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

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


  1. Remove the LH middle 'A' pillar trim panel (refer to procedure).
  2. Use a trim tool to release the 2nd clip from the rear.

    Caution: To avoid damaging the sill panel, do not attempt to pry it up from the rear before releasing this clip.

    Trim - Sill Panel - LH (Remove and Replace)

  3. Release the remaining clips.

    Trim - Sill Panel - LH (Remove and Replace)

    Note: The number of clips varies depending on the build date of the vehicle.

  4. Remove the trim panel.

    Trim - Sill Panel - LH (Remove and Replace)


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

  • Replace all broken trim clips except for the clip on the tower.

    Trim - Sill Panel - LH (Remove and Replace)

  • When reinstalling the RH sill trim panel, position the front of the trim panel between the footwell cover and the A-pillar, then twist the trim panel to secure the bottom and rear trim clips.

    Caution: Do not damage any harness connections.

    Trim - Sill Panel - LH (Remove and Replace)


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