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Tesla Model S: Module - Liftgate Control (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Electrical / Module - Liftgate Control (Remove and Replace)

Removal

  1. Remove the RH side trunk trim (refer to procedure).
  2. Disconnect the harness connectors (x2) from the electric park brake (EPB) module.

    Module - Liftgate Control (Remove and Replace)

  3. Disconnect the harness connections (x2) from the liftgate control module.

    Module - Liftgate Control (Remove and Replace)

  4. Remove the nuts (x4) that secure the bracket to the wheelhouse studs (torque 3 Nm).

    Module - Liftgate Control (Remove and Replace)

  5. Remove the bracket and modules assembly.
  6. Remove the nuts and bolts (x3) that secure the modules to the bracket (torque 2 Nm).  

    Module - Liftgate Control (Remove and Replace)

  7. Remove the liftgate control module from the bracket.

    Module - Liftgate Control (Remove and Replace)

Installation

Installation procedure is the reverse of removal, except for the following: Update or redeploy the firmware:

  • If the vehicle is not running the latest firmware, perform a full firmware update.
  • If the vehicle is running the latest firmware, perform a firmware redeploy:
    1. In Toolbox, select Views > Firmware and ECU Programming > Firmware Redeploy.
    2. Select the Service Redeploy tab.
    3. Click the Start Routine button.

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