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Tesla Model S: Filter - Particulate (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Thermal Management / Filter - Particulate (Remove and Replace)


  1. Remove the rear center underhood apron (refer to procedure).
  2. Release the retainers (x2) that secure the particulate filter cover.

    Note: Components have been removed in this graphic to aid clarity.

    Filter - Particulate (Remove and Replace)

  3. Remove the particulate filter cover.
  4. Remove the particulate filter.

    Filter - Particulate (Remove and Replace)


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

Note: Clean the affected areas before installation.

Caution: Care must be taken to ensure that the particulate filter is not kinked or twisted during installation.

 Ensure that the filter housing components are assembled correctly.


     HVAC Assembly (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Remove cross car beam (refer to procedure). Recover refrigerant from AC system (refer to procedure). Disconnect AC connection to HVAC, discard 'O' rings (torque 22 Nm).

     Actuator - Inlet (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Remove glove box assembly (refer to procedure) Disconnect actuator harness connector. Remove screws (x3) securing recirculation actuator to HVAC assembly (torque 1 Nm).

     Actuator - Driver's Temperature (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


     Trim - Touch Screen Surround (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Remove the MCU/touch screen (refer to procedure). Remove the screws (x6) that secure the touch screen surround (torque 4 Nm). Cut the cable tie that secures the Bluetooth antenna to the edge clip on the bezel. Remove the bezel from the MCU. Remove the screws

     Panel - A Pillar Trim - Middle - LH (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Position vehicle with clear access to door assembly. Open vehicle door. Remove LH instrument panel side cover (refer to procedure) Release location pins (x2). Caution: Take care not to damage component(s).

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