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How to remove bed / trunk liner in Model 3


May 15, 2019
North Carolina
I usually put my groceries in the sub-trunk in the back of my Model 3, because it does a great job of keeping them from rattling around. However, I recently put a gallon of milk back there that leaked. The leak was quite extensive, probably a cup or more of liquid. My god! It's awful! I soaked out as much as I could, and used a Bissel Spot Cleaner wet vac to shampoo and removes as much liquid as possible, but the residual smell is very persistent.

Does anyone know if I can safely remove the bed liner at home? I'd like to clean it more thoroughly, and also determine if any milk soaked through, so I can clean residue under the liner. I got a quote from a Service Center to replace the liner for $275, which isn't terrible, but I want to take another crack at cleaning this first. Thanks!!


May 15, 2019
North Carolina
Assuming it's cleaned well, a cleaning chemical like OdorXit or an ozone generator will quickly resolve the smell.

That's the point - enough spilled that I think some soaked through to underneath. I'd like to remove the liner and clean up any residual milk under there. Is this something I can do safely at home?


Tezler Guru
Apr 7, 2016
Caledon, ON Canada
Can you link it? I'd really like to find a sub-trunk liner / bucket, because it's incredibly useful for keeping groceries from sliding around. I was unable to find it with some searching.

Here's the product page. Tesla Model 3 (Pre-Order)

Looks like they only sell the sub trunk mat bundled with the front trunk mat. I believe the prices are in CAD so it should be cheaper for you if buying from the USA due to the currency exchange.

Here's what it looks like. I just snapped a screenshot from a Youtube review video.
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Oct 17, 2018
Fort Worth, TX
I bought one of those flexible carrying tubs at the dollar store and keep that in the lower trunk. I keep my cleaning supplies in it and use it for milk jugs or anything else liquid that I worry would spill. It has higher sides and helps hold things upright if I pack my cleaning rags around stuff.

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