Tesla Model S Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model S: Shaft - Steering Column - Intermediate Upper (Dual Motor) (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Steering / Shaft - Steering Column - Intermediate Upper (Dual Motor) (Remove and Replace)

Warning: If the 12V power supply is disconnected, do not attempt to open any doors with door glass in closed position. Failure to follow this instruction could result in door glass shatter.

Note: Before disconnecting the 12V power supply, ensure that the driver's door window is fully open. Failure to follow this instruction could result in vehicle lockout.

Removal

  1. Remove the driver's side footwell cover:
    • Left hand drive (LHD) vehicles: Refer to procedure
    • Right hand drive (RHD) vehicles: Refer to procedure
  2. Disconnect 12V power (refer to procedure).
  3. Remove the wiper motor (refer to procedure).
  4. Remove the LH and RH shock tower to bulkhead struts (refer to procedure).
  5. Remove the fuse box cover.
  6. Remove the nut that secures 12V power supply for the DCDC converter (torque 12.5 Nm).

    Shaft - Steering Column - Intermediate Upper (Dual Motor) (Remove and Replace)

  7. If the vehicle is equipped with air suspension, release the screws (x2) that secure the air reservoir (torque 2.5 Nm). Carefully set the reservoir in the RH side of the underhood area.

    Note: It is not necessary to disconnect the air lines.

    Shaft - Steering Column - Intermediate Upper (Dual Motor) (Remove and Replace)

  8. Mark the lower intermediate shaft position relative to the upper intermediate shaft and pinion.
  9. Remove the nut and bolt that secure the lower intermediate shaft to the upper intermediate shaft (torque 50 Nm).

    Shaft - Steering Column - Intermediate Upper (Dual Motor) (Remove and Replace)

  10. Release the lower intermediate shaft from the slot in the upper intermediate shaft.
  11. From inside the vehicle, remove the bolt that secures the upper intermediate shaft to the column shaft (torque 30 Nm).
  12. Release the clips (x4) that secure the steering shaft seal to the bulkhead.

    Shaft - Steering Column - Intermediate Upper (Dual Motor) (Remove and Replace)

  13. Remove the upper intermediate shaft.

    Shaft - Steering Column - Intermediate Upper (Dual Motor) (Remove and Replace)

Installation

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

Caution: Replace all nylon-insert locknuts.

  1. Have an assistant ensure that the upper intermediate shaft to column marks align correctly.
  2. Connect a laptop with Toolbox 2.0 or later to the vehicle.
  3. In Toolbox, select Panels > Steering > Power Steering (EPAS) Control. Click the Start/Play button and follow the onscreen instructions.

Note: After calibrating EPAS, drive the vehicle for a minimum of 5 minutes before returning the vehicle to the customer.

    READ NEXT:

     Steering Wheel (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Remove the driver's air bag (refer to procedure). Position the wheels straight ahead. Mark the steering wheel relative position to the column. Remove and discard the bolt

     Steering Column (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Ensure that the front road wheels are in a straight ahead position. Remove the driver's side lower dash trim (refer to procedure). Remove the steering controller modul

     Brakes

    SEE MORE:

     Grip - Door - Exterior Handle - Front - LH (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Remove grip backplate (refer to procedure) . Release LED from door grip. Release door grip from fork and remove. Installation Installation procedure is the reverse of removal, except for the

     Stop Signs and Road Markings

    When driving with Autosteer or Traffic-aware Cruise Control engaged, and Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control enabled, Model S is designed to respond as follows when approaching intersections controlled by stop signs, stop lines, or road markings: No Traffic Control Arm of T-junction   M

    © 2019-2024 Copyright www.tesms.org