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Tesla Model S: Fascia Assembly - Rear (Remove and Install)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Body / Fascia Assembly - Rear (Remove and Install)

Warning: If the vehicle has air suspension, activate "Jack" mode on the touchscreen before raising and supporting the vehicle.

Removal

  1. Position the vehicle in preparation for raising it, but keep the vehicle at ground level at this time.
  2. Peel back the bottom of the liftgate seal. Place a cover over the seal area to avoid getting adhesive on clothing and interior panels.

    Fascia Assembly - Rear (Remove and Install)

  3. Raise and support the vehicle (refer to procedure). Warning: Do not work on an incorrectly supported vehicle. Warning: To avoid serious injury, use appropriate equipment to carry out this operation.
  4. Remove the fasteners (x4) that secure the diffuser tray rails to the rear diffuser. Note: The rear diffuser and fascia are removed as an assembly.

    Fascia Assembly - Rear (Remove and Install)

  5. Remove the bolts (x6) that secure the mid aeroshield to the rear diffuser (torque 12 Nm).

    Fascia Assembly - Rear (Remove and Install)

  6. Remove the nuts and push rivets that secure the rear wheel arch liners to the rear fascia (torque 3 Nm). Note: The wheel arch liners do not need to be removed from the vehicle.
  7. Pull back the rear edge of each wheel arch liner. Remove the screws that secure the rear fascia to the LH and RH fenders (torque 1.5 Nm).

    Fascia Assembly - Rear (Remove and Install)

  8. Disconnect the rear parking assist harness connector, if equipped.

    Fascia Assembly - Rear (Remove and Install)

  9. Remove the nuts (x3) that secure the rear diffuser panel to the body (torque 3 Nm).
  10. Remove the bolts (x6) that secure the diffuser and applique to the body (torque 4 Nm).

    Fascia Assembly - Rear (Remove and Install)

  11. Remove the LH and RH trunk side trim panels (refer to procedure) .
  12. Remove the nuts (x2) that secure the fascia to the body (torque 4 Nm).

    Note: The nuts are hard to recover if they are dropped. Start loosening the nuts with a wrench, then perform the final loosening by hand.

    Fascia Assembly - Rear (Remove and Install)

    Fascia Assembly - Rear (Remove and Install)

  13. Pull the left and right edges of the fascia away from the body to release them.
  14. With assistance, release the rear fascia from the body. Remove the fascia slowly and tilt the outer side down as it is removed to avoid dropping any shims that are hanging on the studs.

    Fascia Assembly - Rear (Remove and Install)

Installation

Caution: Replace all nylon-insert locknuts.

Check the alignment of the rear fascia to the body and adjust as necessary.

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