Tesla Model 3 Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model 3: Windshield (Remove and Install)- Install

Install

Note: Use soft materials to protect the windshield and to prevent scratching.

  1. Attach suction cups to the LH and RH sides of the windshield on the outside side of the windshield.

Windshield (Remove and Install)- Install

Windshield (Remove and Install)- Install

  1. With an assistant, position the windshield on the vehicle for a dry fit. Note any locations where the pads need to be adjusted.

Note: Add or remove to adjust the flush condition of the windshield, if needed.

  1. With an assistant, remove the windshield and set it back on the stand.
  2. Clean the urethane path on the vehicle with an Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) wipe. Allow the surface to dry before continuing to the next step.

Windshield (Remove and Install)- Install

  1. Apply urethane primer to the vehicle body along the urethane path and in areas that were damaged during removal of the windshield

Note: Allow the primer to dry for at least 1 minute.

Windshield (Remove and Install)- Install

  1. Prepare the caulking gun and urethane.

Note: Make sure that the urethane bead has a triangular cross-section of approximate 8 mm width and 13 mm height.

Windshield (Remove and Install)- Install

  1. Apply urethane to the windshield following the primer path.
  2. With an assistant, install the windshield on the vehicle.

Note: Make sure to align the locating pins at the top of the windshield.

Windshield (Remove and Install)- Install

  1. Check the gap and flush of the windshield to the body before fully seating the windshield using a gap/flush measuring tool.
  2. Fully seat the windshield; check the gap and flush and make adjustments, if necessary.

Windshield (Remove and Install)- Install

  1. Apply masking tape to secure the windshield to the body while the urethane cures.
  2. Remove the suction cups from the windshield.
  3. Remove the large towel from the instrument panel.
  4. Remove the masking tape holding the windshield electrical harness to the windshield.
  5. Secure the clips (x6) that attach the windshield electrical harness to the RH A-pillar area.

Windshield (Remove and Install)- Install

  1. Connect the windshield electrical harness (x3) to the RH vehicle harness connectors.
  2. Install the headliner. See Headliner (Remove and Install)
  3. Install the LH and RH side rail trims. See Trim - Side Rail - LH (Remove and Install).
  4. Restore the driver and front passenger seats back to their original position.

Windshield (Remove and Install)- Install

  1. Connect the electrical harness to the windshield heater connector.

Windshield (Remove and Install)- Install

  1. Remove the windshield cowl protective strip.
  2. Install the cowl screen panel. See Panel - Cowl Screen (Remove and Replace).
  3. Install the LH and RH shock tower covers. See Cover - Shock Tower - LH (Remove and Replace).
  4. Install the LH and RH wiper arms. See Wiper Arms (Remove and Replace).
  5. Install the underhood storage unit. See Underhood Storage Unit (Remove and Replace).
  6. Install the hood latch cover. See Cover - Hood Latch (Remove and Replace).
  7. Install the cabin intake duct. See Duct - Cabin Intake (Remove and Replace).
  8. Install the rear underhood apron. See Underhood Apron - Rear (Remove and Replace).
  9. Perform the forward facing camera target calibration. See Camera - Forward Facing (Target Calibration).
  10. Remove the masking tape from the vehicle after the urethane has cured.

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