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Can you pair a Model X key fob to Model 3?

I’ve searched but can’t find a definitive or updated answer.

I have access to a 2022 Model X key fob (the OEM one shaped like a Tesla sold directly by Tesla) and would like to pair it to my Model 3.

  1. Is it possible to pair a Model X key fob to a Model 3?
  2. If so, can I do it myself or do I have to take it to a service center?
 

jjrandorin

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I read somewhere that once a key fob is paired to a Tesla, it‘s married forever and can never be unpaired/re-paired to another Tesla

Thats not true, at least not for the current versions of the keyfob for model 3s / Ys that we buy but dont come with the vehicle. I 100% know this isnt true, because I paired my old model 3 keyfob with my new model Y, and my new model Y keyfob with both my 3 and Y.

it might be true on old S / X keyfobs for those older (like it is for other brand vehicles) though. I can just say with 100% certainty its not that way for bluetooth keyfobs that have been available for model 3s and Ys at any point... and this is the model 3 subforum, so....
 
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jjrandorin

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I read about the “one and done” pairing here, another thread on TMC

Just reading the OP in that thread, they tried to use an old model X keyfob with a new model X. The new ones obviously pair like model 3/Y (bluetooth LE) vs using the wireless standard the old s/x use which is similar to just about every other car (like BMW / Audi / or any other keyfob from another car one might have had).
 
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I read somewhere that once a key fob is paired to a Tesla, it‘s married forever and can never be unpaired/re-paired to another Tesla
This is quite false. They’re all just programmed to the car. The older cars cannot be programmed at home and require a visit to the service center. I had an older fob from my 2013 tesla that they paired to my 2014 model S.
 

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