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Tesla Model S: Exterior Release Switch - Liftgate (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Closures / Exterior Release Switch - Liftgate (Remove and Replace)

Removal

  1. Open the liftgate to a suitable working height.
  2. Remove the applique from the liftgate (refer to procedure). Caution: Take care not to damage component(s). Caution: Protect paintwork from possible damage during this procedure.
  3. Remove the bolts (x2) that secure the switch housing to the liftgate (torque 3 Nm).  

    Exterior Release Switch - Liftgate (Remove and Replace)

  4. Release the switch and housing from the liftgate, then rotate and disconnect the harness connector.

    Exterior Release Switch - Liftgate (Remove and Replace)

  5. Remove the screws (x2) that secure the liftgate switch to the housing and remove the switch.

    Exterior Release Switch - Liftgate (Remove and Replace)

Installation

Installation procedure is the reverse of removal.

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