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Tesla Model S: Trim - Sill Panel - LH - Rear (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Interior trim / Trim - Sill Panel - LH - Rear (Remove and Replace)

Removal

  1. Remove the 'C' post LH rear trim (refer to procedure).
  2. Remove the 'C' post LH upper trim (refer to procedure).
  3. Fold the 2nd row seat backrests all the way forward.
  4. Remove the LH rear seat side bolster (refer to procedure).
  5. Release the clips that secure the 'C' post middle trim.
  6. Use a trim tool to remove the 'C' post middle trim.

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

    Note: Components have been removed in this graphic to aid clarity.

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

  7. Release the 'C' post lower trim panel by releasing the trim clips, starting from the 'B' post and working towards the rear of the vehicle:

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

    1. Pull inboard and lift the front lower edge of the trim panel to release the hook from the 'B' post.

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

    2. Pull straight up at the edge closest to the 'B' post to release the clip.

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

    3. Insert a trim removal tool as shown, 1-3 in (25-75 mm) from the corner of the sill panel and gently pull upwards to release the clip.

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

    4. Remove the 'C' post lower trim panel from the vehicle.

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

Installation

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

Caution: Replace any broken clips.

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