I’m paying to have my September 2019 model 3 retrofitted. Two days in a row I surprised pedestrians in my neighborhood. Once by having to beep, which was loud, and once by creeping by, which scared the person. I wish it could be used on-demand, but oh well. The clincher is Boombox, though. Really looking forward to that!
I have the grill holes, don't have the harness unfortunately. Verified by mobile tech trying to install the retrofit. We pulled up the article stated in the first post of this thread - says SOME vehicles after July 5th - my build date is July 12th. Rats, would have been fun to have boombox.
BREAKING: Pedestrian warning system speaker retrofits available for certain Model 3s made after July 5 2019 through September 9 2020 as this period represents the timing of when the wiring harness was included but not the speaker (all Model 3s built since early September 2020 have the speaker already installed) . Model Ys built before August 14 2020 also qualify.
I’m told the cost is $200US and must be done via service visit or mobile, not by the user as the car config must be updated by a tech in order for the car to recognize it.
Refer to Tesla SI-21-90-001 when you make an appointment to have it installed for reference.
This allows for use of the new Boombox feature in V10 as well.
Thank you Trevor. I'm tired of people being scared ***less in ballpark parking lots after a baseball game when you come upon them and they've had a bit too much to drink. Getting upset because they lost their car and stepping out in front of me. Pedestrian walking rage is real.
I heard a hybrid with PWS for the first time a couple weeks ago while sitting outside at a restaurant. I couldn’t figure it out at first because it had dealer tags on it but was making the sound that almost sounded like bad brakes. Which gave me the idea of the Tesla should make their sound like brakes that are about to go. That is a familiar warning sign for most people
How about screaming, "ON YOUR LEFT," like you are a cyclist. Or in the countries that don't know which side of the road to drive on, replace LEFT with RIGHT, with appropriate translations in other languages. This is much better than "HEY AZZHOLE, GET THE FROOK OUT OF THE WAY!"
Received mine lat may '19, it has the grille at least. Will have to check for the wiring today. Hope it does, cause I'm getting tired of having to do the "Redneck PWS" ...... Windows down, ZZ Top at full volume.