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

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

Removal

  1. Remove the rear window lift switch (refer to procedure).
  2. Release the clips (x4) that secure the speaker cover to the door trim.

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

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

  3. Carefully remove the speaker cover.
  4. Remove and discard the heart flex clips (x9) from the trim panel.
  5. Remove the screws (x3) that secure the door release lever to the door trim (torque 2 Nm).
  6. Remove the door release handle assembly from the door trim.

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

  7. Release the clips and remove the puddle lamp holder.
  8. Release the clips and remove the safety lamp holder from the door trim.
  9. If equipped, disconnect the indirect lighting harness and release the clips (x4) that secure the indirect lighting bar. Remove the indirect lighting bar and set aside.

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

Installation Installation procedure is the reverse of removal, except for the following:
  1. If the old door trim panel was equipped with indirect lighting, perform the following on the new door trim panel:
    1. Use a razor to cut along the bottom of the leather wrap on the panel insert.

      Note: Components have been removed in this graphic to aid clarity.

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

    2. Insert the indirect lighting harness through the opening.
    3. Insert the indirect lighting bar so that the clips (x4) are fully secure.

      Note: Components have been removed in this graphic to aid clarity.

    4. Connect the indirect lighting connector.
  2. Replace all heart flex clips (x9) that secure the trim panel.

Caution: Do not reuse the heart flex clips; they are one-time use only.

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