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Tesla Model S: Sensor - Impact - B Pillar (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2023) Service Manual / Safety and Restraint / Sensor - Impact - B Pillar (Remove and Replace)


  1. Remove the B-pillar lower trim (refer to procedure).
  2. Disconnect the impact sensor harness connector.
  3. Remove the bolt that secures the impact sensor to the B-pillar (torque 8 Nm).

    Caution: The bolt is left-hand threaded / reverse threaded.

    Sensor - Impact - B Pillar (Remove and Replace)

  4. Remove the impact sensor.

    Sensor - Impact - B Pillar (Remove and Replace)


Installation procedure is the reverse of removal.


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