Removing and Installing Nose Cone Tesla Model S 

Model S vehicles built before April, 2016 are equipped with a nose cone affixed to the front bumper. Removing the nose cone allows for access to the 12V terminals as well as the hood latch.

To remove the nose cone:

  • Use a plastic trim tool to carefully release the perimeter of the nose cone from the trim.

  • If equipped with parking sensors, disconnect the parking sensor connectors (x2) by pressing down the tab and gently releasing the connector.

To install the nose cone:

  • If equipped with parking sensors, connect the parking sensor connectors (x2).
  • Align the clips on the nose cone with the corresponding holes in the trim.
  • Using both hands, press the nose cone into the trim so that all clips are engaged. Press along the perimeter of the nose cone to ensure it is fully secure.
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