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Tesla Model S: Casing - Transmitter - Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Electrical / Casing - Transmitter - Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)

Caution: Perform this procedure while using the proper anti-electrostatic discharge equipment. Refer to TN-14-92-003, "Electrostatic Discharge Tooling". Removal

  1. Remove the transmitter battery.
  2. Hold the transmitter in one hand. Place the blade of a flat screwdriver or similar object on the edge of the side panel, then press away from the transmitter to release the side panel.

    Casing - Transmitter - Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)

  3. Repeat step 2 on the other side panel.
  4. Release the 4 clips, then remove the bottom panel.

    Casing - Transmitter - Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)

  5. Remove and retain the circuit board. Caution: Take care not to damage component(s).
  6. Discard the other components.
Installation
  1. Place the internal structure in the top panel.

    Casing - Transmitter - Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)

  2. Place the 3 buttons in the internal structure.

    Note: Place the shortest button in the front hole, the tallest button in the middle hole, and the medium-length button in the rear hole.

    Note: If a button does not sit flush with the internal structure, it is in the wrong position.

    Casing - Transmitter - Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)

  3. Insert the circuit board with the buttons facing down. Caution: Take care not to damage component(s).
  4. Install the bottom cover.
  5. Install the side covers. Note: Position the tabs on the side cover in the notches at the top of the transmitter, then rotate the side cover into position.
  6. Install the battery.

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