Restarting the Touchscreen or Instrument Panel

You can restart your touchscreen if it is unresponsive or demonstrates unusual behavior.

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Note
To ensure the safety of occupants as well as other road users, restart the touchscreen only when the vehicle is in Park.
  1. Shift into Park.
  2. Hold down both scroll buttons on the steering yoke (or steering wheel) until the touchscreen turns black. Pressing the brake pedal while holding down the scroll buttons does not have any impact and is not required.
    Steering yoke with zoombox of up arrows pointing at the left and right scroll buttons.
  3. After a few seconds, the Tesla logo appears. Wait approximately 30 seconds for the touchscreen to restart. If the touchscreen is still unresponsive or demonstrating unusual behavior after a few minutes, try power cycling the vehicle (if possible). See Power Cycling the Vehicle.
Informational PurposesAn informational icon, calling your attention
Note
Restarting the touchscreen also activates the drive mode selector on the center console.
Informational PurposesAn informational icon, calling your attention
Note
Pressing the scroll buttons only restarts the touchscreen. It does not restart any other vehicle component and does not power Model X off and on.