Tesla Model S Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model S: Camera Location

Model S is equipped with a rear view camera located above the rear license plate.

Rear Facing Camera(s)

Whenever you shift into Reverse, the touchscreen displays the view from the camera. Lines show your driving path based on the position of the steering yoke. These lines adjust as you move the steering yoke.

Model S also displays images from the side cameras (if equipped). Simply swipe up or down to hide or show the side camera views.

NOTE: Visual feedback from the parking sensors also appear on the instrument panel (see Park Assist).

To display the view from the rear view cameras at any time, open the app launcher and touch the Camera app.

WARNING: Never depend on the cameras to inform you if the area behind you is free of objects and/or people. The cameras may not detect objects or barriers that can potentially cause damage or injury. In addition, several external factors can reduce the performance of the cameras, including a dirty or obstructed lens. Therefore, depending on the cameras to determine if Model S is approaching an obstruction can result in damage to the vehicle and/or objects and can potentially cause serious injury. Always inspect the area with your own eyes. When reversing, perform shoulder checks and use all mirrors. Use the cameras for guidance purposes only. It is not intended to replace your own direct visual checks and is not a substitute for careful driving.


     Cleaning a Camera

    To ensure a clear picture, the camera lens must be clean and free of obstructions. Remove any build-up of dirt or debris by spraying water onto the camera lens with a spray bottle or pressure washe

     Cold Weather Best Practices

     Before Driving

    When snow and ice accumulate on your vehicle, moving parts, such as the door handles, windows, mirrors, and wipers can freeze in place. To achieve maximum range and performance, it is helpful to wa


     Bushing Removal, Rear Motor Mount

    Warning: To avoid personal injury, eye protection must be worn when performing this operation.Warning: To avoid personal injury, safety-toe shoes and cut-resistant gloves are recommended when performing this operation. Note: A demonstration video for removing and r

     Panel - Cowl Screen (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Remove the wiper arms (refer to procedure). Remove the particulate filter (refer to procedure). Remove the plastic rivets (x4 or x6) that secure the cowl to the body. Remove the plastic rivets that secur

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