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Frunk tub removal

Discussion in 'Model X' started by acaciolo, May 4, 2017.

  1. acaciolo

    acaciolo Member

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    I took out the carpet liner in the frunk on my model x and wanted to remove the frunk tub, but there are many bolts and I don't know if they all need to be removed to take out the tub (I'll be explaining in another thread why and what I am doing)...but for now, I just need to know if anyone has taken the tub out and what is the secret.

    thanks

    tony c
     
  2. boaterva

    boaterva Supporting Member

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    Kate of the James and Kate channel did this excellent tear-down to get to the noisy solenoids. It included removing the liner.


     
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  3. acaciolo

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    thanks. That is an S, but maybe those 2 bolts are the same in the x. gonna check.
     
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    boaterva Supporting Member

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    Right, I doubt they would change that. But let's see!
     
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    If you really want it removed, Elon said any Tesla service center will remove it for you if you ask.

    Elon Musk on Twitter
    "Also, Tesla service can remove front trunk liner if you don't use it and improve performance further"
     
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    boaterva Supporting Member

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    For free? ;) That would be an interesting service call if on its own.
     
  7. acaciolo

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    pretty simple. I did it today. There are 20 10mm bolts that need to be taken out. After removing those, the tub lifted out and exposed the HEPA filter and ductwork.
     
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    Excellent! I assume since Elon mentioned this, there's no issue with leaving it out permanently, if you wanted to? Does the frunk lid still seal normally?
     
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    i didn't leave it out and I doubt if it would seal. 2 issues: the weatherstripping is on the tub and the hepa filter would just be exposed in the open front without the tub in place
     
  10. boaterva

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    Gotcha... another reason to only do this for special cases, like acceleration timing.
     
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    This could be advantageous for someone who would want to retrofit their X with a DYI hepa filter since the option is no longer on Tesla's website.
     
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    Would they need to pull the whole liner/tub or just the panel near the windshield? I thought it was just put the filter in, if it's more involved then I see your point.
     
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    Model X Frunk Liner / Tub removal:

    1) Remove the rear trim, nearest the windshield. Just pulls off. Start on one side.
    2) Remove one side trim. Pulls off.
    3) Remove other side
    4) Remove front trim where latch is
    5) Remove rubber seal around circumference. Just lifts off.
    6) Push front of liner forward, and disconnect two wires for the two lights for the frunk
    7) Remove liner. Pulls straight up.
    8) Remove 20(!) 10mm bolts from composite tub.
    9) Remove tub
    IMG_20170803_143424.jpg IMG_20170803_143352.jpg IMG_20170803_143331.jpg IMG_20170803_143319.jpg IMG_20170803_143052.jpg IMG_20170803_142601.jpg IMG_20170803_142511.jpg IMG_20170803_114046.jpg
     
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    A few more pics from under the tub:

    IMG_20170803_114051.jpg IMG_20170803_114056.jpg IMG_20170803_114102.jpg IMG_20170803_142101.jpg IMG_20170803_142105.jpg
     
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  15. vandacca

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    I love the airflow design leading to the big filter. All those bends and turns and the upward (against gravity) path leading to the filter helps prevent bigger debris from clogging the filter.
     

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