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Tesla Model S: SD Card - Media Control Unit (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2023) Service Manual / Infotainment / SD Card - Media Control Unit (Remove and Replace)

Note: This procedure only applies to MCU/touch screens that are revision E or later.


  1. Remove the MCU/touch screen (refer to procedure).
  2. Working from the top of the MCU/touch screen, carefully use a plastic trim tool to press the SD card retaining tab away from the socket. The SD card ejects from the socket.

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

    Note: The following image shows the SD card removed for clarity.

    SD Card - Media Control Unit (Remove and Replace)

  3. Remove the SD card from the MCU/touchscreen.

    SD Card - Media Control Unit (Remove and Replace)


Installation procedure is the reverse of removal, except for the following:

  1. Insert the SD card with the pins facing towards the touchscreen.
  2. Push the SD card into the socket until it snaps into place.


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