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

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


  1. Remove the rear fascia assembly for access (refer to procedure).
  2. Remove the bolts (x8) that secure the bumper to the body (torque 52 Nm).

    Bumper Assembly - Rear (Remove and Replace)

  3. Remove the rear bumper assembly.

Installation procedure is the reverse of removal.


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