Tesla Model S Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model S: Disconnect 12V Power (RWD)

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.

Disconnect

  1. Open the front trunk.
  2. Turn off the climate control system.
  3. Fully open the driver's window.
  4. Close all doors.
  5. Remove the particulate filter (refer to procedure).
  6. Remove the rivets (x3) that secure the cowl screen panel to the body.

    Disconnect

  7. Gain access to the particulate filter housing.
    • LHD vehicles only: Lift up the RH corner of the cowl screen panel.

      Caution: Take care not to damage component(s).

      Disconnect

    • RHD vehicles only: Remove the cowl screen panel (refer to procedure).
  8. Remove the bolts (x2) that secure the pollen filter front housing to the HVAC duct (torque 1.5 Nm). Release the tabs (x2) to remove the front housing.

    Note: RHD vehicles have a 1-piece pollen filter housing. Remove the nuts (x3), then remove the housing.

    Disconnect

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.

  1. Disconnect the 12V battery ground connection (torque 5 Nm).

    Disconnect

  2. Disconnect the first responder loop (X536). Do not cut the loop.
  3. Wait at least 2 minutes for all electrical circuits to fully discharge.

Warning: Before working on any high voltage components, perform the Electrical Isolation Procedure (refer to procedure).

Connect

Note: Connect is reverse of disconnect, except for the following:

  • For RHD vehicles, install the top 2 pollen filter housing nuts before installing the lower nut.

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