Tesla Model S Owners & Service Manuals

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

Installation

  1. Install the microswitch harness.
  2. Reinstall all components other than the door backing. Leave the harnesses loose. Note: If performing this procedure on a rear door handle, do not install the lower rear screw for the motor bracket.
  3. Route the harnesses under the tabs as shown:

    Position Switch Harness - Door Handle (Replace)

    1 Microswitch harness
    2 Microswitch and motor harnesses
    3 Microswitch, motor, and pressure harnesses
  4. Route the LED harness along the front of the handle and secure the connector.
  5. Move the primary door harness towards the bottom of the handle and out of the working area.

    Position Switch Harness - Door Handle (Replace)

  6. Route the motor harness:
    • Front door handle: Route the harness so that it forms a loop above the door module.

      Position Switch Harness - Door Handle (Replace)

    • Rear door handle: Route the motor harness so that it forms 2 loops below the door module.

      Position Switch Harness - Door Handle (Replace)

      Connect the microswitch harness to the connector on the primary harness.
  7. Push the harnesses onto the module and hold them in place. Loop the microswitch harness so that the taped section is routed over the plastic extrusion.

    Position Switch Harness - Door Handle (Replace)

  8. Use a cable tie to secure the taped section of harness to the plastic extrusion. Discard any excess tie.

    Position Switch Harness - Door Handle (Replace)

  9. Use a cable tie to secure the microswitch, motor, and pressure harnesses together as shown. Discard any excess tie.

    Position Switch Harness - Door Handle (Replace)

  10. Use a cable tie to secure the microswitch, motor, and pressure harnesses together as shown. Discard any excess cable tie.

    Position Switch Harness - Door Handle (Replace)

  11. Form a drip loop in the primary door harness, then use a cable tie to secure the primary door harness connector to the door handle as shown. Discard any excess tie.

    Position Switch Harness - Door Handle (Replace)

  12. Use a cable tie to secure the pressure switch to the door handle as shown. Discard any excess cable tie.

    Position Switch Harness - Door Handle (Replace)

  13. Install a new door handle cover.
  14. Reinstall the door handle.

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