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  #2900348 12-Apr-2022 12:49
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Yeah Fremont could do RHD but I doubt they would.

 

 

 

First ship was supposed to leave 17th for OZ, no chance of that as theres no cars built, I also doubt they have many hanging round that are for export. 

 

 

 

Its all down to restart time, but I'm guessing if theres RHD priority UK gets them


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  #2900609 12-Apr-2022 18:41
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Impressive price holding for used M3s on TradeMe:

https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/cars/tesla/search?sort_order=motorspriceasc

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  #2900713 13-Apr-2022 07:21
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So here is a noob question about charging.

 

So far I have done almost all my charging via the supplied Tesla UMC. The charging is initiated (by opening the charge port) and stopped by pushing the button on the top of the lead.

 

So if I use a public DC Fast charger, is this the correct order to do things?

 

Open the port

 

Plug in the charger

 

Initiate the charge at the booth.

 

Once completed,

 

Stop the charge at the booth

 

Stop the charge at the car (so you can remove the lead)

 

Remove the plug.

 

Just not sure about whether the car controls things, or the booth does. Is there any harm in stopping the charge from the car and then removing the plug (ensuring “T” indicator is blue) without terminating the charge at the booth first? This is because I tried a Vector free fast charger (out of curiosity) which didn’t require initiation as no payment due.

 

I guess the same question applies for an AC destination charge point.





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  #2900716 13-Apr-2022 07:55
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It's more difficult to plug in before opening the port. ;-)

 

 

 

But yes the DC chargers expect you to connect first and then initiate charging from the booth. You can stop the charging either from the vehicle or the booth, but the booth just won't even give the option to start until it's connected. I would assume that's a safety feature. Most AC chargers are "always on" and will start automatically when you plug in and stop when you unplug - the Tesla in particular, though, has a charging port lock which you must disengage before unplugging. On the Leaf the port locking is optional (and in fact does not mechanically engage with either of the portable AC chargers I have anyway).





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  #2900741 13-Apr-2022 09:10
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The public AC chargers we have in chc need things to happen in the right specified order which is a bit of a pain as you need to be quick or the charge port closes


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  #2901790 13-Apr-2022 10:26
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Dingbatt:

 

Just not sure about whether the car controls things, or the booth does. Is there any harm in stopping the charge from the car and then removing the plug (ensuring “T” indicator is blue) without terminating the charge at the booth first? This is because I tried a Vector free fast charger (out of curiosity) which didn’t require initiation as no payment due.

 

I guess the same question applies for an AC destination charge point.

 

 

It doesn't matter which end you stop the charging from - both the car and charger communicate with each other so you get the same result. The car will lock the charger to the port so you can't remove it without first stopping the charge at either end (and telling the car to unlock the port if you weren't near it when it stopped charging). This is generally a lot easier with the Superchargers due to the button on the handle - you press the button to tell the car to open its port and then when you're done you press and hold the button again to tell it to stop charging and release the plug (same as the EVSE that came with the car).

 

There's a bit of variation when it comes to AC chargers. The first variation is that some are tethered and you just plug them in and others will require your own cable. Beyond that, some are as simple as plugging the car and the charger in and it'll start, others require an extra step of pressing the green button on the charger, some require you to plug each end in and then scan your ChargeNet fob to start (but still free).


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  #2901821 13-Apr-2022 11:32
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gzt: Impressive price holding for used M3s on TradeMe:

https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/cars/tesla/search?sort_order=motorspriceasc

 

 

 

I reckon that ding on the bumper of $10K one will just buff right out. Seriously though, interesting to see how much it eventually goes for. You're getting at minimum a 60kWh mint condition battery (doesn't say what model the car is).





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  #2901836 13-Apr-2022 11:49
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I like how one of the questions is "NZ new?" and the answer is "No, import" 🙃

 

I wouldn't mind taking its centre console to put in my 2019...


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  #2904189 20-Apr-2022 09:33
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The Shanghai Gigafactory has reopened today...with enough supplies to make a weeks worth of cars, so we'll see how long it can stay running for

 

It sounds like Tesla has gone with the option to house workers at the factory, which is one option authorities have given factories to reopen. I hope this means that Tesla is doing this in a humane way, since the factory hasn't previously had the facilities to house staff on site and they've had to set this up in a hurry.


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  #2913503 13-May-2022 13:27
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Has anyone else found a lack of adjustment range in their driver’s side mirror? I would like to adjust mine out a little more to better cover the blind spot but it is as far out as the motor will drive it. I initially thought it might have been a RHD problem, so I tried it sitting in the front passenger seat (simulating LHD) but it too was restricted.

 

There are multiple threads online complaining about it, but I’m just wondering if any NZ owners have found this and had it resolved? (Maybe by the service centre)





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  #2913505 13-May-2022 13:36
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I can't say that I have...but I also haven't adjusted them since I got the car in 2019. 

 

While I do check my mirrors every time, I've also started relying more on the blind spot camera as a final confirmation. 


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  #2913546 13-May-2022 14:37
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Never seen a complaint about that, are they (the mirrors not the housing) adjustable at all? Do you sit close or far away from the wheel?

 

 

 

Looks like Q2 deliveries are not happening, orders may arrive in h2 (or may not..)


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  #2913584 13-May-2022 15:41
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Yeah, I was watching a YouTube video on blind spot monitoring which gave an example of mirror adjustment to maximise coverage. It suggested adjusting the mirrors outwards so they no longer showed the side of the car. My mirrors are adjusted at their maximum outward tilt but still show the side of the car.
If I sat with my chest against the steering wheel like Mr Magoo it might work, but that defeats the purpose of having a comfortable car.

 

I hadn’t seen reports of this problem either, until I searched “Tesla Model 3 side mirror lack of adjustment” and got dozens of returns. It could be resolved by putting a shim in the mirror mount, but I would rather that be done officially by the service centre.

 

The software is clever enough to identify a conflicting vehicle in your blind spot and turn it red if you put your indicator on. But I would rather have it show me the conflict before indicating to avoid scaring the crap out of the other driver. Either by making the lane, or its marking, red as a matter of course to indicate that lane is ‘occupied’. It is counterintuitive to have to look in the opposite direction to the intended movement. Especially to the lower right side of the display.
I know blind spot warnings in the mirrors are not something Tesla does (and they shouldn’t replace a proper shoulder check anyway) but even if they displayed a ‘conflict’ symbol at the top of the driving display, that would improve awareness (imo). It is the beauty of the Tesla design that changes are a mere software update away to change the display.





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  #2913586 13-May-2022 15:48
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One popular suggestion I've seen is that Tesla could add a new feature that plays a sound alert out of the speaker on the side of the car that has a vehicle in your blindspot, since they don't have the lights in the mirrors.


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  #2913594 13-May-2022 16:11
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Obraik:

 

One popular suggestion I've seen is that Tesla could add a new feature that plays a sound alert out of the speaker on the side of the car that has a vehicle in your blindspot, since they don't have the lights in the mirrors.

 

 

That would work after you put your indicator on as a final warning, but I believe it would drive you nuts on a 3+ lane motorway if it sounded every time someone pulled into your blind spot. Just a passive visual warning in a prominent place (like an amber symbol beside the speed) would suffice.

 

The mirror limitation may be as simple as that it was a compromise they had to make in the design to include another feature or simplify its manufacture. Certainly not including the warning light in the mirror like a lot of other cars have, simplifies things.

 

It’s a shame there isn’t an official “feature request” channel within Tesla. I know there are a few unofficial ones on the web. I know it would get inundated with suggestions, but AI is advanced enough these days to filter suggestions to the point to reply with “good idea, we’ll investigate” to “has been suggested and rejected in the past” to “Nup, that’s just dumb”.
If only there was a way to suggest such a thing……..





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