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Door exit controls

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by amitmishra4, Jun 3, 2018.

  1. amitmishra4

    amitmishra4 Member

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    When I carry passengers in my model 3, I usually notice people struggle to grasp right away how to open the door from the inside and I have to tell them quick enough to use the button or they look for and find the pull release... and then there is the confusion about which button. I don’t know if anyone has actually really even used the pull release in my car but it is a source of stress (minor) for me. Is there a device available that perhaps clips onto the emergency release to prevent it from being easily triggered (counter intuitive I know but still) so the motivation is to use the button? And is there an easier way to call it out instead of having to brief every passenger? It gets kinda redundant after having done it a dozen times already. Inputs appreciated.
     
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    I put carbon fiber vinyl over, it without cutting out for the release.
     
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    Trips "Boring bonehead questions are not cool. Next?"

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    How does that look and feel? I think this is the solution I'm going to go with.
     
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    Not perfect, but works very well.
     
  5. SDKoala

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    I read this in a similar post a few months back: tell them to use their thumb to press the button. Most people will intuitively grab the door handle and press down on the door release button when you tell them that. If you tell them just to press the button, they always seem to find the window switch first.

    The door opening mechanism is so uncommon that it really is up to the driver to remind the passengers every time, unfortunately. There are hundreds of millions of vehicles with door pulls that operate the same basic way. The emergency release is similar enough to those handles that it's not surprising most people will think that's how you open the doors.
     
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    Black duck tape..
     
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    I do this too & it's usually not a big deal. My phrase is "grab the handle and push the button with your thumb".
     
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  8. eli_

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    Sometimes I just don't say anything and they panic when they realize they don't know how to exit the car.
     
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