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Tesla Model S: Panel - Aero Shield - Front (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Exterior fittings / Panel - Aero Shield - Front (Remove and Replace)

Warning: If the vehicle has air suspension, activate "Jack" mode on the touchscreen before raising and supporting the vehicle.

Removal

  1. Raise and support the vehicle (refer to procedure). Warning: Do not work on an incorrectly supported vehicle.
  2. Remove the plastic rivets (x12, x14, or x15) that secure the undershield to the chin spoiler and subframe.

    Panel - Aero Shield - Front (Remove and Replace)

    Note: Vehicles with the underbody shield installed do not have the 3 rivets that secure the rear of the front aeroshield. However, there are 2 additional plastic rivets that need to be removed.

    Panel - Aero Shield - Front (Remove and Replace)

    Note: Vehicles with a composite front carrier have bolts (x2) that secure the front corners of the aeroshield (torque 4 Nm).

    Panel - Aero Shield - Front (Remove and Replace)

  3. Reposition the front fascia LH lower edge and remove the plastic rivet that secures the undershield to the subframe.
  4. Repeat the previous step and remove the RH plastic rivet.
  5. Remove the bolts (x4) that secure the front undershield to the body (torque 3 Nm).

    Panel - Aero Shield - Front (Remove and Replace)

  6. Remove the bolts (x4) that secure the front undershield to the body (torque 4 Nm).

    Panel - Aero Shield - Front (Remove and Replace)

  7. Carefully release the undershield from the chin spoiler lip fixings (x3) and remove the undershield.
Installation

Installation procedure is the reverse of removal.

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