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Tesla Model S: Rear View Mirror - 2nd Generation (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2023) Service Manual / Interior trim / Rear View Mirror - 2nd Generation (Remove and Replace)

Note: This procedure describes how to remove and replace the 2nd generation rear view mirror. If the vehicle is equipped with a 1st generation rear view mirror, refer to procedure 15050202 (refer to procedure).


  1. Remove the front cover by pulling straight down to release the clips.

    Rear View Mirror - 2nd Generation (Remove and Replace)

  2. Disconnect the rear view electrical connector.

    Rear View Mirror - 2nd Generation (Remove and Replace)

  3. Release the rearview mirror by turning it clockwise until it pulls free.

    Rear View Mirror - 2nd Generation (Remove and Replace)

  4. Remove the mirror.

Installation procedure is the reverse of removal.


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