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New tow hitch cover

DmARK

MY/7seater/white/black/19s/Tow
Feb 11, 2021
87
97
Utah
I really wish the poster that showed the pop out magnet approach would post his process. I’d love to try to replicate that without having to start from scratch and risk damaging my hitch cover.
 

matthazard

Member
Apr 6, 2021
17
7
Oakland, CA
I ended up using an old ikea wrench that had a tab on the end. Once I realized I didn’t need to be particularly ginger taking it off. Lame that Tesla doesn’t either provide a tool or make it much easier to remove. The next obstacle is the tow hitch pin and there being super tight space to install it. I ordered a shorter pin with a lock that points out perpendicular (toward you).
 

Midnightsun

Member
Nov 29, 2020
383
471
Canada
I cut all the clips off from the cover except the center upper and lower. Drilled a hole and forced in a rubber plug about the size of a wine cork which sticks out about 3/4" to be used as a handle. The cover is easily removed now by pulling on the plug. Has been there since last fall and survived a Canadian winter. Originally had left 4 retainers in place but even that was a pain. Works amazingly well. Sorry about the bad picture but the car is filthy right now.

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spokey

Member
Aug 8, 2020
527
190
Flagtown
There was one solution that I really like involving a cabinet pull and some magnets. I'd link it here but can't find it. I did have a watch on that thread but in this new forum can't find the list of my watched threads. Anyone know how to get to your watched thread list?
 

jaffy23`

Member
May 15, 2019
24
28
Greenwich CT
Got a May 21 build Y and the hitch cover was pretty easy to remove. There’s a notch on the top side for a flat blade screwdriver. Part number is 1494009-00-C
 

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turbospecc

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Jun 16, 2016
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75
Ann Arbor, MI
Got a May 21 build Y and the hitch cover was pretty easy to remove. There’s a notch on the top side for a flat blade screwdriver. Part number is 1494009-00-C
Thanks for posting and including pics! Of course right after I ordered a hitch cover removal kit for my en-route May 21 build :confused: Guess I can throw that package next to the now unneeded PPF kit that's been sitting in the garage waiting for the Y as well.
 
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SDM44

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Aug 9, 2019
318
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Los Angeles
Got a May 21 build Y and the hitch cover was pretty easy to remove. There’s a notch on the top side for a flat blade screwdriver. Part number is 1494009-00-C

Interesting, as the hitch cover part number had always been 1494009-00-A so I'm curious if anything has changes from rev A to C.
 

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