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Tesla Model S: Assembly - Frame - Instrument Cluster (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Instrument Panels and Pedals / Assembly - Frame - Instrument Cluster (Remove and Replace)

Removal

  1. Remove driver side lower dash trim (refer to procedure)
  2. Remove the instrument panel side covers (refer to procedure)
  3. Remove the A-pillar middle trim panels (refer to procedure)
  4. Remove the A-pillar upper trim panels (refer to procedure)
  5. Remove the lower binnacle cover.

    Assembly - Frame - Instrument Cluster (Remove and Replace)

  6. Remove the 2 screws beneath the lower binnacle cover that secure the IP top pad to the IP carrier

    Assembly - Frame - Instrument Cluster (Remove and Replace)

  7. Remove the lower right instrument panel cover (refer to procedure)
  8. Remove the glove box (refer to procedure)
  9. In the upper area behind the glove box, remove the 2 screws (10 Nm) that secure the passenger airbag to the crossbar beam.

    Assembly - Frame - Instrument Cluster (Remove and Replace)

  10. Cover the chrome strips at the base of the top pad and around the center screen with tape.

    Caution: If the aluminum strips are not covered with tape, they may be damaged when the top pad is removed in later steps.

    Assembly - Frame - Instrument Cluster (Remove and Replace)

  11. Gently lift up on the rightmost edge of the instrument panel top pad enough to allow room for a trim pry tool to release the rightmost clip. Repeat this process working from right to left, releasing one trim clip at a time until just to the right of the center screen.

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

    Assembly - Frame - Instrument Cluster (Remove and Replace)

  12. Gently lift up on the right side of the instrument panel top pad (no more than 15 mm) and use a small wedge or other object to prop up the right side of the top pad.

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

    Assembly - Frame - Instrument Cluster (Remove and Replace)

  13. Gently lift up on the leftmost edge of the instrument panel top pad to allow room for a prying trim stick to release the leftmost clip. Repeat this process working from left to right, releasing one trim clip at a time until just to the left of the center screen.

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

    Assembly - Frame - Instrument Cluster (Remove and Replace)

  14. Gently lift up on the left side of the instrument panel top pad (no more than 15 mm) and use a small wedge or other object to prop up the left side of the top pad. Caution: Take care not to damage component(s).
  15. Use a prying trim stick to release the trim clips directly above the center screen.

    Caution: Do not scratch or damage the PFC (printed flexible circuit) when releasing the trim clips above the center screen.

    Assembly - Frame - Instrument Cluster (Remove and Replace) Assembly - Frame - Instrument Cluster (Remove and Replace)

  16. Lower steering column tilt for access.
  17. Release clips (x2) and remove steering cowl trim.

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

    Assembly - Frame - Instrument Cluster (Remove and Replace)

  18. Remove screws (x4) securing instrument cluster frame to dash. (torque 2 Nm).

    Assembly - Frame - Instrument Cluster (Remove and Replace)

  19. Remove instrument cluster frame.

    Assembly - Frame - Instrument Cluster (Remove and Replace)

Installation

Installation procedure is the reverse of removal.

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