Tesla Model S Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model S: Seat Assembly - 3rd Row (Remove)


  1. Open the liftgate.
  2. Fold down the third row seats.


Caution: Take care not to damage component(s). Caution: Protect the interior trim from possible damage.


  1. Remove the bolts that secure the third row seatbelt straps (torque 26 Nm). Remove the seatbelt straps. Note: The bolts screw into nut inserts that are able to slide freely within the body panel. After removing each seatbelt strap, place a wedge through the bolt hole so that the nut inserts do not slide out of position. If they do, refer to the installation instructions for how to reposition them.

    Seat Assembly - 3rd Row (Remove)

    Seat Assembly - 3rd Row (Remove)

  2. Release the seat cushion catches on either side of the seat assembly.

    Seat Assembly - 3rd Row (Remove)

  3. With an assistant, remove the 3rd row seat from the vehicle.


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