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Still no front USB / wireless charging

So I collected my beautiful M3LR on the 23rd December from Newcastle SC and they told me that I would be contacted in the new year to have the missing front USB ports installed and wireless charge pads enabled.

So far I’ve yet to hear anything.

I’ve read that some people have been having some luck booking a service appointment but I’ve held off doing that as I’m worried that’s when they’ll fit the “charge only” USB ports and I really want charge and data.

What does the collective mind of TMC think? Should I try booking a service or keep waiting?
 
Picked up a couple days before you. First service booking was cancelled after a phone call saying they didn’t have the parts and they’d be in touch ”late January”. Hadn’t heard anything by mid January, made my own service appointment which never got cancelled and the job was done.

I’d suggest going ahead and making the appointment, worst that’ll happen is they’ll cancel it and you’ll be no worse off than you are now.
 

Durzel

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Jul 17, 2019
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If you want charge+data you’ll probably have to buy the hub yourself, and hope that a ranger or the service centre will update the config on your car to enable it.

Left up to Tesla they will install whatever the VIN says you should have, and point you at the manual that says that “cars after Nov 1 may be charge only”, even though that was likely added after you ordered the car.

I’d say you might have more luck with that if you buy the part direct from Tesla, rather than eBay or something.
 
If you want charge+data you’ll probably have to buy the hub yourself, and hope that a ranger or the service centre will update the config on your car to enable it.
Is there any evidence that Tesla are willing to do this? People who have purchased the PWS speaker themselves and fitted it seem to have had zero success in persuading Tesla to code the car to say the speaker is present. I don't expect them to be any more forthcoming with the data-enabled hub. Love to be proved wrong, but sounds like wishful thinking to me...
 

Durzel

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Jul 17, 2019
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Bath, UK
So if I end up having power only USB C ports fitted is my only option for data / game controllers etc the USB port in the glovebox?
For the moment, yes, until such time as Tesla enable wireless controllers etc.

I think it’s a bit lame to only have one data enabled port myself, particularly when - as I suspect - the only reason is because of the chip shortage.
 
Despite being booked for this coming Friday I received a call from a very nice Tesla Ranger today saying he was in the area if the car was free to have the work done. He arrived 10 minutes later and the job was done in under 3 minutes.
Unfortunately the ports are power only so I’m now looking at USB hubs for the glovebox, any suggestions?
 

Adopado

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Aug 19, 2019
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Tesla recommend against using a USB hub. The glovebox USB port, being USB-A, has limited amps/volts. There has been talk - although I can't find first hand accounts right now - that plugging in a USB hub into this port has caused black screen issues, etc.

edit: Found this post
Though there may be an issue using a hub it can't be related to it just being a USB-A specification ... my 2019 car only has USB-A and it can charge 2 phones simultaneously and also has a hub attached to the very same ports.
 

Durzel

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Jul 17, 2019
4,685
3,578
Bath, UK
The standard power-only hub does wireless charging, so explicitly requesting "the one that does wireless charging" won't help you, just FYI.

If what I've read in a couple of places is correct Tesla are essentially saying they will only supply the power-only hub now, regardless of when your car was built, if you don't have it installed.
 

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