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Tesla Model S: Lamp - Brake - High Mounted (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2023) Service Manual / Electrical / Lamp - Brake - High Mounted (Remove and Replace)


  1. Remove liftgate glazing (refer to procedure)
  2. Position liftgate glazing on suitable glazing stand.
  3. Note installed position of Central High Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL).
  4. Using a suitable tool cut CHMSL from liftgate glazing. Warning: To avoid personal injury, eye protection must be worn when performing this operation. Caution: Take care not to damage component(s).
  5. Remove CHMSL.

    Lamp - Brake - High Mounted (Remove and Replace)

  1. Installation procedure is the reverse of removal, except for the following: Note: Clean the affected areas before installation.
  2. If CHMSL is to be re-used, clean residual sealant from mating face.
  3. Clean residual sealant from glass.
  4. Spirit wipe and thoroughly clean glass adjacent to CHMSL.
  5. Apply height setting blocks to glass and check CHMSL is correctly located.
  6. Remove CHMSL and apply suitable sealant to component mating faces
  7. Install CHMSL to installed position and push fully home.
  8. Wipe away access sealant.
  9. Apply adhesive tape to retain CHMSL and allow adhesive to cure.


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    Removal Remove the screws (x5) that secure the rear applique bracket to the tailgate. Remove the rear applique bracket.

     Light - Fog/Reverse - Rear - LH (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Remove the liftgate applique (refer to procedure). Remove the tailgate lower finisher (refer to procedure). Release the watershield for access to the fog/reverse lamp.

     Lamp - Side Repeater - Front - LH (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Using a suitable tool carefully release fixing lugs (x2) securing side repeater to front fender. NOTE: Wheel arch liner removed for clarity. Caution:


     Wiper Blades - Pair (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Use the touchscreen to set the wipers to Service Mode. Press one wiper arm clip and release the blade. Remove the wiper blade from the wiper arm. Place a cloth under the end of the wiper arm.

     Module - Park Assist (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Remove the LH side rear trunk trim for access (refer to procedure). Disconnect the harness connections (x3) from the module. Caution: Mark the harnesses so that they are reinstalled properly.

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