Tesla Model 3 Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model 3: Glass - Body - Rear Quarter - LH (Remove and Replace)- Install

Install

  1. Apply primer to the urethane path and any areas where the paint was damaged during the removal of the LH rear quarter body glass. Allow primer to dry for at least 1 minute before continuing.
  2. Prepare the caulking gun and urethane.

Note: The urethane opening must be 7 mm wide and 12 mm tall.

  1. Apply urethane to the body following the original path.
  2. Position the new LH rear quarter body glass over the vehicle and slide the rear quarter brightwork clip into the upper brightwork.

Note: Make sure the locating posts are aligned with the holes on the body, and then install the rear quarter body glass onto the body by applying pressure from the rear locating post, and then work forward.

Note: Start from the rear locating post will help with the fitment of the rear quarter brightwork to the body.

  1. Secure the LH rear quarter body glass with tape while the urethane is curing.
  2. Fully seat the LH rear primary seal.

Glass - Body - Rear Quarter - LH (Remove and Replace)- Install

  1. Secure the clip at the C-pillar.
  2. Close the trunk.
  3. Install the LH upper C-pillar trim. See Trim - C-Pillar - Upper - LH (Remove and Replace).
  4. Install the LH side rail trim. See Trim - Side Rail - LH (Remove and Install).
  5. Install the LH 2nd row seat side bolster. See Bolster - Side - Seat - 2nd Row - LH (Remove and Replace)
  6. Close the LH rear door.
  7. Remove the masking tape after the urethane has cured.

Caution:

Do not drive the vehicle until the adhesive manufacturer's recommended minimum drive-away time has passed. Dow Betaseal Express has a drive-away time of 1 hour minimum in temperatures of 0˚F (-18˚C) or warmer. If using an equivalent product, refer to the adhesive packaging for the safe drive-away time. If necessary, leave the tape applying pressure to the glass on the vehicle and advise the customer that they can remove it after 24 hours. Additionally, advise the customer that they should avoid high driving speeds and speed bumps for the next 24 hours.

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