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Tesla Model S: Cooling System - Partial Refill and Bleed

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Thermal Management / Cooling System - Partial Refill and Bleed

Refill

Caution: Use the specified coolant only. In this manual, refer to General Information > Capacities, Fluids, and Lubricants > Fluids.

  1. Remove the coolant reservoir cap (refer to procedure).

    Refill

  2. Connect a laptop with Toolbox to the vehicle.
  3. In Toolbox, select Views > Thermal > Fluid Drain and Fill.
  4. Ensure that the "Coolant fill" box is checked. Caution: Ensure that the vehicle is not charging before continuing to the next step in this procedure.
  5. Click the Start/Play button.
  6. Fill the reservoir to the "MAX" line with the specified coolant while the "Fluid Drain and Fill" routine is running.
Bleed
  1. In Toolbox, select Views > Thermal > Coolant Air Purge. Run the coolant air purge routine.
  2. Carefully monitor the coolant level while the routine is running, adding coolant as required. Note: Do not allow the fluid level to drop below the "MIN" line during this procedure. Otherwise, air enters the system and the procedure must be repeated.
  3. The coolant level should stabilize before the routine ends. If the coolant level is still dropping, perform the routine again.
  4. Ensure that the coolant level is between the "NOM" and "MAX" lines.
  5. Install the coolant reservoir cap.

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