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ALL known UI shortcuts...New Master Thread?


Apr 6, 2016
New York
Numbered to avoid repeats...

1. Hold the fan icon to turn off HVAC.

2. Swipe 'Navigate' button down or to the side: if you're at home, directions to work. If you're anywhere else, it takes you home.

3. Tap the battery to open the charging page.

4. With the music tray open, tap the album art to make the window big/bigger/small (3 different positions).

*Alternatively, you can or swipe up/down on the music icon.

5. Tap the speed limit sign or speedometer to adjust AP cruise control (TACC) to new speed.

6. Swipe left/right on the temperature to increase/decrease the temperature.

7. Swipe left/right on the volume icon to increase/decrease the volume.

8. Swipe up on the app switcher icon (next to the music icon) to bring up the last used app.

9. Tap the button on the left stalk to engage the wipers (one wipe). Hold for washer fluid.

10. Tap the on-screen car while driving to zoom out the view of the road and surroundings.

11. Move the right scroll wheel left/right to change TACC follow distance.

11a. Move the right scroll wheelup/down to adjust TACC target speed.

11b. Push the right scroll wheel to initiate voice commands.

12. Move the left scroll wheel left/right - audio track skip back/forward.

12a. Move the left scroll wheel up/down - audio volume up/down.

12b. Push the left scroll wheel - audio play/pause (mute).

13. Press & hold both scroll buttons - soft reboot.

13a. Press & hold both scroll buttons while pressing the brake - hard reboot.

14. Push the left stalk forward to engage auto high beams.

15. Fast triple tap the Tesla icon on the top to bring up the arcade.

16. Tap the time to open the calendar.

17. Easter egg: hold the Tesla logo for 3 seconds. Enter access code "mars" to change to mars surface nav.

18. Easter egg: hold the call icon for a few seconds to reveal "ahoy hoy". Hold it again to return to normal.

Any others I've missed?? Add to the list starting from 19! :cool:


Active Member
Oct 21, 2019
Syracuse, NY
3. Tap the battery to open the charging page.

Is it not faster to hit the Charging Page icon? the battery meter is so small vs. the big lightening bolt.
Dec 26, 2019
Silicon Valley
13a. In Tesla's instructions (as linked by Roadside Assistance), you get to the second level reboot via "Power Off" in Controls, not the brake pedal: Do It Yourself - Model 3

19. Tap the number next to the battery icon to toggle it between %SoC and estimated range (as of software version 2021.24).


Apr 27, 2021
Toronto, Canada
5. Tap the speed limit sign or speedometer to adjust AP cruise control (TACC) to new speed.
Clarification: Tapping the speedometer sets to the current speed. Tapping the speed limit icon sets to the speed limit (plus any user set offset).

Also, holding the right stalk down to the first position for half a second does the same as tapping the speed limit icon.

Kevy Baby

Supporting Member
Aug 11, 2019
Brea, CA
13a ( Press & hold both scroll buttons while pressing the brake - hard reboot.) is incorrect myth that keeps getting perpetuated for some reason and is not a thing.


So, there are three levels of "rebooting". The first two are in the NA Tesla Model 3 Manual.
  1. Restarting the Touchscreen (Page 48) - Hold down both scroll buttons on the steering wheel until the touchscreen turns black. Despite what the manual says, can be done while driving. This is commonly referred to as a soft reset.
  2. Power Cycling the Vehicle (Page 49) - See manual for details - involves sitting in the car for a couple of minutes. I guess this one could be called a "medium rest."
  3. Tesla Model 3 Hard Reset - as described on the Mountain Pass Performance web site. Not for everyone.
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