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Tesla Model X: Trim - Liftgate Trough - Upper (Remove and Replace)

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

Removal

  1. Open the liftgate.
  2. Open the LH and RH rear doors.
  3. Move the 2nd row seats fully forward.
  4. Disconnect 12V power (refer to procedure).
  5. Remove the LH and RH upper C-Pillar trim panels (refer to procedure).
  6. Use a trim tool to release the rear lower portion of the headliner. Caution: Take care not to damage component(s).
  7. Remove the LH parcel shelf support (refer to procedure).
  8. Disconnect the electrical connectors on the LH side of the vehicle near the rear quarter glass.
  9. Disconnect the power strut electrical harness connector.
  10. Remove the fasteners (x2) that secure the LH C-Pillar support bracket (torque X Nm).
  11. Release the harness from the body and maneuver it past the C-Pillar support bracket.
  12. Remove the nut that secures the ground to the stud on the body (torque X Nm).
  13. Release the grommet on the liftgate and pull the power strut harness and electrical connector out through the body cavity.

    Trim - Liftgate Trough - Upper (Remove and Replace)

  14. Carefully release the upper portion of the liftgate seal. Note: Components have been removed in this graphic to aid clarity.

    Trim - Liftgate Trough - Upper (Remove and Replace)

  15. Use a trim tool to release the upper liftgate trough trim from the body.

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

    Trim - Liftgate Trough - Upper (Remove and Replace)

  16. Remove the upper liftgate trough trim from the vehicle.
Installation

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

Note: Clean the affected areas before installation.

  1. Clean any remaining adhesive residue from the body.
  2. Ensure that the liftgate trough trim is fully seated.
  3. If necessary, apply grease to the grommet before routing the power strut harness through the body cavity.

    Trim - Liftgate Trough - Upper (Remove and Replace)

  4. Ensure that the liftgate opens and closes properly prior to installing the components that were removed for access.
  5. Move the 2nd row seats back to their original positions.

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