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Tesla Model S: Cover - Outer Side - Driver's Seat (Remove and Install)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Seats / Cover - Outer Side - Driver's Seat (Remove and Install)

Removal

  1. Open both driver's side doors.
  2. Power the seat height adjust fully upwards for access.
  3. Remove the screw that secures the outer side cover to the seat (torque 1 Nm).

    Cover - Outer Side - Driver's Seat (Remove and Install)

  4. Carefully release the outer side cover from the retaining bracket.

    Cover - Outer Side - Driver's Seat (Remove and Install)

  5. Reposition the outer side cover and disconnect the seat control switch connectors and harnesses (x3).

    Cover - Outer Side - Driver's Seat (Remove and Install)

  6. Release the clips (x3) that secure the seat harness to the cover.
  7. Remove the outer side cover assembly.

    Cover - Outer Side - Driver's Seat (Remove and Install)

Installation Installation procedure is the reverse of removal.

Cover - Outer Side - Driver's Seat (Remove and Replace)

Removal
  1. Remove the driver's seat outer cover (refer to procedure).
  2. Remove the seat height adjust switch (refer to procedure).
  3. Remove the back rest and cushion adjust switch (refer to procedure).
Installation Installation procedure is the reverse of removal.

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