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HEPA Filter Replacement

seaweed

Member
May 17, 2018
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31
Florida
I have searched this forum for relevant information but came up short. I have a 2017 model S with Biodefence mode and 29000 miles on the odometer. Last year I upgraded both computers at Tesla Service and asked them to replace the HEPA filter. They replaced the cabin filter but not the HEPA filter. They said it is good for over 4 years and does not need replacement. I should have insisted as the manual says 3-years. They obviously did not want to rip the frunk apart.

I am now planning on doing it myself as Tesla posts instructions and there are several YouTube videos. However, I am having trouble locating a new HEPA filter. Tesla only sells the upgrade kit and not a filter. Searching Amazon provides cabin filters. I would appreciate any information that would help locate a good filter.
 

galvatron

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Mar 15, 2020
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You should ask Tesla Service how much they charge to change the HEPA filter, and then ask them if they sell the filter as a part separately. They should be able to answer your questions.
 

ucmndd

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Mar 10, 2016
6,320
11,769
California
The part number is 1059333-00-E. It cost $220 in 2019. Any service center should order one for you if they don’t have it in stock.
 

seaweed

Member
May 17, 2018
20
31
Florida
You should ask Tesla Service how much they charge to change the HEPA filter, and then ask them if they sell the filter as a part separately. They should be able to answer your questions.
The Tesla app has no provisions for asking questions. I could enter a service request and wait for a response or drive 40 miles to the Service Center.
 

Cheburashka

Active Member
Jan 29, 2018
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Los Gatos, CA
It's like the only part the service center usually has in stock all the time.

I did mine after exactly 4 years and I'd say that's the right timing. It was dirty but not too bad, and that's after a few fire seasons here in California.

Kind of a pain to replace since you have to remove the tub but not too hard for DIY if you take it easy.
 

ucmndd

Well-Known Member
Mar 10, 2016
6,320
11,769
California
The Tesla app has no provisions for asking questions. I could enter a service request and wait for a response or drive 40 miles to the Service Center.
Choose Other -> Something Else, then provide the part number above and be clear your asking for a price and availability for self install.
 

seaweed

Member
May 17, 2018
20
31
Florida
I have searched this forum for relevant information but came up short. I have a 2017 model S with Biodefence mode and 29000 miles on the odometer. Last year I upgraded both computers at Tesla Service and asked them to replace the HEPA filter. They replaced the cabin filter but not the HEPA filter. They said it is good for over 4 years and does not need replacement. I should have insisted as the manual says 3-years. They obviously did not want to rip the frunk apart.

I am now planning on doing it myself as Tesla posts instructions and there are several YouTube videos. However, I am having trouble locating a new HEPA filter. Tesla only sells the upgrade kit and not a filter. Searching Amazon provides cabin filters. I would appreciate any information that would help locate a good filter.
I did post a service request asking for the price of the filter and how much for the install. They said the filter would cost $220 and $35 for the install by mobile service. I thought that the labor charge was a bargain compared to the hassle of ripping the frunk apart. It is scheduled for next Tuesday, 4/13/21.

I will update this post after the procedure.
 

trayloader

Member
Nov 21, 2016
318
360
GERMANY
In this Video you find all relevant answer.
You can DIY replace the filter mat only. Much cheaper, much more sustainable than buying the whole frame.


Please report back to help the community
 

DerbyDave

Member
Jul 2, 2020
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Kentucky
The part number is 1059333-00-E. It cost $220 in 2019. Any service center should order one for you if they don’t have it in stock.
This part number comes up as the charcoal cabin filter in my google searches. It is on Amazon and other car part sites.
I search for "tesla 1059333-00-E"
 

Art_Vandelay

Attractive Membrane
Jun 12, 2016
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Elon’s left eyebrow
According to Tesla's EPC the part number for Model S is in fact as @ucmndd mentioned 1059333-00-E:

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seaweed

Member
May 17, 2018
20
31
Florida
I had the mobile service show up promptly at 8 am this morning and it took him all of 10 minutes to remove the old filter and install the new one. Just shows that if you know what you are doing it is a breeze. I could have gone longer as I live in a rural area of Florida with clean air. Four years and 39000 miles did not make the filter very dirty. However, glad I had it changes.

Apparently air goes through the HEPA filter and then the cabin filter so I would guess the cabin filter rarely need to be changed. Notice that they replace the entire fixture as he said the filter is glued into the frame.

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trayloader

Member
Nov 21, 2016
318
360
GERMANY
Concerning sustainability it’s an absolute terrible decision by Tesla to throw away the whole frame. Almost a symbolic decision in its value.
Again the filter itself can be had for around 40 bucks and a silicone gun or Elmers for much less. It’s super easy to remove the old pad and glue the new one in.
 

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