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Tesla Model S: Front Reading (Dome) Lights (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Electrical / Front Reading (Dome) Lights (Remove and Replace)

Removal and Install

  1. Use a trim stick to remove the front dome light bezels. Discard the bezels.

    Front Reading (Dome) Lights (Remove and Replace)

  2. Release the screw cover from each sun visor center retaining block and remove the screw.

    Front Reading (Dome) Lights (Remove and Replace)

  3. Remove the rear view mirror cover (refer to procedure)
  4. Release the front of the exterior overhead console and pull downward.

    Caution: Do not damage the harness connections on the inside of the overhead console.

    Front Reading (Dome) Lights (Remove and Replace)

  5. Disconnect the 2 harness connections from the inside of the overhead console.

    Front Reading (Dome) Lights (Remove and Replace)

  6. Remove the exterior overhead console.
  7. Reach into the cavity and pull down sharply on the front of the interior overhead console to release the 4 trim clips

    Front Reading (Dome) Lights (Remove and Replace)

  8. Lower the front of the headliner. If the vehicle has a panoramic roof, release the 3 dual locks.

    Caution: Do not damage the harness connections on the interior overhead console.

    Front Reading (Dome) Lights (Remove and Replace)

  9. Release all harness connections from the interior overhead console.
  10. Remove the interior overhead console.
  11. Remove the dome light assemblies by releasing the screw and clip that secure each assembly to the interior overhead console.

    Front Reading (Dome) Lights (Remove and Replace)

  12. Inspect the new dome light assemblies. Remove any tape. Ensure that the lights are clear and free of contaminants. If the lights are not clean, replace them.
  13. Attach the new dome light assemblies to the interior overhead console and secure them with screws.
  14. Reconnect all harnesses.
  15. Turn the lights on and off 3 times. If the lights fail, or do not produce an audible click when pressed, replace the dome light assemblies.
  16. Reinstall the interior overhead console.
  17. Attach the new dome light bezels by supporting the back of the dome light assemblies and snapping the bezels firmly into place over the headliner. The bezels fit flush with the headliner and light.

    Caution: The bezels are one time use parts. Do not remove the bezel after attaching it to the assembly. This destroys the bezel.

    Front Reading (Dome) Lights (Remove and Replace)

  18. Installation procedure is the reverse of removal.

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