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Door Handle issue, not crazy bad.

Discussion in 'Model S' started by selfbp, May 10, 2018.

  1. selfbp

    selfbp Member

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    Mid 17' car.
    So in February I took the car in to have the driver side door handle replaced, they swapped it out (result of mechanical issue intermittent). I also noticed at the time the rear passenger one was squeaking (not squealing) which was rather annoying and I requested they investigate that, yet I was never informed on anything after that request. Well now my fresh driver door handle is making the occasional squeaking AND after install back in February the handle makes a springy noise when I pull on it 7/10 times, now with the weather nice outside I'm ready for some warranty friendly troubleshooting.

    Has anyone played with the issue? I know theres a video out there about fixing the microswitch issue I believe, but I'm not too interested on digging that far in to removing the door panel right off the start.

    I noticed there is a small access hole under the handle.

    Any suggestions that involve keeping a pissy tech at Tesla Service happy in the case that the Handle needs to be swapped? (Least preferred route as I live 3-5 hours from the closest service centers.)

    Also one more addition while I'm writing this, when removing the passenger side lower dash trim (leather which surrounds the glove box opening- it runs beside the touch screen to the passenger side door) whats the best way to remove that? Just pry up on it starting at the touch screen area? I have a little dent in my leather that I will need to get behind the panel and push out to fix.
     
  2. selfbp

    selfbp Member

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    So anyone have an idea?
     
  3. Lukez

    Lukez Member

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    Try closely looking at the handle as it moves in and out. It might be misaligned and catching the door as it moves.
     

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