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Tesla Model S: Bumper Assembly - Front (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Body / Bumper Assembly - Front (Remove and Replace)

Warning: If the 12V power supply is disconnected, do not attempt to open any doors with door glass in closed position. Failure to follow this instruction could result in door glass shatter.

Note: Before disconnecting the 12V power supply, ensure that the driver's door window is fully open. Failure to follow this instruction could result in vehicle lockout.

Removal

  1. Disconnect 12V power.
    • Rear wheel drive (RWD): Refer to procedure.
    • Dual Motor: Refer to procedure.
  2. Remove the front fascia assembly for access (refer to procedure).
  3. If installed, remove the plastic rivets (x3) that secure the knee support foam to the front bumper. Remove the knee support foam.

    Bumper Assembly - Front (Remove and Replace)

  4. If equipped, remove the bolts (x4) that secure both horn brackets to the bumper carrier and tie the horns aside (torque 11 Nm).

    Bumper Assembly - Front (Remove and Replace)

  5. Remove the plastic rivets (x3) that secure the foam to the front bumper. Remove the bumper foam, if installed.

    Bumper Assembly - Front (Remove and Replace)

  6. Remove the bolts (x2) that secure the bumper to the carrier (torque 11 Nm).

    Bumper Assembly - Front (Remove and Replace)

  7. Disconnect the harness connectors (x2) from the LH fan control module.
  8. Remove the nuts (x2) that secure the LH fan control module to the chassis rail (torque 8 Nm).

    Bumper Assembly - Front (Remove and Replace)

  9. Remove the LH fan control module.
  10. Repeat the previous 3 steps to remove the RH fan control module.
  11. Remove the bolts (x8) that secure the bumper to the crash structure (torque 60 Nm).

    Bumper Assembly - Front (Remove and Replace)

  12. Remove the front bumper.

    Bumper Assembly - Front (Remove and Replace)

Installation

Installation procedure is the reverse of removal.

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