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Door handle easy temporary fix, 2015 P90DL

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by pcaashaug, Nov 25, 2019.

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  1. pcaashaug

    pcaashaug New Member

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    I made a short video of how I temporarily DIYed past a door handle issue until I get it fixed at the SC. Hope this is helpful.



    Steps:
    1: Enter the car from the passenger side and open the door from the inside

    2: Enter the car from the drivers side

    3: Grab some cotton string or another type of string you might have lying around and measure how much you will need (I used about two arm lengths)

    4: Tie loops at each end of the string

    5: Thread the loops over the interior door handle

    6: Pull the string tightly so it fits over the upper door corner

    7: Pull to open

    Thanks for watching
     
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  2. Lasttoy

    Lasttoy Active Member

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    Fixing door mechanism is easy. I have 4 spares. The gear breaks, $1.20 at Tesla. 2 of my tiny micro switch harnesses broke off, they cost about 30 I forgot. It takes longer to get correct tools ready than actually changing the mechanism.
    Oh, there is a Gen 1 for our antiques.. Gen2 for newer models. Window must be up all the way to get to bolts and you are in the car. Watch the you tube videos.
     

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