Tesla Model 3 Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model 3: Raise Vehicle - 4 Post Lift



This procedure was derived from pre-production computer models, and might not reflect the real-world situation. Warnings and cautions might be missing. Follow safety requirements and use extreme caution when working on or near high voltage systems and components. Do not redistribute this content


Warning: To reduce the risk of personal injury, use appropriate equipment while performing this operation.

Warning: Do not work on an incorrectly supported vehicle.

  1. Disconnect the charging cable from the vehicle.

Warning: Do not attach the charging cable to the charge port while the vehicle is on the lift.

  1. If provided, lock the alignment slip/turn plates of the lift.
  2. Carefully drive the vehicle onto the lift, and stop the vehicle when equidistant between the front and rear of the lift.

Have an assistant monitor the vehicle to make that the vehicle is centered on the lift.

  1. Make sure that the hood, liftgate, and all doors are closed, unless necessary for the work to be performed.
  2. Make sure that no part of the vehicle is in danger of contacting the ceiling, tool boxes, or other items in the service area when the vehicle is raised.


If the procedure requires the hood, liftgate, or doors to be open while the vehicle is raised, closely watch their position as the vehicle is being raised to avoid contact with the lift mechanism, ceiling, or objects hanging from the ceiling.

  1. Raise the vehicle to the necessary service height, and then engage any lift safety locks


  1. Make sure that no tools, equipment, other items, or personnel are under the vehicle or under any open doors.
  2. Disengage any lift safety locks, and fully lower the vehicle.
  3. Close any open hood, liftgate, or doors as necessary.


     Bumper / Fascia

     Ankle Catcher (Remove and Replace)

    Remove Remove the front fascia. Remove the bolts that attach the bottom of the cooling fan module to the ankle catcher Note: Lift the condenser fan module up to ease removal of the bolts.

     Bracket - Fascia Side to Fender - LH (Remove and Replace)

    Remove LH shown, RH similar; one clip is behind the knuckle Remove the LH and RH front wheels. Release the clips (x9) that attach the front portion of the LH wheel arch liner to the vehicle,


     Shell - Seat Back - Driver (Remove and Replace)

    Remove Remove the driver headrest trim from the seat. See Trim - Headrest - Driver (Remove and Replace).   Release the clips that attach the seat back shell to the driver seat, lift up on the shell to unhook it from the seat back frame, and lay the shell back.   Release

     Inflation Effects

    Warning: When airbags inflate, a fine powder is released. This powder can irritate the skin and should be thoroughly flushed from the eyes and from any cuts or abrasions. After inflation, the airbags deflate to provide a gradual cushioning effect for the occupants and to ensure the driver's f

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