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Tesla Model S: Lamps - Fog - Front - Adjust

Tesla Model S (2012-2023) Service Manual / Electrical / Lamps - Fog - Front - Adjust

  1. Position the vehicle for adjusting the fog lamps:
    • In a darkened area.
    • On a level surface.
    • Perpendicular to a wall that has a matte white surface. The wall must be at least 3.7 m (12 ft) wide and 1.87 m (6 ft) high.
    • The fog lamps are 10 m (32.8 ft) away from the wall.
  2. Ensure that all 4 tires are inflated to their recomended settings. Refer to General Information > Technical Data > Tire pressures.
  3. If the vehicle is equipped with air suspension, set the suspension height to "High", then to "Standard".
  4. Ensure that the vehicle is level by rocking it from side to side.
Note: The remainder of this procedure must be performed with someone in the driver seat who weighs at least 75 kg (166 lbs).
  1. Record the height between the ground and the center of the projector lenses on the LH and RH fog lamps.

    Lamps - Fog - Front - Adjust

  2. Measure a straight line between each of the projector lenses and the wall. At the point where each line meets the wall, mark a horizontal line 100 mm (for ECE lamps) or 130 mm (for SAE lamps) lower than what was recorded in the previous step. For example, if the height of the projector lenses on a vehicle with SAE lamps is 283 mm, mark a horizontal line 153 mm from the ground. Model S shown; Model X similar

    Model S shown; Model X similar

    1 100 mm (3.94 in) (ECE lamps)
    130 mm (5.12 in) (SAE lamps)
    2 10 m (32.8 ft)
  3. Turn on the fog lamps.
  4. Cover both headlights and the RH fog lamp.
  5. Insert an 8 mm socket wrench in the hole in the lower valance below the LH foglamp.
  6. Use the socket wrench to adjust the fog lamp vertically so that the top beam cut off is aligned with the horizontal line marked on the wall.

    Lamps - Fog - Front - Adjust

    1 Dark area of the wall
    2 Horizontal line marked on the wall
    3 Illuminated area of the wall
  7. Repeat steps 8-10 to adjust the RH fog lamp.


     Lamp - Fog - Front - LH (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Remove the front fascia (refer to procedure). Release the clips (x4) that secure the fascia harness to the fog lamp assembly. Disconnect the fog lamp harness connector.

     Horn - 1st Generation (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Remove the front underhood apron (refer to procedure). Remove the bolt that secures the horn to the bracket (torque 8 Nm).

     Horn - 2nd Generation (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Remove the active center louver assembly (refer to procedure). Place the active center louver assembly on a soft, clean surface with the front of the duct assembly facing


     Switch - Back Rest and Cushion Adjust - Driver's Seat (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Remove driver seat outer side cover (refer to procedure) Remove screws (x4) securing back rest and cushion adjust switch to cover (torque 1 Nm). Remove back rest and cushion adjust switch.

     Antenna - GSM - LH (Remove and Replace)

    Note: The GSM antenna is a component within the door mirror assembly. If the GSM antenna develops a fault, the whole mirror assembly must be replaced. Removal Remove the door mirror assembly (refer to procedure). Remove the door mirror

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