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Replacing cabin air filter on updated Model S

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by EZ2016M75, May 2, 2017.

  1. AZ Desert Driver

    AZ Desert Driver Rare combination

    Mar 12, 2016
    Tucson AZ
    Thank you - I think I know what to do now. Appreciate the photo and the red-lines on the photo. Very helpful.
  2. tstafford

    tstafford Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2015
    Nashville, TN
    Just completed this maintenance at 15K miles on my 2018 100D.

    Here are the items I used:

    The torx driver set had the added benefit of being magnetic which helped a ton.

    Gripe: Much, much too difficult for something that is an annual maintenance item. Come on Tesla.

    Learning: Be ready to use some force on the large panel. It's clipped at a bunch of locations and at odd angles. It will come off but it requires a leap of faith that you aren't going to damage it.

    Time: Took me 30 minutes to do it w/o any experience. Not that bad really.

    Worth it?: Probably. Filter was moderately dirty and had some leaves in it. Definitely better than wasting $600 or whatever on Tesla's annual maintenance. This is the only part of the annual maintenance that seems of any value to me.

    Happy to answer questions.

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