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2 Model Ss - How to Keep from Confusing the Keys

Discussion in 'Model S' started by glh280, Sep 1, 2016.

  1. glh280

    glh280 Member

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    I was hoping there was a way to have the keys programmed to work on both cars, but that does not sound possible.

    As an alternative, how do others identify their keys? We will be adding a second Model S to the family (at least for now). I like to have my key as is without anything on it. My wife keeps hers in the Tesla case that came with the car.

    Also, I noticed when we had a demo car that when I press the button on the charger cable the charge port (on both cars) opens. Even if the second one is parked outside.
     
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  2. Fusion

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    You will have that problem with the charge port doors opening.

    You can have the key fob engraved or put a sticker.
     
  3. cjt3

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    I have this silicone fob cover (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KY98S2O/) and love it. It comes in different colors which would make it easy to tell the keys apart (unless both of your cars are the same color). If you want to keep the key mostly as-is, though, I would probably opt for a small sticker on the bottom.
     
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  4. tezzla

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    Just press the port door, it should open without using the charger button (assuming your car has auto-opening ports).
     
  5. ModelX

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  6. RamshakleZ

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    TaoJones Beyond Driven

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    Duct tape. Ok, maybe not.

    Should I be fortunate enough to have multiple Model S, i would have different fob covers for each. Different in terms of tactility. One leather, one silicone. When the fob is in my pocket or it's dark out, I won't know what colour it is.
     
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    I was thinking blue painter's tape. Just a little on the bottom. This isn't even a 1st world problem, it is beyond that. An embarrassment of riches. :)

    Enjoy!
     
  9. JPP

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    We use 2 different fob covers from pete/abstractocean, the silicone sleeve for my older S85 and the a leather version for my wife's S70D. Thus even in a pocket or purse you can feel the difference without looking.
     
  10. sorka

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    Such a first world problem. Sucks to have two :p
     
  11. commasign

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    +1 for silicone fobpockets from abstract ocean. They come in many different colors so you should be able to pick two different enough to avoid confusion.
     
  12. Garlan Garner

    Garlan Garner Active Member

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    Fingernail polish. That's cheap....oh yeah....you have 2 Teslas. maybe you aren't looking for cheap.

    One day...I wish to have such problems.
     
  13. EdA

    EdA Model S P-2540

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    Different key chains for the 2nd key...
     
  14. MSullivan

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    Can't you just get your butler to keep them straight for you?
     
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  15. Reeler

    Reeler 6 Years of Pure EV

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    I have had the same car several times before including two Model S. I always take some touch-up paint and apply it to the fobs if your cars are different colors. Last time I was at the SC, I borrowed some touch-up paint to have them do it for me.
     

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