Tesla Model 3 Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model 3: Superbottle (RWD) - Install

Install

  1. Install the superbottle to the shock tower brace, and then install the nuts that attach the superbottle to the shock tower brace.

Superbottle (RWD) - Install

  1. Install the superbottle to the shock tower brace, and then install the nuts that attach the superbottle to the shock tower brace. Torque 8 Nm

Superbottle (RWD) - Install

  1. Install the bolt that attaches the superbottle to the shock tower brace. Torque 8 Nm

Superbottle (RWD) - Install

  1. Fasten the clip that attaches the electrical harness to the superbottle.

Superbottle (RWD) - Install

  1. Install the clip that attaches the suction/liquid lines to the superbottle.

Superbottle (RWD) - Install

  1. Install new o-rings onto the suction/liquid line fitting, install the suction/liquid line fitting into the chiller and EXV assembly, and then install the bolt that attaches the suction/liquid line to the chiller and EXV assembly. Torque 5.5 Nm
  2. After installing the assembly, refill the refrigerant. See A/C Refrigerant (Recovery and Recharge).

Note: Perform installation of components removed concurrently with refrigerant refill.

Superbottle (RWD) - Install

  1. Install the suction/liquid line bracket onto the shock tower brace, and then install the bolt that attaches the bracket to the brace. Torque 5.5 Nm

Superbottle (RWD) - Install

  1. Connect the electrical harness to the low pressure transducer connector.

Superbottle (RWD) - Install

  1. Connect the electrical harness to the chiller and EXV assembly connector.

Superbottle (RWD) - Install

  1. Connect the electrical harness to the power train coolant pump connector.

Superbottle (RWD) - Install

  1. Fasten the clip that attaches the electrical harness to the liquid suction line.

Superbottle (RWD) - Install

  1. Connect the electrical harness to the HV battery coolant pump connector.

Superbottle (RWD) - Install

  1. Connect the radiator outlet hose to the front right of the superbottle, and then fasten the clip.

Superbottle (RWD) - Install

  1. Connect the radiator inlet hose to the front left of the superbottle, and then fasten the clip.

Superbottle (RWD) - Install

  1. Connect the coolant hose from the chiller and EXV assembly, and then fasten the clip.

Superbottle (RWD) - Install

  1. Install the battery vent hose to the chiller and EXV assembly hose, and then fasten the clip that attaches the battery vent hose to the chiller and EXV assembly hose.

Superbottle (RWD) - Install

  1. Install the electrical harness to the chiller and EXV assembly hose, and then fasten the clip that attaches the electrical harness to the hose

Superbottle (RWD) - Install

  1. Connect the electrical harness to the chiller and EXV assembly hose coolant temperature sensor connector.

Superbottle (RWD) - Install

  1. Fasten the clip that attaches the electrical harness to the lower LH side of the superbottle.

Superbottle (RWD) - Install

  1. Connect the electrical harness to the 5-way valve actuator connector.

Superbottle (RWD) - Install

  1. Connect the electrical harness to the superbottle level sensor connector.

Superbottle (RWD) - Install

  1. Connect the powertrain pump to sill connector hose to the rear right of the superbottle, and then fasten the clip.

Superbottle (RWD) - Install

  1. Connect the electrical harness to the powertrain pump to sill hose coolant temperature sensor connector.

Superbottle (RWD) - Install

  1. Fasten the clip that attaches the battery return hose to the superbottle.

Superbottle (RWD) - Install

  1. Connect the battery return hose to the rear left of the superbottle, and then fasten the clip.

Superbottle (RWD) - Install

  1. Connect the powertrain supply hose at the lower LH side of the superbottle, and then fasten the clip.
  2. Remove the coolant drain from under the vehicle.
  3. Install the front aero shield. See Panel - Aero Shield - Front (Remove and Replace).
  4. Connect 12V power. See 12V Power (Disconnect and Connect).

Note: Do not install the rear apron at this time.

  1. Connect a laptop with Toolbox to the vehicle.
  2. Using Toolbox, run the 5-way valve actuator self-test, "TEST-SELF_VCFRONT_X_FIVE-WAY-VALVE."

Note: This Toolbox routine tests and calibrates the 5-way valve actuator.

  1. Disconnect the laptop from the vehicle.
  2. Perform a cooling system vacuum refill. See Cooling System (Vacuum Refill).
  3. After the A/C refrigerant recharge has fully completed, verify the operation of the A/C system.
  4. Install the underhood storage unit. See Underhood Storage Unit (Remove and Replace).

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