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Tesla Model S: Curtain Air bag - Driver's (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Safety and Restraint / Curtain Air bag - Driver's (Remove and Replace)

Warning: If the 12V power supply is disconnected, do not attempt to open any doors with door glass in closed position. Failure to follow this instruction could result in door glass shatter.

Note: Before disconnecting the 12V power supply, ensure that the driver's door window is fully open. Failure to follow this instruction could result in vehicle lockout.

Removal

  1. Disconnect 12V power.
    • Rear wheel drive (RWD): Refer to procedure.
    • Dual Motor: Refer to procedure.
  2. Lower the headlining trim for access (refer to procedure).
  3. Disconnect the curtain airbag harness connector.

    Warning: To avoid personal injury, observe all relevant safety precautions before removing or testing any SRS components.

    Curtain Air bag - Driver's (Remove and Replace)

  4. Remove the screws (x9) that secure the curtain airbag to the body (torque 10 Nm).
  5. Remove the clip that secures the pyrotechnic to the cantrail.
  6. Release the airbag location pegs (x5) from the cantrail.

    Curtain Air bag - Driver's (Remove and Replace)

  7. Remove the curtain airbag assembly.

Warning: Store the air bag module with the deployment side facing up. This will prevent it from being propelled if accidentally deployed, which might cause injury.

Installation

Installation procedure is the reverse of removal.

Side Air bag - Driver's (Remove and Replace)

Note: The side air bag is a component within the seat back rest assembly. If the side air bag needs to be replaced, the whole seat back rest assembly must be replaced.

Removal

Remove the seat back rest assembly (refer to procedure).

Installation

Installation procedure is the reverse of removal.

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