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Tesla Model S: Skidplate - Front (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Chassis / Skidplate - Front (Remove and Replace)

Warning: If the vehicle has air suspension, activate "Jack" mode on the touchscreen before raising and supporting the vehicle.

Removal

  1. Remove front aero shield (refer to procedure).
  2. If equipped, remove the bash plate stamping (refer to procedure).
  3. Remove the bolts (x7) that secure the skid plate to the front subframe (torque 9 Nm).

    Note: If the vehicle was equipped with the bash plate stamping, the hardware quantity will vary.

    Skidplate - Front (Remove and Replace)

  4. Remove the bolts (x2) that secure the HV Battery to the front subframe and body (torque 115 Nm).

    Skidplate - Front (Remove and Replace)

  5. Use an appropriate tool to pry the skidplate out from between the front subframe and the HV Battery. Caution: Take care not to damage component(s).
  6. Remove the skid plate from the vehicle.

    Skidplate - Front (Remove and Replace)

Installation

Installation procedure is the reverse of removal.

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    Removal Remove the front aero shield panel (refer to procedure). Remove and discard the inner bolts (x2) that secure the skid bar to the front subframe (10 Nm).

     Bash Plate - Front - Stamping (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Remove the front aero shield panel (refer to procedure). Remove the bash plate extrusion (refer to procedure). Remove and discard the bolts (x2), shoulder

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