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  • (cheerful music)

  • - So if you remember the video from yesterday,

  • let's do a little recap on what happened.

  • It won't turn on.

  • Well.

  • Look at this.

  • The window won't even shut properly.

  • Nice way to welcome ourselves home.

  • Car won't start.

  • - Why?

  • That's awesome.

  • - Red-eye from Hawaii,

  • came in, well, now it's around 9:30 a.m.

  • On that same day, I still haven't slept much,

  • I've got to drive to the airport

  • to meet the person so that we can get the Tesla

  • towed back here to the house.

  • So that's what today is happening.

  • What happens when your Tesla dies?

  • Dies? Di-e-es.

  • Here's the tricky thing that they told me.

  • Every day, even though you're not using

  • the Tesla and it's just parked,

  • your Tesla uses 2-5% of its battery usage.

  • What? A gas car doesn't do that. (laughs)

  • If you have a gas car,

  • and it's parked at the airport for 10 months,

  • you're still probably gonna have pretty much

  • the exact same amount of gas as what you had when you left.

  • But, no, for a Tesla.

  • We had 30 miles remaining four days ago,

  • and now it's completely dead.

  • Good lesson learned.

  • Now I get to pay 150 bucks

  • to get a tow truck to drive the car,

  • hopefully they can get it out of the parking garage,

  • and get it back here to the house.

  • But the tricky thing is,

  • you have to get it into neutral,

  • and I can't even get the screen to work.

  • So there's supposed to be some trick

  • to get the smaller battery inside of it,

  • I don't know.

  • So let's go to the airport, let's figure this thing out,

  • this is a first for me,

  • I don't know if the tow driver understands Teslas

  • and how to get them going,

  • basically, like, rip off part of the car

  • and then charge the battery, I don't know.

  • So this is gonna be an adventure, let's go.

  • (cheerful music)

  • All right, so here's the car.

  • Here's what they told me.

  • There is a regular car battery,

  • like a 12-volt battery just like any other car in it,

  • and that's used to charge all the other things

  • just like a regular car.

  • But, in order to get to it, he said,

  • "You have to peel this off."

  • This is supposed to just like come off.

  • I don't want to pull that off.

  • (cell phone rings)

  • Oh, someone's calling.

  • Must be the tow-truck guys.

  • Tow truck is here, they called,

  • said they're coming down B right now.

  • I don't see it anywhere.

  • Da-da-da-da-da-duh!

  • Guys, zero power, zero power.

  • Oh, I'm getting on! Here we go!

  • Front truck, yes!

  • I'm just going to open the charge port while we're here.

  • How do we, let's see how we get into this thing.

  • It's a mystery.

  • - [Tow-Truck Guy] He's filming me on my first--

  • - I won't show your face.

  • Nobody will know it's you!

  • This is a new experience for us.

  • The guy's like, yeah, just pop off the front thing.

  • - [Tow-Truck Guy] Yeah, cause that seems so easy to do.

  • - I'm like, really, you're going to take the whole

  • like batshit off the front, thing off of it?

  • So I just watched the YouTube video

  • on how to do this, on how to take the black cover off,

  • and neither one of, me or the tow guy, could get it off.

  • I mean, I'm not very capable of fixing stuff

  • so I'm not surprised about me, but he couldn't get it.

  • Brrrrrr.

  • This is a Tesla-approved tow company,

  • so I'm a little disappointed

  • they don't know how to get it off of there,

  • but it is tricky, super tricky.

  • Like it feels like we're about to break the thing,

  • so he's going to try to just back up and like pull it out.

  • I don't know what else our options are here.

  • I don't like this very much.

  • I don't know, man.

  • Just kind of a pain.

  • Teslas, we're learning new things everyday.

  • All right, I don't know how he's going get it,

  • but that Ford truck is in the way,

  • so it's gonna be tight.

  • (throbbing electronic music)

  • Looking good, look at that!

  • Wheels off the ground, that's a good sign.

  • Progress here, the tricky part is this truck.

  • He doesn't want to hit the Tundra

  • so he's got to be careful.

  • So tight.

  • Pretty good right there.

  • Pretty good.

  • Pretty good.

  • Look at that.

  • Look how tight that is.

  • Goodbye, Tesla, goodbye.

  • He did it, he got it outta that spot.

  • That's a miracle.

  • That's a job I do not want.

  • Really good, nice work!

  • They put it on these four wheels

  • so that it can just roll on along.

  • Dang, this is intense.

  • My respect for tow-truck drivers worldwide.

  • This is a tough one.

  • There she goes.

  • The Tesla adventure continues.

  • What it's like to own a Tesla.

  • We're learning all kinds of new things,

  • I'm bringing it all to you guys on the blog.

  • This is like our fourth or fifth Tesla video.

  • Just keeps getting more and more interesting every time.

  • They put her on a different truck.

  • Now they're just gonna back it into the garage.

  • Slide it on in.

  • And I can charge it with this cord right here.

  • We should be set.

  • Oh, there's the front thing.

  • Well, you know how to take it off!

  • - [Tow-Truck Guy] Yeah, most people are scared of it.

  • - How'd you do it?

  • - You just have to know where to pry them.

  • - Oh, man!

  • - They're just held with a body clip.

  • - There it is, that's what she looks like

  • with no cover on the front!

  • He's going to try to jump-start the battery,

  • I guess, and then I'm gonna try to put it in neutral.

  • Fun.

  • We made it, you're awesome!

  • (cheerful music drowns out other sounds)

  • I know, it's so dead that it just does the weird flashing.

  • Yeah, this is what she needed.

  • This little guy right here.

  • Get in there!

  • Now it doesn't want to go in.

  • This thing is so mad at me.

  • Just take it!

  • You know you want it.

  • You know you want it, car!

  • Hah!

  • It did it, it took it, it's green.

  • Look how dirty it is now.

  • Aww, all that dirt.

  • I'm (mumbles) sad.

  • I got some sleep, I'm feeling better,

  • but later in the day I've been playing with this.

  • Here's what you do!

  • For all those Tesla owners that are wondering

  • how you take it off,

  • I finally figured it out.

  • So, this is the panel that comes off,

  • right under here there's a lip and right under there.

  • If you pull up on that,

  • it pinches it in a way that comes off.

  • Watch.

  • Yeah, see that?