Charge port unlock feature

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Where and how should I request enhancements to Tesla?
Just twit Elon?? Lol

What's really annoying is my Model 3 not able to detect my key nearby to automatically unlock the charge port when I have phone key in my pocket. If doors and trunk are smart enough to open when my key is in my pocket, charge port should do the same
 

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This is not an issue but feature enhancement request to Tesla

How do I request that?

Bluetooth key works fine to unlock the door but wished it would unlock charge port when I am near the car to unplug it
 

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My understanding is that if the phone is in your pocket, then pressing the button on the connector handle will unlock it from the car. Are you saying that's not the case?
 

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My understanding is that if the phone is in your pocket, then pressing the button on the connector handle will unlock it from the car. Are you saying that's not the case?
Not sure what @TSLA_Model<3 is using, but I use a J1772 with the adapter to charge (since I still have a LEAF as well) and it would be nice if I walked up and was able to open the charge port by pressing it without having to unlock the car or open it with the app.
 

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Yeah charging with the J1772 is annoying. I can unplug the cable easy enough but the adapter remains locked in the car. If I get in the car and hit unlock I still have to unplug the cable before the adapter. Can't unplug them at one unit. It's annoying enough I'm considering getting another NEMA 14-50 installed and leaving the mobile connector in the garage plugged in.
 

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What's really annoying is my Model 3 not able to detect my key nearby to automatically unlock the charge port when I have phone key in my pocket.
This is mildly annoying, but there is a hack. If you do a 'partial press' of the rear door handle, the car will unlock the charge port and you can remove the charge handle in the normal manner.
 

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Yeah charging with the J1772 is annoying. I can unplug the cable easy enough but the adapter remains locked in the car. If I get in the car and hit unlock I still have to unplug the cable before the adapter. Can't unplug them at one unit. It's annoying enough I'm considering getting another NEMA 14-50 installed and leaving the mobile connector in the garage plugged in.
There is a trick that someone showed me. First make sure the car is unlocked so that the port will even allow you to pull out the adapter.
Do a quick press of the handle release button without removing the plug from the J1772 adapter. The partial press of the handle release should trigger the port to release the adapter. As soon as the port releases the adapter, remove the plug and adapter as a single unit.
 

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My understanding is that if the phone is in your pocket, then pressing the button on the connector handle will unlock it from the car. Are you saying that's not the case?
That is exactly what I am talking about

When charge port is connected and car is locked, and my phone is with me, I cannot unplug the charger until, I unlock the car
 

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That is exactly what I am talking about

When charge port is connected and car is locked, and my phone is with me, I cannot unplug the charger until, I unlock the car
And can you confirm that you're using a Tesla Connector, and not a J1772 with an adapter?

@SoFlaModel3, does @TSLA_Model<3 have something not working correctly on his car? Shouldn't touching the button on the handle also unlock the plug from the car, as long as the phone is on his person?
 

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BTW, I am using the nema 1450 mobile charger that came with my model 3

I also spoke to Tesla and they said any feature requests can be made now by clicking on the mic button and saying
Note
Then ur requests
So say:
Note, please make charge port automatically unlock when Bluetooth key nearby
 

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And can you confirm that you're using a Tesla Connector, and not a J1772 with an adapter?

@SoFlaModel3, does @TSLA_Model<3 have something not working correctly on his car? Shouldn't touching the button on the handle also unlock the plug from the car, as long as the phone is on his person?
Of course, I try to unplug by pressing the button the charger but that doesn't work when car is locked
I am using normal mobile charger
 

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There's nothing wrong with his car...this is the current way it works. If the car is SLEEPING you can't just press the button on the charge handle and have it unlock. If the car is simply IDLING it works fine.
 

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And can you confirm that you're using a Tesla Connector, and not a J1772 with an adapter?

@SoFlaModel3, does @TSLA_Model<3 have something not working correctly on his car? Shouldn't touching the button on the handle also unlock the plug from the car, as long as the phone is on his person?
Nope — I posted about a workaround trick. With the car asleep and charging, quickly pull the trunk release and let go. The car wakes up, unlocks, but the trunk doesn’t pop open. Now you can release the charge cable.

One caveat, with recent updates I have noticed the sensitivity is higher and the trunk pops open.

This is a worthy enhancement request for sure!
 

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That is exactly what I am talking about

When charge port is connected and car is locked, and my phone is with me, I cannot unplug the charger until, I unlock the car
I believe that is supposed to be a feature, and to a degree it is a feature that I kind of like. But the implementation has issues.

First, I often travel to the airport and there is a facility that supports EVs, there are probably 50 110V plus in a row to use. So I plug in. Slow charging isn't a problem when you are gone a week. In this case, I want the cable to be locked to my car, so someone doesn't steal it.

But at home, in the garage, I'm not really worried about it be stolen, hence, one of my issues. I DON'T WANT THE CAR TO LOCK AT HOME!!!

If the car isn't locked, then the charge port shouldn't be locked either.
 

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There's nothing wrong with his car...this is the current way it works. If the car is SLEEPING you can't just press the button on the charge handle and have it unlock. If the car is simply IDLING it works fine.
I agree its working as designed.

I submitted feature request to TSLA - that if I have my phone w/me, and I press unlock on my charger - it should be smart enough to unlock it.
 

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There's nothing wrong with his car...this is the current way it works. If the car is SLEEPING you can't just press the button on the charge handle and have it unlock. If the car is simply IDLING it works fine.
I agree its working as designed.
The manual disagrees, which makes it a bug and not a missing feature:

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And folks here, here, here, here, here, and here all reported that you can disconnect the charger using the button on the connector before unlocking the doors.

Granted, there are just as many people (or more) on this thread and others saying it doesn't work. So idk WTF to think.

This post seems to echo what RSavage said about "sleeping" vs "idling". But if it's consistently working for some and consistently not working for others, how does that make any sense?
 
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There is a trick that someone showed me. First make sure the car is unlocked so that the port will even allow you to pull out the adapter.
Do a quick press of the handle release button without removing the plug from the J1772 adapter. The partial press of the handle release should trigger the port to release the adapter. As soon as the port releases the adapter, remove the plug and adapter as a single unit.
Nope — I posted about a workaround trick. With the car asleep and charging, quickly pull the trunk release and let go. The car wakes up, unlocks, but the trunk doesn’t pop open. Now you can release the charge cable.

One caveat, with recent updates I have noticed the sensitivity is higher and the trunk pops open.

This is a worthy enhancement request for sure!
These tricks use to work for me but not anymore. They have become to sensitive. The door or truck will pop if I do. Since I use the j1772 for now, I have unlock every time.