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

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

Removal

  1. Remove the driver's side footwell cover (refer to procedure).
  2. Disconnect the lower intermediate shaft (refer to procedure).
  3. Disconnect the lower intermediate shaft from the slot in the upper intermediate shaft.
  4. Release the upper intermediate shaft from the column shaft.
  5. Release the clips (x4) that secure the steering shaft seal to the bulkhead.

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

  6. Remove the upper intermediate shaft.

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

Installation

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

Caution: Replace all nylon-insert locknuts.

  1. Ensure that the upper intermediate shaft to column marks align correctly.
  2. Run the "Power Steering (EPAS) Control" procedure in Toolbox.

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