Model S 2012-2016 Service manual and wiring diagram + theory of operation guides

Model S 2012-2016 Service manual and wiring diagram + theory of operation guides

I don't know if Tesla will kill this thread, but until then these are the manuals I was able to purchase on eBay.


AIA304 | November 27, 2018


Shirosan | November 27, 2018

Awesome; thank you!

GHammer | November 27, 2018

You are the man! Now if I could just get a hold of the Toolbox software.

Anthony J. Parisio | November 27, 2018


Bighorn | November 27, 2018

My butler is tasked with never allowing me to hit a silver link.

barrykmd | November 27, 2018


DanFoster1 | November 27, 2018

OMG these are fantastic—thank you, Silver2K!

Daisy the Road ... | January 22, 2019

Indeed the manuals are great. Now for a second act, does someone have the same manual for the more recent models?

wsmith5204 | March 7, 2019

Daisy the Road they have a Tesla Service and Repair Subscription site

brandon.nickel | March 15, 2019

Seriously, this is a gold mine. If it weren't for the complete inability to buy parts, that is. I am however about to install a second-hand console, so being able to review the procedure for removal is awesome. Thanks for posting!

hs | July 4, 2019

if you click on a picture on the PAGE:
to get the picture with moore densety:

it's called a Link, per example:

But there is no subdirectory
Theory_of_Operation_Guides/servicemanual/workshop/do/images/ | July 4, 2019

@brandon - Not sure what you're talking about (inability to buy parts). I've bought quite a few parts from Tesla. While you might not be able to buy a 1000 lb battery, any part I've needed was available, often in stock at my local service center. A few parts I've bought, which perhaps never fail, were not in stock and took less than a week to get. I often buy parts to rework them at home and then swap them on my car when I'm ready to install the modified part. I then have the unmodified part, should I need to restore it back to original.

I have heard some parts are restricted for those trying to rebuild a salvaged car, but otherwise, seems easy to get parts.

barrykmd | July 4, 2019

TT - what kind of parts are you buying and what are you modifying? Just curious... | July 4, 2019

One of my last big projects was adding lighting to the front of my S: Required modifing the front of the Tesla, so I bought new parts to figure out how to modify them. Part numbers are in the article.

For a long list of modifications I've done (some with changed Tesla parts):

I haven't done any suspension or brake changes, so I don't know if those are restricted parts or not. Those areas are beyond my feeble abilities :)

dcar70 | July 31, 2019

Great thanks! Helped me on fixing my master charger on my S

jckruege | September 16, 2019

Awesome! I was considering posting a video of cleaning ground connections in my 2013 model S and this info will help me use the correct part names.

dukeofjones | January 19, 2020