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Tesla infotainment system upgradeable from MCU1 to MCU2

Mardak

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Oct 13, 2018
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Anybody know what distinction Tesla is making on Full Self-Driving Computer Installations

It says they're scheduling all vehicles with HW2.5 in North America except S/X built in 2018 Q1 ("Model S and Model X - Built between mid-January 2018 and March 2018"). So that includes MCU1+HW2.5 (built after August 2017) and MCU2+HW2.5 (built after March 2018). Was there supply shortage or different infotainment somewhere between MCU1 and MCU2?
 

MarcusMaximus

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Jan 2, 2017
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Hey, cool, I actually got accepted for the upgrade(no email received at all, not even any notification any kind of upgrade was coming). Shows up a charge of $195 for labor(and $0.20 for some nuts); did we decide that’s normal?

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Note: this is a Dec 2016 AP2.0 car.
 

Vector2

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Apr 8, 2020
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Hey, cool, I actually got accepted for the upgrade(no email received at all, not even any notification any kind of upgrade was coming). Shows up a charge of $195 for labor(and $0.20 for some nuts); did we decide that’s normal?

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Note: this is a Dec 2016 AP2.0 car.

This is the language on the infotainment page

"This upgrade is available for $2,500 plus applicable tax including installation. "
 

croman

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Nov 21, 2016
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Fwiw, my new MCU1 is busted. Touch control fails after 5 minutes. I can still control using steering wheel but that's very limited. I guess I'll be going back in a couple weeks and hopefully they'll be ready. Still better than failed MCU.
 

ABC2D

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Dec 19, 2016
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NEED HELP FROM SOMEONE WHO UPGRADED FROM MCU1 TO MCU2:

Can someone with an upgraded infotainment test if searching for "WIOD" and then selecting it under "Stations" result will play it? I always get "Loading Error" (on WiFi or cellular) on my MCU1 and was wondering if that station would stream on an upgraded MCU.

Thank you
 

boaterva

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Apr 2, 2016
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NEED HELP FROM SOMEONE WHO UPGRADED FROM MCU1 TO MCU2:

Can someone with an upgraded infotainment test if searching for "WIOD" and then selecting it under "Stations" result will play it? I always get "Loading Error" (on WiFi or cellular) on my MCU1 and was wondering if that station would stream on an upgraded MCU.
Thank you

Assume this is Miami AM 610? Can't pop out to the car this second, but it works on the TuneIn website, so it SHOULD work in the car. I'll give it a try in the car later today. There's no reason it shouldn't work on both MCU1 or 2. Assume you've rebooted?
 

jorobsand

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Nov 12, 2017
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NEED HELP FROM SOMEONE WHO UPGRADED FROM MCU1 TO MCU2:

Can someone with an upgraded infotainment test if searching for "WIOD" and then selecting it under "Stations" result will play it? I always get "Loading Error" (on WiFi or cellular) on my MCU1 and was wondering if that station would stream on an upgraded MCU.

Thank you

I just tried it on my upgraded MCU2 while my car was in my garage and on WiFi. I was NOT able to load the station and also received a "Loading Error". Two stations showed up under WIOD and both had the same error.
 
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ABC2D

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Assume this is Miami AM 610? Can't pop out to the car this second, but it works on the TuneIn website, so it SHOULD work in the car. I'll give it a try in the car later today. There's no reason it shouldn't work on both MCU1 or 2. Assume you've rebooted?
Yes, that's Miami AM 610. I just tried TuneIn website and got "Hi TuneIn listener, the station you're looking for is no longer available...." - it never worked on my MCU1 car (2017 March build) always resulting "Loading Error". Yes, rebooted plenty of times
 

boaterva

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Apr 2, 2016
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Yes, that's Miami AM 610. I just tried TuneIn website and got "Hi TuneIn listener, the station you're looking for is no longer available...." - it never worked on my MCU1 car (2017 March build) always resulting "Loading Error". Yes, rebooted plenty of times
Huh, works on tunein.com right now. Wonder if it's a location issue (which makes no sense...). Saw the other post also... I'll give it a shot later, but not optimistic!

Listen to NewsRadio 610 WIOD on TuneIn
 

ABC2D

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Huh, works on tunein.com right now. Wonder if it's a location issue (which makes no sense...). Saw the other post also... I'll give it a shot later, but not optimistic!

Listen to NewsRadio 610 WIOD on TuneIn
Yup, the link is correct, and plays "Hi TuneIn listener, the station you're looking for is no longer available but wait, we're sending to a station we think you'll love instead" and starts playing "TED talks"
 

bollar

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May 1, 2013
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For people lamenting the loss of AM/FM radio..

Just get this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07P9F61RX/

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plus this: https://www.amazon.com/TaoTronics-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Receiver-Simultaneously/dp/B01EHSX28M/

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Remarkably, I can't find any FM receivers with built-in BT transmitters. Lots of devices going BT->FM, but not FM->BT.

@HankLloydRight , have you tried this BT transmitter to confirm it works? I saw various transmitters tested in the Model 3 forum and the testers found that none would pair in TX mode and some would pair in RX mode. The assumption was there was a bug on Tesla's side.

Another comment said the XM receiver with BT transmitter works, so there is at least some notion that it's possible to make a transmitter that works.
 

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