It’s Tesla’s own Konami code.
Tesla vehicles are just full of surprises. The most recent Easter egg spotted by a curious driver shows the car’s charging plug lighting up in a flashing, multicolored lights.
YouTube user Kevin Schreiber uploaded a video showing his recent discovery of the hidden feature. Before you can activate it, your Tesla must be locked and plugged in. Then you just press the large button on the charging cable ten times in rapid succession. The illuminated ring around the plug will then begin to flash in an array of colors.
Other Tesla owners have since confirmed the existence of the feature, which is present in both the Model S and the Model X and also works on European models, according to redditors.
The charging plug isn’t the first instance of an Easter egg on a Tesla car; in fact, it’s not even the first one to use rainbow colors.
Earlier this year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed that drivers could unlock a feature in Autopilot mode that would show their car driving down a Mario Kart-style Rainbow Road on the in-car display by quickly engaging the autopilot button four times.
Tesla Model S owners who prefer something a little classier can opt instead to turn their car into the Lotus Esprit S1 from the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me. You can activate this trick by pressing the “T” logo on the car’s display screen, entering “007” as the login, and adjusting suspension to a depth of 20,000 leagues under the sea.
As fun as these hidden gems are, it seems like Tesla is just asking for trouble with them. Someone is going to press a random button a bunch of times to see what happens and accidentally discover there’s an ejector seat feature that sends them soaring. Let’s just hope they aren’t parked in their garage when they find it.
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