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, various chargers (see Interior Electronics), and a rear touchscreen.

To open the main storage compartment, squeeze the latch under the front lip. Open the front storage compartment by sliding its cover forward.

Center console with one arrow showing how to slide compartment door and another arrow showing how to lift arm rest to reveal compartments

Rear Console

Your Model S has a rear console integrated in the center of the second row. This console can serve as an arm rest for rear passengers.

To lower the console, press the button on the top back of the center seat. To raise the console, push it all the way upwards.

Button on back of rear center seat

To access the storage tray and wireless phone charger (see Interior Electronics), raise the cover by pressing the latch on the underside of it and pulling it up.

Rear cup holder in open position


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

Glovebox open
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On RHD (Right Hand Drive) vehicles, the glovebox location illustrated above is arranged similarly, but is mirrored on the left side of the vehicle.

To close the glovebox, push it upward until it latches into the 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 S using the mobile app, key card, you leave Model S 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 S 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.

Coat Hangers

Your Model S has a coat hanger on each side of the vehicle above the rear window in the second row, next to the reading light. Push the coat hanger to release it. Push it again to retract it.

Coat hanger above rear window with arrow pointing outwards