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Tesla Model 3: Cover - Outer Side - Driver Seat (Remove and Install)

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Cover - Outer Side - Driver Seat (Remove and Install)

SPECIAL TOOLS

Key, Seat Belt Release, Model 3 (1133787-00-A)

Remove

  1. Open the LH front door.
  2. Move the driver's seat fully forward, and adjust the seat cushion height to maximum.

Caution:

Do not allow the seat headrest to compress the sun visor as it might crack the mirror.

  1. Insert the seat belt release key into the bottom of the seatbelt pretensioner coupling to release the seatbelt from the pretensioner.

Cover - Outer Side - Driver Seat (Remove and Install)

  1. Remove the bolt that attaches the outer side cover to the seat frame.   Torque 2 Nm

Cover - Outer Side - Driver Seat (Remove and Install)

  1. Pull the cover outward to release the clip that attaches the cover to the center of the seat frame.

Cover - Outer Side - Driver Seat (Remove and Install)

  1. Slide the cover rearwards to release the clips that attach the cover to rear of the seat frame.

Cover - Outer Side - Driver Seat (Remove and Install)

  1. Disconnect the electrical harness from the backrest and cushion adjust switch connector, if so equipped.
  2. Remove the cover from the vehicle.
  3. If the driver seat outer side cover is being replaced, remove the back rest and cushion adjust switch from the cover. See Switch - Back Rest and Cushion Adjust - Driver Seat (Remove and Replace).

Install

Installation procedure is the reverse of removal.

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