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Model X: Driver-side door won't push open

My door actuator works but the door sticks sometimes. Only way is to go through passenger door to unlock it. I can see the actuator is working but we think the calibration is off
I had the same issue originally and then stopped working completely. All I can do is open from inside and the actuator makes noise trying to open but won't work. The actuator replacement solved my issue.
 
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Has anyone had issues with the actual pop control module not the actuator? PN: 1045354-00-B
According to EPC, that part number is for passenger side
Drivers is 1045353-00-B

I have similar issue where drivers door sometimes only opens to first click of the latch then makes few buzzing noises n opens fully
After a glitch like that i can see the pop actuator extending n retracting (calibrating i guess?) while the door is open.
Rinse n repeat next time.
If i use my hand to slightly pull on the door while i push the handle it opens fine without sticking
Will replace this part n see if it helps.

It's a $13 actuator, stop avoiding it's replacement before something WAY more expensive breaks like the actuator that pushed the door open.
This statement makes no sense as we're discussing the 'actuator that pushes the door open' aka pop actuator 😂
 
That statement makes no sense as we're discussing the 'actuator that pushes the door open' aka pop actuator 😂
I assumed it was the actuator that physically pushed the door open since I watched a Rich Rebuilds video and his tech had mentioned that the ball end of the door actuators are known to fail and was the cause for the door not opening electronically but the physical interior door handle still worked fine. One day I noticed the door was in fact still trying to push itself open when hitting the outside button on the door. Ends up the actuator that pulled on the latch wasn't releasing...I took the door panel off and noticed the little actuator to release the latch beforehand was weak and not pulling the cord hard enough.

While you say my statement makes no sense, the title of the thread isn't specific enough as to WHAT part failed, just a vague issue...mine technically didn't push open either so I'm giving my .02 because I assumed the same thing you did based on what I mentioned above after watching a video. Laugh it up, I'm just trying to help since I, unlike most Tesla owners, don't run to the dealership for EVERYTHING.
 
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I assumed it was the actuator that physically pushed the door open since I watched a Rich Rebuilds video and his tech had mentioned that the ball end of the door actuators are known to fail and was the cause for the door not opening electronically but the physical interior door handle still worked fine. One day I noticed the door was in fact still trying to push itself open when hitting the outside button on the door. Ends up the actuator that pulled on the latch wasn't releasing...I took the door panel off and noticed the little actuator to release the latch beforehand was weak and not pulling the cord hard enough.

While you say my statement makes no sense, the title of the thread isn't specific enough as to WHAT part failed, just a vague issue...mine technically didn't push open either so I'm giving my .02 because I assumed the same thing you did based on what I mentioned above after watching a video. Laugh it up, I'm just trying to help since I, unlike most Tesla owners, don't run to the dealership for EVERYTHING.
no hard feelings, i just interpreted it as if u were talking about same thing..
thanks for details, im sure it'll help others.
im here to help as well.
and i don't run to dealership at all unless its the last resort
 

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