Tesla Model S Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model S: Software

Learn more about your Model S and the status of software updates:

  • Get more information about your Model S such as the VIN, vehicle name, and odometer. Touch Additional vehicle information to display a list of the various options your vehicle is equipped with.
  • View your current software version, map version, and release notes.
  • View and install new software updates. Model S must be connected to Wi-Fi to update the software.
  • Customize how often you want to receive software updates by touching Software Update Preferences (see Software Update Preferences).
  • Data Sharing: Allow sharing cabin camera analytics with Tesla to help improve safety features (see Cabin Camera).

To further personalize Model S, you can name it. Touch Controls > Software > Name Your Vehicle located on the right side of the screen below the image of your Model S. If your Model S has already been named, its name displays instead and you can simply touch the existing name to change it. Enter the new name in the popup, then touch Save. The name of your Model S also appears in your Tesla mobile app.

Erasing Personal Data

You can erase all personal data (saved addresses, music favorites, HomeLink programming, etc.) and restore all customized settings to their factory defaults. This is useful when transferring ownership of Model S. Touch Controls > Service > Factory Reset. Before erasing, Model S verifies your credentials by prompting you to enter the user name and password associated with your Tesla account.


     Climate Controls

     Overview of Climate Controls

    Climate controls are available at the bottom of the touchscreen. By default, climate control is set to Auto, which maintains optimum comfort in all but the most severe weather conditions. When you

     Climate Popup

    Touch the temperature arrows on the bottom of the touchscreen to display a popup for easy access to some of the most common climate controls: NOTE: For one-touch access to seat heaters and defroste


     Assembly - Mesh Grille - Defrost (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Remove the top pad for access to the mesh grille (refer to procedure) Remove the defrost mesh grille. Installation Installation procedure is the reverse of removal. When installing the new mesh grille, ensure that all 4 retaining cli

     Seal - Door - Front - A Pillar - Margin - LH (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Open vehicle door, ensuring good access. Carefully release clip (x1) securing top of flap seal to door. Caution: Take care not to damage component(s). Note: Components have been removed in this graphic to aid clarity. Caution:

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