Tesla Model 3 Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model 3: Hood (Remove and Replace) - Install

Install

Hood (Remove and Replace)- Install

  1. Install the hood plugs on the new hood.

Hood (Remove and Replace)- Install

Hood (Remove and Replace)- Install

  1. Position the LH and RH hood strut brackets on the new hood, and then tighten the nuts that attach the brackets to the hood.   Torque 15 Nm
  2. Position the hood striker on the new hood, and then hand tighten the bolts that attach the striker to the hood.

RH shown, LH similar
RH shown, LH similar

  1. With assistance, position the hood on the vehicle, and then hand tighten the nuts that attach the LH and RH hood hinges to the hood.
  2. Support the hood with a hood prop.

Hood (Remove and Replace)- Install

  1. Position the LH and RH hood gas struts on the LH and RH hood hinges, and then install the clips that attach the struts to the hinges.
  2. Carefully close the hood, and then check hood fitment.
  3. Perform gap and flush adjustments on the hood assembly, if necessary.

Hood (Remove and Replace)- Install

  1. Tighten the nuts that attach the hood assembly to the LH and RH hood hinges.  Torque 15 Nm

Hood (Remove and Replace)- Install

  1. Tighten the bolts that attach the hood striker to the hood assembly. Torque 18 Nm
  2. Clean the LH and RH hood hinge bolts and the surrounding area with isopropyl alcohol (IPA), and then let dry for at least 1 minute.
  3. If necessary, apply touch up paint matching the vehicle's body color to the LH and RH hood hinge studs/nuts.
  4. Clean the front of the hood with IPA, and then install a front Tesla badge. See Tesla Badge - Front (Remove and Replace).

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