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Discussion in 'Model S' started by 1101011, Mar 1, 2017.

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  1. 1101011

    1101011 Proud TSLA/SCTY shareholder since 2012.

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    I am presuming this notice has to do with the battery in my key fob?

    I replaced it three days ago. Still have the message.

    Rebooted the screens. Still have the message.

    Went to the notice and acknowledged by touching the label for "OK".

    Is there some inside knowledge needed?

    Surely this does not entail a trip to the service center, does it?
     
  2. RichardD

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    Check your other FOB..

    just my .02
     
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    #3 mrElbe, Mar 1, 2017
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    I also got the same message today at about the same time. Also get it with other Fob. rebooting screens or power off does not get rid of the warning message.

    Addendum: Just read this on Teslerati
    The last step of the process is to reset the low battery alert that appears across the Model S screens. Taking both key fobs, with freshly replaced batteries, go back to the vehicle and sit within the driver’s seat until the alerts disappear. If for some reason they do not disappear, doing a reboot of the Model S screen will reset the alerts.

    Stay tuned after I replace the batteries.
     
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    And...?
     
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    Just replaced both fob batteries. Walked out to driveway with fobs in my pocket. On approaching the car, door handles presented. instrument panel lit up and Voila! error message disappeared right before my eyes.
     
  6. 1101011

    1101011 Proud TSLA/SCTY shareholder since 2012.

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    OK. Replaced the battery in my wife's fob- she rarely drives the car- which apparently was an original.

    Did the trick.
     
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    Could it be that all brand new batteries might not be good and you might need to get another one?
     
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    Cool. I had the same problem last week. From now on I'm just going to change both of them whenever the warning hits. I also think you have to sit in the car with both fobs after replacing batteries to make sure the warning is fully cleared.
     
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    My error just popped up too. Could you tell me what's the battery type needed on the fobs.
     
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    1101011 Proud TSLA/SCTY shareholder since 2012.

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    This is correct. Car wants to see both have charge.
     

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