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Tesla Model X: Brightwork - Upper - Front - LH (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model X 2015-2024 Service Manual / Exterior Fittings / Brightwork - Upper - Front - LH (Remove and Replace)

Removal

  1. Remove the B-pillar applique (refer to procedure).
  2. Partially remove the primary seal to gain access to the screws that secure the brightwork to the seal carrier extrusion.

     Brightwork - Upper - Front - LH (Remove and Replace)

  3. Partially remove the upper brightwork seal.

     Brightwork - Upper - Front - LH (Remove and Replace)

  4. Remove the screws (x7) that secure the brightwork to the seal carrier extrusion (torque 2.5 Nm).

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

    Brightwork - Upper - Front - LH (Remove and Replace)

  5. While holding down the brightwork, pull the rear lower corner of the brightwork away from the vehicle to release the retention clips (x2).

    Caution: Do not pull on the front lower corner of the brightwork; this can damage or warp the brightwork.

    Brightwork - Upper - Front - LH (Remove and Replace)

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  6. Remove the front upper brightwork from the vehicle.
Installation

Installation procedure is the reverse of removal, except for the following:

Tip: Carefully twist the upper brightwork seal away from the vehicle to expand the surface area of the seal. This makes it easer to install the brightwork.

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