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Tesla Model S: Camera - Forward Facing (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Infotainment / Camera - Forward Facing (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

Caution: Do not touch the camera lens at any point during this procedure.

  1. Disconnect 12V power.
    • Rear wheel drive (RWD): Refer to procedure.
    • Dual Motor: Refer to procedure.
  2. Remove the rear view mirror (refer to procedure).
  3. Remove the rear cover by pulling down to release the clips (x4).

    Caution: Do not damage the headliner when removing the rear cover.

    Caution: Replace any broken clips.

    Camera - Forward Facing (Remove and Replace)

  4. Release the screws (x6) that secure the camera bracket (torque 3.5 Nm).

    Camera - Forward Facing (Remove and Replace)

  5. Move the rear view mirror harness out of the way.
  6. Disconnect the camera harness connector.

    Camera - Forward Facing (Remove and Replace)

  7. Remove the camera assembly.
Installation

Installation procedure is the reverse of removal, except for the following:

Caution: Do not touch the camera lens at any point during this procedure.

  • Clean the inside surface of the windshield with glass cleaner and ensure it is fully dry before installing the forward facing camera.
  • Calibrate the forward facing camera (refer to procedure).

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