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Tesla Model 3: Closeout Panel - Door - Front - LH (Remove and Install)

Tesla Model 3 2017-2024 Service Manual / Closures / Seals Body Closures / Closeout Panel - Door - Front - LH (Remove and Install)

Closeout Panel - Door - Front - LH (Remove and Install)

SPECIAL TOOLS

Rivnut Install Kit, for NA (Optional special tool if the thread for the closeout panel becomes stripped) (1054712-00-A )

Rivnut Install Kit, for EMEA (Optional special tool if the thread for the closeout panel becomes stripped) (1054712-01-A )

Service Rivnut (Optional special tool if the thread for the closeout panel becomes stripped) (1004296-00-A)

Service bolt (Optional special tool if the thread for the closeout panel becomes stripped) (1015888-00-C)

Remove

  1. Remove the front LH front door speaker. See Speaker - Front Door - LH (Remove and Replace).

Closeout Panel - Door - Front - LH (Remove and Install)

  1. Remove the bolts that attach the window motor to the closeout panel. Torque 3 Nm

Closeout Panel - Door - Front - LH (Remove and Install)

  1. Disconnect the electrical wiring harness from the LH door pressure sensor connector.

Closeout Panel - Door - Front - LH (Remove and Install)

  1. Disconnect the electrical wiring harness from the LH door mirror connectors.

Closeout Panel - Door - Front - LH (Remove and Install)

  1. Release the clips that attach the electrical wiring harness to the closeout panel.

Closeout Panel - Door - Front - LH (Remove and Install)

  1. Remove the bolts that attach the closeout panel to the door.  Torque 4 Nm

Closeout Panel - Door - Front - LH (Remove and Install)

  1. Release the clips (3x) that attach the closeout panel to the door and window regulator, and then remove the closeout panel from the vehicle.

Note: Pass the electrical wiring harness through the hole in the closeout panel, as the closeout panel is being removed.

Install

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

Caution:

Repeated installations might strip the door mounting holes for the closeout panel. On installation, hand-start the screws so as to reduce the risk of stripping the threads. Install rivnuts where any of the mounting holes for the closeout panel are stripped. Use a 7.5mm drill to prepare the hole for rivnut installation.

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