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Tesla Model S: Seat Cushion - Lower - 2nd Row - Executive - LH (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Seats / Seat Cushion - Lower - 2nd Row - Executive - LH (Remove and Replace)


  1. Remove the 2nd row center console (refer to procedure).
  2. Use both hands to firmly pull up on the front of the cushion to release the 2 clips that secure it to the frame. Do not fully remove the cushion at this time.

    Seat Cushion - Lower - 2nd Row - Executive - LH (Remove and Replace)

  3. Disconnect the seat heater harness and release the edge clip.

    Seat Cushion - Lower - 2nd Row - Executive - LH (Remove and Replace)

  4. Remove and discard the 2 grommets. Note: After removing the cushion, the grommets are either retained in the frame or on the seat clip. Caution: Ensure that 2 new grommets are used during reinstallation.

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

Replace the seat grommets.


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