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Tesla Model S: Trim - 'C' Post Rear - LH (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Interior trim / Trim - 'C' Post Rear - LH (Remove and Replace)


  1. Remove the parcel shelf, if equipped.
  2. If the LH C-Pillar rear trim panel has a liftgate switch, reach behind the C-pillar rear trim panel and push the switch out from the back. If not, skip to step 4.

    Trim - 'C' Post Rear - LH (Remove and Replace)

  3. Disconnect the wiring harness that is attached to the liftgate switch.
  4. Remove the screw (torque 3 Nm).

    Trim - 'C' Post Rear - LH (Remove and Replace)

  5. Remove the trim panel by releasing the trim clips.

    Trim - 'C' Post Rear - LH (Remove and Replace)


Installation procedure is the reverse of removal.


     Trim - Sill Panel - LH - Rear (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Remove the 'C' post LH rear trim (refer to procedure). Remove the 'C' post LH upper trim (refer to procedure). Fold the 2nd row seat backrests all the way forward. Remove

     Footrest - Driver's (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Position driver's seat fully rearward for access. Using a suitable trim tool release clips (x3) securing footrest to mounting.

     Assembly - Closeout Extension - LH - Center Console (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Remove LH wrapped panel trim (refer to procedure) Remove mat from footwell. Release clips (x8) and adhesive pad (x1) securing closeout extension to console. Ca


     Horizontal Alignment

    Note: Perform the "Vertical Alignment" procedure before performing the "Horizontal Alignment" procedure. Connect a laptop with Toolbox 2.0 or later to the vehicle. Perform the Radar Service Drive Alignment (SDA) procedure: Note: Bring the hex driver in the

     Frame - Panoramic Roof Assembly (Remove and Replace) - Installation

    Installation Use a scraping tool to remove the majority of the adhesive from the body, leaving a smooth layer of the original adhesive approximately 1 mm thick or less. Remove all existing butyl patches and replace them with new ones

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