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Tesla Model X: Molding - Rocker Panel - LH (Remove and Replace)

Tesla Model X 2015-2024 Service Manual / Exterior Fittings / Molding - Rocker Panel - LH (Remove and Replace)

Removal

  1. Air suspension vehicles: Set the suspension to the "High" setting.
  2. Release the clips at the front of the rear arch liner and pull back the arch liner for access.
  3. Remove the bolts that secure the rear of the rocker panel molding to the body (torque 3 Nm).

     Molding - Rocker Panel - LH (Remove and Replace)

  4. Remove the bolt that secures the bottom of the rear wheel fairing to the rocker panel (torque 3 Nm).

     Molding - Rocker Panel - LH (Remove and Replace)

  5. Remove the rear wheel fairing from the vehicle.
  6. Loosen the rear section of the front wheel garnish for access (refer to procedure).
  7. Remove the screw that secures the front of the rocker panel molding (torque 3 Nm).

     Molding - Rocker Panel - LH (Remove and Replace)

  8. Open the covers (x5) on the bottom of the rocker panel molding to expose the hidden push clips.
  9. Remove the push clips (x6) that secure the rocker panel molding to the bottom of the rocker panel.

    Caution: Replace any broken clips.

     Molding - Rocker Panel - LH (Remove and Replace)

  10. Release the clips (x14) that secure the rocker panel molding to the rocker panel carrier.

Caution: Replace any broken clips.

  1. Remove the rocker panel molding from the vehicle.
Installation

Installation procedure is the reverse of removal.

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    Removal Air suspension vehicles: Set the air suspension to the "Very High" setting. Release the push clips (x7) and nut that secure the front of the front wheel arch liner

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