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Tesla Model S: Harness - Instrument Panel (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Electrical / Harness - Instrument Panel (Remove and Replace)

Removal

  1. Remove the driver's and front passenger's seats (refer to procedure).
  2. Remove the center console assembly (refer to procedure).
  3. Remove the IP carrier (refer to procedure).
Note: These graphics show a LHD vehicle produced in mid-2014. Earlier and later production vehicles might have slight differences in the location of mounting clips and the exact design of the harness.

Note: Mark the location of each edge clip before releasing it from the cross car beam.

  1. Begin removing the harness from the passenger's side, near the door.

    Harness - Instrument Panel (Remove and Replace)

  2. Once the harness is released up to the HVAC assembly, move to the driver's side of the vehicle, and begin removing the harness from the steering column area.

    Harness - Instrument Panel (Remove and Replace)

  3. Remove the steering wheel (refer to procedure). Tip: If necessary, the steering column can be removed instead of the steering wheel. However, removing the steering wheel eliminates the need to re-align the steering wheel after installation.
  4. Loosen the fasteners that secure the premium boost amplifier (if equipped) (refer to procedure).
  5. Disconnect the electrical connector from the premium boost amplifier, and continue to pull the harness away from the cross car beam.
  6. Loosen the fasteners that secure the OBDII port.
  7. Disconnect the electrical connector from the OBDII port, then continue to pull the harness away from the cross car beam.
  8. Disconnect the electrical connector from the brake on/off switch, then continue to pull the harness away from the cross car beam.
  9. Continue to remove the harness, working toward the HVAC assembly.

    Caution: Take care not to damage the temperature sensors that extend from the HVAC assembly.

    Harness - Instrument Panel (Remove and Replace)

  10. Remove the harness from the vehicle.
Installation

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

  1. Start by routing the new harness through the space between the HVAC assembly and the steering column.
  2. Once the section of harness between the steering column and the driver's door is installed, test-fit the steering column to make sure that the harnesses that connect to it are properly positioned.

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