Luckily, the second generation Tesla car-shaped key fob had just come back into stock when I bought my Model 3, so I immediately ordered one and got it in just 3 days.
Passive entry automatically locks and unlocks the Tesla when the paired key fob is within 3 feet. Same with the trunk. Additionally, pressing the top once to lock your Model 3 and twice to unlock; press twice on the front or rear trunk to open them.
This item is simply a thing of beauty compared to regular key fobs. Way-to-go Tesla, making something humdrum rather interesting again. I think the last key fob advancement was perhaps the flip out key.
Coupled it with an after-market silicone sleeve and a quick release aluminum clip gives me an instant key fob with key chain holder. I can easily swap out keys and take it with me as a backup in my laptop bag.
|Tesla gen 2 key fob with silicone sleeve and aluminium quick-release clip|
|Key fob comes in a beautiful box.|
|Front of the key fob box|
|Beautiful little glass black Tesla car shaped key fob|
Removing the car key fob from its slot reveals, not one but two coin battery cells. Awesome that they included two of them, one being a spare - that is some good product designing. Wish some other features of the Model 3 were this well thought through.
|Not just one battery, but a spare one is included.|
|The battery is located under the Tesla. :-)|
Inserted one of the coin battery into the slot making sure polarity is adhered to. Replaced the cover and there you have it, the little Tesla comes to life.
|A Tesla with a charged battery is functional.|
Added the silicone sleeve, which I got as a 2-pack with a blue and black one, added an aluminium clip and I have a traditional key fob chain ring. I like carrying that little thing in my pocket and in my bag when traveling. Super slick and a must-have!