Dead Key Fob Battery
"What to do when your Model S key fob battery dies…"If Model S does not unlock when you walk up to it, or when you press the unlock button on your key, the key’s battery may be dead. If this is the case, you can still unlock and drive Model S.
To unlock Model S (and disable the security alarm), position the key near the base of the passenger side windshield wiper, as shown.To drive Model S, place the key against the centre console, immediately below the 12V power outlet, then press the brake pedal to turn Model S on.
For instructions on how to replace the key’s battery, see below
NOTE: Unlocking Model S using this method disables walk-away locking. You must manually re-enable walk-away locking after replacing the key’s battery.
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Replace Key Fob Battery
"What to do when your Model S key fob battery dies…"1. Place the key, button side down, on a soft surfaceThe key’s battery lasts for approximately a year. When the battery is low, a message displays on the instrument panel. Follow these steps to replace it:2. Release the battery cover using a small flat bladed tool.3. Remove the battery by pushing it toward the centre of the key to release it from the front retaining clips.4. Insert the new battery (type CR2032) with the ‘+’ side facing up. Avoid touching the flat surfaces of the battery, and wipe the battery clean before fitting. Finger marks can reduce battery life.5. Align the battery, then press the key and battery together until they snap into place.
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