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Tesla Glass Replacement Requirements

Tesla Glass Replacement Requirements

The role of the windshield is a lot more complex than simply allowing a view of the road ahead. It is considered a structural part of the vehicle as it contributes to the strength of the roof and A-pillars. The windshield helps to manage collision energy and has become an integral part of several advanced safety systems.

It is commonly asked, what is required when replacing a windshield? With this question in mind, we will be presenting a series of articles that highlight some of the requirements from various OEMs. Let’s see what Tesla has to say.

The information that we are looking for is found in vehicle-specific Tesla body repair manuals.

  • Tesla repair procedure states to use, "Dow Betaseal Express or an equivalent fast-curing glass adhesive."
  • As a special caution, vehicles equipped with 1st and 2nd generation Autopilot systems have different calibration requirements for the forward facing cameras. Also, if the rain/light sensor is removed on some models it must be replaced because it is a one-time use part. Additional cautions are in each vehicle-specific Windshield Glass procedure.

To access vehicle-specific Tesla windshield removal and installation procedures, go to: https://service.teslamotors.com/