Did anyone have any problems figuring it out from the install video? It seemed a bit dark, but I haven’t tried the install yet.
I used frugal tesla guys install video. Took a little over 2 hrsThe video by Tesla DIY person is 80% okay. He mumbles and doesn't explain clearly when it comes to the lock mechanism, wiring and where to put the unit and motor.
I did the install yesterday myself using the video and manual and it took over 4 hours.
If you hood sits high, made sure the hood latch was in the lowest mount position.I installed my kit yesterday and took ~3 hours, mostly watching the videos. I used the Tesla DIY video and the Frugal Tesla Guy (he goes more in depth with the cable attachments). I used the installation guide for pictures and reference. The main issue I had was the strut brackets didn't sit flush on the panels. I ended up just screwing it in really tight anyway and now my hood sits up a bit. I found it easier to put the new struts in on the bottom first, then using a clamp between the panel and the top strut (use a cloth so you don't scratch the paint) as leverage to push in the top strut.
Make sure the cable from the actuator at the bracket is tight and there is no slack.I'm in the middle of installing mine. The hood lowers, but doesn't get caught by the lowering mechanism. I can "help it out" by giving a little pressure and then it goes all the way. Chatting with TelsaOffer now about it. Hopefully they can help fix it quickly.
Turns out that despite having taped everything off, so I could align the latching mechanism correctly, it needed to be adjusted slightly to the left. After that, it worked perfectly.Make sure the cable from the actuator at the bracket is tight and there is no slack.
I too had to move it ever so slightly (up in my case). Not hard to do, since you can do it with the frunk liner installed, by just removing the open button panel.Turns out that despite having taped everything off, so I could align the latching mechanism correctly, it needed to be adjusted slightly to the left. After that, it worked perfectly.