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How to Set Up and Change Batteries on the Tesla Model X Key FOB

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Tesla has paid a lot of attention to the esthetics of the Tesla Model X but sometimes it's the little things that really impacts the user experience.  One of the nice innovations of the Tesla Model X is its wireless key FOB which uses Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy to enable proximity sensing for automatic door opening and locking.  However, it can be a frustrating experience trying to even get your hands on and set up the key FOB.

The Tesla Model X's key FOB is kept in the 'X Box', which is fancy cube given to each new Tesla owner.

The key FOB is surprisingly very hard to take out of its packaging given the curved edges of its Tesla car shape doesn't provide any grip for your fingers to pull the key FOB out of its extremely tight fit inside the box's cushioning.

The box has some limited, hard to understand graphics instructions on how to open the key FOB to add the key chain or exchange the battery.

You'll first need to use the plastic lever to twist open the key FOB's bottom cover.

Once the cover is off, you can string through the keychain's loop string which is not as easy as it looks.

Given using key FOB is a key part of the initial user experience, setting up the Tesla Model X's key FOB was unnecessarily difficult.  The user would have been better served by Tesla to have they keychain already installed or a much easier setup process. 

 

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