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Quick video guide for frunk disassembly

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Petra, Apr 4, 2017.

  1. Petra

    Petra Member

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    In case anyone is looking for or interested in a step-by-step guide to disassembling the pre-refresh dual motor Model S frunk... well, I put together a little video over the weekend that shows the whole process:

     
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    great video, thanks for posting it. (btw excellent choice of car & colour!)

    The open view of everything under the bin is nice to see, I previously thought the 12V battery was harder to access

    not directly related to your video, but speaking of 12V battery... does this vintage of D still have the 12V battery posts hidden behind the nosecone? I've seen mention of them for older (ie large-frunk) D models, but not of this more recent but pre-refresh D
     
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    Just about a perfect instructional video. Detailed but concise. Well done! Thanks!
     
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    Thanks :)

    It's a lot harder to access in the early RWD cars, but Tesla apparently learned their lesson and relocated it to someplace sane.

    My car is a Nov. 2015 car and it does not have the battery posts behind the nosecone--they're up by the main fuse box... which is curious because I also haven't noticed an obvious way to open the frunk from behind the nosecone in the event of 12V battery failure.
     
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    Thanks for confirming that.

    According to Tesla's Emergency Responder guides the method to open the frunk without power varies depending on the model year. Looks like my 70D is just a couple weeks newer than yours - according the the guide for 2015 D Model S, you can pry open the nosecone and access 2 release levers to open the frunk. (This is different than the recently publicized hidden cable release in the front wheel well for refresh Model S)
     
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    See, there's my problem... I was looking for a release pull or lever or something that didn't involve directly manipulating the hood latch. The guide basically describes manually popping the latch by directly manipulating the latching mechanism.
     

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