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WTB Non-US spec tail lights for Model S

Discussion in 'Want to Buy' started by Chris TX, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. Chris TX

    Chris TX Active Member

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    I'm interested in amber turn signals for the rear. If anyone has some, please let me know.
     
  2. Ingineer

    Ingineer Electrical Engineer

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    FYI: You'll need to change an option in you car's configuration (internal.dat) to make it work properly with EU spec lights.
     
  3. Chris TX

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    Yep, already spoke to the Service Center about this. Thanks!
     
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    How does that work?! Deets!
     
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    Were they relatively responsive to it? if so, I'd love to get my hands on a set too! (I take it they were responsive to changing the option, but not to getting you the lights...)
    Would they simply plug in? or are the connectors different? Do you know if you need just the corner ones? or the ones on the lift gate too?

    This has been one of my big complaints about the car, if I can do something about it, I'm interested!
     
  6. Chris TX

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    They were open to helping with the install. I can do the labor to swap them, but they'll need to update the file.
     
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    Apart from the software, are they plug and play? or is the connector different? and do you know if you need just the corners? or the lift gate parts too? (I have never managed to see a picture or video of the back end of a non-north american Tesla lit up)

    The other question, is will any non-north american lights do? or do the european ones have different shapes/features to accomodate their different charge port? (seems safest would be to get the Japanese ones as they use the same charge port?)
     
  8. Ingineer

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    I wonder why they are red here and amber there. Why not just make them amber and have only one light type?
     
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    Be nice if this were offered as an accessory on the website--- but I'll assume that would be seen as subverting DOT regulations or some such nonsense.
     
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    If I had to guess, it's part of their attempts to block out of market cars. This is traditional Automaker 101, the traditional automakers have gone to great lengths to lobby for incompatible vehicle standards between countries to block vehicle imports. Tesla has learned well.

    There's no reason you can't make 2 cars worldwide, right hand drive and left hand drive, and do all markets, but doing so makes it too easy to import vehicles across borders, and car companies hate that.
     
  11. Ingineer

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    Are Canadian cars Amber or Red?

    A solution is to just ask an owner in EU (or maybe Canada?) to order them and send them to you.
     
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    Canada is stuck with the inferior US ones, Japan seems like the best option as they have the same charge port so most likely to be the same mountings.
     
  13. SabrToothSqrl

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    I prefer Amber rear turns... But only if it doesn't look bad!
     

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