Tesla Model S Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model S: Panel - Door Trim - LH - Front (Remove)

Removal

  1. Position the vehicle so that there is full access to the driver's door.
  2. Lower the window.
  3. Open the door for access.
  4. Remove the screws (x3) that secure the trim pad to the door.

    Note: Two of the screws are concealed by the door handle insert (torque 3 Nm) and one screw is concealed by the pull cup's rubber insert (torque 6 Nm).

    Panel - Door Trim - LH - Front (Remove)

  5. Using a trim tool, remove and discard the heart flex clips (x9) that secure the trim.

    Caution: Take care not to damage component(s).

    Panel - Door Trim - LH - Front (Remove)

  6. Support the door trim and disconnect the latch release cable from the inner door handle.

    Panel - Door Trim - LH - Front (Remove)

  7. Disconnect the puddle lamp connector.
  8. Disconnect the door switch harness connector.
  9. Disconnect the door pocket lamp harness connector.
  10. Disconnect the harness connector from the rear safety lamp.

The next step only applies to vehicles with next generation seats. On these vehicles, a retention strap also secures the trim panel to the door.

  1. Remove the blind rivet that secures the retention strap.
    1. Remove the door glass (refer to procedure).
    2. Using a 3/16 in (4.5 mm) bit, drill out the rivet.

      Warning: To avoid personal injury, eye protection must be worn when performing this operation.

      Panel - Door Trim - LH - Front (Remove)

    3. Remove the strap from the door panel. Discard the strap. Note: It is necessary to install a new strap during reinstallation.
    4. Remove the rivet shank from the door.

      Panel - Door Trim - LH - Front (Remove)

      Note: The rivet shanks are aluminum and can not be retrieved with a magnet.

    5. Open and close the door several times; listen for any debris that has fallen inside the door panel. If necessary, release the screws (x6 ) that secure the regulator access panel (torque 4 Nm) and remove any debris.

      Panel - Door Trim - LH - Front (Remove)

  2. Remove the door trim panel from the vehicle.

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