TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

Howto Access Tesla Diagnostic Port behind Infotainment

Discussion in 'Model S' started by dack, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. dack

    dack New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2016
    Messages:
    4
    Location:
    Californiaaalove
    I am trying to figure out how best to get access to the Diagnostic Port behind the infotainment cluster. If anyone has a write up on how to get to it, it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you
     
  2. jelloslug

    jelloslug Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2015
    Messages:
    665
    Location:
    Greenville, SC
    I'm certain that all you have to do is pull downward on the cubby below the screen and it's right under there.
     
  3. murphyS90D

    murphyS90D Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2016
    Messages:
    43
    Location:
    Horsham, PA
    Push down on the front of the cubby until the two clips release.
    Pull the cubby straight out.
     
  4. garygid

    garygid Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2014
    Messages:
    612
    Location:
    Laguna Hills, Orange County, CA
    On an older Model S85, like the pre-D models, do NOT pull the cubby straight out, since there are also clips at the back end of the cubby.

    Just push down gently but firmly on the open mouth of the cubby untill the two "front" (mouth end) clips disengage.

    Then, on cars that still have the TDC located there, you should be able to slide your flat hand into the gap above the cubby, and locate the TDC at the far left in that space. But, in some cars with a center console installed, it might not be possible to pull the cubby-opening down without damaging the cubby. So, these cars might have the TDC relocated, probably over to the right side of the cubby and out to the right, possibly accessed by removing the right-side jocky-stick shaped trim piece.

    Also, cars after about September 2015 probably have the "new" style of TDC, not the "old" style found in my late 2014 S85.
     
  5. Patrick W

    Patrick W Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2015
    Messages:
    844
    Location:
    SLC, UT
    Just curious but why would one want access to that?
     
  6. rjcbox

    rjcbox Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2013
    Messages:
    428
    Location:
    NJ, USA
  7. jelloslug

    jelloslug Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2015
    Messages:
    665
    Location:
    Greenville, SC
    How else would you hack the Gibson?
     
    • Like x 2
  8. Patrick W

    Patrick W Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2015
    Messages:
    844
    Location:
    SLC, UT
    I must be either too young or too old but I've no idea what that means. :)
     
    • Funny x 1
  9. ERP

    ERP Ludicrous Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2015
    Messages:
    111
    Location:
    Colorado Springs
    Hint, it's from a movie

    [​IMG]
     
  10. dack

    dack New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2016
    Messages:
    4
    Location:
    Californiaaalove
  11. dack

    dack New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2016
    Messages:
    4
    Location:
    Californiaaalove
    Only time will tell.
     
  12. jelloslug

    jelloslug Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2015
    Messages:
    665
    Location:
    Greenville, SC
    It's a little on the old side and slightly obscure....
     
  13. dack

    dack New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2016
    Messages:
    4
    Location:
    Californiaaalove
    I think you nailed it.
     
  14. garygid

    garygid Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2014
    Messages:
    612
    Location:
    Laguna Hills, Orange County, CA
    The TM-Spy app for Android and iOS (currently fairly well developed, and being tested by some owners) needs to connect to the CAN3 bus there to be able to read, display, and gather, save, and display data, like the Battery Pack voltage and current, pack cell voltages, and pack module temperatures. See the TM-Spy threads.
     

Share This Page