How To Open A Tesla Model S Without A Battery
Jul 29,2022 | Chloe Lacour
Although we generally try to be attentive, sometimes we forget to switch off our low beam lights, a flashing light, or leave the radio on. However, if you are in this situation, you risk finding yourself in the morning with your Tesla Model S which has run out of battery, and therefore the central locking no longer works. Normally, you should be able to unlock it quite simply using your key, however, this does not always work We will learn precisely in this article how to open a Tesla Model S without a battery. To do this, first, we explain how to open the trunk of your car, then, how to open the hood, and, finally, how to open a Tesla Model S without a battery.
HOW TO OPEN THE TRUNK OF A TESLA MODEL S WITHOUT A BATTERY?
So let's start our article with the opening of your Tesla Model S which has no more battery by going through the trunk of it. Indeed, in the event that you no longer have a battery, you will unfortunately not be able to use the central locking of your car, on a certain number of series, the key will not be enough for you to unlock manually either. your doors. If this is the case, one of the only alternatives to gain access to the interior of your Tesla Model S, open your hood, and replace or charge your battery, will be to go through the trunk of it. To do this, you will have to check if your Tesla Model S is equipped with the “hidden” trunk lock, some finishes and some years are not equipped with it. Stand in front of your trunk, and look around the handle of it, you should be able to find a small hatch behind which is hidden the mechanical lock in which you can put and turn your key. Once this is done, you can open the trunk of your Tesla Model S without a battery and have access to the interior of your vehicle and unlock your bonnet. If you are ever unable to fold the rear seat of your Tesla Model S, do not hesitate to read our article which will teach you how to do this.
HOW TO OPEN THE HOOD OF A TESLA MODEL S WITHOUT A BATTERY?
The second solution to open your Tesla Model S which has no more battery is that open your engine compartment and thus charge the battery or change it with a new battery that you have purchased. Since you cannot have access to the passenger compartment of your car, you will only have one method to unlock the hood of your Tesla Model S, you need to put the car on jack stands, perhaps drop the front bumper of the latter and identify the bonnet lock cables. Once located, you will have to activate them to open the hood of your Tesla Model S and have access to your battery.
HOW TO OPEN THE DOOR OF A TESLA MODEL S WITHOUT A BATTERY?
Now we are really going to focus on opening the door of your Tesla Model S which has no more battery. Here are the 3 most basic ways to do it that will save you from having to go to a convenience store and save money.
OPENING THE DOOR OF YOUR TESLA MODEL S VIA THE KEY
The first technique may seem childish, however, to open your Tesla Model S which has no more battery, the key turns out to be your best friend. You can generally have at least one mechanical lock on the driver's door of your automobile, on some models you will find a second on the passenger side. You have certainly already located and tried to open your Tesla Model S with these locks, however, note that some locks work a little differently. To open the door of your Tesla Model S which has run out of battery, you must turn the key in the lock and at the same time try to pull the door handle. Repeat this procedure if it does not work on the first door on the second one, if it still does not work, go to the next step of this article.
TRYING TO RECHARGE YOUR TESLA MODEL S BATTERY
This solution is not feasible on all Tesla Model S, in fact, for you to be able to perform this method you will either need to be able to access the trunk of your Tesla Model S and have a cigarette lighter socket inside it or have the possibility of putting your Tesla Model S on candles and accessing the electrical cables through the engine shoe of this one.
Whichever technique you choose, you will need to strip or disconnect the cables and connect a battery charger to it, or else use clamps to transfer the current from another car.
BREAK A WINDOW OF YOUR TESLA MODEL S
Finally, last procedure but not the easiest, nor the least expensive, you will be able to break a window to open your Tesla Model S which has no more battery. Admittedly, this procedure will force you to pay the glass breakage deductible or buy a window yourself and install it, however, it has the advantage of being quick. On the other hand, think about your insurance before realizing it, take a look at your contract, and choose the window you want to break because in most cases the smallest panes are more expensive and more difficult to install than the large ones.