10 Tesla Easter Eggs That Turn Driving into a Magical Adventure

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  • Tesla adds hidden surprises called “Easter Eggs” to infuse fun and excitement into the driving experience, ranging from games to cinematic nods and musical treats.
  • Back to the Future Tribute: When your Tesla’s range hits 121 miles, you can activate a “Back to the Future” homage with DeLorean references.
  • Rainbow Charge Port: Tapping your charge port after inserting the connector creates a colorful LED light show.
  • Matrix Headlights: Tesla’s Toybox menu allows you to project “Tesla” on your garage door with futuristic matrix headlights.

Tesla’s Easter eggs go beyond mere hidden features; they’re delightful surprises that bring an element of wonder to your Tesla driving adventure! Earthling Automotive has curated a collection of our favorite Easter eggs to showcase. These hidden gems can range from whimsical animations to nostalgic movie references, adding a touch of enchantment to your journey.

While some of these Easter eggs may require a bit of effort to activate, others can be easily accessed through the Tesla menu in the Toybox. It’s important to note that not all Easter eggs are available on every Tesla model, and their availability may change with software updates.

Let’s dive into this list and uncover the magic within your Tesla.

1. Back to the Future: Time Travel with Tesla


Start your journey with a trip down memory lane to “Back to the Future.” When your Tesla’s range hits precisely 121 miles, tap the battery icon on your Tesla app. Your screen will transform into a homage to the iconic movie, complete with references like “1.21 GW” and the famous DeLorean doors.

2. Rainbow Charge Port Light: A Spectrum of Surprise


Charging your Tesla just got more exciting. Open the charge port, insert the connector, and give it a few taps. Marvel at the charge port’s LED status light as it dazzles you with a rainbow light show. It’s a small delight while you wait for your Tesla to power up.

3. Matrix Headlights: Light Up Your World


Tesla’s light show, accessible from the Toybox menu, gets even cooler with matrix headlights. They can project the word “Tesla” on your garage door, adding a touch of futuristic flair to your home.

4. Santa Mode: Santa’s Sleigh on Wheels


Tesla’s Santa Mode brings the holiday spirit to your car. Activate it through the Toybox menu, and you’ll see your Tesla transformed into a Santa sled on the infotainment screen. Plus, it plays “Run Rudolph Run” by Chuck Berry. Perfect for entertaining (or annoying) your passengers during the holidays.

5. Rainbow Road: Mario Kart Fans, Rejoice!


For Mario Kart enthusiasts, Tesla has a treat. By enabling Autosteer and giving your gear stalk four quick taps, you’ll find your Tesla cruising down Rainbow Road on the infotainment screen. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy the SNL version of “Don’t Fear The Reaper” by Blue Oyster Cult. It’s a must-try for SNL-loving Mario Kart fans!

6. Emissions Testing Mod: A Symphony of Farts


Yes, you read that right. Tesla’s Emissions Testing Mode lets you play various fart sounds from your car. Found in the Toybox, you can even activate these “gassy pranks” using your turn signal controls. It’s a quirky and unforgettable Easter egg.

7. James Bond Submarine: A Nautical Nod


For owners of Tesla models with air suspension, you can unlock the James Bond Easter egg. By typing in “007” in the Software menu, your vehicle’s avatar becomes the iconic Lotus Esprit submarine from The Spy Who Loved Me.

8. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Cosmic Reference


For fans of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Tesla has a treat. Rename your Tesla to “42,” and it becomes “Life, the Universe, and Everything.” It’s a nod to the book’s famous answer to the ultimate question.

9. Sentry Mode Rick and Morty: Keep Summer Safe


Activate Sentry Mode with a voice command: “Keep Summer Safe.” It’s a playful reference to Rick and Morty, complete with a storyline where the ship keeps Summer safe while Rick embarks on adventures.

10. Nav Screen Mars Rover: A Trip to Mars


Change your navigation screen to show your Tesla as a Mars rover. While not the most practical feature, it’s sure to impress astronomy enthusiasts.

Bonus Easter Egg: Tesla’s Heartwarming Romance Mode


If you thought Tesla’s interiors were all about cutting-edge tech and sleek design, think again! Tesla’s Romance Mode is here to turn up the heat and set a romantic mood in your car. It’s a delightful Easter egg that adds a touch of warmth and charm to your drive.

Unlocking Tesla Easter Eggs: Elevate Your Driving Experience

Tesla’s Easter eggs are like hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, and they embody Tesla’s innovative and playful spirit. While there may be reasons you choose not to own a Tesla, one thing is certain: Tesla’s commitment to doing things differently sets it apart in the electric vehicle game. So, why not add a dash of magic to your drive with these fun Easter eggs? Tesla ensures you enjoy the journey as much as the destination.

And when it’s time for top-notch service for your Tesla, remember Earthling Automotive. We’re dedicated to maintaining and repairing Tesla vehicles, ensuring they stay in prime condition. Our team of experts is committed to delivering exceptional service, and we’re conveniently located at 615 Bayshore Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94124.

Book your appointment with us today online or call us at (415) 875-9030. Because at Earthling Automotive, we’re not just technology-driven; we’re people-centered, making your Tesla ownership experience even more extraordinary.