At this point, it’s obvious that Tesla and Elon Musk are fond of Easter Eggs. Pretty much every new update coming to the Model S and Model X now contains a new and fun hidden feature, and based on the last two, it looks like Tesla is going for a rainbow theme.
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The last Easter Egg was found last month and it changed the animation of the road detected by the Autopilot to a Mario Kart-style rainbow road.
Here are some other Tesla Easter Eggs we covered recently:
- Tesla hid a The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Easter Egg in its Autopilot software release
- Tesla Model S Ludicrous Mode has a Space Balls Easter Egg
- Best Easter Egg ever? Tesla Model S control panel shows James Bond’s (now Elon Musk’s) Underwater Lotus
Now this new one, which is already dubbed the ‘Rainbow Charge Port’, changes the settings of the LED around the charge port to display the colors of a rainbow.
Here’s a video from Tesla owner Kevin Schreiber:
Kevin explains how to activate it:
While car is locked and charging, press button on charge handle 10 times in quick succession. Works on Model S and X.
Sidenote: it might only work on the most recent models, not necessarily just with the latest update. Our publisher, Seth, tried on his early 2013 Model S with the latest update and it didn’t work. Let us know if it works on yours.