July 9th, 2023
If you’ve ever been stuck using just your phone to unlock a 2012-2020 Model S, you know how irritating it can be.
I made it just over a week of that before creating a service center ticket for my keys.
Since I upgraded to MCU 2 a few months back, my second key had become unpaired and I assumed that’s likely what happened to my first key also.
My service center is about 2 miles from me so I was able to just drive over (with remote starting of course) and get it done after work.
Tesla charged me $24.50 for key fob re-pairing as of June 2023:
Once I picked up my car, the attendant told me that I could always just press both the front and back button on a key fob while inside the car in order to repair.
This was news to me as I was under the impression that the service center had to do it but at least I know that now.
The process to repair a key fob for a 2015 (or any 2012-2020 model s for that matter) model s is below:
Enter your vehicle.
Hold buttons 1 and 3 as shown below:
Continue holding for 5 seconds while inside the vehicle.
Wait and attempt to lock/unlock car to confirm pairing.