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Tesla Model 3: Lumbar Support - Backrest - Driver Seat (Remove and Replace)

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Lumbar Support - Backrest - Driver Seat (Remove and Replace)

Remove

  1. Remove the driver seat back shell. See Shell - Seat Back - Driver (Remove and Replace).

Lumbar Support - Backrest - Driver Seat (Remove and Replace)

  1.  Release the clips that attach the outboard side of the seat back cover to the seat back frame, and then expose the air bag connector.

Lumbar Support - Backrest - Driver Seat (Remove and Replace)

  1. Disconnect the electrical harness from the driver side airbag connector.

Lumbar Support - Backrest - Driver Seat (Remove and Replace)

  1. Disconnect the electrical harness from the recliner motor connector.

Lumbar Support - Backrest - Driver Seat (Remove and Replace)

  1. Disconnect the electrical harness from the ECU connector.

Lumbar Support - Backrest - Driver Seat (Remove and Replace)

  1. Disconnect the electrical harness from the lumbar pump connector.

Lumbar Support - Backrest - Driver Seat (Remove and Replace)

  1. Release the clips that attach the electrical harness to the seat frame.

Lumbar Support - Backrest - Driver Seat (Remove and Replace) 

  1. Release the clip that attaches the seat trim to the lumbar support assembly.

Lumbar Support - Backrest - Driver Seat (Remove and Replace)

  1. Release the clips that attach the lumbar pump pouch to the seat frame, and then separate the pouch from the seat back.

Lumbar Support - Backrest - Driver Seat (Remove and Replace)

  1. Remove the bolt that attaches the lumbar support assembly to the seat frame.   Torque 5 Nm

Lumbar Support - Backrest - Driver Seat (Remove and Replace)

  1. Slide the lumbar support assembly down, then press the bottom of the lumbar support assembly in, and at the same time, slide the lumbar support assembly up. Pivot the bottom of the lumbar support assembly out from the frame, and pull the lumbar support assembly down and out of the frame.

Install

Installation procedure is the reverse of removal.

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