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Tesla Model S: Fixed Glass - Panoramic Roof Assembly (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2023) Service Manual / Roof / Fixed Glass - Panoramic Roof Assembly (Remove and Replace)

Warning: To avoid personal injury, wear cut-resistant gloves when performing this operation.

Warning: To avoid personal injury, eye protection must be worn when performing this operation.

Note: Use Dow Betaseal Express or an equivalent fast-curing glass adhesive to perform this procedure.


  1. Protect external bodywork and internal trim adjacent to fixed glass.
  2. Place suitable covers over remaining paint and body work.
  3. Assemble sealant cutting tool and cut a hole in sealant.
  4. Carefully cut sealant securing glass to body and remove glass. Note installed position of any height or alignment setting blocks. Warning: Only use cleaning agents and solvents in a well-ventilated area. Caution: Take care not to damage component(s).
  5. Position glass on a suitable stand.
  6. Remove sealant from body and original glass if re-installing.
  1. Clean and polish glass.
  2. Attach suction handles (x2) to exterior surface of the glass.
  3. Apply primer as directed by the adhesive manufacturer. Note: Check the primer and adhesive packaging for the appropriate working times for each product. Prepare the necessary tools and the work environment so that the glass can be installed within the specified working times.
  4. Assemble sealant applicator.
  5. Apply sealant to roof opening. If height blocks or spacers were found during removal, install blocks to previously noted positions.
  6. With assistance position and align glass to body opening. Evenly and progressively press glass onto spacers.
  7. Apply suitable tape to secure the glazing while the adhesive cures. Warning: Do not drive the vehicle until the adhesive has cured. Refer to the adhesive packaging for the safe drive-away time.
  8. Remove suction cups.
  9. Examine the integrity of the whole length of sealant joint and add more if required.
  10. Clean off any excess sealant extruded from the joint.


     Frame - Panoramic Roof Assembly (Remove and Replace)

     Frame - Panoramic Roof Assembly (Remove and Replace) - Removal

    Warning: To avoid personal injury, wear cut-resistant gloves when performing this operation. Special tools required for this procedure: Supplier

     Frame - Panoramic Roof Assembly (Remove and Replace) - Installation

    Installation Use a scraping tool to remove the majority of the adhesive from the body, leaving a smooth layer of the original adhesive approximately 1 mm thick or less.


     Wearing Seat Belts

    Using seat belts and child safety seats is the most effective way to protect occupants if a collision occurs. Therefore, wearing a seat belt is required by law in most jurisdictions. Both the driver and passenger seats are equipped with three-point inertia reel seat belts. Inertia reel belts ar

     Left Scroll Button

    Use the scroll button on the left side of the steering yoke to adjust the position of the mirrors and steering yoke. It also controls the wipers and media player. When using media player, push the button to the left to go back to the previous song or station or push it to the right to skip

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