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Tesla Model S: Rocker Panel - LH (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Exterior fittings / Rocker Panel - LH (Remove and Replace)

Removal

  1. Remove the plastic rivets (x2) that secure the trailing edge of the front wheel arch liner to the rocker panel finisher.

    Rocker Panel - LH (Remove and Replace)

  2. Remove the plastic rivets (x4) that secure the leading edge of the rear wheel arch liner to the rocker panel finisher.

    Rocker Panel - LH (Remove and Replace)

  3. Carefully release the rocker panel bright trim from the vehicle by releasing the clips that secure it to the body. Caution: Replace any broken clips.
  4. Remove the screws (x12) that secure the rocker panel finisher to the body (torque 1.5 Nm).

    Caution: Take care not to damage component(s).

    Caution: Protect paintwork from possible damage during this procedure.

    Rocker Panel - LH (Remove and Replace)

  5. Remove the rocker panel from the vehicle.
Installation

Installation procedure is the reverse of removal.

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