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Tesla Model S: Module - Air Suspension - ECU (Remove and Install)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Electrical / Module - Air Suspension - ECU (Remove and Install)

Warning: If the 12V power supply is disconnected, do not attempt to open any doors with door glass in closed position. Failure to follow this instruction could result in door glass shatter.

Note: Before disconnecting the 12V power supply, ensure that the driver's door window is fully open. Failure to follow this instruction could result in vehicle lockout.

Removal

  1. Move both front seats to their rearmost positions.
  2. Disconnect 12V power.
    • Rear wheel drive (RWD): Refer to procedure.
    • Dual Motor: Refer to procedure.
  3. Remove the LH center console closeout extension (refer to procedure).
  4. Remove the RH center console closeout extension.
  5. Remove the bolts (x3) that secure the air suspension mounting bracket to the body (torque metal bracket 8 Nm; plastic bracket 2 Nm).

    Note: The horizontal bolt might be obscured by an acoustic pad. If it is, carefully move the acoustic pad aside for access.

    Module - Air Suspension - ECU (Remove and Install)

  6. From the LH footwell, disconnect the HVAC drain hose from the nipple.

    Module - Air Suspension - ECU (Remove and Install)

    A HVAC nipple
    B HVAC drain hose
  7. Gently lift up on the bracket and disconnect the harnesses connectors (x2) at the rear of the air suspension ECU.

    Module - Air Suspension - ECU (Remove and Install)

  8. Carefully place the bracket between the bulkhead and the HVAC drain hose.

Note: The bracket rests on the HVAC drain hose.

Installation

Installation procedure is the reverse of removal.

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