How To Activate a New Tesla Key Card

How To Activate a New Tesla Key Card

What is Tesla Key Card?

Key card – Tesla provides a key card that communicates with Model 3 using short range radio-frequency identification (RFID) signals. The key card is used to “authenticate” phone keys to work with Model 3 and to add or remove other keys.

How To Activate a New Tesla Key Card

To add a new key:
On the touchscreen, touch Controls > Locks > Keys > Add Key. Scan your new key card or key fob on the card reader located behind the cup holders on the top of the center console. After the new key card or key fob is recognized, remove it from the card reader.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you reset a Tesla key card?

Resetting your Tesla vehicle will often fix problems with the key card. To turn off the car and start fresh, select “Power Off” from the “Safety & Security” menu. After waiting a few minutes, restart the car and see if the key card still works.

Can a Tesla key card be replaced?

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.

How do I deactivate my lost Tesla key card?

On the touchscreen, touch Controls > Locks. In the key list, find the key that you would like to delete and touch its associated trash icon. 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.

How do you link a key card to a Tesla profile?

To link a driver profile to a key, first ensure you are using your desired driver profile, then touch Controls > Locks > Keys. You can toggle the driver icon to link or delete a key to the desired driver profile. The name of the driver profile appears under the key to show that it is linked.

How many Tesla key cards do you get?

two Key Cards

Model S, Model 3, Model X and Model Y vehicles come with two Key Cards and one bifold wallet for easy entry, operation and transport. Key Cards are convenient for when your phone is not accessible, out of battery or if someone else needs temporary access, such as a valet.

How do you reprogram a Tesla key fob?

How do I pair my key fob? To pair a key fob to your Model 3, go to the ‘Locks’ tab under ‘Controls’ on your vehicle touchscreen. Follow the onscreen prompts to add a new key. Once paired, the key list displays the new key fob, and you can customize the name of key fobs or unpair them.

Can Tesla key card be cloned?

TL;DR: No. You can make other NFC devices act like a different card and register it with the car if you’re already authenticated, but you can’t make an exact clone of a card.

How much is a Tesla key?

The Tesla store sells key cards for $25. You have to be able to unlock the car to pair the car to the key though. The car comes with two card keys – and you can program up to maybe a dozen cellphones to open it.

Is Tesla key card waterproof?

While Key Fobs enable useful features like passive entry, walk-away door lock, and automatic frunk/trunk, Key Cards are 100% waterproof, fit in a wallet, and never need a battery replacement .

Can phones deactivate key cards?

One common myth about magnetic stripe keys is that they can be deactivated by cell phones. However, this is not true. Magnetic stripe keys can be demagnetized by strong magnets, but cell phones do not emit a strong enough magnetic field to affect them.