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Tesla Model S: Panoramic Roof Drive Cable - LH (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2023) Service Manual / Roof / Panoramic Roof Drive Cable - LH (Remove and Replace)


  1. Remove the panoramic roof sliding glass (refer to procedure).
  2. Remove the LH sunroof motor (refer to procedure). Note: If performing this procedure on the RH side, remove the RH sunroof motor (refer to procedure)
  3. Remove the side applique (refer to procedure).
  4. Remove the fixed glass (refer to procedure).
  5. Remove the stop screw at the rear of the roof track.

    Panoramic Roof Drive Cable - LH (Remove and Replace)

  6. Place a cable tie through the hole in the rear link, then pull the rear link towards the rear of the vehicle in order to release it from the roof track.

    Panoramic Roof Drive Cable - LH (Remove and Replace)

  7. Use pliers or a similar a tool to pull the cable out of the vehicle. Completely remove the cable.

    Panoramic Roof Drive Cable - LH (Remove and Replace)


Examine all grease on the cable for contamination such as dirt, sand, or debris. If any contamination is present, remove all grease and apply new grease.

  1. Place the bullet end of the cable into the guide tube and route the cable into the roof track, leaving enough room at the end of the cable to secure the rear link to the shoe.

    Caution: Apply lubrication to all surfaces.

    Caution: If the shoe is worn or damaged, replace it.

    Panoramic Roof Drive Cable - LH (Remove and Replace)

  2. Secure the link to the shoe.
  3. Move the link and cable through their full range of motion to ensure that it can move freely.
  4. Install the rear stop screw.
  5. Move the link to its rearmost position.
  6. Install all components that were removed for access.
  7. Perform a panoramic roof calibration (refer to procedure).


     Wind Deflector Arm - LH (Remove and Replace)

    Removal The wind deflector arm is part of an assembly that includes the wind deflector arm, wind deflector spring, and pivot block. Fully open the panoramic roof

     Wind Deflector (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Remove the LH and RH wind deflector arms (refer to procedure). Release the wind deflector from the clips on the deflector blade.

     Motor - Sunroof - LH (Remove and Replace)

    Removal If the vehicle is equipped with premium audio, remove the premium boost amplifier module (refer to procedure). Disconnect the sunroof motor harness connector.



    Autosteer and its associated functions are particularly unlikely to operate as intended when: Autosteer is unable to accurately determine lane markings. For example, lane markings are excessively worn, have visible previous markings, have been adjusted due to road construction, are changing

     LED - Door - Exterior Handle - Front - LH (Remove and Replace)

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