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swapping usbc for micro usb cable in model3

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by angelman, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. angelman

    angelman Member

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    I took delivery of my model 3 on Saturday and everything was perfect. The only tiny issue is that they now only supply iphone and usb C cables. My phone is still micro usb. I asked if they can swap it for a micro usb and they said they didn't have any connectors and that's just how it was. I said that on a car I had just paid $60,000 (including taxes), I shouldnt have to pay $14 for a cable so my phone will charge (given how integral the phone is to the car). I read from others that they were able to choose what cable they needed. Is it reasonable to ask the service centre to comp me a cable that will work for me?
     
  2. Need

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    You could try. Last year when I bought the model x with PUP, it didn't come with the mobile charging package. Model X made earlier that year came with it but mine didn't. When asked about it, they gave me the link to the shop to buy it. :p
     
  3. SamT

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    I'll swap my micro usb for your lightning cable.
     
  4. angelman

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    if you were a little closer I would totally do that.. but I think mailing it would end up making it not worthwhile :)
     
  5. angelman

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    Called Tesla, set up an appointment.. should be good to go. So far excellent service from Tesla... so far :)
     
  6. Legolas

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    Wouldn't this work for you: https://smile.amazon.com/StarTech-com-Micro-USB-Cable-UUSBHAUB1RA. You could get the same ones on eBay for < $2, but will end up waiting for 3 to 4 weeks. If your phone supports wireless charging, maybe you can get https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B078WQJMS8
     
  7. angelman

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    I'll probably change to wireless at some point fairly soon..
     
  8. BlueWRXPride

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    I'd be happy to make that swap with you, I'll send you a PM.
     

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