Tesla Model 3 Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model 3: Navigation

Customize how the navigation system works by adjusting these settings:

  • Volume Control: Increase or decrease the volume of spoken navigation instructions by touching - or +, respectively. Decreasing all the way to the left mutes the instructions. You can also mute navigation instructions when a navigation route is active by touching the volume icon on the turn-by-turn direction list.

Note: The volume setting applies only to the navigation system's spoken instructions.

Volume for Media Player and Phone remains unchanged.

  • Automatic Navigation: Provided your phone's calendar is synced to Model 3, you are automatically routed to an event if you get into your vehicle within two hours of an event's start time (if the event on your calendar includes a valid address). Automatically navigate to Home and Work on weekdays
  • Trip Planner: (If available in your market region) Use Trip Planner to plan your driving and charging routes
  • Online Routing: When toggled on, you may be automatically rerouted to avoid heavy traffic
  • Avoid Ferries: When toggled on, navigation routes avoid the use of ferries.
  • Avoid Tolls: When toggled on, navigation routes avoid the use of tolls.
  • Use HOV Lanes: When toggled on, navigation routes include the use of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes. This is particularly useful when using Navigate on Autopilot, if equipped

Note: You can also display navigation settings by touching the settings icon on the map


  • Wiper Service Mode: Make wiper blades easy to access
  • Adjust Headlights: Make adjustments to the level of the headlights

Caution: Headlights should only be adjusted by Tesla Service.

  • Towing: Prepare Model 3 for transporting by keeping it in Neutral (which disengages the parking brake and prevents damage to the rear motor that is caused by wheels turning as Model 3 is pulled onto a flatbed truck).
  • Reset TPMS Sensors: Reset the TPMS sensors after replacing a wheel
  • Factory Reset: Erase all personal data (saved addresses, music favorites, etc.) and restore all customized settings to their factory defaults.
  • Wheel Configuration: Update your vehicle's wheel configuration if you are installing new wheels or swapping them for different ones. This also changes the wheels of your vehicle's avatar on the touchscreen.

Note: Changing your vehicle's wheel configuration can impact range estimates, tire pressure warning levels, and vehicle visualization.

Warning: Only use Tesla-approved wheels when installing or swapping wheels. Using non Tesla-approved wheels can cause serious damage. Tesla is not liable for damage caused by using wheels not approved by Tesla.

  • Owner's Manual: Display this manual. You can also display this manual by touching the Tesla "T" at the top of the touchscreen.


Learn more about your vehicle and the status of software updates.

  • Get more information about your vehicle such as the VIN, vehicle name, and odometer.

    Touch Additional vehicle information to display a list of the various options your vehicle is equipped with.

Note: You can also display some of the vehicle information by touching the Tesla "T" at the top center of your touchscreen.

  • View your current software version, map version, and release notes.
  • See new updates that are available. Your vehicle must be connected to Wi-Fi to start the update
  • Observe your software's download progress.

The yellow clock icon at the top of the touchscreen is replaced by a green download icon when a software update is available, your vehicle is connected to Wi-Fi, and the update is downloading. A yellow download icon appears when a software update is available, but the vehicle is not connected to Wi-Fi. Ensure your vehicle is connected to Wi-Fi to start the download.

  • Customize how often you want to receive software updates by touching Software Update Preferences.

Glovebox Touch to open the glovebox


     Naming Your Vehicle

    To further personalize Model 3, you can name it. The name of your Model 3 appears in the mobile app. To name your vehicle, touch the Tesla "T" at the top center of the touchscreen, then touch Na

     Climate Controls

     Overview of Climate Controls

    Climate controls are always available at the bottom of the touchscreen. To turn the climate control system on, touch the fan icon or adjust the cabin temperature. To turn it off, touch the fan ic


     Cover - Outer Side - Driver Seat (Remove and Install)

    SPECIAL TOOLS Key, Seat Belt Release, Model 3 (1133787-00-A) Remove Open the LH front door. Move the driver's seat fully forward, and adjust the seat cushion height to maximum. Caution: Do not allow the seat headrest to compress the sun visor as it might crack the mirror. Insert the sea

     Module - Steering Column Control - Remove

      Remove Remove the 2nd row lower seat cushion. See Seat Cushion - Lower - 2nd Row (Remove and Replace). Remove the rear underhood apron. See Underhood Apron - Rear (Remove and Replace). Disconnect 12V power.

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