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Tesla Model S: Light - License Plate (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2023) Service Manual / Electrical / Light - License Plate (Remove and Replace)


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

    Light - License Plate (Remove and Replace)

  2. Remove the rear applique bracket.
  3. Release the license plate light from the liftgate opening.

    Light - License Plate (Remove and Replace)

  4. Disconnect the light connector and remove the license plate light.

    Light - License Plate (Remove and Replace)


Installation procedure is the reverse of removal.


     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:

     Lamp - Reflex - Rear - LH (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Remove rear fascia assembly for access (refer to procedure) Release clips (x2) securing reflex lamp to rear fascia. Remove reflex lamp.


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