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Screen doesnt turn off unless I lock the car, if the car is plugged in

Screen doesnt turn off unless I lock the car, if the car is plugged in

This is true 100% of the time in my 3, and sometimes in my S
Anyone know how to fix this?
I sware my S didnt used to do this about 1 yr ago

EVRider | February 13, 2019

If the car is charging and unlocked, the screen stays on by design. In the Model S, the instrument cluster display stays on instead of the touchscreen. If you don’t want the screen on, lock the car.

reed_lewis | February 13, 2019

As @EVRider says, this is to let you monitor the charging of the car. It has been this way for a long time.

What is the worry about having the screen on?

bryant8 | February 13, 2019

the screen on the S gets very hot, burned myself learning this, in a few yrs there will be a rash of dead screens. If nothing else it wastes electricity also

reed_lewis | February 14, 2019

If your screen gets so hot that you burn yourself touching it, then it is defective.

A LCD screen backlight can last a long time since it is an LED light. I would not worry about it.

And the amount of power used is negligible compared to propulsion.

jordanrichard | February 14, 2019

bryant8, after what period of time are you talking about that the center screen got hot enough to "burn" you? In 5 years of ownership and going on numerous road trips, I have never once felt any heat coming from the screen.

Pricee2 | February 15, 2019

When not locked the screen goes off when a charge is completed.

EVRider | February 16, 2019

@Pricee2: The screen stays on after charging completes in my current Model S and my previous one, which are always unlocked when parked at home.