Tesla Model S Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model S: Cross Car Beam (Remove and Replace)

Removal

  1. Remove the IP carrier (refer to procedure).
  2. Remove the center console (refer to procedure).
  3. Remove the nuts (x2) that secure the driver knee airbag. Retain the washers (x2). Disconnect the harness connector and remove the airbag from the vehicle (torque 10.5 Nm).

    Cross Car Beam (Remove and Replace)

  4. Remove the nuts (x2) that secure the passenger knee airbag. Disconnect the harness connector and remove the airbag from the vehicle (torque 10.5 Nm).
  5. Remove the bolt that secures the steering column to the intermediate shaft joint (torque 33 Nm).

    Cross Car Beam (Remove and Replace)

  6. Carefully remove the steering wheel and column assembly. Caution: To prevent damage, do not allow the steering wheel and column assembly to rotate while it is removed.
  7. Remove the bolts (x2) that secure the HVAC assembly to the cross car beam (torque 10 Nm).

    Cross Car Beam (Remove and Replace)

  8. Remove the bolts (x9) that secure the cross car beam to the body (torque 27 Nm).
  9. Release the cross car beam from the body and retain the spacer from between the LH 'A' post and the cross car beam.
  10. Remove the cross car beam.

    Cross Car Beam (Remove and Replace)

Installation

Installation procedure is the reverse of removal.

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