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Tesla Model S: Duct - Condenser LH (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2023) Service Manual / Thermal Management / Duct - Condenser LH (Remove and Replace)


  1. Remove the front fascia assembly (refer to procedure).
  2. Remove the bolts (x4) that secure the duct to the condenser housing (torque 16 Nm on vehicles equipped with a magnesium Carrier, torque 4 Nm on vehicles equipped with a composite Carrier).

    Duct - Condenser LH (Remove and Replace)

  3. Remove the duct from the bracket.

Installation procedure is the reverse of removal, except for the following:

  1. Power cycle the thermal controller:
    1. Remove the Thermal System Controls fuse (F22).
    2. Wait approximately 30 seconds.
    3. Reinstall fuse F22.
  2. In the Toolbox "Louver Shutter Operation" panel, run the "Recalibrate Louver Shutters" procedure in Toolbox.


     Motor - Active Louver - Front Fascia (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Remove front fascia active louver vent (refer to procedure) Remove screws (x3) securing louver drive motor to vent assembly (torque 1 Nm).

     Vent - Motorized - Front Fascia - LH (Remove and Replace)

    Removal If the vehicle is equipped with 1st generation front fascia applique, remove front fascia applique (refer to procedure) . Remove ankle catcher foam, if equipped.

     Safety and Restraint


     Polishing, Touch Up, and Body Repair

    To preserve the cosmetic appearance of the body, you can occasionally treat the paint surfaces with an approved polish containing: Very mild abrasive to remove surface contamination without removing or damaging the paint. Filling compounds that fill scratches and reduce their visibility. W

     Actuator - Mode (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Remove IP carrier (refer to procedure) Disconnect duct temperature sensor harness connector. Remove screw securing duct to HVAC assembly and position duct aside (torque 1 Nm). Disconnect actuator harness

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