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Tesla Model X: Applique - Liftgate (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model X 2015-2024 Service Manual / Exterior Fittings / Applique - Liftgate (Remove and Replace)

Special tool required for this procedure:

Supplier Part Number Description
Tesla 1049517-00-A Ergonomic Silicone Seam Roller
Removal
  1. Apply protective tape around the perimeter of the applique.

Caution: Protective tape prevents the exterior paint surfaces from being damaged.

  1. Using a trim stick or other suitable tool, carefully and evenly release the clips (x6) that secure the applique to the liftgate.

    Caution: Take care not to damage component(s).

     Applique - Liftgate (Remove and Replace)

     Applique - Liftgate (Remove and Replace)

  2. Remove the liftgate applique from the vehicle.
  3. Remove the protective tape.
Installation
  1. If reinstalling the original applique:
    1. Remove the double-sided tape.
    2. Clean the inside of the applique with an alcohol wipe and allow it to dry completely.
    3. Apply new double-sided tape to the applique.
  2. Remove the backing from the double-sided tape.
  3. Install the 2 center clips that secure the applique to the liftgate.

    Note: Components have been removed in this graphic to aid clarity.

     Applique - Liftgate (Remove and Replace)

Tip: Use the locator post to correctly align the applique to the liftgate.

 Applique - Liftgate (Remove and Replace)

  1. Working outwards from the center of the applique, install the remaining 4 clips that secure the applique to the liftgate.
  2. Working outwards from the center of the applique, press firmly on the applique using a silicone seam roller to completely seal the double-sided tape.
  3. Temporarily apply tape to both ends of the applique to apply pressure.

     Applique - Liftgate (Remove and Replace)

  4. Wait at least 5 minutes before removing the tape.

Caution: Failure to wait at least 5 minutes before removing the tape can result in improper adhesion of the double-sided tape.

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