Cleaning the 17" Display

Cleaning the 17" Display

Does anyone know how to turn off the display so that it can be cleaned without sending the menus into a frenzy? | May 8, 2013

Reset the screen, it gives you about 20 seconds to clean the touch screen

David Trushin | May 8, 2013

Use a glove. | May 8, 2013

1) Fold a cloth over several times.
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2) Select our dark-screen app at: and make it full screen. There are no touch points on this page, but the Tesla buttons at the very top and very bottom are still active.

TikiMan | May 8, 2013

I usually just spray the screen with a computer screen cleaning solution, and then reboot the system. As soon as the screen goes black, I then quickly take my microfiber cloth, and start cleaning it.

It would be nice if we did have a special hard-button hidden under the dash to shut down the touch-screen for cleaning (like on an iPad).

jchangyy | May 8, 2013

why can't you just turn OFF the car?

GettingOldFast | May 8, 2013

I use the eyeglass cleaning cloth you get when you buy glasses at Costco --- undetectable on the touchscreen. I guess it's sort of suede-like.

GLO | May 8, 2013

Ditto, i got a screen cleaner pad from Office Depot and the car does not respond. You can use it any time without issues...

olanmills | May 8, 2013

I really haven't had a problem. I just fold up a cloth or napkin a few times.

DouglasW | May 8, 2013

Take two microfiber cloths fold them into fourths, then fold over AGAIN, this will work without activating any apps.

nickjhowe | May 10, 2013

@jchangyy - because as soon as you touch the screen it turns the screen on again.

Shakespeare | June 3, 2013

Reset screen, you will get an extra 20 seconds for screen cleaning.

Brian H | June 3, 2013

Fold the microfibre cloth double. If that doesn't work, repeat.

DouglasR | June 3, 2013

Brian, I've been folding my microfiber cloth until it's too fat to fold any more. My screen is still dirty!

defmonk | June 3, 2013

These Targus cleaning pads are perfect, as they allow you to wipe the screen without triggering it:

They fit perfectly in the little cubby and are leather backed (so the black ones go nicely with the interior trim).