Interior Storage and Electronics

Glovebox

To open the glovebox, press the switch located on the side of the touchscreen. The glovebox locks whenever Model S is locked externally, using the key or walk-away locking. It also locks when Model S is in Valet mode (see Valet Mode). It does not lock when you lock Model S using the lock icon on the touchscreen's status bar.

For additional glovebox security, touch Controls > Safety > Glovebox PIN to set a 4-digit PIN (see Glovebox PIN).

Image with an arrow showing the glove box opening.
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If you leave the glovebox open, its light eventually turns off.
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When driving, keep the glovebox closed to prevent injury to a passenger if a collision or sudden stop occurs.

USB Ports

Your Model S has two USB ports located on the front of the center console that you can use to connect USB devices. To play audio files stored on a USB drive connected to these ports, see Playing Media from Devices. You can also use these ports to charge USB devices.

Zoombox and arrow showing the USB ports on the front of the center console.
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Do not connect multiple devices using a USB hub. This can prevent connected devices from charging or from being recognized by the Media Player.
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Power is available whenever the vehicle is considered "awake" The vehicle may be awake for many reasons. For example, when using features such as Summon, or when features such as Preconditioning, Cabin Overheat Protection, Keep Climate On, Dog Mode, Camp Mode, Sentry Mode, etc. are enabled. The vehicle is also awake whenever the low voltage battery is being charged or is in use, during HV charging, when the vehicle is communicating with the mobile app, etc. Leaving an accessory plugged in does not deplete the low voltage battery.

Wireless Phone Charger

If equipped, the Model S wireless phone charger provides up to 7.5W to charge a Qi-enabled phone. Simply open the center console and place your phone in the charger, located on the back of the bin cover. The wireless phone charger uses a front USB port. Your device may feel warm while charging, but this is a normal effect of inductive charging.

Image showing the wireless phone charger.

Model S will charge your phone only when the vehicle is powered on (the touchscreen is on and you are in the vehicle). Your phone will not charge after exiting the vehicle. Model S will also not charge if the vehicle's Battery is discharged.

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Ensure your phone supports inductive charging.
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The wireless phone charger may not work if your phone case is too large or is made of metal. Try removing the phone from its case before placing in the charger.

Low Voltage Power Socket

Your Model S has a power socket located on the front of the center console. Power is available whenever the instrument panel and touchscreen are on.

Arrow pointing to the power socket.

The low voltage power socket is suitable for accessories requiring up to 11A continuous draw (15A peak) or a maximum of 150 continuous watts (180 watts peak).

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Power is available whenever the vehicle is considered "awake" The vehicle may be awake for many reasons. For example, when using features such as Summon, or when features such as Preconditioning, Cabin Overheat Protection, Keep Climate On, Dog Mode, Camp Mode, Sentry Mode, etc. are enabled. The vehicle is also awake whenever the low voltage battery is being charged or is in use, during HV charging, when the vehicle is communicating with the mobile app, etc. Leaving an accessory plugged in does not deplete the low voltage battery.
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In situations where Model S is unable to detect the key fob (low battery, interference, etc.), place it immediately below the low voltage power socket where Model S can best detect it.
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The power socket and an accessory’s connector can become hot.

Cup Holders

To expose a front cup holder, slide back the armrest.

Arrow showing to slide the armrest back.

To expose rear cup holders (if equipped), press and release the cup holder face plate located at the back of the center console.

Arrow showing the cup holder opening.