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Tesla Model S: Frame - Seat Base - 2nd Row Cushion (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Seats / Frame - Seat Base - 2nd Row Cushion (Remove and Replace)

Removal

  1. Remove the seat cushion (refer to procedure).
  2. Remove the LH rear seat back rest assembly (refer to procedure).
  3. Remove the RH rear seat back rest assembly (refer to procedure).
  4. If the vehicle is equipped with the Subzero Weather package, disconnect the 2 seat heater harness connections on the LH side of the vehicle and the 1 seat heater harness connection on the RH side of the vehicle.

    Frame - Seat Base - 2nd Row Cushion (Remove and Replace)

  5. Dual Motor vehicles only: Release the fasteners (x4) that secure the inline fuse bracket to the seat frame (torque 5 Nm).

    Frame - Seat Base - 2nd Row Cushion (Remove and Replace)

  6. Remove the bolts (x8) that secure the seat frame to the body (torque 26 Nm).

    Frame - Seat Base - 2nd Row Cushion (Remove and Replace)

Tip: If the seat frame is being removed for access, it might not be necessary to remove it from the vehicle. Instead, lift up on the frame and temporarily secure it to the 2nd row seat backrest.
  1. Remove all clips that secure cables to the 2nd row seat frame. Ensure that all cables are reattached to the seat frame upon reinstallation. Caution: Do not damage any cables. Caution: Protect the surrounding interior trim before removing the 2nd row seat frame in the next step. Caution: When removing the 2nd row seat frame in the next step, do not permit the seat belt buckles to catch on the HV cables.
  2. Lift up on the front end of the frame to release it from the body. Caution: Do not allow the seat belt buckles to catch on the HV cables. Caution: Do not damage any of the surrounding trim.
  3. Remove the seat frame from the vehicle.
Installation Installation procedure is the reverse of removal. Caution: Ensure that all clips are correctly reattached to the frame.

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