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

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Thermal Management / Actuator - Defrost (Remove and Replace)


  1. Remove glove box assembly (refer to procedure)
  2. Disconnect actuator harness connector.
  3. Remove screws (x3) securing defrost door actuator to HVAC assembly (torque 1 Nm).
  4. Remove actuator.

    Caution: Take care not to damage component(s).

    Actuator - Defrost (Remove and Replace)


Installation procedure is the reverse of removal, except for the following:


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