Tesla Model S Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model S: Actuator - Cinching (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Closures / Actuator - Cinching (Remove and Replace)


  1. Open liftgate and secure at working height.
  2. Remove liftgate trim (refer to procedure)
  3. Remove screws x3 securing cinch motor to liftgate.
  4. Release harness clip, rotate the cinch clockwise to access harness connector.
  5. Disconnect harness connector.

    Actuator - Cinching (Remove and Replace)

  6. Position cinching motor for access to latch release cable. Release cable from abutment and disconnect inner cable from motor.

    Actuator - Cinching (Remove and Replace)


Installation procedure is the reverse of removal.


     Cable - Cinching (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Remove cinch actuator from liftgate (refer to procedure) Disconnect cinch cable from latch assembly. Remove cin

     Exterior Release Switch - Liftgate (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Open the liftgate to a suitable working height. Remove the applique from the liftgate (refer to procedure). Caution: Take care not to damage component(s)

     Door Assembly - Front - LH (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Position vehicle with clear access to door assembly. Remove sill panel trim (refer to procedure) Disconnect door harness connectors (x3) from dash wiring harness. Supp


     Center Console - 2nd Row - Executive (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Move both front seats all the way forward. Remove the felt tray from the console. Remove the rubber padding from the base of the console and cupholders. Release the screws (x4) that secure the center console.

     Rear Lettering (Remove and Replace)

    Special tool(s) required for this procedure: Supplier Part Number Template color Description Applies to Tesla 1024723-00-A Black

    © 2019-2024 Copyright www.tesms.org