2018 June build LR RWD, VIN 26,XXX
The appointment for today (3/19/2020) requested through the app along with two other minor services.
SC took 4 1/2 hours for all service items, so something less than 4 hours for HW3 retrofit.
As soon as I started pulling away from the SC, I immediately noticed a difference. There was a “certainty“ to the feel, it felt weighty or maybe “assured” is a better description. But definitely felt a handling difference just driving it. Also, AP and NoAP activated right away on the road as I pulled away (no calibration period that I performed, and didn’t notice a significant change in the odometer on pickup. Calibration done without driving? Seems so.) AP/NoAP more centered and confident in lane changes and curves. Smack dab centered.
Profiles, Mostly transferred, a couple didn’t:
So virtually all profiles, settings transferred over, including odometer cards, Tune In and FM radio stations, and all Slacker favorites. This was a relief because I walked out forgetting to ask them about this. Nice to see that they took care of this and thAt it worked. Only thing to redo was home WiFi, phone as key/Bluetooth, and a couple settings (turn on fsd visualization, redo 2 of 4 Nav on AP toggles...that was random.) All other toggles remained throughout all menus and sub menus.
Some unique things I didn’t expect in the new Visualization:
1. When you drive underneath traffic lights the movement is rendered perfectly in the visualization, passing over your avatar car. Slick.
2. Effectively at night, flashing turn signals appear and disappear on the screen. I guess cameras at night see the light brightness over the physical light housing. The new “dancing cars”?
3. When I drive by construction barrels, at highway speed they render as smaller cones, barrels at slower speed. Update: the construction barrels show as cones at any speed. What did I originally see at slow speed? I believe it was an object by the barrel that rendered as a garbage can, thought it was the barrel. As others have noted, cones and cans subbing for many roadside objects.
4. Physical position, angles, and number of traffic lights, stop signs, cones and garbage cans render exactly in space on screen.
Example: One intersection had 4 traffic signals, and three cones on a median-all tendered with accurate count. The left traffic light was lower than the next two, and the fourth one was on a pole slightly ahead of the others. All rendered spatially accurate. When left one went turn signal green with others red, colors changed on screen in real time. Again, slick.
I used this helpful link: https://tinkertry.com/model-3-lost-profiles-after-hw3-fixed-by-tesla
Real happy to get the retrofit done and out of the way. Now ready for Nav on AP on city streets. That will be something!