Tesla model X sunshade

How to install the Sunshade in a Model X

One of the things that stands out on the Tesla Model X is the massive panoramic windshield, which extends far beyond the rear view mirror to the roof of the car.  This 31 square feet of glass offers unobstructed views for passengers, but in exchange for one problem.  The sun.  All that extra glass can really start to heat things up in the car, as well as blinding the driver later in the day.  Fortunately, Tesla offers a solution in their “Sunshade” made specifically for the Model X.

The Sunshade is made of see-through mesh material with a rigid frame that allows it to fold up into a storage bag.  Designed for the upper two thirds of the windshield, the Sunshade cuts down the heat and light entering the cabin without obstructing the driver’s view.

  1. Unzip the pouch and remove the Sunshade, which should pop out to its full size.
  2. Included are two small clips that secure the Sunshade to the headliner.  Holding the Sunshade with the flat edge up, attach the clips to each end with the taller side further from you.  
  3. Take the clipped side of the Sunshade and press the clips into the small gap between the headliner and the windshield.
  4. Place the other end with the cutout around the rear view mirror.

Storing the Sunshade

When expanded it may seem unwieldy, but storing the shade should be a cinch.  Lift up the end near the mirror and pull the clipped end out.  Remove the Sunshade from the vehicle and put the small clips back in the bag.  Then take each end of the shade and pull them towards each other, twisting as you go.  The Sunshade should fit back inside the included pouch.