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How to remove front seat back panel

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by mbettis, Nov 21, 2015.

  1. mbettis

    mbettis New Member

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    I am picking up my MS 85 tomorrow and the first thing I want to install is an invisible mount for a tablet in the headrest of the drivers seat. I am going to try 2 of scosche flush mounts installed on the inside of the plastic panel on the lf seat back. I have taken lots of seat back panels off before but never on a tesla and I don't want to damage it. I assume there are clips on the bottom and it hooks up top but can anyone verify this?
     
  2. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    I'd love to know this too. However, my experience with taking the car apart: front doors, trunk and frunk trim, speaker grills, mirror housing, lower driver's dash, is that everything is done with very robust clips. It is scary pulling them apart, as it is pretty hard. But I haven't broken a clip yet. It usually takes a good sudden yank to let them release. It takes much more force than any other car I have taken apart, which is a fair number. My guess would be to start at the bottom.
     
  3. c615586

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    Bump! Does anyone have a how-to on this? I'm looking to vinyl wrap the back of my front seats.
     
  4. HookBill

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    DÆrik Member

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    Check out my video that @HookBill posted. Pulling them off takes a lot of force. Just use a pry bar set and start at the top and work your way down.

    Thanks Erik
     
  6. c615586

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