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

Seat - Driver (Remove and Replace)- Remove

SPECIAL TOOLS

Key, Seat Belt Release, Model 3 (1133787-00-A)

Torx Plus T45 (1082447-07-A)

Remove

Note: Though the driver seat is described, the procedure is the same for the front passenger seat.

  1. Remove the LH lower A-Pillar trim. See Trim - A-Pillar - Lower - LH (Remove and Replace).
  2. Insert the seat belt release key into the bottom of the seatbelt pretensioner coupling to release the seatbelt from the pretensioner.

Seat - Driver (Remove and Replace)- Remove

  1. If replacing the seat with a new one, release the clips that attach the driver seat track rear covers, and then remove the track rear covers from the vehicle. Otherwise, skip to 9

Seat - Driver (Remove and Replace)- Remove

  1. Remove and discard the bolts (x2) that attach the rear of the driver seat to the body.

Caution:

Use only the Torx Plus T45 bit to remove the seat bolts.

  1. Move the seat fully rearward.

Seat - Driver (Remove and Replace)- Remove

  1. Remove the driver seat track front covers.

Seat - Driver (Remove and Replace)- Remove

  1. Remove and discard the bolts (x2) that attach the front of the driver seat to the body.

Caution:

Use only the Torx Plus T45 bit to remove the seat bolts.

  1. Adjust the seat cushion height to maximum.

Caution:

Do not allow the seat headrest to compress the sun visor as it might crack the mirror.

  1. Move the seat fully forward.

Caution:

Do not allow the seat headrest to compress the sun visor as it might crack the mirror.

  1. Disconnect 12V power. See 12V Power (Disconnect and Connect).

Seat - Driver (Remove and Replace)- Remove

  1. Disconnect the seat electrical harness connector from the LH body controller.

Seat - Driver (Remove and Replace)- Remove

  1. Release the clips that attach the seat electrical harness to the body.
  2. With an assistant, remove the seat from the vehicle.

Note: Lift the seat, tilt the seat back, rotate the cushion toward the door, and remove the seat from the vehicle, cushion first.

Caution:  If discarding the entire seat, Service Centers must remove the seat-mounted airbag and pre-tensioner before discarding the seat. Follow local Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) best practices to dispose of the airbag and the pre-tensioner (for example, place the airbag and the pre-tensioner into the appropriate hazardous waste receptacles located in the Service Center). Then dispose of the seat. Refer to Service Bulletin SI-19-20-001.

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