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Replacement car keys for S

Jolly roger

New Member
Nov 11, 2019
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1
Saracens head
Hi folks, I have the chance to buy a Tesla S which is damaged, unfortunately it does not come with a key.
Does any one know how to get replacement keys? The drivers door will need replacing any way, does this help.
Sent this to TEG by mistake,sincere apologies.
 

Tam

Well-Known Member
Nov 25, 2012
8,401
7,233
Visalia, CA
Hi folks, I have the chance to buy a Tesla S which is damaged, unfortunately it does not come with a key.
Does any one know how to get replacement keys? The drivers door will need replacing any way, does this help.
Sent this to TEG by mistake,sincere apologies.
Dear Jolly:

None of Tesla cars has any traditional physical key.

For Model S and Model X, a fob must be programmed by Tesla Service Center.

Model 3 fobs, cards, cell phones... can be programmed by yourself without any needs for Tesla Service Center (There's a menu in Model 3 for you to program but there's no such screen menu for mode S and X.)

Good luck,

Tâm
 

boaterva

Supporting Member
Apr 2, 2016
7,562
3,736
Northern Virginia, USA
First thing you want to do is read the manual (paper or in the car or google for a PDF) for some background on any of the cars.

A Model 3 will let you program cars and fobs but you need one card programmed first by the Service Center.

An S or X needs fobs done by the SC.
 

Huachipato

Member
Jul 16, 2019
181
144
Murphy, TX
My car only had one key when I purchased it. I requested a new one through the mobile app, and they sent a Mobile tech to bring a new key and program it to my car. I didn't have to take it to the SC.
 

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