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Tesla Model 3: Glass - Backlight (Remove and Replace) - Remove

Glass - Backlight (Remove and Replace)

Remove

Glass - Backlight (Remove and Replace) - Remove

  1. Release the clips that attach the screw covers to the LH and RH rear coat hooks.
  2. Remove the screws that attach the LH and RH rear coat hooks to the body.
  3. Remove the package tray trim. See Trim - Package Tray (Remove and Install).
  4. Remove the FM antenna amplifier. See Amplifier - Antenna - FM (Remove and Replace).

Glass - Backlight (Remove and Replace) - Remove

  1. Remove the bolt that attaches the backlight glass heater ground strap to the LH C-pillar.
  2. Remove the backlight glass LH heater ground strap from the backlight glass.
  3. Disconnect and discard the backlight glass LH heater ground strap from the backlight glass LH heater connector.

Note: The new backlight glass comes with a new heater ground strap preinstalled.

Glass - Backlight (Remove and Replace) - Remove

  1. Disconnect the backlight electrical harness from the tuner connector on the RH C-pillar.

Glass - Backlight (Remove and Replace) - Remove

  1. Disconnect the antenna electrical harness from the turner connector and body harness on the RH C-pillar.
  2. Remove the antenna electrical harness from the backlight glass.
  3. Disconnect and discard the antenna electrical harness from the backlight glass RH heater connector.

Note: The new backlight glass comes with a new antenna electrical harness preinstalled.

  1. Remove and discard the seals from the inside of the backlight glass.

Note: The new backlight glass comes with new seals preinstalled.

  1. Open the trunk.
  2. Remove and discard the rear seal from the backlight glass.

Note: The new backlight glass comes with a new rear seal preinstalled.

  1. Apply masking tape to the exterior of the LH and RH roof pillars to protect the paint from damage.
  2. Cut a suitable length of square wire to use with T-handles.
  3. Secure the wire to the starter tool and push the tool through the urethane at the lower side of the RH C-pillar.
  4. Remove the wire from the starter tool and remove the tool from the urethane.
  5. Secure each end of the wire with a T-handle.
  6. With an assistant, use the T-handles to cut the urethane that attaches the backlight glass to the body. Cut in a counter-clockwise motion over the top of the backlight glass to the lower side of the LH C-pillar. Return to the starting point in a clockwise motion and continue past the bottom of the backlight glass to the lower side of the LH C-pillar.

Caution:

Use caution when working around the headliner area.

  1. Cut the square wire and remove the T-handles.
  2. Attach suction cups to the LH and RH sides of the backlight glass.
  3. With an assistant, remove the backlight glass from the vehicle.
  4. Use a razor blade to carefully remove the old urethane from the body.
  5. Use an IPA wipe to clean the urethane path.

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