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As the owner of the Unofficial Tesla Tech wiki, welcome to The Technical Thread, the official support location for the wiki.

All questions welcomed although the focus will be on hacking the firmware and hardware, rooting your car, making desired changes to firmware, and solving problems.

I'll do my best to be here but am very busy so may be off and on.
 

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Perhaps it is time to look for a salvage, CCS-1 connector and controller to connect to the traction battery. This could open up access to Electrify America and EVgo for charging. Make it a kit and let Tesla know you've found a bypass for their locked cars. Done right, it could open up the high-speed, CCS-1 network interfaces for any Tesla.

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Seems like Electrify America and EVgo are rather expensive.

When Tesla disables Supercharging, they are taking away a feature of the car which was paid for at original purchase. So root the car and re-enable Sc.

OTOH if your car did not come with Sc or it expired, yours is a good workaround. Another option is ChaDEmo, although that would need to be enabled in firmware. (as root)
 

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When Tesla disables Supercharging, they are taking away a feature of the car which was paid for at original purchase. So root the car and re-enable Sc.
Sorry for semi off-topic, did any S or newer car come unable to supercharge ever? I don't mean zero cost I mean physically unable. Thanks
 

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Seems like Electrify America and EVgo are rather expensive.

When Tesla disables Supercharging, they are taking away a feature of the car which was paid for at original purchase. So root the car and re-enable Sc.

OTOH if your car did not come with Sc or it expired, yours is a good workaround. Another option is ChaDEmo, although that would need to be enabled in firmware. (as root)
do you know of any rooting pros? I have a 2016 tesla 85D that needs supercharging and I am not a computer geek. If so, what's a typical fee for this? Need to know if i should dump my 2016 85D with 20K miles. Wife wasn't happy when supercharging dropped