For Canadian Roadster owners only -- replace the key fob battery annually. The car won't start unless you press the unlock/disarm button, even if the car is unlocked.
You might enjoy getting a copy of the manual for your radio/nav system off of the internet and studying it while you wait for the car. Tesla is probably using a different model now but the number I have for the JVC used in 2008 models was LTV1627-001A.
You might also want to order a traffic light finder.
Is this different in the Canadian and US versions? My (US) Roadster can be started without the key fob, but you need to enter the security PIN. You also need it for Valet mode, but pretty much nothing else. So, my advice would be to set the PIN and remember it.
What would be convenient is if anyone who has accepted a recent delivery would post a link to their radio/nav head unit manual. Perhaps we could make it a new thread, as this would be a great reference for users of this forum.
The manual that would pertain to mine (#1076) would be the upgraded electronics in roadster 2.5. Anyone know the model number? or a link to the pdf?
- Learn the details of where the car can be jacked and stress the information to anyone working on the car. All 4 wheels cannot be lifted off of the ground at the same time without special equipment.
What sort of equipment is necessary to lift the whole thing? An ordinary repair shop will be able to lift it, I hope?
I noticed that Tesla does not have a manual for the radio/nav on their website. I did a search for the JVC unit you listed, and I can't find it. What would be convenient is if anyone who has accepted a recent delivery would post a link to their radio/nav head unit manual. Perhaps we could make it a new thread, as this would be a great reference for users of this forum.
The most common type of lift around here is the kind where you drive up a ramp onto the lift, then off the lift again with the front wheels down a second ramp. When they start lifting, the car sits on rubber pads on the lift along its sides. Looks a bit like this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tpFqyYE8yo, except the lift is shorter (the wheels are in the air), the posts are closer to the middle, and there are ramps on both ends. It can't possibly fall off, but would such a lift damage it?