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

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) 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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