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Tesla Model S: Steering Wheel (Remove and Replace)

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

Removal

  1. Remove the driver's air bag (refer to procedure).
  2. Position the wheels straight ahead. Mark the steering wheel relative position to the column.
  3. Remove and discard the bolt that secures the steering wheel to the column (torque 80 Nm).
  4. Remove the steering wheel.

    Steering Wheel (Remove and Replace)

  5. Tape the clockspring cassette to prevent rotation.
Installation

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

  1. Remove the tape and ensure that the spring loaded pin is in the clockspring slot when installing steering wheel.
  2. Install a new mounting bolt.

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