Tesla diagnostic access code
Skip to content. All cars are required to have an OBD2 port by law. There is data in CAN bus. Trying to get repair information from Tesla is difficult as they are not supportive of DIY repair. There is a website to purchase access if you live in Massachusetts or internationally, but reports have been mixed on actually receiving access. The Tesla customer service representatives contacted by your editorial staff were not familiar with the service website and could not provide guidance.
The below list consists of the code, fault message that appears, a debug mode message that does not usually display, and some notes on repair. To enter debug mode, tap the visual display six times and enter your access code. Please do not remove. Car is downloading logs to USB memory stick. Data field shows completion percentage in hexadecimal. Reinsert stick to try again. Service required. Car stops in 2 miles ESS: Almost empty.
Charing restricted to storage level. Resolution: PEM fans replaced. Likely cause — indicative of contactor s sticking open, but not fatal. Moisture in the open contactors may have caused rusting, resulting in this error. Spinning front right wheel by hand after jacking up car triggered the message. Charger seems to be having troubles. A reset from the chargepoint fixed it.
Can show up incidentally without meaning any trouble. Press brake pedal and then select a gear. Service Required. Pulling out ignition key and waiting until car shutdown 15 minutes cleared it.
Also check the connectors or wiring between the fans and the PEM. Only appears in debug mode? Could just be a bad contact . No further issues. Do not charge inside hot garage with closed Garage door. Only appears in debug mode.
This problem appeared to me after a yearly service because the HVAC was overfilled.I have been wanting to write a PC based program in C to pull data from my car so I can analyze my charging and energy consumption data. There are a couple of API's I have found online and have tried to use them but when I try they fail to connect to my car and there is not enough doc with them to trouble shoot. I pull data directly from the CAN buses there are 6. Not easy to do, and all the can bus data is undocumented, so it's a lot of guess and test to find a specific data.
A small portion has been published by a few owners too, but there is some variance with different aged cars as the codes used have changed over time. Depends on what you need. For my projects, I needed instantaneous event data that is not transmitted to Tesla servers or available to any API. Go with python as luckyj said. It is whole lot easier - you are hearing from someone more familiar with and making a living with C.
BigD0g: Tesla Cockpit looks interesting, is this safe as you have to login with your Tesla login credentials?? In addition to showing you stats related to your car on you ios device graphs and bar chartsit let you export all the info into spreadsheets. Entering a token is slightly better.
Even if I trusted the third party itself, they can still be broken into - credentials stolen on input, tokens stolen from their back-end, etc. I know I can just change my Tesla password to cancel any tokens, but that's still not very comforting. To me, the risk is not worth it. That, I wouldn't care about so much I have geofencing setup for my car, so whever it starts up and starts moving I get a text, so overall I'm really happy with it and the site admins are very responsive to feature requests and issues, I'd really like it, but I can definately see luckyj point, however I think it's a long shot for someone to steal the car, but that's just me.
TeslaTap Have you see comma. BigD0g - I hadn't seen the comma. No data is really available on Tesla's OBD port. Most non-Tesla cars have a single CAN bus, so adapters that only look at one CAN bus would miss a ton of data, even if you rewired it to adapt to Tesla's connector. TeslaTap yes, that's why comma. BigD0g How do you find all this great info? Thanks for sharing!!
Those guys were having too much fun in the comma. Yep saw that obrien28 article when it came out a few years ago - an excellent starting point for someone new.
Be aware the Tesla diagnostic connector has changed in newer cars, but the same data lines are available. BigD0g - You want to look for info from wk Jason Hughes. He seems to have done some of the deepest analysis work on the Tesla. I get the sense, to do what you want, you'll need to pull out the MCU and make some electrical modifications so you get unrestricted access to the ethernet bus. The ethernet diagnostic connector not the same and the CAN bus connector is tightly locked down by Tesla since Another project I'd like to do, but haven't found the time.
I'm ok with Linux, but not anywhere near the level of hacking systems that others like Jason are. Yah, I'm very familiar with Jason, he's only a completely different planet from the rest of us, I am actually amazed Tesla hasn't tried to snap him up yet, I still think he's behind the pack upgrade auctions on Ebay, given it's listed in Hickory, NC and he's from Hickory NC and has already swapped his 85 pack to a pack.Here are some of the mostly undocumented technical aspects to the Model S, X and 3 that may appeal to the engineer in us!
Since little of this is from Tesla, assume some data may be inaccurate. The aluminum body only weighs lbs Dream Cars video Dec The Model X is similar.
The Model 3 uses aluminum in the doors, hood, and trunk. The Model 3 fenders are steel, as it much of the structure. AutoPilot HW1. Computer Vision Video by Mobileye. AutoPilot HW2. In addition, the system includes 8 cameras, 12 longer range ultrasonic sensors about 30 feet rangeand front radar.
The hardware is included in all Tesla vehicles produced after October 19, Two levels of optional software are offered — Enhanced AutoPilot, as a set of features that includes AP1 and more. A second Full Self-Driving FSD option provides Level 4 or 5 autonomous driving, once it completed and is approved by regulators perhaps in FSD requires a new processor called HW3.
On the Model S and X, the unit is air-cooled with fans. AutoPilot HW3. This module includes a Tesla created processor that offers far greater performance than the HW2 platform.
It will include advanced Summon when available. These features are not released yet. This increases the monochrome light sensitivity, as color is not important, except for the ability to detect red traffic lights and taillights. Tesla appears to be using a visual field of x at 30 fps. An additional 4 vertical rows of camera not visual data make each frame x SMK from Japan appears to be the company assembling the module.
At the introduction of AP2, the rear camera module changed and has a built-in heating element. The module is connected via four wires — power and LVDS data lines.
Video: Accessing Tesla Model S "Hidden Menus"
The cameras used by the DashCam feature and Sentry mode are in full color. This includes the narrow front camera and the left and right side pilar cameras. Batteries — Primary Model S and X. Batteries — Other, Model S and X. Bluetooth — MCU1 — 3. CAN 2, 3, 4 and 6 are accessible from the diagnostics connector. Ethernet is accessible from the ethernet diagnostics port, but only by service. With current software, it is normally disabled.
Every Model S supports 3G. The hardware does not support LTE in early cars. Contactors — These connect the high voltage battery pack to the car. See our detailed Contactors explanation and analysis. See AutoPilot above for more details. Memory — Vehicles have various types of memory in different modules. With the Ludicrous option, it is boosted to amps from Tesla blog.I tried this on mine and it's asking for an access code. My delivery specialist and service manager won't tell me what it is.
A few google searches turned up nothing. Does anyone know what it is? I'm guessing there's good reason Tesla won't tell you the access code.
Some things are better left untouched. It probably allows a tech to get more diagnostic information about the car and perhaps manipulate things outside of normal paramaters.
It would be used for diagnosing, debugging, and or testing. I'm sure that they would not ever want customers to be able to access this. I don't know the password, but I once sat in a car at a Tesla test drive event where the diagnostic menus were already unlocked. Most of what I saw looked like BMS diagnostics, indicating module voltage excursions and temperatures.
I took a few snapshots:. In general, the more information you have about how the car is performing the more you can adjust your driving to get the most out of the car.
Of course, most people don't want to really grok the car, they only want to drive it with a minimum of fuss, but a few of us would like the hairy details. I wish you could have snapped a few more of the screens. The "Display" screen is interesting because it shows all of the Cellular modem identifiers. This gives me some hope that the cellular modem could be upgraded in the future as they have most likely placed the modem on a separate circuit board module, so they can install the correct one based on the target market for the car.
Brian H, that's what my delivery specialist told me as well about the 4G. He said it's all onboard just pending a contract with the cell carrier. The easiest way to find out is to have a Tesla technician punch in the access code in a production sig and pull up the same screen and take a photo of the screen so we can lookup the IMEI vendor info known as the TAC.
The screenshot provided by sfurman was from a release candidate vehicle based on the VINso it is possible they made a change before production. So Tesla would have to be using an unannounced product from Sierra.
For example:. So when talking to Tesla about 4G connectivity, we should really be asking them if they are supporting LTE. Dev Console "access code". Dev Console "access code" Submitted by joepruitt on Fri, Klaus 19 October, Berlin 20 October, PureAmps 20 October, Brian H 20 October, PureAmps 21 October, Fred Lambert. I support Tesla, but I do not approve of some of their policies. Now if we can only get them to allow us to perform our own maintenance, which involves releasing service info and software as well as sell us parts.
Also, If you purchase a salvage vehicle they will not sell you parts at all. This will have to change if Tesla hopes to become mass-market. Most automakers agreed to follow the state law nationwide and make their diagnostic codes and repair data available in a common format by the model year in order to avoid having state-by-state requirements. FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links.Tesla Model S Secrets and Hidden Features I Didn't Even Know About - Vlog 257
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We finally gained access, recorded data, and decoded a lot of powertrain CAN data in early But there's still a lot more unknown!
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To access hidden screen, press tesla logo on top of display for seconds and a screen will pop up prompting you to input access code. If you have the code, the hidden screen allows ability to limit car speed like the test drive cars plus a lot of other functions. I doubt you'll find anyone who will share the code, and if you do, please do not publish that code in a public forum or give it out.
The service menu is hidden for your own protection and you are not supposed to change any of those settings. You could brick your car, you could compromise the vehicle in some way and injure yourself or others, and Tesla's software likely logs access attempts to this feature.
Chances are that if you try to access the service menu, Tesla will know about it. Oh there's no doubt they will know about it.
It's like jailbreaking your phone. You can do it but be prepared to suffer the consequences. Tesla need to feed their tech heads by giving them read only access to some of the information from these screens.
Imagine how many Teslaheads would just die for an ipad or main dash screen display with some of the detailed inner workings of the drive train and other systems. I think the powers-that-be are smart enough to use some form of two-factor authentication. I simple code will not work. Go back to trying to stick you hand up the soda machine for free drinks and stop wasting my time Anyone know the access code to open the hidden screen?
Submitted by plpham on August 24, August 25, Yes, I'm sure a lot of people know it and they all work for Tesla. TommyBoy August 25, I bet it's "42". The Service Center told me it was "locked up" after someone "hacked" into it AmpedRealtor August 25, Docrob August 25, DonS August 26, I want that screen as my web home page. Register Login.
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