Tesla Rainbow Road – More Cowbell

Elon Musk likes to play jokes and have fun and your Tesla actually contains a whole slew of Easter Eggs you may not even be aware of. One of them is the Christmas light animation you may already know.

What we are talking about here is the Rainbow Road which was released as an Easter Egg back in April of 2016.

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What Is Rainbow Road?

This feature is activated in your Tesla while driving with Autopilot on. It changes the screen animation by altering the road you are driving on into a multi-colored road on the screen.

Tesla Rainbow Road on Autopilot
Tesla Rainbow Road on Autopilot

It is inspired by the final level of any version of Mario Kart where the road turns into a Rainbow Road.

When you turn this feature on in your Tesla you will also get some music too. Specifically, the song (Don’t Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult.

However, don’t expect Musk to leave it there. He has actually included the iconic SNL version of the song, where Christopher Walken was involved. It became known as We Need More Cow Bell. And it seems Musk has a thing for comedy and SNL, as he also appeared on there himself in 2021.

How To Activate Rainbow Road

In order to activate Rainbow Road in your Tesla you have to do the following:

  1. Engage Autopilot
  2. Pull down on the right stalk four times rapidly

The Rainbow Road will now appear in place of the standard road you are driving on and the song will start to play!

How To Disable Rainbow Road

Disabling Rainbow Road is quite simple, disable Autopilot.

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