Interior Storage

Center Console

In addition to housing an RFID transmitter that reads key fobs and key cards (see Keys), the center console includes cup holders, two storage compartments, and a wireless phone charger (see Interior Electronics).

To open the main storage compartment, pull its cover upward. Open the front storage compartment by sliding its cover forward.

Image with arrows showing how to open the center console storage compartments.

Rear Console

Your Model 3 has a rear console integrated in the center of the second row seat back. Pull the console down to access the rear cup holders, or use it as an armrest.

Image with an arrow showing to pull the rear console down.

Coat Hangers

Your Model 3 has a coat hanger on each side of the vehicle in the second row. Push the coat hanger to release it. Push it again to retract it.

Coat hanger above rear window with arrow pointing outwards


To open the glovebox, touch Controls > Glovebox. The glovebox automatically opens and its light turns on.

Image with an arrow showing the glove box opening.

To close the glovebox, push it upward until it clicks into its closed position.

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

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If you leave the glovebox open, its light eventually turns off.
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The glovebox locks whenever closed and you lock Model 3 using the mobile app, key card, you leave Model 3 carrying your phone key (if Walk-Away Door Lock is turned on), or if Valet mode is active (see Valet Mode). It does not lock when Model 3 is locked by touching the lock icon on the touchscreen.
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When driving, keep the glovebox closed to prevent injury to a passenger if a collision or sudden stop occurs.