate. That's obviously not my plate number, when it was uploaded to the plate it also changed orientation.

-Randy
I never understood the appeal of digital license plates...
 

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