Replacing Xeon headlight bulb on Tesla Model S (2013)

Headlight bulb replacement

On my Tesla Model S (September 2013) the left headlight bulb failed and it had to be replaced. As I like to do such things myself I started to figure out how to do so.

On YouTube I found a great video to do so (you’ll find it below), but I didn’t know which bulbs I needed to order.

I called Tesla and they told me my European Model S from 2013 uses Osram Xenon D8S 25W bulbs. I searched for a local dealer and ordered them. The total was EUR 150,00 for two bulbs.

Order two

You should always replace both bulbs at the same time. As both bulbs have been on for the same amount of time they usually fail within a reasonable time from each other.

Replacing them

It took me about 90 minutes to replace the bulbs. You need to remove the front wheel to access the bulbs. I also had to replace my summer for winter tires, so I could do two jobs at once.

Video

I can try to explain everything, but there is a great video on YouTube about this:

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Wido den Hollander

I am the CTO at PCextreme B.V. and i will keep this blog just to post some interesting information about my daily work on Linux (and other) systems.