Tesla Model S Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model S: Position Switch Harness - Door Handle (Remove)

Note: This procedure is valid for all 2nd generation door handles.

Special tools required for this procedure:

Supplier Part Number Description
Bosch 223-28550-TSL Wiha (Torque Screwdriver .1 - .6Nm)
Removal
  1. Remove the exterior door handle.
    • Front door handle, (refer to procedure).
    • Rear door handle, (refer to procedure).
  2. Remove and discard the door handle cover.
  3. Cut the cable ties that secure the wires to the door handle.

    Position Switch Harness - Door Handle (Remove)

  4. Disconnect the electrical connectors (x2):

    Position Switch Harness - Door Handle (Remove)

  5. Remove and discard the screws (x4) that secure the motor (torque 0.3 Nm). Remove the motor from the handle.

    Note: Rear door handles only have 3 screws.

    Position Switch Harness - Door Handle (Remove)

  6. Remove the adjustment screw from the door handle.

    Position Switch Harness - Door Handle (Remove)

  7. Remove and discard the screws (x2) that secure the door handle module (torque 0.3 Nm).

    Position Switch Harness - Door Handle (Remove)

  8. Move the module out of the way, then release the screw that secures the rear microswitch (torque 0.3 Nm).

    Position Switch Harness - Door Handle (Remove)

  9. Release the screw that secures the front microswitch (0.3 Nm).

    Position Switch Harness - Door Handle (Remove)

  10. Remove the microswitch harness from the door handle.

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