Tesla Model S Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model S: Release Cable

Note: This procedure describes how to manually release a cable from the single phase charge port. If the vehicle is equipped with a 3 phase charge port, refer to procedure 44013205 (refer to procedure).

Warning: Only technicians who have been trained in High Voltage Awareness are permitted to perform this procedure. Proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and insulating HV gloves with a minimum rating of class 00 (500V) must be worn any time a high voltage cable is handled. Refer to Tech Note TN-15-92-003, "High Voltage Awareness Care Points" for additional safety information.

Special tool required for this procedure:

Supplier Part Number Description
Tesla 1020288-00-A TOOL,INSTALLATION,EV INLET,MDLS
Release Cable
  1. Perform the vehicle electrical isolation procedure (refer to procedure).
  2. Remove the LH trunk trim.(refer to procedure)
  3. Remove the screw and release the clips (x2) from the HV inlet cover (torque 4 Nm).
  4. Remove the HV inlet cover.

    Note: When the HV inlet cover is in the proper position, a post on the cover presses a switch in the charge port that activates the HVIL. The vehicle indicates a HVIL fault if the cover is not properly installed or the post is damaged.

    Release Cable

  5. Remove and discard the 2 bolts (torque 9 Nm) that secure the HV cables to the charge port. Discard any washers that are installed between the bolts and the high voltage lugs.

    Release Cable

  6. Pull the tab outward to remove the pawl actuator cover from the back of the charge port.

    Release Cable

  7. Push the pawl actuator tab to the left to release the pawl and hold it in place while an assistant removes the charge cable from the charge port. Once the charge cable is removed, release the pawl.

    Release Cable

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