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Lost Key Fob

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by SharonB, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. SharonB

    SharonB Member

    Aug 31, 2016
    Fort Lauderdale FL
    We received 2 key fobs last week but they said they didn't have anymore keychains for them and would be sending them to us after delivery. I knew this would be a problem. Sure enough...we lost one of the key fobs somewhere after opening the doors at the mall last night. I like to have two here and was wondering if I need to make an appoint to get another one, or can I order one online?
  2. MP3Mike

    MP3Mike Well-Known Member

    Feb 1, 2016
    I think Tesla has to program them for your car, so it will require a service center visit. I don't know if that is something that can be handled on a drive-up basis or if you need an appointment.
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  3. BertL

    BertL Active Member

    Aug 19, 2015
    Carlsbad, CA
    #3 BertL, Sep 25, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2016
    Yes, from what I've read, they need your existing FOB and MS, so both of them and the new FOB they will provide can be reprogrammed to effectively lock out the old one just-in-case someone tries some unscrupulous thing. IIRC, someone here on TMC recently reported the cost for a new FOB has gone down (amazing, huh?) to something like $150. Call your SvC tomorrow when they open and they'll get you going. Good luck.
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  4. Silicon Desert

    Silicon Desert Active Member

    Oct 1, 2018
    Reno/Sparks Nevada
    I see this is an older thread, but still a good one. agree, except to add that if you don't have one of the fobs for the service center to use, then a new one can still be programmed, but it is going to take longer and you will likely pay a bigger labor charge. Often with a fob for comparison, the labor charge can be waived and that cost is sometimes as much as $75.
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