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    Quote Originally Posted by michiganmodels View Post
    My service tech told it to me. It'd imagine it's in the owner's manual. However, I, like many others, have not read the owner's manual
    I have. But not the latest version after they've patched it however many times.

    My DS mentioned it as well.

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    I've never heard of a 1032 battery. Are you sure it isn't a CR2032? That's a common size for garage door openers and some key fobs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcornwell View Post
    I've never heard of a 1032 battery. Are you sure it isn't a CR2032? That's a common size for garage door openers and some key fobs.
    You're correct - it is a CR2032.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michiganmodels View Post
    No need for a backup 1032 battery. If you have a dead key fob, you can leave the dead key fob in the cup holder, and the car will start. There is a sensor in the console that will detect the dead key fob and the car will start.
    Sooo, does that mean I can swap my car for someone else's P85 when my key fob battery dies :O

    Or is there a unique passive chip in each fob that the console detects?

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    Each FOB is unique, equipped with RFID backup chip inside. This chip is read via proximity reader behind a cupholder's plastic. It is a standard feature for keyless operated cars.

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    I hope the mobile app will help here in the future!? A least with getting the car unlocked...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KBF View Post
    Sooo, does that mean I can swap my car for someone else's P85 when my key fob battery dies :O

    Or is there a unique passive chip in each fob that the console detects?
    Each FOB is unique to the car.

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    Good thing I saw that picture. My rep told me it was over the vin on the driver side, but its actually the passenger side? Or maybe the sensor is huge.
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    When the battery starts getting low, does the car warn you on one of the screens well before you get to the point where the doors aren't opening and the car isn't starting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by brianman View Post
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    Thanx for that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by darthy001 View Post
    I hope the mobile app will help here in the future!? A least with getting the car unlocked...
    But what if your smartphone battery is also dead? How will that help?
    But wait, what if your Model S has no more battery juice left? How will you unlock it then?

    So I was writing the above two lines as a joke and then thought to myself, hey, what if your car runs out of battery and you want to open the charge port?
    You can't from the touch screen, because that's off. Will the charge port recognize your cable if the car is locked? How about a non-Tesla charge cable?
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