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Tesla Model S: Assembly - Mesh Grille - Defrost (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Instrument Panels and Pedals / Assembly - Mesh Grille - Defrost (Remove and Replace)


  1. Remove the top pad for access to the mesh grille (refer to procedure)
  2. Remove the defrost mesh grille.
  1. Installation procedure is the reverse of removal.
  2. When installing the new mesh grille, ensure that all 4 retaining clips are positioned in the corresponding grooves in the carrier before securing the trim clips.

    Assembly - Mesh Grille - Defrost (Remove and Replace) Assembly - Mesh Grille - Defrost (Remove and Replace)

  3. Ensure that the passenger's front airbag is reconnected properly when reinstalling the top pad (refer to procedure)
  4. Follow the proper glove box reinstallation procedure (refer to procedure)
  5. After all procedures are complete, sit in the driver's seat and press the brake pedal to turn on the drive rails. Ensure that the airbag safety indicator light exhibits normal operation: The light displays during vehicle startup, then turns off.


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