Interior Storage and Electronics

Glovebox

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

In addition, Model X has two charge-only USB ports located at the rear of the center console, and another charge-only connection located between the third row seats.

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You can charge four devices simultaneously using the two ports at the front of the center console and the two at the rear of the console.
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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.

USB Drive Requirements for Recording Videos

One or more features on your Model X requires the use of a flash drive (for example, Dashcam, Sentry Mode that meets these requirements:

  • Minimum storage capacity of 64 GB. Use a flash drive with as much available storage as possible. Video footage can occupy a large amount of space.
  • A sustained write speed of at least 4 MB/s. Note that sustained write speed differs from peak write speed.
  • USB 2.0 compatible. If using a USB 3.0 flash drive, it must support USB 2.0.
  • Properly formatted (described below).
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In some market regions you can purchase recommended USB drives on http://www.tesla.com.

Formatting a USB Flash Drive

To save and retrieve video footage, Model X requires a USB flash drive formatted as exFAT, MS-DOS FAT (for Mac), ext3, or ext4 (NTFS is currently not supported). For use with Dashcam and Sentry Mode, the flash drive must contain a base-level folder called TeslaCam.

Model X can format a USB flash drive for you. Insert the flash drive into a front USB port, and touch Controls > Safety > Format USB Drive. Doing so automatically formats the drive as exFAT and creates a folder for TeslaCam. The USB flash drive is now ready to record and save video footage. Format USB Drive is available only when a USB flash drive (with one or fewer partitions) is inserted into a front USB port. Choosing Format USB Drive erases any existing content on the flash drive—before using this feature, you must move any content you want to keep to a different device.

If Model X is unable to format the flash drive, you must format it using a computer. Remember to manually create the TeslaCam folder (if equipped).

You can also format the USB flash drive with a computer to use a single flash drive for Dashcam, Sentry Mode, Track Mode (if equipped), and audio files. Create separate partitions on the drive formatted as exFAT; for example, one for Dashcam and Sentry Mode (you must create the TeslaCam folder), one for Track Mode (create the TeslaTrackMode folder), and an audio partition.

Once the USB flash drive is formatted and contains the necessary folder(s), insert it into a front (or glovebox, if equipped) USB port. Do not use a rear USB port— these are used only to charge USB devices. Once inserted, it can take up to 15 seconds for Model X to recognize the flash drive. When recognized, icons for Dashcam and Sentry Mode appear at the top of your touchscreen and your vehicle is ready to record videos. You may need to first enable Sentry Mode (if equipped) by touching Controls > Safety > Sentry Mode.

Viewing Video Recordings

You can view recorded footage on the touchscreen when Model X is in Park. Touch the Dashcam icon located in the app launcher or the Dashcam icon at the top of the touchscreen. Touch the menu icon in the top corner of the screen. The tabs display a list of all video clips, organized by location and timestamp. Pause, rewind, fast forward, and delete video recordings as needed. You can also navigate to Controls > Safety > Delete Dashcam Clips to delete all dashcam and Sentry Mode footage, including recent and saved clips.

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Dashcam recording pauses when you launch the Viewer.

You can also view video footage by removing and inserting the USB flash drive into a computer and navigating to the TeslaCam (if equipped) folder.

The TeslaCam folder contains three sub-folders:

  • Recent Clips: When recording, Dashcam continuously saves footage to Recent Clips in 60-minute cycles. Footage is overwritten every hour unless you manually save it. Four videos are recorded for each clip, one from each camera (front, rear, left, and right).
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    Rear camera recordings are available only on vehicles manufactured after approximately February 2018.
  • Saved Clips: Contains all recordings that are saved using Dashcam.
  • Sentry Clips: Contains the last 10 minutes of footage from all Sentry Mode events that triggered an Alert or Alarm state. If storage space on the USB flash drive becomes limited, the oldest Sentry Clips are deleted to provide space for new ones. Once deleted, you cannot retrieve them.

When the USB flash drive runs out of storage space, video footage can no longer be saved. To prevent the flash drive from getting full, regularly move saved videos to another device and delete them from the flash drive.

Wireless Phone Charger

If equipped, the Model X wireless phone charger provides up to 6.5W 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 X 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 X 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 X has a power socket located on the front of the center console. An additional low voltage power socket is located in the rear trunk. Power is available whenever the instrument panel and touchscreen are on.

Arrow pointing to the power socket.

The low voltage power sockets are 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 X is unable to detect the key fob (low battery, interference, etc.), place it immediately below the low voltage power socket in the center console where Model X 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.