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Tesla Model S: Glass - Door Mirror - LH (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Exterior fittings / Glass - Door Mirror - LH (Remove and Replace)

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

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

Removal

  1. Carefully push the inboard side of the door mirror glass into the assembly.

    Caution: Take care not to damage component(s).

    Glass - Door Mirror - LH (Remove and Replace)

  2. Working from the outboard side of the glass, carefully use a broad plastic trim tool to release the clips (x8) that secure the glass to the assembly.

    Caution: Take care not to damage component(s).

    Note: The door mirror glass cannot be removed from the assembly at this point.

    Glass - Door Mirror - LH (Remove and Replace)

  3. If the vehicle is equipped with electrochromatic mirrors, perform the following steps:
    1. Disconnect the heater harnesses (x2).

      Glass - Door Mirror - LH (Remove and Replace)

    2. Disconnect the dimming harness.

      Caution: Take care not to damage component(s).

      Glass - Door Mirror - LH (Remove and Replace)

  4. Release the door mirror glass from the assembly.
Installation

If the vehicle is not equipped with electrochromatic mirrors: Installation procedure is the reverse of removal.

If the vehicle is equipped with electrochromatic mirrors, perform the following steps:

  1. Inspect the soldering on the heater and dimmer connections to make sure they are intact (below, highlighted yellow).

    Glass - Door Mirror - LH (Remove and Replace)

  2. Reconnect the harnesses.
  3. Adjust the mirror motor so that it is in the center position.
  4. Align the clips on the back of the door mirror glass with the mirror assembly and carefully press the glass into place until it is fully secured. Caution: Do not pinch the wires when replacing the glass. Caution: Take care not to damage component(s).
  5. Perform a functional inspection of the auto dimming feature.
    1. Sit in the driver's seat and press the brake pedal.
    2. Use a towel or a hand to block the light sensor.
    3. Aim a flashlight at the rear view mirror.

      Glass - Door Mirror - LH (Remove and Replace)

    4. Check both side mirrors after 5 seconds to make sure that they dim.

      Glass - Door Mirror - LH (Remove and Replace)

  6. Perform a functional inspection of the heating feature.
    1. Use the touchscreen to turn the defrost on HI.
    2. Wait for 1 minute.
    3. Touch the door mirror glass to make sure that it is warmer than the ambient temperature.

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