How To Open a Tesla Glove Box With Button or Voice Command and Protect With a PIN Number

By Nuno Cristovao
Open the Tesla Model Y Glove box

Most Tesla cars include a discrete glove box without a handle. You’ll need to open it using a control on the touchscreen.

Opening the Glove box

Model 3 & Model Y:

To open the glove box, tap the car icon (Controls) at the corner of the screen and then tap the Glove box button on the screen. The glove box automatically opens and the light turns on.

Model S & Model X (2021+):

To open the glove box, tap Controls or Quick Actions, then tap the Glove box button on the touchscreen. The glove box automatically opens and the light turns on.

Model S & Model X (2012-2020):

To open the glove box, push the triangular glove box button to the right of the touchscreen.

To close the glove box, push it upward until it clicks closed.

Glove Box PIN

If you have any sensitive information in your glove box, such as your USB drive for Sentry Mode, you may want to consider adding a glove box PIN. The PIN number will be required anytime someone tries to open the glove box.

Keep in mind the glove box is not meant to be used as a safe. It’s possible to manually open the glove box by accessing the side panel of the dashboard and manually releasing the latch. This requires someone to have access to unlock and open the passenger side door.

To set a PIN number go to Controls > Safety & Security > Glovebox PIN. Follow the instructions to set your PIN number.

To remove a PIN number, tap Disable and enter your PIN number.

Forgot Glove Box PIN

If you forget your glove box PIN, you can reset the PIN by entering your Tesla account credentials at the bottom of the glove box PIN screen.

Voice Commands

One of the easiest ways to open the glove box is through the use of a Tesla voice command. Simply press the voice command button on the steering wheel and say "open glove box." If your glove box requires a PIN number to open, it’ll bring up the PIN number display on the screen, otherwise it’ll open the glove box immediately.

Is the glove box locked when the car is locked?

When the vehicle is locked, the glove box is also locked, unless the vehicle is locked through the touchscreen. Using your keyfob, phone, keycard or the app to lock your car, will also lock your glove box. When Valet Mode is enabled on the vehicle, the glove box is automatically locked.

Glove Box Won’t Stay Closed

If you have a glove box that won’t stay closed, this means that the trigger no longer springs back. You can see if this is the problem by manually pulling out the round triggers on the left and right side of the glove box, and trying to close the glove box. If it stays closed then this is likely your problem and they’ll need to be replaced. This is an item that is covered under Tesla’s warranty.

Sweet Move: Tesla Shifts from Creating EVs to Making Candy

By Karan Singh
Not a Tesla App

Tesla has filed four new trademarks recently, according to the US Patent and Trademark Office. These trademarks aren’t exactly what you’d expect from Tesla – they’re not for cars, not for batteries, and not for any cool new software features.

They’re for sweet, sweet, candy!

Candy Trademarks

Tesla has filed 4 distinct trademarks in its filings with the USPTO, for the following four names.

  • Supercharged Gummy

  • Cyberberry

  • Mango Bolt

  • Dog Mode Chill

The trademarks don’t come with any particular logos, art, or renderings, or it doesn’t reveal anything besides the names of the candy or candy-like items. Tesla filed these trademarks last month on June 25th.

While we’re not quite sure exactly what type of candies these will be, there is one thing we can knock off the bat – given how premium Tesla’s food products have been, these will likely include high-quality ingredients with a matching price point.

Elon Musk previously hinted that he wanted to start a candy company, and claimed he was super serious. Given his usual 2-week timeline, starting it 7-years later under Tesla seems fairly fitting. Jokes aside, we hope that the candies will launch sometime before the Tesla van, otherwise you can expect some more jokes on that front.

Tesla is well known for designing and selling non-vehicle merchandise. In the past, they’ve sold a glass decal that makes your window look like it was shattered with a metal bearing, Tesla Tequila, the Cybertruck whistle and many others.

Maybe we’ll hear more about Elon’s candy ambitions during Tesla’s upcoming earnings call, which will be taking place this coming Tuesday, July 23rd.

Tesla Looking to Hire 800 New Employees After Recent Layoffs, Large Focus on Energy

By Karan Singh
Not a Tesla App

Just three months after Elon Musk fired the entire Supercharger team, and laid off many employees at Tesla, the company is now looking to hire 800 new employees.

This comes after many members of the Supercharger team were hired back after their initial layoffs.

New Hirings

Tesla’s careers page now has more than 800 open positions today, and positions go from anywhere between engineers for artificial intelligence or batteries, ADAS testers in local communities, or service and desk employees for service centers.

Most of the new jobs focus on engineering positions, and many positions in Legal Affairs, Business Support, and vehicle software positions have not been posted or renewed. Those sections remain empty, at least in North America.

Tesla Energy Focus

Interestingly, quite a few of the new positions focus on Telsa Energy and its role in the company. There are several positions for supporting the deployments of Powerwall and Megapack, as well as doing further engineering work on these types of stationary battery systems.

Just recently, Tesla secured a $375 million Megapack contract in Australia – to build one of the biggest 4-hour battery banks in the world. This comes just days after the announcement of a $256 million Megapack contract to expand a different Australian facility.

We’re expecting Tesla to bank more towards its energy business – which has really just started getting off the ground with recent factory expansions and new business. Tesla Powerwall also recently hit some spectacular milestones – 100MW in California delivered to the grid, and 200,000 hours of backup power after Hurricane Beryl in Texas.

Powerwall and Megapack are going to be defining features of Tesla’s business – and we hope to see Tesla Solar – both Solar Panels and Tesla’s Solar Roof, also become more available to the mass market, just like Powerwall is today.

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