Tesla Boombox Retrofit on Older Cars Might Be Possible Says Elon Musk
Tesla’s Boombox feature in its latest 2020 holiday software update appears to be the gift that keeps on giving.
The feature allows Teslas with external speakers built-in (those built after September 2019 it appears) to play custom sounds and MP3s, opening a Pandora’s box of new potential for pranks and other uses.
External speakers were added to newer Tesla models to play a sound when reversing, increasing safety for pedestrians to hear silent electric vehicles backing up. Now, with the 2020.48.26 software update, owners with this speaker can now play custom sounds (click here to find out how to set it up).
But what if you have an older Tesla? Will the company allow for a Boombox speaker retrofit?
According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, this may be possible. Responding to queries about installing speakers for older Tesla models without them, Musk said, “Ok, service might be able to do this. Will check.”
Ok, service might be able to do this. Will check.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 27, 2020
Would you be interested in a retrofit option for your Tesla to support the new Boombox feature? As for the actual cost–how much are you willing to pay?
Check out some of these Boombox demos below: