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Is the newest Tesla Key Fob RFID or Bluetooth?

Kunk

Member
May 29, 2021
42
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Colorado Springs
Hello,

Just a quick question that I'm hoping somebody has the answer to. Is this key fob: (Model 3/Y Key Fob) RFID or does it use bluetooth? Reason I ask is because I want to pick one up for when my Model Y arrives, but my work center I can't have bluetooth devices. Tried googling it and I get mixed answers. Thanks!
 

bluenycom

Member
Feb 12, 2021
155
157
Rancho Cucamonga
I have one and the way it's paired with the car was different from adding the phone as key. Therefore, my guess is it's not using bluetooth.
 
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frankvb

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Feb 29, 2020
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San Diego, CA
It uses BLE, I can see it with my BLE scanner. It also does RFID, you can tap it on the same place as a keycard and it will work. I'm guessing that means you can still lock/unlock even if its battery is empty.
 

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