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Access 12V Battery in 90D with Facelift Front End

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by DDD4EV, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. DDD4EV

    DDD4EV Member

    Jun 14, 2016
    Lexington, KY
    I am attempting the access the 12V battery in 2016 90D with facelift front end. Unlike the classic front end, the 12V has been moved to the front immediately adjacent to the back wall of the frunk storage space. Two plastic plates cover the front electronics and can be removed easily, exposing the 12V battery. BUT, an air duct runs across the top of the battery and represents the last obstacle. Since these plastic parts break easily, I do not want to attempt removal of the air duct without some idea of how to proceed safely. Can anyone explain how to remove this duct to access the battery?

    I have seen a wonderful 3-part You Tube video on replacement of the battery in the Model S with the classic front end. Has anyone seen a similar instructional video for the dual motor facelift Model S?
  2. 320x240

    320x240 Member

    Oct 16, 2016
    Orange, CA
    On the left and right of the very front of the plastic duct work there's a plastic latch. Just unlatch both sides. You'll also see there's 2 rubber hoses - one on each side near the latches. Those just sorta wiggle down and off. Should be obvious at that point that the plastic duct is now free to be lifted up. Risk of breaking something is almost zero.
  3. Jonas_man

    Jonas_man Member

    Sep 1, 2015
    Did you find out how to remove the top plastic, the one that gives you access to the air vent plastic? I dont wanna try before watching it on a video

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