Tesla Model 3 Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model 3: Electric Vehicle Components

Tesla Model 3 2017-2023 Owner's Manual / Charging / Electric Vehicle Components

High Voltage Components

High Voltage Components

  1. Air Conditioning Compressor
  2. Front Motor (Dual Motor vehicles only)
  3. Cabin Heater
  4. High Voltage Battery
  5. High Voltage Battery Service Panel
  6. Rear Motor
  7. High Voltage Cabling
  8. Charge Port

Warning: The high voltage system has no user serviceable parts. Do not disassemble, remove or replace high voltage components, cables or connectors. High voltage cables are typically colored orange for easy identification.

Warning: Read and follow all instructions provided on the labels that are attached to Model 3.

These labels are there for your safety.

Warning: In the unlikely event that a fire occurs, immediately contact your local fire emergency responders.

Charging Equipment

Charging equipment designed specifically to charge your Model 3 is available from Tesla. A Tesla Wall Connector, which installs in your garage, is the fastest way to charge Model 3 at home.

In most market regions, Model 3 is equipped with a Mobile Connector and the adapter(s) needed to plug into the most commonly used power outlets. When using the Mobile Connector, first plug the Mobile Connector into the power outlet, and then plug in Model 3. For more information about your Mobile Connector, see the Mobile Connector Owner's Manual (available on the touchscreen).

Additional adapters can be purchased from Tesla.

Tesla offers adapters (for example, J1772 and CHAdeMO) to allow you to plug into the most commonly used public charging stations in your region. Open the charge port door using the touchscreen, plug the adapter into the charging port on Model 3, and then connect the station's charging connector to the adapter.

For information on the charging equipment available for your region, choose your region, and then view the available charging options.


     Battery Information

    About the Battery Model 3 has one of the most sophisticated battery systems in the world. The most important way to preserve the Battery is to LEAVE YOUR VEHICLE PLUGGED IN when you are not using

     Charging Instructions

     Opening the Charge Port

    The charge port is located on the left side of Model 3, behind a door that is part of the rear tail light assembly. Before charging, park Model 3 to ensure that the charge cable easily reaches the


     Skid Plate - HV Battery - Front (Remove and Replace)

    Remove Remove the front aero shield. See Panel - Aero Shield - Front (Remove and Replace). Remove the bolts and clips that attach the skid plate to the battery, and then remove the plate from the battery. Install Installation procedure is the reverse of removal.

     Rear View Camera

    Camera Location Model 3 is equipped with a rear view camera located above the rear license plate. Whenever you shift into Reverse, the touchscreen displays the view from the camera. Lines show your driving path based on the position of the steering wheel. These lines adjust appropriately

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