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Tesla Model S: Antenna - Satellite Radio - Liftgate-Mounted (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Infotainment / Antenna - Satellite Radio - Liftgate-Mounted (Remove and Replace)

Note: This procedure is for vehicles built before December 23, 2014. On newer vehicles, the satellite radio antenna is located under the panoramic roof fixed glass (refer to procedure).

Removal

  1. Remove the liftgate glass (refer to procedure).
  2. Disconnect the XM antenna connector.

    Antenna - Satellite Radio - Liftgate-Mounted (Remove and Replace)

  3. Release the XM antenna from the adhesive bond.
  4. Release the wiring harness from the liftgate. Note: Note installed position of components before removal.
  5. Remove the XM antenna.

    Antenna - Satellite Radio - Liftgate-Mounted (Remove and Replace)

Installation

Installation procedure is the reverse of removal.

Note: Clean the affected areas before installation.

Caution: Apply contact adhesive to mating faces if bond has been broken.

Warning: Only use cleaning agents and solvents in a well-ventilated area.

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