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u/coredumperror · 9 pointsr/teslamotors

A revamp of a detailed accessories listing that I posted a few days ago:

Interior Essentials:

  1. Matte Screen Protector. When the sun is setting behind you as you drive, you will be blinded by reflections off the fingerprints and oil on your screen. A matte screen protector will prevent fingerprints and smudges from forming, while also diffusing reflected sunlight so it's not nearly as blinding. I got the Abstract Ocean one, but there are lots of good options.
  2. All-weather Floor Mats. The mats that come with the Model 3 are not good. I personally got the MaxPider 3D mats to replace them.
  3. Center Console Wrap: The piano-black center console is coated with a plastic that picks up fingerprints and scratches extremely easily, so you'll definitely want to install a vinyl wrap over top of it. I got one from Kenriko, and I'm very happy with it.
  4. 64GB+ USB thumb drive. Format it with the FAT32 file system, and put a folder at the root of the drive called "TeslaCam", then plug it into one of the two USB ports beneath the center display, under the phone dock. This will activate the built-in dashcam on your Model 3, and it will record everything that the front camera and two side cameras see in a 1-hour loop. You can then press the camera icon in the top right of the screen to permanently save the last ten minutes of recordings, in case you get into an accident, or see something else you want to keep. If you're a little more tech savvy, check out TeslaUSB, a Raspberry Pi-based storage system that will automatically copy dashcam and sentry clips to your computer at home.
  5. Ultra-bright trunk LEDs. The OEM LEDs that illuminate the trunk are pathetic. Get the Abstract Ocean ones for 16x more brightness, so you can actually see the contents of your trunk at night. You need two.

    Interior Optional:

  6. Interior door handle wrap. The Model 3's emergency door release handle is extremely easy for passengers to accidentally use to open the front doors. This is no longer as big of a deal as it once was (pulling it used to sometimes break your window, until a software update fixed it), but getting a wrap for at least the front doors is quite handy, as it'll cover up the emergency release handle, obscuring its purpose. The wrap is perforated, though, so you can still pull the handle in case of a real emergency. I got mine from RPMTesla.
  7. Dash wrap. If you got the black interior but you don't like the wood panel on the dash, wrapping it works great. I used this one from Abstract Ocean.
  8. Puddle Light Projectors. These things are cool, but a little pricey (~$45 for a pair). They replace the puddle lights, which shine down from the bottom of each door, with an ultra-bright LED that shines a Tesla-related logo onto the ground. I got the ones that shine the "Tesla T", but you can get all kinds of other ones. And I'd highly recommend getting the Abstract Ocean ones, as the other manufacturers that you can get these from for cheaper make them out of crap.
  9. The Ultimate Reflector. A windshield shade custom-built for the Model 3. It works great for keeping the sun off your interior while the car is parked outside all day when you're at work. Long term sun exposure will damage your seats and possibly overheat your center screen.
  10. "Door Open" Decals. If you find your passengers consistently forget how to open the door from the inside (like my mom...), these decals are awesome. Super cheap, but very effective.
  11. Aluminum "Performance" Pedals. There are replacement covers for your pedals that make them look like the Performance edition's pedals. IMO they're much snazzier than the default ones, and since the accelerator one is also a little larger and grippier than the default, it makes it easier to keep your foot planted on it without it sliding off. Be sure to get the ones that match your Tesla, though. The Model S/X ones are slightly too large for the Model 3.


  12. Stronger Frunk Struts. The i1Tesla channel introduced the world to using stronger struts in the frunk to make it pop all the way open when you open it, rather than simply unlatching and sitting there, mostly closed. Get the ones from the link in the video description, rather than the ones that specifically advertise themselves as Model 3 frunk struts, though. Those guys just sell you the exact same piece of equipment for a massive markup compared to buying the originals off Amazon. i1Tesla also came up with a solution for the rear trunk, but I personally don't use it.
  13. Paint Protection Film (PPF): Tesla makes their cars in California, which has much stricter air quality laws than any other place in the world where cars get made. Thus, they need to use a slightly different paint formulation than other manufacturers, and this does lead to "softer" paint. If you want to protect your paint from rocks flying up from cars in front of you and taking chips out of it, Paint Protection Film is the only option. It's pricey, but some people find it worthwhile. You don't really need to get any more done than what installers generally call the "front package", which is the front bumper, hood, and side panels back to the forward doors (some will add the rocker panels below the doors, too). That personally cost me $1700 to have done in LA, using XPel PPF. The costs will be different depending on where you live and which brand and type of PPF you get.
  14. Ceramic Coat: If you want your car to be easier to hand-wash yourself, a ceramic coat can help. It's like painting a very thin layer of glass right on top of your paint, and it adds both a very high shine, and a hydophobic layer to your paint, which makes water run right off the surface.

    If you plan to wash your car yourself, this video goes into good detail on how to go about it, including which washing products to buy.


    If you're OK with using your Tesla account credentials in a third-party app (they don't ever upload said credentials anywhere, they just use them locally to generate a Tesla API token), you can do all kinds of extra stuff that the base Tesla app doesn't support. Like Siri Shortcuts that activate Summon, or automatic Sentry Mode when parked at any location that you haven't marked as "safe", or all kinds of additional statistics tracking. The two apps I've used are "Remote S" and "Stats: for Tesla model S/X/3". Those are for iOS, but I'm sure they, or something similar, are also available for Android.

    There's also, which is a website that works much like the phone apps I just mentioned, but does all KINDS of extra stuff. One of my favorite features is that I've got it set up to send me a text right before I got to bed if my car is at home, but unplugged. And it can do sooo much more than that. It does cost $5/mo, though you can get a free month-long trial if you use any existing user's TeslaFi referral code.
u/pointer_to_null · 2 pointsr/teslamotors

Unless you're powder coating, I'd leave calipers alone. The paint never lasts as long as they're advertised to. Besides, the grey/silver calipers look nice even if left stock.

(relatively) inexpensive mods I've done:

  • Window tint; not only looks good, but saves you $$$ over time as your car uses less energy to keep the cabin cool
  • if you have aero wheels, you can take off the hubcap and cover the center hole and lugnuts with a kit that costs $50 from Tesla.
  • Might be placebo, but I believe this helps wind noise:
    RPMTesla makes one too, but costs more and they have less than stellar customer service, according to this sub.
  • Full chrome delete may be pricey if you pay someone else, but there are inexpensive wrap for just the door handles on amazon, and are easy to install. Your hands will thank you on hot sunny days.
  • Tesla's paint repair kit. It's a great kit and I've already repaired several rock chips on the side panels, hood and front bumper and they disappeared completely. Follow their video instructions. You'll never consider an expensive wrap after learning how to do this properly.
  • Not exterior, but /u/kenriko's excellent center console wrap really transforms the fingerprint-magnet interior.
u/aquastorm · 1 pointr/teslamotors

I don't have an extension cable, just the adapter I linked but evse does sell extension cables as well and since I've had a good experience with their adapter I'd probably buy extension cable from them as well if I needed one.

I would assume this would work but I'd be Leary daisy chaining third party adapters together which is what you'd be doing. Is the extension cable necessary for your use scenario? Could you get by with just the adapter and your UMC?

Here's evse's adapter. You could email them and ask them if it would be ok to use the adapter and extension cord together.

I'll also add that I just searched on amazon for Tesla 10-30 adapter and found this adapter. It also lists an extension cable that is frequently purchased together. I can't speak to the quality of these though but the reviews look positive. Always hard to tell. All I can say is the one I have has worked flawlessly and I used it nearly every day for a year. Here's the one from amazon though.

Conntek 30-Amp NEMA 10-30P Dryer Plug to 50-Amp Electric Vehicle Adapter Cord for Tesla

u/NoGreatReason · 5 pointsr/teslamotors

I asked my mobile service tech and he reminded this but I haven't tried it yet: CarGuys Super Cleaner - The Most Effective All Purpose Cleaner Available on The Market! - Best for Leather Vinyl Carpet Upholstery Plastic Rubber and Much More! - 18 oz Kit

u/Genesis635 · 1 pointr/teslamotors

Hey guys, I'm getting a P3D and have a question about Sentry mode/Tesla Cam recording. I've bought a JEDA Box because I wanted to keep a Wireless charger + a SSD for recording.

Would it be better to go for a portable SSD like this: , or a SD card with a reader like this: ?

I'm just trying to find the best solution + disk size needed if I wanted to keep it installed for a while. I live in TX so the car may be outside during the summers if that affects the temperatures of the devices, not too sure what to go for.

u/Nhaiben369 · 20 pointsr/teslamotors

So I use a GoPro with a magnet mount. On the windshield I have another magnet with double sided black 3M tape attached.
I recommend GoPro Hero 7 for best stabilization 😊

Magnetic Phone Car Mount WizGear...

Selens 1 Piece Three-prong...

u/JR2502 · 8 pointsr/teslamotors

Hey Joe, I'm still new here but, welcome!

#4: I've had this one for nearly a year and it has been great:

I also installed these button labels: since most people are confused on how to open the doors. It worked!

Since I find "piano black" surfaces on every car entirely cheap-looking, I covered mine with this:

Finally, I dropped these in the cup holders and storage spaces:

You'll be very happy with your car, accessories or not.

u/threatdisplay · 1 pointr/teslamotors

I got some car guys super cleaner

Works well. Recently found some blue jean stain transferred on the driver seat and it wiped off easily with some dog wipes I had in the car (probably the same as baby wipes, but 10x more expensive, haha).

Enjoy the X! I almost went there, and I think eventually I’ll have one too :)

u/DiachronicShear · 2 pointsr/teslamotors

I bought the 32gb version of this usb for my Dashcam, but it worked for about a day and hasn't worked since. I know others have had success with the 128gb version but just wanted to check before I bought, and to see if people have had better luck with others.

u/wiredtobeweird · 2 pointsr/teslamotors

CarGuys Super Cleaner - Effective All Purpose Cleaner - Best for Leather Vinyl Carpet Upholstery Plastic Rubber and Much More! - 18 oz Kit

u/GuardiansBeer · 2 pointsr/teslamotors

Based on the feedback so far, I'm leaning toward the Sandisk Ultra Fit.

In order of importance, my decision factors...

  • The small form factor will reduce the chance of me hitting it accidentally and possibly breaking the port.

  • It is fairly cheap at $19 for 64GB version. This allows me to store at least 1 day of video and reduce the number of re-writes.

  • The write-speed is not a factor, but USB 3.0 should be more future proof if Tesla changes the system, or if i re-purpose the drive to another task. If you want the older version with 2.0, it is even less expensive.

  • Endurance doesn't seem to be a popular concern, so ignoring it for now. I am slightly concerned with operating temperature [32°F to 113°F (0°C to 45°C)] and storage temp [14°F to 158°F (-10°C to 70°C)], but we'll see how it goes this winter. Those more further north than me can report in if they have success or failure.

  • I also ignored the WiFi capability because if i need to unplug the device, there is no reason to use it. I'm still curious if SD based cards like the Toshiba Flash Air W-04 would have a different behavior. I bought one for my digital camera, so i'll give it a try in the Tesla too. The cost is significantly higher, but if i can access dash cam videos from my cell phone and before getting home and without unplugging, that would be a big plus. (also need to find the right SD to USB adapter.)

    Thanks for helping me think it out.
u/KyleMC · 2 pointsr/teslamotors

Can you upload a couple of pics or short video of what the setup looks like under the charging pad? I wasn’t sure it would have enough clearance. Would be nice to see either way. Also, seems like if that brand of splitter would work, this one would have to work too: Onvian USB Splitter Cable Male to 2 Female Adapter USB A Cord 2 Port Hub for Data Charging Syncing (Only one Port for Data) Assuming that, I wonder what would be the most aesthetically pleasing would be.

u/hmspain · 2 pointsr/teslamotors

I went with;

Samsung MUF-256AB/AM FIT Plus 256GB - 300MB/s USB 3.1 Flash Drive

and have had no issues;

It has the additional benefit of being small, so it is hard to see down in the compartment with the USB ports. I just marked the top with a silver sharpie and insert it by feel as necessary.

You will need to format it FAT32 (3rd party programs are available free to do this), and you will have to create a "TeslaCam" folder on the drive before you insert it.

u/TheKobayashiMoron · 3 pointsr/teslamotors

Looks good. Other people have posted that getting a new Aero wheel from a service center is only $200, but this type of repair is a nice option for people that aren't close to one. Plus I'm sure theres labor and stuff on top of the $200.

This touch-up pen is a great match for minor damage.

u/onestopunder · 3 pointsr/teslamotors

Get a 128GB or larger Samsung FIT drive. Works perfectly and has worked for me since day 1. As an added bonus, it's practically invisible.

u/legolasxvi · 11 pointsr/teslamotors

Please be careful of temperature tolerances. I bring this up every time someone posts a drive suggestion thread so I'll paste in my usual response:

Be careful with the temperature tolerances of the drives you use if you live in a market with seasons. I looked at the T5 but nyxed it when I saw it's only rated for 5-35 degrees C (41-95F). In Chicago we regularly get well above and below those temps in a car. Cabin overheat won't even kick in yet at 95.
I switched to the Samsung Fit Plus 256gb when I went through 2 other drives last year (polar vortex and one of the drives being a T5) and hazarded a guess that it was too cold and killing the drives. -25°C to 85°C operating limits on this drive (-13 to 185 degrees Fahrenheit). No issues since. Drive capacity is less but now with the self erasing in v10 I don't have to pop it out and erase once a month. Muuuuuch better temp tolerances and physically much smaller drive is nice as it isn't hanging from a cable in the front compartment.
Samsung MUF-256AB/AM FIT Plus 256GB - 300MB/s USB 3.1 Flash Drive

u/geo38 · 2 pointsr/teslamotors

You won't find a dryer extension cord.

The solution is to buy an adapter that converts from the dryer outlet to a NEMA 14-50. That allows to use the charger included with your X. But, as noted, you need to dial down the current to 24A (80% of the 30Amp dryer outlet). The car's charger thinks its plugged into a 50Amp outlet, and it is, but on the end of your adapter. The car will try and draw 40Amps (80% of 50Amps) and blow the breaker on your dryer outlet. So, in the car, dial the current down to 24A.

If the cord on the charger that came with your X is not long enough, and it's pretty long, then you need a NEMA 14-50 extension cord. They are not cheap.

Warning: There are two types of dryer outlets in the USA depending upon when the outlet was installed. The older one with only three pins (a 10-30 outlet), and the newer one with four pins , a 14-30. So, you should pick up a converter for both if you don't know what style dryer outlet your friend has.

u/robot65536 · 1 pointr/teslamotors

I bought a Micro SD card and reader recommended on a Tesla forum. To my delight, it has both USB A and USB C plugs, so I can in fact play it on my phone! Actually, it was critical, because Android will happily create 128GB FAT32 partitions while Windows 7 & 10 will not.

Kingston MobiLite SD card reader

Samsung PRO Endurance 128GB Micro SD card

u/showmethestudy · 1 pointr/teslamotors

Are these the ones? It looks like adding the trunk and frunk mats goes up to $200.

How's the hexagon pattern? Looks like it would be tough to get dust out. May have to spray them out. But they look like they hold water and snow pretty well.

u/Flames5123 · 1 pointr/teslamotors

I have these:

It doesn't cover the dead-pedal, but that part is easy to clean.

I love the mini pockets everywhere, so if you spill something, it's hard to smear everywhere. It stays very contained.

u/snapbangclick · 1 pointr/teslamotors

I don't have dogs but I've been super pleased with this and have seen several people speak highly of it.

u/WeGooded · 1 pointr/teslamotors

I have no experience with the 3rd party versions, but the official Tesla one is just part of the car. It feels like it was always there and will last with the car.
It was tough to justify the price, but I’m glad I did.

I got two Onvian splitters, neatly plugged in, wound up on themselves and used some black electrical tape to tuck everything up behind the pad. Thumb drive is up in there a bit, but accessible. Same with the ‘spare’ open USB port.

Onvian USB Splitter Cable Male to 2 Female Adapter USB A Cord 2 Port Hub for Data Charging Syncing (Only one Port for Data)

u/Gur814 · 3 pointsr/teslamotors

It depends on the type of outlet. First, try to find an official adapter from Tesla. With the official adapter, your car will automatically detect the correct amps and volts for the plug.

If Tesla doesn't make an official adapter, you can try to find one online that converts to NEMA 14-50 and use the included 14-50 plug from Tesla. The downside to this is that the Tesla will think you're using a NEMA 15-50 plug and will attempt to draw power for that type of plug. Before plugging in, go into charge settings and lower the amps to what the outlets is actually capable of. For a 30 amp outlets, lower it to 24.

For example, my garage has a NEMA 10-30 outlet. Tesla used to make an adapter for this, but they don't anymore so I had to resort to 3rd party adapters. I bought this:

This adapter works well, but I have to lower the amps to 24 before charging. I wish Tesla would just let me buy their official 10-30 adapter. It would be much safer since the car would automatically grab the correct amount of amps.

u/mysql101 · 1 pointr/teslamotors

Interesting. I actually have a usb splitter so I can run a ssd in the car. That means one of the two cables to the wireless pad is power-only. I'll check to see if it's the one side that is functional. Thanks =)


edit: heres the cable

Just checked and the one with this splitter is the one functioning. So I ordered a second one. Will allow me to add a second ssd to boot.

u/superchunked · 2 pointsr/teslamotors

Same issue here.

I had this SanDisk since April.

I was only using the dashcam and that seemed to work well. Then, I decided to start using the Sentry mode and after the latest update saw this same error.

So, I did a bit of research and found this solid state flash drive with a tested ~260MB/s write speed.

So, I decided to order this to see how it works. It also has good reviews, so I have some confidence.

u/DopeWeasel · 3 pointsr/teslamotors

Anything over 32gb might be overkill and will require 3rd party tools to format in FAT32. Release notes state the cam uses 1.8gb per hour of video. I got this one and it seems to work great: SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB USB...

u/hayzen77 · 0 pointsr/teslamotors


Thanks for the tip. I saw this adapter on Amazon as well. Do you think it could be just as good?

u/TeslaLifeisGreat · 4 pointsr/teslamotors

So here is what I have in my Tesla. Keep in mind that this is also being used with the Nomad wireless charging pad and I’ve had absolutely no issues since switching to this setup.

  1. USB 3.0 Hub

  2. MicroSD Card

  3. Flash Memory Reader/Writer

    I previously fell victim to the repeated error regarding the read/write speed after the update back in the July/August timeframe. I can no longer find the article but there was a very detailed article on the subject with recommendations on the best drives etc.

    I can assure you 100% that this setup has worked fine for me without issue since purchase and that even involves having the wireless charging pad plugged into the USB hub. While it’s not quite as big as your drive it’s enough to last months without formatting it.
u/demonlag · 1 pointr/teslamotors

These are pretty good if you need something now. I'm reasonably satisfied with them for the price.



u/sodakas · 1 pointr/teslamotors

Sorry for the late reply - I ordered Left/Right, though I think Up/Up might've been better. In any event, I just recycled a small USB hub I had lying around (, and it worked just fine for both power and storage. I figure I would have to use a hub at some point, since the DVR memory supposedly requires that you connect it directly to the port. I... personally don't see why this is required from a technical point of view, so I can only presume it must be a disclaimer, since they don't want to get in the business of certifying extension cords and hubs.

I hope they announce some details about the memory capacity requirements for the DVR, as that would help me pick out what type of memory to purchase -- in the meantime, I'll just throw a 128GB on it for now and see how far that gets me... Uhh, once I get v9, of course. :)

u/androidzerofour · 1 pointr/teslamotors

I use this 4 port USB 3.1 hub. Works great. I have passenger phone cable, dashcam USB, and music USB on it with one available port. I also like that the buttons allow you to turn off each port individually

u/NoVA_traveler · 5 pointsr/teslamotors

I bought this in October, 128 GB, and it's worked perfectly since. You do have to format it though.

Samsung MUF-128AB/AM FIT Plus 128GB - 300MB/s USB 3.1 Flash Drive

u/c_929 · 3 pointsr/teslamotors

I have this one and really like it so far, I just spray it on microfiber and wipe down

car guys super cleaner

u/thedcp · 5 pointsr/teslamotors

Just picked this one up, works great:

Samsung MUF-128AB/AM FIT Plus 128GB - 300MB/s USB 3.1 Flash Drive

u/senfmeister · 5 pointsr/teslamotors

You can do this for Sentry if you don't mind some tinkering:


I started using TeslaFi two days after I got my car, I wish I'd done that from the beginning. If you want to try it a referral code can double your trial period (to a month from two weeks, I believe).


This USB hub works great for all the stuff I have plugged in:

u/psinha · 1 pointr/teslamotors

The one I use is this. Everything works fine but yes I haven’t tested if charging is slower or not. It may be, but gets the job done for me.

I tested this with my PC and only one of the splits is able to do data/power for sure.

u/NewUserNewMe · 1 pointr/teslamotors

I got a Nomad and I love it. The Nomad pad was extremely grippy and my iPhone X does not slide no matter how fast I go around corners.

I’m not sure if they updated this in the new version, but the original version needed to use both front USB ports in order to turn on (which blocks you from using the new v9 dashcam feature). If you want to use the built in dashcam feature, you might have to get something like get this:

u/Eloquent_Cantaloupe · 29 pointsr/teslamotors

I've seen this recommended on the Tesla Facebook discussion. It depends a bit on whether the color is removed or the material is actually scratched - and I can't tell from the photos.

If the material underneath is actually scratched away you might need some sort plastic/vinyl repair.

If this is sort of scratch mark made by the material being left behind - like chalk or something leaving a mark behind - then I'd clean it with something like this:

u/darthmiso · 1 pointr/teslamotors

I got these for $85 and they fit perfectly.

u/thatazianguy · 3 pointsr/teslamotors

I used this:

Its for Ford, but it works great with the aero wheels and is almost indistinguishable up close.

u/Tomtom0123 · 8 pointsr/teslamotors

Touch Paint
Dupli-Color AFM0360 Dark Shadow Gray Ford Exact-Match Scratch Fix All-in-1 Touch-Up Paint - 0.5 oz.

  1. Used 800, 1000, 1500 Sandpaper to sand down the rims as much as I can to be less noticeable.

  2. Touch up paint with 3 base coat and clear coat to finish it up.

    Edit: watched a few YouTube videos of Tesla Curb Rash repairs and find the one that best fit for you. I watched this guy for pointers
u/Essobie · 1 pointr/teslamotors

This one is great, inexpensive, and can be easily attached to the back "wall" of the center console below the two main USB ports with some double stick velcro:

I've used it for charging 2 phones, a 128GB TeslaCam/SentryCam drive, and a 64GB Music USB Drive for about 2 months now, with zero issues.

u/Hilbe · 6 pointsr/teslamotors

There are some Fit ones on sale

SanDisk 128GB Ultra Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive - SDCZ430-128G-G46

SanDisk 256GB Ultra Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive - SDCZ430-256G-G46

u/srv656s · 1 pointr/teslamotors

Thank you for the reply. I looked on Amazon, I believe I found the right items. If I got the following two items, you believe I'd be good to go? (WRONG USB connector)

u/Circuit_Guy · 2 pointsr/teslamotors

I think it's your SD card. The TeslaCam rpi app runs Linux under a read only filesystem to protect against unsafe shutdowns. I got one meant for dashcam use:

Samsung PRO Endurance 128GB Micro SDXC Card with Adapter - 100MB/s U1 (MB-MJ128GA/AM)

In case it helps anybody:

Zendure A5 Power Bank 16750mAh –...

Price went way up from my purchase. Important to get LiFe chemistry. It's not as power dense as the more common chemistries but holds up to full discharges and high temperatures. The battery helps with instant boots and allows uploads to occur with the car fully powered down.

u/smmnyc · 1 pointr/teslamotors

Yes, it would still work fine. You may be able to find an even smaller one if you don't need USB-C. I saw some folks discussing this one from Samsung. If you search the subreddit for "dashcam" and "flash drive" you'll find some more discussions. I'm sure someone else will chime in here soon too!

u/SD_Enginerd · 2 pointsr/teslamotors

Yep, have the same one, works great. For everyone else a non-affiliated link is here.

u/wingsta · 13 pointsr/teslamotors

Samsung T5 Portable SSD - 500GB - USB 3.1 External SSD (MU-PA500B/AM), Blue

500gb ssd card from Samsung that is just about the size of a credit card but thicker. Used it for a month and it is running strong and nowhere near full.

u/rreynier · 1 pointr/teslamotors

I wonder which one of these products ( would work well with the stock performance rims on the m3. I have some curb-rash going on that I would like to patch up like this.

u/baconoppolis · 0 pointsr/teslamotors

I bought the below Samsung stick so wouldn’t really call it cheap and it definitely meets Tesla’s requirements.
Samsung MUF-64AB/AM FIT Plus 64GB - 200MB/s USB 3.1 Flash Drive

u/Boston_TD_Party · 2 pointsr/teslamotors

I live in a condo, where I won't be able to install a 50A circuit.

I do however have a NEMA 10-30 for my dryer in my garage. I'll use a 10-30 to 14-50 adapter and set my Model 3 to charge at 24A.
Should be good to charge at about 22 miles/hour using the UMC.

Good enough for my needs until I move to a new place.

u/elkttro · 24 pointsr/teslamotors

500GB SSD, $50 off.

Better than flash drives, doesn't overheat. Very small form factor (a bit more square than a credit card).

Samsung T5 Portable SSD - 500GB - USB 3.1 External SSD (MU-PA500B/AM), Blue

u/omnomagonz · 4 pointsr/teslamotors

This. I scheduled a service center appointment to have them look at this and something else. They did a remote diagnostic and confirmed it was a known software issue.

Confirmation FWIW for anyone reading this comment.

I use the Samsung Fit Plus 128GB (Samsung MUF-128AB/AM FIT Plus...

u/mahkus11 · 2 pointsr/teslamotors

I was finally able to find a reddit user to trade so that I'll have two lightning cables for the front dock (I have no interest in wireless charging).

Does anybody have a recommendation for something I can use to split the USB port so I can charge an iPhone while also using the dashcam? I was looking at this Anker unit on Amazon. Thanks!

u/Cynapse · 2 pointsr/teslamotors

Smallest as in capacity, or physical size? I bought this one and it has been working great:

u/TheLegendofBatman · 1 pointr/teslamotors

So it's definitely legitimate, and I'm certain the write speeds are good enough since I bought [this flashdrive from Samsung.]( MUF-64AB/AM FIT Plus 64GB - 200MB/s USB 3.1 Flash Drive

I tried another 4gb flash drive formatted as FAT32, but that too did not work (dashcam icon did not appear when I inserted drive).

u/StetsonG · 5 pointsr/teslamotors

This is a good all-in-one solution if you don't want to mess with a separate drive and adapter.

u/Takaa · 1 pointr/teslamotors

Won't be able to verify until v9 goes out the door and we know for sure. I am hoping the USB splitter will have enough juice to power both sufficiently, and if not will have to just wire up a 12v USB charger that I already have up to the front center console from the rear.

u/acj21 · 4 pointsr/teslamotors

I bought this- it's the fastest and probably the smallest one you can buy:


You can hardly see it when it's plugged in. Works great with the dashcam feature so far, now just waiting for the new Sentry update to push.

u/yazheirx · 15 pointsr/teslamotors

Though it is not "approved" by Tesla, I have used a 50 AMP extension cord to better deal with situations like that.

u/Existence- · 1 pointr/teslamotors

Is a large flash drive better or a high endurance SD card with an adapter?
Thinking of an SD card like this:

u/WonderingTachkoma · 5 pointsr/teslamotors

I bought these and they are great!

ToughPRO Tesla Model 3 Floor Mats Set - All Weather - Heavy Duty - Black Rubber -2017-2018

ToughPRO Tesla Model 3 Trunk Mat - All Weather- Heavy Duty - Black Rubber - 2017-2018

u/redmodelx · 1 pointr/teslamotors

You just have to get another USB stick, but read the reviews to see that write speed exceeds Tesla requirements. I had to get one and went Samsung MUF-128AB/AM FIT Plus...

u/t-poke · 2 pointsr/teslamotors

I have this thumb drive but since V10 I've been getting "drive to slow" messages, so looking to upgrade, perhaps to a full SSD.

I know the Samsung T5s are often recommended here, but the operating temperature is 0-60 C, and I need something that can operate in winter (probably 0F / -17C) as well as hot summers. What's everyone here using?

u/ftpguy · 4 pointsr/teslamotors

I would recommend not getting a thumb drive. It seems most have issues with standard thumb drives. I would recommend a SD card designed for dash cams. This is what I bought:

Samsung PRO Endurance 128GB Micro SDXC Card with Adapter - 100MB/s U1 (MB-MJ128GA/AM)

With this adapter:

VOGEK SD Card Reader, 3-in-1 USB 3.0/USB C/Micro USB Card Reader - SD, Micro SD, SDXC, SDHC, Micro SDHC, Micro SDXC Memory Card Reader for MacBook PC Tablets Smartphones with OTG Function, Black

I’ve seen other folks on here prefer just getting a solid state external hard drive too, someone else would probably have a recommendation for that though.

u/kapsaicin · 1 pointr/teslamotors

Same, cost $5.99 on Amazon works great with the v9 DashCam and the Nomad.

u/LarryGergich · 1 pointr/teslamotors

I got this card and reader with lightning connector. Works great.

Samsung PRO Endurance 128GB Micro SDXC Card with Adapter - 100MB/s U1 (MB-MJ128GA/AM)

Difini Micro SD Card Reader, TF...

u/FuturamaKing · -1 pointsr/teslamotors

For high speeds you can try something like
I use it and it helps

u/Takoman64 · 3 pointsr/teslamotors

Been using this for the entire time I have had sentry mode/dash cam and I ha e never had an issue.

SanDisk 128GB Ultra Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive - SDCZ430-128G-G46

u/daiei27 · 1 pointr/teslamotors

I use an 8bitdo adapter for wireless play and it supports the "old" ps4 controllers.

u/Compulsive1 · 9 pointsr/teslamotors

His forehead.

Just kidding, I don't endorse any violence. Especially since I scratched my own too.

I read that this touch up paint is a good match

u/uhh0hh · 1 pointr/teslamotors


My first purchase last year when I picked up the car. There are a few more options out there but this was the cheapest and fastest back then to protect the floor.

u/thebigbobowski · 5 pointsr/teslamotors

I’m an idiot as well and curbed my back rim on the very first day I had the car. I purchased some touch up paint from Amazon for 15 bucks and fixed it myself though. Looks decent enough. Not perfect but you’d never know unless you’re looking at it up close. This paint matches the aeros pretty much spot on:

Dupli-Color AFM0360 Dark Shadow Gray...

u/jpsnow72 · 3 pointsr/teslamotors

I just bought this one: SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive - SDCZ43-032G-GAM46

Despite just ordering my car as well. I've heard recommendations because of the size/look. It's almost flush.

u/brandude87 · 16 pointsr/teslamotors

I used to have the same USB drive as you, and it also gave me the same error message. Unfortunately, USB drives aren't really meant for constant re-writing, and wear out pretty quickly. What you need is a high endurance microSD card and USB adapter. The "high endurance" cards are designed specifically for dashcams and are made to handle constant re-writing. After upgrading to the high endurance card, I have perfect quality videos with no more error messages.

I'm pretty sure it's not possible to format drives from an iPad or iPhone. I use GUIFormat on Windows to format drives to FAT32.

u/rabidchinchilla · 1 pointr/teslamotors

ok, so like the second one I posted. The triangle in the middle isn't part of the plug receptacle. Well, that is an old dryer plug and to use it you would need a 10-30 adapter. Telsa sold these at one time but I don;t believe they do any more. The alternative would be an adapter like this:

BUT!!! if you were to use an adapter like the one above, a NEMA 10-30P to 14-50, you must manually set the amps on the screen of the car, otherwise you will overload the circuit. The car will think it's connected to a 14-50 (50 AMP) circuit when its actually connected to a 10-30 (30 AMP) circuit. The standard is to only pull 80% of the circuit so you should set the amps on the screen of the car to 24 when you plug in. This would still give you a charge rate over 7 times faster than a standard 110 outlet.

Edit: and to add, I have no idea where to get one of these adapters locally. They do not have a common use.

u/gchil0 · 2 pointsr/teslamotors

Samsung Fit Plus. As a bonus it has a wider operating temperature range than most USB sticks.

I got the 64GB version, but I did have the dashcam shut down once because the drive filled up with sentry mode recordings. You might want to get a larger one.

u/TemptedTemplar · 5 pointsr/teslamotors

Depending on how much rash there is, other users use this touch up pen to simply recolor the bare metal, as it's a near perfect match for the original rim color.

u/jiserrab · 1 pointr/teslamotors

Been using this USB thumb drive since March. Only seen a gray or 1/2 gray video a couple times. I’d get corrupt videos (500kb with no recordings) maybe 6 files out of hundreds that were saved. I’ve never long pressed to disable prior to removing the drive. Once I’ve reviewed the relevant footage I just delete the irrelevant videos and save the others to my computer and return the drive to car and go on recording with an empty “Saved files” folder. I’ve never deleted any files from the recently saved folder.

Edit: TM3 AWD w/EAP since September & currently on 2019.24.4.

Edit 2: so is EAP Enhanced Auto Pilot or Early Access Program? Just reading through and it dawned on me. I’m not part of Early Access Program but I do have Enhanced Auto Pilot.

u/unrevoked · 1 pointr/teslamotors

I have Samsung MUF-128AB/AM FIT Plus 128GB - 300MB/s USB 3.1 Flash Drive and I’m still getting corrupted repeater footage.

u/epheterson · 2 pointsr/teslamotors

There’s lots of options, I’m using this one:

Samsung MUF-256AB/AM FIT Plus 256GB - 300MB/s USB 3.1 Flash Drive

u/KiloDoubleMike · 4 pointsr/teslamotors

I for a 128gb flash drive from amazon for $28.00
SanDisk 128GB Ultra Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive - SDCZ430-128G-G46

u/afterlife19 · 2 pointsr/teslamotors

I've been getting the USB write error more often lately. I have the Samsung 128GB flash drive that's been recommended here ( ) and it worked great for months. Could it be the splitter that came with the Taptes wireless charger?

u/techiewriter · 4 pointsr/teslamotors

I see this one recommended often for the aero wheels and can confirm, It’s a really good match.

Dupli-Color AFM0360 Dark Shadow...

u/thebryguy23 · 1 pointr/teslamotors

Doubt the Model S ones would fit nicely. There are plenty of third party options on Amazon, currently looking at these (they also make a set with the frunk & trunk mats, but more than twice the price

u/blondebuilder · 4 pointsr/teslamotors

I keep my 105lb lab/Pitt mix in my back seat. Sometimes will double him up with my brother’s 100lb Bernie’s Mountain dog.

I use a dog hammock. I’m a clean freak too, so with this, ppf on the door sills, interior sprays and microfibers, and a battery dust buster, the interior stays flawless.

u/camthehombre · 2 pointsr/teslamotors

You put the word(s) you want to hyperlink as [] and then directly after that include the link in (). So like this minus the period between the brackets and parenthesis.

[link name].(

u/Mxbzz · 5 pointsr/teslamotors

Use a cleaner that works for multiple fabrics, and not specifically for leather. Example: Car Guys has a multi-purpose cleaner that is highly rated. At $17 I feel it's a little expensive, but might be worth picking up when it goes on sale:

Same with the "conditioner", I use a multipurpose spray which gives the seats an additional layer, but also makes the seats sound squeaky:

u/Codebender · 2 pointsr/teslamotors

I have this one:

There's a 30-foot version, but they're surprisingly bulky and heavy, about a pound per foot.

Whatever you get, make sure it's actually rated 50A/120kW, there are some on the market that can only do 20A or something, and the UMC will refuse to use it at all.

u/nogberter · 18 pointsr/teslamotors

I read on several forums that this is a perfect match. I ordered, but haven't actually used it yet, so I can't give you my personal endorsement.

u/herbys · 3 pointsr/teslamotors

I actually bought this:

Camco Heavy Duty 50 Amp RV and Auto Extension Cord with PowerGrip Handle, 6/8-Gauge, Includes Convenient Carrying Strap - 15ft (55194)

And carry it in my car when I travel. Has proven useful quite a few times.

u/kushari · 1 pointr/teslamotors

Here's a cool trick that usually works on amazon, and eBay. Change the domain from .ca to com and vice verse. Usually works. Sometimes it doesn't so for this one it's

u/mastre · 1 pointr/teslamotors

Was this the official Microsoft one? I saw someone mention this somewhere, I think it is cheaper than the M$ one, just dunno if it works/works well.

Do I need a USB hub at this point? Since I use DashCam and now need to take up another port. Just want to know what the known-best hardware is if someone knows, so I don't have to re-research it from scratch myself.

u/rkr007 · 2 pointsr/teslamotors

The 500GB T5 can be had for $80 if you wait for a price drop on Amazon. Not shilling for Samsung, but I would say it's worth the extra few bucks for something that will probably be more reliable over years of constant IO.

u/jsm11482 · 1 pointr/teslamotors

You'd need an adapter and/or short extension cord to plug the included mobile charger into. Tesla sells the adapter for $45.

If you get an extension cord, make sure it's heavy gauge and not a cheap POS. I got this 50 amp cord and it's a beast. You'd need a 30 amp cord, though.

u/andy2na · 1 pointr/teslamotors

Day 3 with v9 and no dashcam issues in my 3 (over 100 miles driven and going in and out of my car constantly yesterday).

I have this microsd:

I have a Wemo USB 3.0 with usb C micro sd reader, but it seems they dont sell it anymore. You could likely use any adapter, like this one:

or one with USB c also so you can plug it into your android phone and pull any files you need:

u/hkibad · 2 pointsr/teslamotors

I use this splitter and this flash drive. Just plug the splitter into the car, your phone into one side, and the flash drive into the other.

You can also partition the flash drive so that you can record off the Teslacam and play music at the same time, while charging your phone, all from 1 USB port.

Once I get the Jeda pad, I'm going to plug one of the chargers into the cigarette lighter, so then I won't need the splitter.

E: You could remove one of the ports, plug the splitter into it, and replace with one of the splits, with the other split hidden behind with the drive installed.

u/iProbablyUpvoted · 1 pointr/teslamotors

I tried with this one with the Apple adapter, complained about needing more power. Once I also plugged in the lightning charge cable it worked. A bit clumsy though. iOS 13 PB1 iPhone 8+ has been mostly fine for me, fwiw.

Samsung MUF-128AB/AM FIT Plus 128GB - 300MB/s USB 3.1 Flash Drive

u/ThiefOfCheese · 1 pointr/teslamotors

90% sure it came with this one

Onvian USB Splitter Cable Male to 2 Female Adapter USB A Cord 2 Port Hub for Data Charging Syncing (Only one Port for Data)

u/kampung_boy · 1 pointr/teslamotors

Don't know about wireless charging, but I bought this splitter. One side is for my USB reader/micro SD card. The other side for the included charging dock cable. Works fine.

u/hypoh · 2 pointsr/teslamotors

I have this one coming in. I saw a few posts on here say that it worked well.

u/0r10z · 16 pointsr/teslamotors

Ordered same. They are very good but passenger side curles up when I accelerate. I think any matt not tacked down would in P3D :))

ToughPRO Floor Mats Set (Front Row + 2nd Row) Compatible with Tesla Model 3 - All Weather - Heavy Duty - (Made in USA) - Black Rubber - 2019

u/city312 · 2 pointsr/teslamotors

Format the drive to FAT not ExFAT

Go with this one because I’ve had no issues what so ever: Samsung MUF-64AB/AM FIT Plus 64GB...

u/TheKrs1 · 1 pointr/teslamotors

Have the Jeda. And this splitter to still use the dashcam feature.

Anker 4-Port USB 3.0 Ultra Slim...

After the update recently killed the ability to use both ports in the front my wireless chargers cords are both plugged into the splitter. Works great.

u/songgao · 2 pointsr/teslamotors

Many drives have faster read/write speed in higher storage models. So even you don’t need all the storage, choosing a larger one may still be worth it.

This one for example, is 300 MB/s read speed for 128 GB ones and above, and 200 MB/s for smaller ones.

u/Jsmooth13 · 1 pointr/teslamotors

I use this from Samsung:

All cameras are fine during driving, it’s strictly sentry mode.

u/opiuman · 1 pointr/teslamotors I've never had anything appear ON SCREEN like the X.

Rarely the files don't write properly or have artifacting but I think most people have concluded that is unrelated.

u/CorkChop · 3 pointsr/teslamotors

Bought the Onvian USB splitter cable from Amazon and it allows charging and Tesla cam at the same time.

u/xonk · 1 pointr/teslamotors

You can buy a simple splitter from Amazon so that you have both chargers and the USB flash drive. I'm using one in my Model 3 at the moment for MP3s.

u/3lfk1ng · 5 pointsr/teslamotors

We just put a 500GB SSD in -they are on sale right now on Amazon.

I used this tool (will download upon clicking) to format the 500GB drive to FAT32 in Windows.

u/ChromeDome5 · 3 pointsr/teslamotors

I went with this mini drive from Samsung since the description mentioned it could tolerate high temps. I’ve heard good things on Samsung’s flash memory vs lower end SanDisk.

Edit: whoops, here’s the link

Edit edit: how could I make this a smile link without going to a desktop?

u/dhanson865 · 3 pointsr/teslamotors

depends on if you want best value or money is no object. It also matters if you live somewhere that is very hot or very cold.

The cheapest I'd recommend is the 256GB . It has a 5 year warranty but the lower capacity you get the less time it'll last in a Teslacam usage scenario. The 128GB version isn't likely to last a year in that sort of demanding write cycles. The 256GB might last a year or two.

Those handle some temps that SSDs don't and it's not large so it is less likely to be noticed by a burglar/vandal.

A higher capacity SSD will last longer but you might save money in the long run by replacing a thumb drive every couple of years instead of paying up front for a more expensive drive.

u/eidjcn10 · 1 pointr/teslamotors

This is a common one used by Model 3 owners:

I don't think it's exact but fairly close.

u/indolent02 · 1 pointr/teslamotors

For most affordable, I've heard this is a very close color match to the wheels.

u/montypython85 · 14 pointsr/teslamotors

Order this off amazon: Dupli-Color AFM0360 Dark Shadow...

that’s all I did. A little filling and they look almost new.

u/NIGHTHAWK017 · 5 pointsr/teslamotors

This is the one I saw someone post a few days ago.

Dupli-Color AFM0360 Dark Shadow Gray Ford Exact-Match Scratch Fix All-in-1 Touch-Up Paint - 0.5 oz.

Just ordered one earlier today.

u/ubermoxi · 1 pointr/teslamotors

I bought one that seemed to work. At least the car recognized it.

Sabrent 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub...