How to add and remove keys on Model 3

To display a list of all keys (phones, key cards, and key
fobs) that can access your Tesla Model 3, touch

Controls >Locks.

An icon displays next to each key to indicate
whether the key is a phone, key card, or key fob. Use this
list to manage keys that have access to your vehicle. To
add or delete keys, see Adding and Removing Keys
section below.

NOTE: You can use the same key for more than one
Model 3. 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 3 (by touching the pencil icon), any other Model 3
to which the key card or key fob is authenticated also
displays the same customized name.

NOTE: Model 3 supports up to 19 keys. When you reach
this limit, you must delete a key before adding a new
one.

Adding and Removing Keys

Adding a new key card or key fob:

NOTE: If adding a key fob, ensure the key fob is at room
temperature. Pairing may be unsuccessful if the key fob
is cold.

  1. On the touchscreen, touch Controls > Locks then
    touch + in the Keys section.
  2. Scan your new key card or key fob on the key reader
    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 key reader.
  3. Scan an already-authenticated (i.e. already has access
    to the vehicle) key card or key fob on the key reader
    behind the cup holders on the top of the center
    console.
  4. When complete, the key list on the touchscreen
    displays the newly-authenticated key. You can
    customize its name by touching the associated pencil
    icon.

Adding a new phone key:

NOTE: To add a new phone key, Bluetooth must be
enabled and the phone must have the Tesla mobile app
installed and connected to the vehicle’s Tesla account.

  1. While sitting in the vehicle, open the Tesla mobile app
    and select the appropriate vehicle (if there are
    multiple vehicles associated with the account), then
    touch Phone Key > Start.
  2. Scan an already-authenticated key card or key fob on
    the key reader behind the cup holders on the top of
    the center console.
  3. When the mobile app notifies you that the pairing
    was successful, touch Done. The key list on the
    touchscreen (Controls > Locks) displays the new
    phone key. The name of the phone key is determined
    by the name used in the phone’s settings.

Removing a key:

When you no longer want a key to access your vehicle
(for example, you lost your phone or key card, etc.), you
can remove the key.

  1. On the touchscreen, touch Controls > Locks.
  2. Find the key that you would like to delete in the key
    list, then touch the key’s associated trash icon.
  3. When prompted, scan an already-authenticated key
    card or key fob on the key reader behind the cup
    holders on the top of the center console to confirm
    the deletion. When complete, the key list no longer
    includes the deleted key.

NOTE: Your vehicle requires at least one authenticated
key card or key fob at all times. If only one key card is
included on the key list, this key cannot be deleted.