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Tesla Model S: 'B' Post Trim Panel - LH (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2023) Service Manual / Exterior fittings / 'B' Post Trim Panel - LH (Remove and Replace)

Removal

  1. Open both LH doors.
  2. Remove clips (x2) securing 'B' post finisher to body. Caution: Protect exterior paint surfaces during this procedure. Note: Components have been removed in this graphic to aid clarity.
  3. Using a trim knife release lower edge of finisher and remove screw cover.
  4. Remove screws (x2) securing lower end of trim to 'B' post (torque 4 Nm).
  5. Using trim knife cut adhesive bonding securing trim to 'B' post
  6. Using a suitable tool release clips (x2) from top end of finisher.

    'B' Post Trim Panel - LH (Remove and Replace)

  7. Release and remove finisher.

    'B' Post Trim Panel - LH (Remove and Replace)

  8. Remove remaining adhesive from 'B' post.

Caution: Protect exterior paint surfaces during this procedure.

Installation
  1. Installation procedure is the reverse of removal, except for the following: Note: Clean the affected areas before installation.
  2. Replace any damaged clips.
  3. Apply two runs of suitable sealant to inner surface of trim.
  4. Install and align trim, clean any excess sealant from 'B' post.

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