TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

Disconnect Battery for Leather Seat Removal?

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by LP925, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. LP925

    LP925 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2017
    Messages:
    34
    Location:
    Dublin, CA
    I was planning to do some leather work for the dashboard and also on the leather seats, the leather guy said i would need to remove the seats and dashboard for him since he's scared of working on Teslas lol

    Do i need to disconnect the 12V battery to remove and replace these items (want to be cautious with the airbag system)? Can i still drive the car with no dashboard on?


    Thanks fellas!
     
  2. LP925

    LP925 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2017
    Messages:
    34
    Location:
    Dublin, CA
    its a 2.0 2010 Sport :)
     
  3. wiztecy

    wiztecy Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2012
    Messages:
    2,880
    Location:
    Santa Cruz, California, United States
    You don't need to disconnect the 12v battery just to remove the seats. Just know that the seats are a puzzle taking out, hand brake is attached to the driver's seat and the passenger seat front right bolt by the door is tricky and is best done with a special / modified too. But do-able with a regular too. Since you're getting the seats redone taking off without the tool won't be an issue, however you might damage your seat putting it back in without it. If you're just removing the top dash lid, yes, you can still drive the car without it. Instrument panel and other things will be intact.
     
    • Informative x 1
  4. LP925

    LP925 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2017
    Messages:
    34
    Location:
    Dublin, CA

    Thanks for the info! Was able to get it done!
     
    • Like x 1

Share This Page