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Tesla Model S: Cable - Latch - Hood (RWD) (Remove and Replace)

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


  1. Remove the hood latch cover (refer to procedure).
  2. Release the hood release cable hook from the latch assembly.

    Cable - Latch - Hood (RWD) (Remove and Replace)

  3. Peel back the edge of the front trunk carpet for access.

    Cable - Latch - Hood (RWD) (Remove and Replace)

  4. Depress the clips and disconnect the hood release cable from the slam panel bracket.
  5. Release the clips (x2) that secure the cable to the body.

    Cable - Latch - Hood (RWD) (Remove and Replace)

  6. Remove and discard the clips from the cable.
  7. Tie a suitable tether to disconnected the end of the hood release cable and tape it for security.
  8. Open the passenger door.
  9. Disconnect the lever from the dash.

    Cable - Latch - Hood (RWD) (Remove and Replace)

  10. With assistance, gently pull the cable through the bulkhead grommet into the passenger footwell.

    Caution: Take care not to damage component(s).

    Cable - Latch - Hood (RWD) (Remove and Replace)

  11. Ensure that the tether remains in the front trunk.
  12. Disconnect the cable from the lever.
  1. Installation procedure is the reverse of removal, except for the following:
  2. Remove the tether from the hood release cable and connect it to the replacement cable.


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