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Uncorked AutoPilot - how did I engage it?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by PaulJohn, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. PaulJohn

    PaulJohn Member

    Nov 18, 2016
    Hey guys and gals,

    While driving my regular local route today I’ve noticed I’m no longer limited to 70km/h while using AutoPilot. I was able to set my top speed up to 150km/h which is a pleasant surprise.

    Upon closer inspection I’ve noticed a couple of things:

    - No temperature reading on the dash
    - No AutoPilot nor turn signal sounds
    - Car stays unlocked by default when in drive
    - “Systems powering up” message every time I get in the car, takes about 22 seconds to clear
    - The number shown in km/h on the dash is clearly in mph (so 1.6x faster. Felt like something was off so I verified the actual speed with an app)
    - No backup camera image (sounds still present)
    - Odometer reads 0 km
    - Certain options in settings greyed out (like passive entry forced on, no option to change the suspension setting etc.)
    - Screens stay on after leaving the car
    And a couple of other non-essential things...

    I’m running the latest 2018.6.1 firmware.

    Now I have no idea how I’ve entered this “secrect” mode nor what it’s designed for (perhaps troubleshooting?) but I would like to find out how to actually enable it. I know the uncorked speed limit perk will be gone as soon as I do a reset...

    Perhaps it was one of Elon’s favorite songs that triggered the mode, I was listening to Pharrell. Help me out here guys ;)

  2. mblakele

    mblakele pre-jackpot member

    Mar 7, 2016
    SF Bay Area
    That sounds bad, especially the odometer. I suspect there's a hardware problem. Do you have access to Tesla Roadside Assistance in Poland? If so I'd start by contacting them. Ask if they can check your car for faults, and see if there's anything unusual in recent logs. It may help if you can give them the time and date when the problems started.

    I guess it's a long drive from Warsaw to the closest SC in Berlin, so I'd try every possible reset too. I've had the most success with a deep power-off: Controls -> E-Brake/Power Off -> Power Off. Then don't touch the brakes or doors or any controls for three minutes. Use a timer if possible so you get the full three minutes. After about two minutes you should hear some quiet noises as various systems shut down. After the full three minutes, wake the car again with the brake pedal.
  3. Ketchups

    Ketchups Member

    Dec 16, 2017
    San Diego, CA
    What did you do to your car?
  4. demundus

    demundus Active Member

    Jul 5, 2015
    Oceanside, CA
    Beside the AP stuff... these were symptoms of an MCU issue for me in my non AP-2013. YMMV, and just my 2c
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