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Rock climbing, rear bumper upward impact test completed. Thank you for your service ... :)
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Repair Completed!
I was able to get the part ordered from our local Tesla approved body shop. Thank you Hendrick Auto! About $600 after taxes, etc.

The part fit in the back of the truck with the Tonneau cover partly open to accommodate the dimensions.

Following the instructions in the Tesla online manual was pretty straight forward though the 30 minute shop time estimate is pretty optimistic if you've never done it before. Probably had a couple of hours into it.

Probably the biggest surprise (which shouldn't have been in retrospect) was moving the wiring harness from the old part to the new part.

Found a bit of additional damage to a metal part (shown in one of the pictures) but was able to remove it and coax it back into shape. I don't think it creates a safety issue. Only meant to support the 'step' below the license plate.

(The damage - See original post for how it happened)
Tesla Cybertruck PSA: Be Careful With Air Suspension Automatic Lowering! Have clearance under truck & bumpers - to prevent damage like this PXL_20240427_124112263


(The Part)
Tesla Cybertruck PSA: Be Careful With Air Suspension Automatic Lowering! Have clearance under truck & bumpers - to prevent damage like this PXL_20240427_125100822
Tesla Cybertruck PSA: Be Careful With Air Suspension Automatic Lowering! Have clearance under truck & bumpers - to prevent damage like this PXL_20240427_125052654


Removal of Fairing (note wiring harness and connected part)
Tesla Cybertruck PSA: Be Careful With Air Suspension Automatic Lowering! Have clearance under truck & bumpers - to prevent damage like this PXL_20240427_140202127


(Damage to Step - Probably a cheap part but decided to fix rather than replace)
Tesla Cybertruck PSA: Be Careful With Air Suspension Automatic Lowering! Have clearance under truck & bumpers - to prevent damage like this PXL_20240427_142225877


(Repaired and painted Step)
Tesla Cybertruck PSA: Be Careful With Air Suspension Automatic Lowering! Have clearance under truck & bumpers - to prevent damage like this PXL_20240427_144215121


(Finished!)
Tesla Cybertruck PSA: Be Careful With Air Suspension Automatic Lowering! Have clearance under truck & bumpers - to prevent damage like this PXL_20240427_162326198
Tesla Cybertruck PSA: Be Careful With Air Suspension Automatic Lowering! Have clearance under truck & bumpers - to prevent damage like this PXL_20240427_162338114


(Note tires. A thread to come =)
Tesla Cybertruck PSA: Be Careful With Air Suspension Automatic Lowering! Have clearance under truck & bumpers - to prevent damage like this PXL_20240427_162349161
 

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Repair Completed!
I was able to get the part ordered from our local Tesla approved body shop. Thank you Hendrick Auto! About $600 after taxes, etc.

The part fit in the back of the truck with the Tonneau cover partly open to accommodate the dimensions.

Following the instructions in the Tesla online manual was pretty straight forward though the 30 minute shop time estimate is pretty optimistic if you've never done it before. Probably had a couple of hours into it.

Probably the biggest surprise (which shouldn't have been in retrospect) was moving the wiring harness from the old part to the new part.

Found a bit of additional damage to a metal part (shown in one of the pictures) but was able to remove it and coax it back into shape. I don't think it creates a safety issue. Only meant to support the 'step' below the license plate.

(The damage - See original post for how it happened)
PXL_20240427_124112263.jpg


(The Part)
PXL_20240427_125100822.jpg
PXL_20240427_125052654.jpg


Removal of Fairing (note wiring harness and connected part)
PXL_20240427_140202127.jpg


(Damage to Step - Probably a cheap part but decided to fix rather than replace)
PXL_20240427_142225877.jpg


(Repaired and painted Step)
PXL_20240427_144215121.jpg


(Finished!)
PXL_20240427_162326198.jpg
PXL_20240427_162338114.jpg


(Note tires. A thread to come =)
PXL_20240427_162349161.jpg
Nice man! Glad it all worked out and didn’t cost you thousands!!
 

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Nice work, OP. Thanks for the update and great pics!!
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