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Model 3 - SN1 - Anyone catch the door handles?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by PTADO, Jul 10, 2017.

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  1. PTADO

    PTADO Member

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    In the video, at ~1:30, the gentleman walks up to open the driver's side door. I've watched it many, many, times, and I'm not able to determine whether it's a 'push & pop', a 'swipe', or if he's actually 'pulling' a handle.

    Anyone make anything out?

     
  2. CTreast

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    I'd be confident saying that it's a push pop. You can't see him pushing the handle in but you can see when he lets go how it's depressed at the point where one would push (as he holds the handle itself)
     
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  3. randy1077

    randy1077 Model X60 Vin 180XX. Reverved 8/11/2016

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    Looks like he pushes on the fat part which pops our the skinny part, then he pulls that. No motorized doors like the X, which is my favorite feature :-(
     
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    gabeincal Enjoying Napa life the electric way

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    Looks like thumb pushes the metal in against some sort of a spring mechanism and the hand grabs the sticking out part and pull on that. Very simple and elegant way of doing a door handle that is retracted...
     
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    Best pause moment is either 1:32 or 1:33 depending on the fractions you stop it within. It's fast, whatever he's doing. I'm trying to watch the reflections and the more I'm hearing what others are seeing the worse it's getting. I'm having fun trying to figure it out though.
     
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    If it's just on a pivot then the door handle should be quite reliable. I've owned two lemons in my life which has instilled in me enough fear to question everything that can break on a car. I welcome any simplicity in the 3 that can save me on future repair bills in and outside of warranty.
     
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    Is this happening? Looks like that may be the case. That guy is just doing it super fast. Haha

    [​IMG]
     
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    ugh, just realized that wedding rings are going to do a number on the area of the door right above the handle...
     
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  10. Garlan Garner

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    Use your unmarried hand.
     
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    me yes, but getting my wife and other passengers on board will be a challenge. thank goodness my 2 year-old doesn't wear rings.
     
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    QALO Silicone Wedding Rings
     
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    Their wedding rings cost less than their water bottles. - in order to save damage on your cars door handles? I wonder what my wife would think about my priorities. lol

    I think I would rather buy a new door handle every year. They can't cost as much as a wife's facial expression.
     
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    oh wow, I can only imagine her reaction to "hey honey, we finally snagged a Tesla... but now I'm going to need you to swap out your wedding ring for this silicone band". would probably would be a hilarious experience to watch, just not to live.
     
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    I think I'm going to figure out a way to open the door without having to use my ring finger.

    Not sure why that can't be a 2 finger open exercise. Thumb and 3rd finger.......or thumb and 1'st 2 fingers since some people say that the thumb is not a finger.
     
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    #16 Garlan Garner, Jul 10, 2017
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    I'm willing to pay $5 per video of real and natural wife reactions.
     
  17. Jason S

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    You are so right. People will tend to put their fist against the door. >.<

    That settles it. Think I'm getting it wrapped then.
     
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    Or if people are so disgusted with the possible scratches on the door handles that they want to get out of line.......I wouldn't be mad at ya.
     
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    It looks like to me that the person inside opened the door first
     
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    It would be interesting to find out how he did that. I don't remember seeing any inside handles on the RC's.
     

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