Managing Keys

To display a list of all keys that can access your Model X, touch Controls > Locks. An icon displays next to each key to indicate whether the key is a phone key, key card, or key fob. Use this list to manage keys that have access to your Model X.

Model X supports up to 19 keys. When you reach this limit, you must delete a key before adding a new one.

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You can use the same key for more than one Model X. This prevents you from having to deal with multiple keys when you switch vehicles. If you customize the name of an authenticated key card or key fob on one Model X (by touching the pencil icon), any other Model X to which the key card or key fob is authenticated also displays the changed name.
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If you are leasing your vehicle, contact your leasing company to add or remove keys.

Adding and Removing Keys

To add a new key:

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When adding a key fob, ensure it is at room temperature. Pairing a key fob that is very cold can be unsuccessful.
  1. On the touchscreen, touch Controls > Locks > Keys > Add Key.
  2. Scan your new key card or key fob on the card reader located on the wireless phone charger. To scan the key fob:
    • Place it at the top of the left phone charger, against the center divider.
    • Point the front of the key fob to the left.
    • Swipe downwards (as shown in the image).
    When you hear a chime and the new key is recognized, remove it from the card reader.
    Key fob on left quadrant in lower right corner
  3. Scan a key card or key fob that has already been paired to the vehicle to confirm new key pairing.
  4. When complete, the key list includes the new key. Touch the associated pencil icon to customize the name of the key.

Removing a key:

When you no longer want a key to access Model X (for example, you lost your phone or key card, etc.), follow these steps to remove it.

  1. On the touchscreen, touch Controls > Locks.
  2. In the key list, find the key that you would like to delete and touch its associated trash icon.
  3. When prompted, scan an authenticated key on the card reader to confirm the deletion. When complete, the key list no longer includes the deleted key.
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Model X requires at least one authenticated key card or key fob at all times. If only one key card remains on the key list, you cannot delete it.

Replacing Key cards

If you lose a key card, you can purchase replacement ones on the Tesla Shop. When ready to pair, simply follow the steps in Adding and Removing Keys. Remember to remove your old key cards from Controls > Locks > Keys for security purposes.

In the event you lose both keys cards, schedule a service appointment through the mobile app to replace and pair them.