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Tesla Model S: Wiper Motor Assembly (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Electrical / Wiper Motor Assembly (Remove and Replace)

Removal

  1. Ensure that the wipers are in the off position by rotating the end of the left-hand steering column lever toward you.
  2. Open the hood to the service position.
  3. Remove the cowl screen panel (refer to procedure).
  4. Remove the LH strut (RH strut for RHD) (refer to procedure).
  5. Remove the bolts (x3) that secure the wiper motor assembly to the bulkhead (torque 6 Nm).

    Wiper Motor Assembly (Remove and Replace)

  6. Carefully release the wiper motor assembly and turn it to access the harness connector.
  7. Disconnect the harness connector from the wiper motor assembly.
  8. Remove the wiper motor assembly. Caution: Do not damage the harness that is connected to the wiper motor assembly.
  9. If needed, remove the screws (x3) that secure the wiper motor to the mounting bracket (torque 10 Nm).
  10. Remove the wiper motor.

    Wiper Motor Assembly (Remove and Replace)

Installation

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

  • Clean the affected areas before installation.
  • Ensure that the wipers are set back to the Auto position by rotating the end of the left-hand steering column lever away from you.

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