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Tesla wall connector gen3 overheating fix

serendipitous

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Sep 10, 2019
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I had a weird one last week. My new Model S has a weak antenna where clicking the button on the Gen 3 wall connector doesn’t open the charge port consistently. I had the same issue on my Gen 2 with this new car (no issue on the Model 3).

Anyway, I was furiously clicking the button on the Gen 3 while pointing it at the charge port (yes, I know you can use the app or press the flap!), and got the three-flash red lights on the housing. Did this a couple of times (charger not plugged in, of course - just pointed at the charge port). It flashed 3x red, and then went back to green.

Probably a weird edge-case bug, but weird anyway!
It's because clicking the button 5 times (or maybe it's 10?) causes the wall connector to reboot and enable it's management WiFi network for configuration. You can either do that or cycle the breaker which feeds it.
 
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Sophias_dad

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It's because clicking the button 5 times (or maybe it's 10?) causes the wall connector to reboot and enable it's management WiFi network for configuration. You can either do that or cycle the breaker which feeds it.
Its actually HOLDING the button for five seconds that does the reboot. I'm not sure if multiple presses are counted as a continuous press, but its certainly a good possibility.
 
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WilliamG

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It's because clicking the button 5 times (or maybe it's 10?) causes the wall connector to reboot and enable it's management WiFi network for configuration. You can either do that or cycle the breaker which feeds it.
Hmmm. I know holding it down does that, but the three red blinking lights don’t show when you hold the button down do they? I thought just the green started pulsing.
 

bhorn

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Since my earlier post on this thread, my WC has started having the 3 blinking red light/dropping amps issues. I called Tesla last week and after a quick diagnosis, they are sending me the new 24' Gen 3 charger! Which is awesome because I originally ordered a 24' Gen 2, but was delivered an 18' Gen 3.

Hopefully the new hardware fixes the overheating gremlins.
 

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