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Tesla Model S: Assembly - Back Rest - Driver's Seat (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Seats / Assembly - Back Rest - Driver's Seat (Remove and Replace)

Removal

  1. Remove driver's seat assembly (refer to procedure)
  2. Place seat on clean work surface.
  3. Remove screw securing outer side cover to seat (torque 1 Nm).

    Assembly - Back Rest - Driver's Seat (Remove and Replace)

  4. Carefully release outer side cover from retaining bracket and lay it aside with harnesses still connected.
  5. Remove outer side cover assembly.
  6. Remove screw securing inner side cover to seat (torque 1 Nm).

    Assembly - Back Rest - Driver's Seat (Remove and Replace)

  7. Carefully release inner side cover from retaining bracket.
  8. Release clip securing seat harness to cover.
  9. Remove inner side cover.
  10. Reposition seat.
  11. Disconnect seat back rest heater element connector and harness.
  12. Disconnect seat back lumbar support connector and harness.
  13. Disconnect side airbag connector and harness.
  14. With assistance, remove bolts (x4) securing seat back rest to seat base and remove seat back rest assembly and place aside (torque 32 Nm). NOTE: LH bolts shown.

    Assembly - Back Rest - Driver's Seat (Remove and Replace)

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