Parts and Accessories
Parts, Accessories, and Modifications
Use only genuine Tesla parts and accessories. Tesla performs rigorous testing on parts to ensure their suitability, safety, and reliability. Purchase these parts from Tesla, where they are professionally installed and where you can receive expert advice about modifications to Model Y. Accessories are available for purchase from Tesla stores or online at www.tesla.com.
Tesla is unable to assess parts manufactured by other distributors and therefore accepts no responsibility if you use non-Tesla parts on Model Y.
If your Model Y is in a collision, contact Tesla or a Tesla-approved Body Shop to ensure that it is repaired with genuine Tesla parts. Tesla has selected and approved body shops that meet strict requirements for training, equipment, quality, and customer satisfaction.
Some repair shops and insurance companies might suggest using non-original equipment or salvaged parts to save money. However, these parts do not meet Tesla's high standards for quality, fit and corrosion resistance. In addition, non-original equipment and salvaged parts (and any damage or failures they might cause) are not covered by the warranty.
Replacing Cabin Filters
Model Y has air filters that prevent pollen, industrial fallout, road dust, and other particles from entering the cabin through the vents. Tesla recommends replacing these filters every 2 years (every year in China). Cabin filters can be purchased at the Tesla Shop (or https://shop.tesla.cn/ for China).
To replace the cabin filters:
- Turn off the climate control system.
- Move the front passenger seat fully rearwards and remove the front passenger floor mat.
- Use a clip pry tool to carefully release the push clips that secure the front passenger footwell cover to the instrument panel. Then, while supporting the footwell cover, disconnect the two electrical connectors and move the footwell cover aside.
CAUTIONTo avoid damage, do not pull on the wires when disconnecting the connectors. When disconnecting the connectors, make sure to pull from the plastic on the connectors themselves.
- For the light, carefully press down on the tab while releasing the connector.
- For the speaker, carefully angle the vehicle-side connector so that the small tab releases from the hole in the footwell cover-side connector while releasing the connector.
- Working from top-to-bottom, use a trim tool to carefully release the right side panel from the center console.
- Remove the 6 mm screw that secures the cabin filter cover to the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) module, then release the cabin filter cover and move it aside. On some vehicles, tabs replace the 6 mm screw: use your index finger and thumb to squeeze the two tabs at the bottom of the cabin filter cover. Tilt the cover outward to remove.
- Fold the upper cabin filter’s pull tabs outward.
- Holding the tabs on the upper cabin filter, pull the upper filter out from the HVAC module.
- Holding the upper tab on the lower cabin filter, pull the lower filter upwards and then out from the HVAC module.
- Ensuring that the arrows on both new filters face towards the rear of the vehicle, insert the lower cabin filter into the HVAC module and lower it into place. Then, insert the upper cabin filter above it.
- Fold the tabs inward so that the cabin filter cover can be installed.
- Install the cabin filter cover by engaging the lower cover tab then securing the 6 mm screw. Tighten the screw to 1.2 Nm/0.89 ft-lbs. On vehicles with tabs instead of a 6 mm screw: maneuver the top notch of the cabin filter cover into place, then secure the tabs at the bottom of the HVAC module.
- Reconnect the two electrical connectors to the components in the front passenger footwell cover, then resecure the cover with the push clips.
- Align the right side panel with the front and rear locator slots on the center console, then apply pressure until all of the clips are fully secure.
- Reinstall the front passenger floor mat then move the front passenger seat back into place.
Replacing the Low Voltage Lead-Acid Battery
Perform the following procedure to replace the lead-acid low voltage battery. Wear appropriate personal protection equipment (such as safety glasses, leather gloves when handling the lead-acid battery, etc.).
- Prepare the vehicle to remove the low
voltage lead-acid battery:
- Ensure the vehicle is in Park.
- Lower all windows.
- Open the front trunk.
- Leave a door propped open so you can get back into the vehicle if needed.
- Disconnect the charge cable from the charge port.
- In the front trunk, remove the vehicle’s underhood apron by inserting a small, non-marring flat tool or your fingers underneath the panel. Pull up to loosen the clips and set the underhood apron aside.
- If equipped, remove the HEPA filter:
- Using a 10mm socket, remove the bolt that attaches the washer fluid reservoir neck to the underhood storage unit.
- Remove the washer tank neck from the
vehicle. If the windshield washer reservoir is full, some washer fluid may leak
out.NoteYou do not need to remove the hose from the neck.
- With a 10mm socket, remove the bolts (x2) that attach the HEPA filter assembly to the vehicle.
- Remove the HEPA filter assembly from the vehicle by tilting the rear edge of the filter assembly up past the brake fluid reservoir. Lift the filter assembly out of the vehicle, taking care not to bump into or damage other components.
- Power off the vehicle by navigating to on the touchscreen.
- Disconnect the first responder loop by sliding the red locking tab toward you and pressing the black tab.
- With a 10mm socket, loosen the nut that secures the negative (-) terminal clamp to the negative (-) post on the lead-acid battery. Release the terminal clamp from the negative (-) post.
- With a 10mm socket, release the terminal
cover and loosen the nut that secures the positive (+) terminal clamp to the positive (+)
post on the lead-acid battery. Release the terminal clamp from the positive (+) post and
cover the terminal clamp with a dry rag.CAUTIONDo not allow the positive (+) terminal clamp to contact nearby components like the lead-acid battery hold down bracket or A/C cooling lines.
- Unplug the vent tube hose from the negative (-) terminal side of the lead-acid battery.
- Loosen the nut on the battery hold down on the top of the lead-acid battery with a 10mm socket. To release the battery hold down, unhook and slide the strap back. If needed, tilt the battery hold down backward so it does not slip into the vehicle.
- Using the battery handle, carefully remove
the lead-acid battery, taking care not to touch or damage the surrounding components. WarningWhen lifting out the lead-acid battery, stand in front of the vehicle and use proper lifting technique. The lead-acid battery weighs approximately 25 lb (12 kg). Failure to do so may cause serious injury.
- Inspect the new lead-acid battery to ensure
it has a red plug in the casing on the positive (+) terminal side. If the new lead-acid
battery does not have a red plug, use a small trim tool to transfer the red plug from the
old battery to the new one.CAUTIONDispose of the old lead-acid battery according to local laws, such as dropping it off at a battery recycling facility. Keep the lead-acid battery upright and place it on a towel or piece of cardboard when transporting it.
- Carefully maneuver the new lead-acid battery into place, taking care not to touch or damage nearby components.
- Install the lead-acid battery hold down and use a 10mm socket to tighten the nut that secures it to the 12V battery. Torque the nut to 6 Nm (4.4 ft-lb).
- Reconnect the first responder loop.
- Remove the protective caps from the positive (+) and negative (-) posts on the new low voltage lead-acid battery.
- Connect the positive (+) terminal by positioning the clamp over the positive (+) post. Using a 10mm socket, torque the nut to 6 Nm (4.4 ft-lb).
- Install the positive (+) terminal cover.
- Connect the negative (-) terminal by positioning the clamp over the negative (-) post. Using a 10mm socket, torque the nut to 6 Nm (4.4 ft-lb).
- Connect the vent tube hose into the negative (-) terminal side of the lead-acid battery.
- Open one of the vehicle’s doors to ensure power has been correctly restored and the touchscreen turns on (this may take several minutes).
- If equipped, install the HEPA filter:
- Carefully maneuver the HEPA fitler assembly into place, taking care not to touch or daramage other components.
- With a 10mm socket, tighten the bolts (x2) and torque them to 5 Nm (3.7 ft-lb).
- Ensure the O-ring on the washer tank neck is fully seated, then install the washer tank neck by inserting it into the washer tank.
- Route the hose so that it is secured by the tab.
- Use a 10mm socket to install the bolt that attaches the washer fluid reservoir neck to the underhood storage unit. Torque the bolt to 5 Nm (3.7 ft-lb).
- Replace the underhood apron by aligning the clips into their openings in the front trunk. Press down to lock them in place. The clips make an audible clicking sound when secured.
- Close the front trunk. If an alert to replace the low-voltage battery was previously shown on the touchscreen, ensure the alert no longer appears.
Using RFID Transponders
When attaching an RFID transponder (used by many automated toll systems) inside Model Y, place the transponder on the passenger side of the rear view mirror as shown. This ensures best results and minimizes any obstruction to your driving view.
Installing Front License Plate Bracket
To accommodate jurisdictions that require a license plate on the front of your vehicle, Model Y is equipped with a license plate bracket. This bracket conforms to the shape of your vehicle's front bumper and is adhered to it using strong adhesive.
To install the front license plate bracket:
- Get isopropyl alcohol and test it on a non-visible painted surface of your vehicle to confirm that it does not damage or remove the paint.
- Clean the mounting site with isopropyl alcohol and allow to dry for at least one minute.
- Fully remove the protective tape from the adhesive at the top of the bracket and partially remove the tape from the top of the adhesive on each side. Leave the bottom half of the tape on the sides in place and fold the unattached tape outward for easy removal after aligning the bracket to the bumper.
- While tilting the top of the license plate bracket away from the bumper (to prevent adhering it to the wrong location), align the bottom center of the license plate bracket with the middle of the grille as shown.NoteBe as precise as possible when aligning the bracket because you will be unable to reposition it once adhered to the bumper.
- While correctly aligned, move the top of the bracket against the bumper and apply pressure so that it is held in place by the adhesive.
- Remove the remaining tape from the sides of the bracket then press the entire bracket firmly against the bumper, ensuring the bracket is held in place by all adhesive areas.
- Once the bracket is securely mounted, use the four supplied screws to attach your license plate to the bracket (tighten to 3 Nm/2.2 ft-lbs).