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Door handle module

Discussion in 'Model S' started by mackgoo, Apr 8, 2017.

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  1. mackgoo

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    I'd like to fix the micro switch issue on one of my door handle. Is anyone aware of a good "how to" on actually removing the module from the door? Everything I've found so far has the module already out of the door.
     
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    So I only scanned, but I didn't see where you remove the door handle module. Did I miss something?
     
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    They didn't go that far. This one does, but on the rear door. You will need to be more careful than he is.
     
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    I will be doing one for the front door as well.
     
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    Did you yet?
    Cheers :)
     
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    I had a ranger come out and change out the micro switch harness today. Here's a few things I learned. ( I did not feel comfortable filming him)
    1.) After removing the door panel, he used a "spare" window switch to roll the window up and down as needed.
    2.) He Removed the glass. There's an access "rectangle" towards the front of the door that allows the plastic capture to easily get the glass out of the way
    3.) Once he got the harness replaced, he left the glass adjustment nut loose until he tested the glass fitment by closing the door and using a business card to check the seal tightness in the front and rear of the glass.

    Took him 15-20mins to knock the whole thing out.
     
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    NiallDarwin Right to Repair!

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    Thank you Muzzman1, very useful.
     
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    With so many Tesla going out of warranty, this can become someone's full time job to replace door handles everyday.
     
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    I did right rear, took longer to get tools ready than remove it. On back you have to get in, raise window all the way up or you cant get to top bolt. I now have 3 spare mechanisms so i can change it in 15 minutes. Fix broken one later. The wiring harnesses are too tight, should be removed from holders do they dont break . I put Dynamat insulation in my door while i had panel off. There good videos on YouTube on this.
     

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