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Tesla Model S: Power Strut - Liftgate (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Closures / Power Strut - Liftgate (Remove and Replace)

Removal

  1. Open the liftgate.
  2. Support the liftgate in the open position.
  3. Remove the RH C-post upper trim (refer to procedure).
  4. Release the RH rear corner of the headlining from the body. Note: Do not remove the headlining.
  5. Disconnect the power strut electrical harness connector.
  6. Release the electrical harness from the body.
  7. Release the clip that secures the power strut to the body.

    Power Strut - Liftgate (Remove and Replace)

  8. Disconnect the power strut from the ball joint.
  9. Release the clip that secures the power strut to the liftgate.
  10. Remove the power strut.

    Power Strut - Liftgate (Remove and Replace)

Installation

Installation procedure is the reverse of removal.

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