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Does all model x have AP1 hardware prior to AP 2?

Does all model x have AP1 hardware prior to AP 2?

I bought a used 2016 Tesla Model X back in May of this year. At the time, I had the option to enable AP1 and upgrade battery (60D to 75D). So after months of saving, I finally decided to pay to enable AP1 for $3k. However, now my account no longer have that option available. I contact Tesla and they said my car does not have AP1 hardware. I thought all 2016 Tesla X had the hardware installed but can be enabled thru software via paying the $3k. Have anyone ran into the same issue?

Mauriceiott | December 4, 2018

I bought a used 2016 Tesla Model X back in May of this year. At the time, I had the option to enable AP1 and upgrade battery (60D to 75D). So after months of saving, I finally decided to pay to enable AP1 for $3k. However, now my account no longer have that option available. I contact Tesla and they said my car does not have AP1 hardware. I thought all 2016 Tesla X had the hardware installed but can be enabled thru software via paying the $3k. Have anyone ran into the same issue?

TeslaTap.com | December 4, 2018

That doesn't sound right. I'm fairly sure all Xs have the AP hardware. From the front of the car, look at the rearview mirror area. If you see a single camera lens and a casing that blocks the view of your rearview mirror, you have AP1 hardware. If you see three camera lens, you have AP2 hardware. I'd try and contact service and see what they say.

AP2 was released on cars in October 2016, so without the month of manufacture, I can't tell if you have AP1 or AP2.

lilbean | December 4, 2018

Tesla Tap is right. All Xs have AP hardware.

Redmiata98 | December 5, 2018

I think AP1 gies back to the early 2014 “model year” on Teslas. My S had it then and I would never doubt lilbean!

lilbean | December 5, 2018

:o)

burdogg | December 5, 2018

Yes, all X's have AP 1.0 hardware. I bought my Model S Oct 2015 and it came with AP 1.0 hardware. Oct 31, 2015, they revealed and delivered the very first Model X. There is zero chance that Model X had NO AP hardware. So your X has AP hardware - just which one. If it is a 2016, most likely AP 1.0 - but some 2016 (like mine) do have AP 2.0 hardware- but few do as the deliveries with AP 2.0 hardware only started Dec 2016.

TeslaTap gave you the harder way to tell. Easier way is just to see if there are cameras in the B pillar (the space between the front doors and the back doors) or camera in the emblem on the side of the car.

Either way, they should be able to enable some form of AP - stick on them. Of course all we know, they really are phasing out AP 1 and won't enable it on those that don't have it...which would be REALLY odd.

lilbean | December 5, 2018

You can also look for cameras on the front fenders.

burdogg | December 5, 2018

That would be the "camera in the emblem on the side of the car" I was talking about bean :))))

lilbean | December 5, 2018

Ah!

Mauriceiott | December 6, 2018

I called Tesla and they told me that my car does not have the AP 1 hardware. I talked to 3 costumer service reps. One of them told me to take it into the service center and have them check it out to make sure it even has AP, which is kind of weird. I just do not understand why it was an option but now it is gone. Is Tesla quietly not allowing people to enable AP1 because they don’t won’t to give Moblie Eye any revenue? Just a thought. However, I do have an appointment with the mobile unit in a few weeks so I will have them look at it. Maybe he can confirm the hardware and send info to Tesla. I see that it has the camera in the windshield. I know for sure the car is not AP 2.0 or 2.5 because there are no side cameras and the car was manufactured on October 2016 right before they started 2.0.

burdogg | December 6, 2018

It definitely has AP 1.0. The poor customer service has gone downhill. The Model 3's coming online have flooded them, so they have now routed every call to a call center place. I used to call right to my service center...not now. When I called - the person had to go get help for some of my concerns and then they were telling me that for my model 3 I would have to take it into service 3 hours away for my simple problem, that the Ranger would not be able to take care of. I had heard it was a simple fix. Thank goodness their phone went down, so I called back in, got a different guy who sent a Ranger - which by the way, was 20 min away and came right over - and yep, 5 minutes later - opening port fixed! They really don't know what they are talking about at this "call Center" and are creating more problems then helping, my honest opinion. I was so glad I got the second guy, as there was no way I was making a 6 hour drive for a 5 minute plastic piece with tape being put back on that fell off!

So again, any semi half wit that understood Model X production would know that ALL Model X's were made with AP 1.0 hardware - there is NOT any X that does not have the AP hardware, especially one made in Oct 2016!!!!

Mauriceiott | December 6, 2018

Okay thanks. I believe that they thought I was trying to upgrade from AP 1 to AP2. I will just have to wait for the Tesla Mobile to come by and hopefully they will figure out what is the issue.

Redmiata98 | December 7, 2018

Maurice, I think you nailed it! There is not an option to go from AP1 to AP2. Just like you cannot upgrade your 9p battery to a 100!