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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!
     
  5. Mine GO BOOM

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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
     
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    Gotcha... another reason to only do this for special cases, like acceleration timing.
     
  11. MXWing

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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.
     
  13. gearchruncher

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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
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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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    vandacca ReActive Member

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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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    I assume you have non Premium Model X (no Biodefence)?, so if you wish you can just add a HEPA filter by yourself.
    is it possible to get original Tesla filter? I sow some on eBay, but that was only HEPA filter, if I did read correctly Tesla uses HEPA/carbon combination in this big filter.[/ATTACH][/QUOTE]


     
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    My car is non-PUP, correct. The carbon filters are on ALL Model X cars, not just PUP. It's not part of that filter.

    It is not possible to buy the original HEPA filter, at least in the USA. Tesla will not sell you one unless your car originally had it.
     
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    Tesla did briefly offer the ginormous HEPA filter for sale in their on-line shop (included installation) for non-PUP owners, but has since removed it. Rumor has it, they couldn't keep them in stock, and it's expected that they will offer it again in the near future.
     
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    So I can confirm that the frunk removal is really easy. I spent more time reading the write up above than actually removing it. With better tools, I assume this would take less than 5 minutes the next time around. With just a crescent wrench, it took about 30 minutes plus a sore wrist.

    I took off the frunk in order to install a HEPA filter I found on Ebay. About $100 after shipping. After the frunk tub is out, you just shove the filter in as far as it goes. It's snug enough that I can't imagine it falling out. No glue or anything necessary, so if I wanted to remove it, it's just pulling it out with no damage whatsoever.

    Thanks so much everyone, especially gearchruncher, for their input!
     
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    Was the ebay filter like an OEM that Tesla used or did someone make it just to fit to size?
     

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