I'd like to start with, my plan with this thread is to update this excellent thread : My adventures in gaining control of my car and describe my journey to get access to my car. My goal is to update current information as best as possible for AP2 cars, my car being a model S as somethings have changed with 8.0 and some things no longer exist as described in @green1 very good thread. I have no idea if things are the same for the X/S, but I strong suspect they are based on my poking around, but I make no warranties impressed or implied. Also, just like Green and others, I won't be giving away and keys to the kingdom, but hopefully pointing people in the right direction so that they can go back to Green's thread and figure things out. I don't have a spoon to give you, so don't ask. I will also try to point out some pitfalls to be aware of as I learn them.