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Tesla Model S: Steering Column (Remove and Replace)

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

Removal

  1. Ensure that the front road wheels are in a straight ahead position.
  2. Remove the driver's side lower dash trim (refer to procedure).
  3. Remove the steering controller module (refer to procedure).
  4. Disconnect the steering column motor harness connectors (x2).

    Caution: Take care not to damage component(s).

    Steering Column (Remove and Replace)

  5. Mark the lower shaft position relative to the column.
  6. Remove the bolt that secures the lower shaft to the steering column (torque 30 Nm).

    Steering Column (Remove and Replace)

  7. Remove the bolts (x4) that secure the steering column to the mounting bracket (torque 26 Nm).

    Steering Column (Remove and Replace)

  8. Release the steering column from the lower shaft and remove the steering column from the vehicle.
Installation
  1. Installation procedure is the reverse of removal, except for the following: Caution: Replace all nylon-insert locknuts.
  2. Ensure that the lower shaft to column marking aligns correctly.
  3. Connect a laptop with Toolbox 2.0 to the vehicle.
  4. In Toolbox, select Panels > Steering > Power Steering (EPAS) Control. Reset the power steering calibration.

Note: After recalibrating the power steering, drive the vehicle for a minimum of 5 minutes before returning the vehicle to the customer.

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