How do you restart a Tesla Model 3 screen?

Is there any way for me to restart my Tesla Model 3’s screen without taking it to a mechanic? I’ve been having some problems with it lately and it’s finally gone totally non-responsive, but I don’t want to pay to bring it in somewhere if I don’t have to.

Answer
Teslas are fun but confusing cars. Luckily, you can follow these steps to soft restart your Tesla Model 3:
  • Put the vehicle in park and close all the doors.
  • Press and hold the brake pedal.
  • While the pedal’s depressed, press and hold both scroll wheels.
  • Keep holding the brake and scroll buttons until the screen flashes back to life.
If this doesn’t work, you may need to follow these steps to perform a hard reset:
  • Turn off the climate control system and fully open the driver’s window.
  • Open the front trunk (frunk), and turn off the car.
  • Disconnect the 12V battery terminal in the frunk with a 10mm socket wrench, and isolate it from the post.
  • Open the back door on the passenger side and fasten all the seatbelts.
  • Release the clips on the bottom of the seats and lift them to access the foam cover on the wire harness.
  • Remove the foam cover.
  • Unplug the wire harness
  • Wait for at least two to five minutes.
  • Plugin the wire harness, replace the foam, put down the seats, and reconnect your battery.
  • The screen should start working!
If neither of these methods works, contact a Tesla repair shop for professional repairs.
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Liz Jenson
Answered on Nov 08, 2021
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