Thanks for purchasing the AutoLift kit for the Tesla Model S parcel shelf. Please read these
instructions before installation to ensure a quick and correct installation. Installation time is less
than 10 minutes and requires no additional tools.
An installation video can be found at www.evannex.com
Note: Figure 1 is provided to help you in locating areas
referenced. Images are taken using a drivers’ side installation
and should be mirrored if passenger side installation is desired.
Leave the parcel shelf in the vehicle for installation.
Step 1. Thread the pointed tip of the stainless steel pin
through the “eye” of the swivel connector and then insert it
directly into the side of the parcel shelf flap, as close to the
corner seam as possible (see Figure 1 for the general area and
Figure 2 below for a closeup of placement.) Firmly press the pin
all the way in until it secures the swivel connector in place as
pictured in Figure 2. (Note: Ensure that the pin is inserted
perpendicular to the edge surface of the shelf, otherwise the pin
Figure 2 Figure 3 Figure 4
Step 2. On the hatch door, locate the “bumper” pictured in Figure 3 and slide the shim
between the trim panel and the hatch right over and in-line with the bumper until the shim is
forced to stop as pictured in Figure 4. The intent is to create an opening into which you can slide
the filament wire anchor.
Figure 3 Figure 4
AutoLift Installation Instructions
Evannex is not responsible for any damage that might occur as a consequence of these Installation Instructions. Please
consult a qualified professional if you are uncomfortable with any of the operations described herein.
Step 3. Insert the “arch” part of the anchor in the opening created on the left side of the shim as
seen in Figure 5. Then slide the anchor down the trim piece (toward the floor of the trunk) until it
is 1 – 3 inches from the original insertion point. Note: The location of the anchor can be adjusted
up or down to get the best tension on the AutoLift filament wire. The general location of the
anchor is shown in Figure 1 with a close-up view shown in Figure 6.
Step 4. Remove the shim and press the trim panel firmly to ensure it is still seated.
Step 5. insert the filament connector to the hook part of the anchor by inserting it through
the small opening at the top as seen in Figure 6.
That’s it! Your AutoLift is now ready for use.
Figure 5 Figure 6
1. If you need to remove your parcel shelf at anytime, simply disconnect it from the hook
part of the anchor on the hatch door and remove the parcel shelf. Do not disconnect the
pin and swivel connector.
2. The filament line may rest on the weather strip when the hatch closes. The braided line
has a nylon coating on it to protect your paint and ensure the weather strip can create a
tight seal even if it lays on it.
3. In the unlikely event that the filament bends in a manner that causes it to protrude outside
the hatch, remove the filament wire from the anchor hook and reverse the direction of the
anchor hook. Then re-attach the wire. This will often correct the problem.