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

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


  1. Remove the LH diffuser tray rails (refer to procedure).
  2. Repeat step 1 for the RH diffuser tray rails.
  3. Remove the bolts (x9) that secure the mid aero shield panel to the body (torque 4 Nm).

    Panel - Aero Shield - Mid (Remove and Replace)

  4. Remove the mid aero shield panel.

Installation procedure is the reverse of removal.


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