TechRepublic article T6: How to use manual switches on your Tesla Model S manual.
A manual switch is a mechanical switch that controls a thermostatic system.
They’re commonly used to adjust a thermo-control unit (such as the car’s air conditioning), but in the past they’ve also been used for other functions.
Tesla Model X manual switches, for instance, are used to automatically lock your door to prevent theft.
Here’s how to get your Tesla Manual Switch working with the Model 3.
T6s and T6+ manual switches are identical to the Model S and Model X manuals, but the T6 is easier to read and understand.
Here are the main differences: Model 3 manual switches have an arrow and a triangle.
Model S manuals have a single arrow and two triangles.
Model T manuals have three arrows and four triangles.
If you have a Model S or Model X with manual switches installed, you can use the T-series manual switches to adjust the thermostats on the Model X, but you must first switch to manual mode.
Here is a handy chart that shows which manual switches you should use: T6 Manuals T6 T6 Plus Manuals Model 3 Manuals Manuals for Model S Model X Model 3 Plus Manual in the same room as your Model 3T manual switches in the other room as a Model 3 T6 + Manual T6 in the middle of your Model S + Model X + Model 3 in the center of your car Model 3 Model 3 + Model S Manual T4 in the backseat of your Tesla car.
Model 3 manuals have an X button and an L button.
Model 2 manual switches do not have an L. Model 4 manual switches and Model 3s manual switches don’t have an I. Model 5 manual switches only have a T button and a L button, so they only work on the X model.
Model 6 manual switches use the same design as the Model 2.
Model 7 manual switches work on all three models of Model 3 and Model S. Manual switches for the Model 4 and the Model 5 can be found at Best Buy, Amazon, and Home Depot.
Model A manual switches can be purchased at Target and Best Buy.
T7 Manuals and Model 5 Manuals The Model 7 Manuals manual switch, pictured above, can be used on the T7.
The Model 3, 4, and 5 manual switch are identical, and they can be combined for the best thermostatically-adjustable temperature.
T5 Manuals When using a T5 manual switch for the T5, you’ll want to be careful not to accidentally turn on the thermo knob too much, as that can cause the thermos to go above 90 degrees and possibly melt the switch.
To use a T6 or T6plus manual switch on your Model 7, first switch your thermostator to manual, then flip it to automatic mode.
When you’re done, you should see the thermometer reading above 90°F and the manual setting shown below.
Model 8 Manuals While the T8 manual switch can be useful on the M8, it won’t be a replacement for a T7 manual switch.
The T8 will only work with the M9.
Model 9 manual switches may not work on your T9.