Tesla Model S Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model S: Attaching Upper Tether Straps

If an upper tether strap is provided, attach its hook to the anchor point located on the back of the rear seats.

NOTE: The location of anchor points may not be readily visible but can be found by identifying a slice in the seat's material.

WARNING: Tighten upper tether straps according to the instructions provided by the manufacturer of the child safety seat.


For dual-strap tethers, position the straps as shown.

Child Safety Seats

Position single-strap tethers for the outboard seating positions to run on the outside of the head support. Position a single strap in the center seating position to run over the top of the seat as illustrated.

NOTE: To prevent the single-strap tether in the center seating position from moving side to side, the top of the seat deforms.

Child Safety Seats

Testing a Child Safety Seat

Before seating a child, always make sure the child safety seat is not loose:

1. Hold the child safety seat by the belt path and try to slide the safety seat from side to side and front to back.

2. If the seat moves more than one inch (2.5 cm), it is too loose. Tighten the belt or reconnect the LATCH retained child safety seat.

3. If you are unable to reduce slack, try a different seat location or try another child safety seat.


     Child Safety Seat Warnings

    WARNING: Extreme hazard! Do not seat a child on the front passenger seat even if you are using a child safety seat. This seat has an airbag in front of it. Although this airbag is disabled whe


     Location of Airbags

    Airbags are located in the approximate areas shown below. Airbag warning information is printed on the sun visors. Model S is equipped with an airbag and lap/shoulder belt at both front seating pos


     Speaker - Rear Door All, Front Door Base Audio (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Remove rear door trim panel (refer to procedure) Disconnect speaker harness connector. Note: Components have been removed in this graphic to aid clarity. Remove screws (x4) securing speaker to rear door (torque 1.8 Nm).

     Center Console - 2nd Row - Executive (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Move both front seats all the way forward. Remove the felt tray from the console. Remove the rubber padding from the base of the console and cupholders. Release the screws (x4) that secure the center console.

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