Hansshow Model 3 Power Hatch Install – Part 2

Hansshow Model 3 Power Hatch Install – Part 2

Do It Yourself, Group Buy Items, Modifications, Technical
Whoops!  I meant to publish part 2 of this article months ago when the installation process was still fresh in my memory but somehow I missed doing so and my apologies for that.  This means, of course, that I'm going to have to author this content from a 6 month old memory as best as I can.   As I mentioned in the first part we had completed most of the physical installation process and really what was left was the wiring and hooking items up.  Let's look at a few pictures and I will describe what they are about:…
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Composite Under Body Cover Inspection and Replacement

Composite Under Body Cover Inspection and Replacement

Do It Yourself, Repairs, Technical , , ,
TLDR; Underbody composite material fails because bolts can rattle loose and cover absorbs water and can act as air/water scoop. Check bolts for tightness and apply thread lock to bolts and consider applying NeverWet to prevent water absorption. There is a composite fabric under body cover that appears to have multiple issues that can lead to failure. Take a moment and check the existence and tightness of the bolts holding the composite cover under your vehicle. I was not aware this was even an issue until my cover failed. My cover failed in only 4 months of ownership and under…
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High Speed Phone Charging

High Speed Phone Charging

Do It Yourself, Technical
One of the nice things about the Model 3 is that it comes with 2 spots in the forward section of the center console where you can charge phones by plugging them into the connectors that stick up from the black bottom bar. (There are also wireless solutions that replace the connectors with pads behind the rubber mat) Unfortunately, both the wired and wireless solutions rely on the USB ports for charging power that are hidden just below the panel where the phones rest. For me, this posed 2 problems. First, I was using one of those USB ports for…
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