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Tesla Model S: Striker - Liftgate (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2023) Service Manual / Closures / Striker - Liftgate (Remove and Replace)


  1. Open liftgate.
  2. Remove liftgate striker cover.

    Striker - Liftgate (Remove and Replace)

  3. Remove bolts (x2) securing striker to body (torque 10 Nm).

    Striker - Liftgate (Remove and Replace)

  4. Remove striker from vehicle.

    Striker - Liftgate (Remove and Replace)

  1. Installation procedure is the reverse of removal, except for the following:
  2. Check and adjust liftgate striker.
  3. Cycle the cinch motor several times to optimise striker position, open liftgate assembly and torque tighten bolts.


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    Removal Open liftgate and secure at working height. Remove liftgate trim (refer to procedure) Remove screws x3 securing cinch motor to liftgate. Release harness clip, rotate the c

     Cable - Cinching (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Remove cinch actuator from liftgate (refer to procedure) Disconnect cinch cable from latch assembly. Remove cin

     Exterior Release Switch - Liftgate (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Open the liftgate to a suitable working height. Remove the applique from the liftgate (refer to procedure). Caution: Take care not to damage component(s)


     Actuator - Mode (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Remove IP carrier (refer to procedure) Disconnect duct temperature sensor harness connector. Remove screw securing duct to HVAC assembly and position duct aside (torque 1 Nm). Disconnect actuator harness

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