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How do you lock the car with a dead key fob battery?

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by znib, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. znib

    znib Member

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    I know you can open the car with a dead key fob battery if you place the key fob on a certain spot on the windshield, and start it if you place the key fob in the cup holder, but how do you lock the car if the key fob battery dies?
     
  2. SW2Fiddler

    SW2Fiddler Bannd Member

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    I would reach for my phone and use the Tesla app or the 3rd-party "Remote S" app.
     
  3. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    That's a good question. I'd use my phone as above. I wonder if the car would recognize that the dead fob is not in the car when you walk away and lock up. Have you tried?
     
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    If the key fob battery dies while you are driving and you then park and walk away from the car I believe the car will lock itself in the normal way.
     
  5. gavine

    gavine Petrol Head turned EV Enthusiast

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    What if you don't have the tech package?
     
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    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    I don't think that makes any difference for this scenario.
     
  7. AllenWong

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    That actually doesn't work. I tried it. You can try it too by taking out your battery and trying it. If your battery is weak, then it will work. But not if it's actually dead. To lock the car in that case, you need to turn on walk away lock doors. Then just leave the car and it will lock the doors after a while.

    Better to just use Remote S app to unlock, start, and lock your car. Even cooler if you have it for the Apple Watch.
     
  8. liuping

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    #8 liuping, Jul 12, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2015
    You can use the lock button on the control screen before leaving the car.

    Screen Shot 2015-07-12 at 5.37.02 PM.png

    NOTE: This will lock the car even if your fob is still inside, so be careful. ;)
     

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