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Tesla Model S: Back Rest Assembly - 2nd Row - Executive (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Seats / Back Rest Assembly - 2nd Row - Executive (Remove and Replace)

  Removal

  1. Remove the LH and RH lower seat cushions (refer to procedure).
  2. On each side of the vehicle, remove the screw that secures the closeout panel to the seat frame (torque 5 Nm). Remove the panel from the vehicle.

    Back Rest Assembly - 2nd Row - Executive (Remove and Replace)

  3. Carefully remove the NVH pad from the vehicle. Note: Ensure that the black portion of the pad faces up during reinstallation. Caution: Do not tear the NVH pad.

    Back Rest Assembly - 2nd Row - Executive (Remove and Replace)

  4. Disconnect the harness and release the edge clip.

    Back Rest Assembly - 2nd Row - Executive (Remove and Replace)

  5. On each side of the vehicle, release the bolt that secures the backrest to the body (torque 26 Nm).

    Back Rest Assembly - 2nd Row - Executive (Remove and Replace)

  6. Release the backrest:
    • Vehicles built before April, 2015: On each side of the vehicle, release the latches that secure the backrest. Pull the backrest towards the front of the vehicle. Note: These latches are inside the backrest and are not visible. Position your hand as shown.

      Back Rest Assembly - 2nd Row - Executive (Remove and Replace)

    • Vehicles built during and after April, 2015:

      On both sides of the vehicle, reach between the seat back carpet and C-Pillar trim panel to expose the strap. Pull the strap straight down to release the seat.

      Strap highlighted in yellow

      Strap highlighted in yellow

      Caution: Only pull the strap from the trunk. Tip: If the strap is not easily accessible, move to the 2nd row of the vehicle. Gently push the outboard edge of the seat inboard to expose the strap, then feed the strap between the seat and C-Pillar so that it can be accessed from the trunk.

      Strap highlighted in yellow

      Strap highlighted in yellow

Note: Before proceeding, have an assistant stand outside the vehicle.

 

  1. Carefully pass the backrest through one of the rear door openings to an assistant.
Installation Installation procedure is the reverse of removal.

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