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Tesla Model S: Panel - Door Trim - LH - Rear (Remove and Install)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Interior trim / Panel - Door Trim - LH - Rear (Remove and Install)

Removal

  1. Position the vehicle so that there is full access to the door.
  2. Open the door for access.
  3. Release the screw cover from the door trim panel. Caution: Take care not to damage component(s).
  4. Remove the screws (x3) that secure the trim pad to the door. Note that two screws are concealed by the door handle cover (torque 3 Nm) and one screw is concealed by the pull cup's rubber insert (torque 6 Nm).
  5. Using a trim tool, remove and discard the heart flex clips (x8) that secure the trim.

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

    Panel - Door Trim - LH - Rear (Remove and Install)

  6. Support the door trim and disconnect the puddle lamp connector.
  7. Disconnect the door switch harness connector.
  8. Disconnect the door pocket lamp harness connector.
  9. Disconnect the harness connector from the rear safety lamp.
  10. Disconnect the latch release switch connector from the inner door handle.

    Panel - Door Trim - LH - Rear (Remove and Install)

  11. Remove the door trim from vehicle.
Installation

Installation procedure is the reverse of removal, except for the following:

  • Replace all heart flex clips (x8) that secure the trim panel.
Caution: Do not reuse the heart flex clips; they are one-time use only.

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