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Tesla Model S: Motor - Active Louver - Front Fascia (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Thermal Management / Motor - Active Louver - Front Fascia (Remove and Replace)


  1. Remove front fascia active louver vent (refer to procedure)
  2. Remove screws (x3) securing louver drive motor to vent assembly (torque 1 Nm).

    Motor - Active Louver - Front Fascia (Remove and Replace)

  3. Remove louver drive motor.

    Note: Clean the affected areas before installation.

    Motor - Active Louver - Front Fascia (Remove and Replace)


Installation procedure is the reverse of removal.


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