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

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Safety and Restraint / Sensor - Impact - Front (Remove and Replace)

Warning: To avoid personal injury, observe all relevant safety precautions before removing or testing any SRS components.


  1. Remove the underhood storage unit:
    • Rear wheel drive (RWD): Refer to procedure.
    • Dual Motor: Refer to procedure.
  2. Disconnect the front impact sensor connector.

    Sensor - Impact - Front (Remove and Replace)

  3. Loosen the screw that secures the impact sensor to the front carrier (torque 6 Nm).

    Caution: The screw is left-hand threaded / reverse threaded. However, when the screw is being loosened from the tip (as opposed to the head), it functions the same as a normal screw.

    Sensor - Impact - Front (Remove and Replace)

  4. Remove the front impact sensor.

Installation procedure is the reverse of removal.


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