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AutoPilot instructions? How do I turn it on/start using it

Greg R

Member
May 30, 2015
26
12
Bellevue, WA
Feeling a little stupid, but maybe I am just getting old and can't figure things out like I used to be able to. I have an 85D which I am 99% sure has autopilot hardware (purchased in June 2015). I have the software update, new UI etc. Question for everyone, how do I turn autopilot/steering on when I am driving? I know how to use cruise control, but how do I turn on the autosteering etc?

Thanks in advance, Greg
 

S4WRXTTCS

Well-Known Member
May 3, 2015
5,466
6,219
Snohomish, WA
It's turned off by default (in the settings), but you don't really want to turn it on until you've read up on it in the user manual.

The manual on the web hasn't been updated so you'll have to access the user manual from the car.
 

Jgdixon

Active Member
Jul 21, 2012
1,074
417
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Feeling a little stupid, but maybe I am just getting old and can't figure things out like I used to be able to. I have an 85D which I am 99% sure has autopilot hardware (purchased in June 2015). I have the software update, new UI etc. Question for everyone, how do I turn autopilot/steering on when I am driving? I know how to use cruise control, but how do I turn on the autosteering etc?

Thanks in advance, Greg
Greg
Touch the T at the top of the screen and then the release notes at the bottom under your version number.
In any event it is 2 quick pulls towards you on the small steering wheel stalk
 

lolachampcar

Well-Known Member
Nov 26, 2012
5,249
2,825
WPB Florida
Pay strict attention to the cruise control designator on the right of the speed read out and the auto steer indicator on the left. When they are white/greyed, they are off. When either or both are blue, they are ON.

Find a two lane road with no one else anywhere near you when you try it the first time. Enable cruise control as you normally do. After you are completely comfortable, pull the cruise stalk back twice and you will see the auto steer wheel go blue just to the left of your speed read out. Loosen the grip on the steering wheel and feel how the car drives. Give it more leash as you gain confidence.
 

Nevek

Overt Member
Apr 30, 2014
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289
Seattle
It's turned off by default (in the settings), but you don't really want to turn it on until you've read up on it in the user manual.

The manual on the web hasn't been updated so you'll have to access the user manual from the car.

And just in case you need to find the manual in the car, Controls, Settings, lower left corner, Manual. It has been updated for 7.0
 

Greg R

Member
May 30, 2015
26
12
Bellevue, WA
Feeling a little smarter since it wasn't me but annoyed/pissed. So apparently mine isn't working or something wrong. 85 D so it should have hardware. but I don't get the icon in the corner on the right for autosteer, when i look at the release notes it doesn't mention it, and when I double pull on the cruise stalk. Not sure what to do I guess try to get to a Tesla service
 

Discoducky

P100DL, 2021 M3, 3 CT reservations and counting
Dec 25, 2011
3,554
4,565
My mountain
Feeling a little smarter since it wasn't me but annoyed/pissed. So apparently mine isn't working or something wrong. 85 D so it should have hardware. but I don't get the icon in the corner on the right for autosteer, when i look at the release notes it doesn't mention it, and when I double pull on the cruise stalk. Not sure what to do I guess try to get to a Tesla service

Does your car have the windshield camera and front bumper radar? https://www.bing.com/images/search?...47847BABF86719D0673BD1639FAB7AB5B&FORM=IQFRBA

Also, did you purchase autopilot at time of configuration? If both are true it should be there.
 

ilg

Some guy on the Internet.
Feb 8, 2013
132
201
Maryland
Feeling a little smarter since it wasn't me but annoyed/pissed. So apparently mine isn't working or something wrong. 85 D so it should have hardware. but I don't get the icon in the corner on the right for autosteer, when i look at the release notes it doesn't mention it, and when I double pull on the cruise stalk. Not sure what to do I guess try to get to a Tesla service
Okay, you have an 85D. That means you have the AutoPilot hardware. Did you pay to enable the [optional] AutoPilot software?
 

Greg R

Member
May 30, 2015
26
12
Bellevue, WA
okay, back to feeling dumb again. Anyway, I thought it was included. Here is a clip of my purchase order showing it listed (along with Supercharger enabled which it obviously does). I thought it was basically because both are included automatically on new versions so doesn't have price listed?
Tesla Purchase.PNG
 

hingisfan

hingisfan_Mark_V
Oct 19, 2013
1,251
384
Kingston, Ontario
okay, back to feeling dumb again. Anyway, I thought it was included. Here is a clip of my purchase order showing it listed (along with Supercharger enabled which it obviously does). I thought it was basically because both are included automatically on new versions so doesn't have price listed? View attachment 98525

AP hardware is included....SOFTWARE you have to pay for. but you can call in and pay to enable it now.
 

ecarfan

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Sep 21, 2013
19,224
13,875
West Vancouver, British Columbia
If you look at the Tesla website Design Studio page, where you configure the car, you will see Autopilot listed as a separate $2500 option. Based on what you posted, you did not buy that option. You can add it now if you wish, talk to Tesla.
okay, back to feeling dumb again. Anyway, I thought it was included. Here is a clip of my purchase order showing it listed (along with Supercharger enabled which it obviously does). I thought it was basically because both are included automatically on new versions so doesn't have price listed? View attachment 98525
 

ig_epower

Member
Sep 10, 2016
184
201
Oakville
Hey, I wonder if Greg R ever bought that option and if so, does he regret or appreciate the option. I had it on my P85D since day 1 and I love it. I use it every day on my commute to work and 90% on any long trips. I wouldn't hesitate to buy that option again. Now as for the AP1 vs AP2 debate, that's another question.
 

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