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Tesla Model S: Trim - 'A' Post - LH (Remove and Install)

Tesla Model S (2012-2023) Service Manual / Interior trim / Trim - 'A' Post - LH (Remove and Install)


  1. Remove the A-Pillar middle trim panels (refer to procedure)
  2. Release 'A' post trim retaining screw cover, lower edge first.
  3. Remove screw (x1) securing trim to 'A' post (torque 2 Nm).

    Trim - 'A' Post - LH (Remove and Install)

  4. Carefully release clip (x1) securing trim to 'A' Post
  5. Clear location peg and lift to release lower locating lugs.

    Trim - 'A' Post - LH (Remove and Install)

  6. Release trim from body.
  7. Disconnect tweeter harness connector and remove 'A' post trim.

    Trim - 'A' Post - LH (Remove and Install)

  1. Installation procedure is the reverse of removal, except for the following:
  2. Ensure both lower lugs are located and upper peg aligns to body before driving clip fully home.


     Trim - 'A' Post - LH (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Remove 'A' post trim (refer to procedure) Release clips (x3) securing tweeter to ' A' post trim. Remove tweeter

     Trim - 'B' Post - Upper - LH (Remove and Install)

    Removal Remove the LH lower 'B' post trim (refer to procedure). Carefully release the clips (x4) that secure the 'B' post upper trim to the body by gently pulling the lower edge away

     Trim - 'B' Post - Upper - LH (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Remove the LH lower 'B' post trim (refer to procedure). Remove the plastic trim that covers the seat belt fixing on the driver's seat.


     Module - Body Controller - BCM (Remove and Replace)

    Warning: If the 12V power supply is disconnected, do not attempt to open any doors with door glass in closed position. Failure to follow this instruction could result in door glass shatter. Note: Before disconnecting the 12V power supply, ensure that the driver's door window

     Actuator - Front Passenger's Temperature (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Remove glove box assembly (refer to procedure) Disconnect duct temperature sensor harness connector. Remove screw securing duct to HVAC assembly, release from spigot and position duct aside (torque 1 Nm).

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