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Tesla Model S: Cable - Cinching (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2023) Service Manual / Closures / Cable - Cinching (Remove and Replace)


  1. Remove cinch actuator from liftgate (refer to procedure)
  2. Disconnect cinch cable from latch assembly.

    Cable - Cinching (Remove and Replace)

  3. Remove cinch cable from liftgate.

    Cable - Cinching (Remove and Replace)


Installation procedure is the reverse of removal.


     Exterior Release Switch - Liftgate (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Open the liftgate to a suitable working height. Remove the applique from the liftgate (refer to procedure). Caution: Take care not to damage component(s)

     Door Assembly - Front - LH (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Position vehicle with clear access to door assembly. Remove sill panel trim (refer to procedure) Disconnect door harness connectors (x3) from dash wiring harness. Supp

     Latch - Door - Front - LH (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Remove front door trim panel (refer to procedure) Remove screws (x2) securing door latch assembly to reinforcement (torque 10 Nm).


     Assembly - Instrument Panel Side Cover - LH (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Release clips (x3) securing instrument panel side cover. Note: Components have been removed in this graphic to aid clarity. Disconnect harness connector from key antenna.

     Adjacent Lane Speed

    NOTE: Depending on market region, vehicle configuration, options purchased, and software version, your vehicle may not be equipped with Adjacent Lane Speed, or the feature may not operate exactly as described. When moving significantly faster than vehicles in adjacent lanes, Model S automatical

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