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Newbie question on door handles

Discussion in 'Model S' started by RichardL, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. RichardL

    RichardL Member

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    I took delivery last night - been playing setup with every spare moment today.

    I went to pickup my son and when I pulled over to get him, I assumed he just needed to touch the handle to get it to present, but it didn't seem to work, eventually I rolled down the window so he could lean in and open the door that way

    So is there a trick to letting someone in while the car it is going, or was he just not touching the handle correctly?

    Thanks
     
  2. Liz G

    Liz G P03056

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    You have 2 other options.

    1. put the car in park and the handles will automatically extend
    2. click the car on the bottom left of the 17 in screen and then unlock from the screen.

    Would suggest looking at the Wiki on this site and perusing the FAQ threads. Lots of helpful information for new owners.

    Congrats on the new addition to your family
     
  3. RichardL

    RichardL Member

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    Thanks, park would do it!

    Can't believe I have this car...
     
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  4. caddieo

    caddieo Member

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    One more trick- open your door and it will make all handles extend.
     
  5. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    If you look at the lower left side of the dash, you'll see a lock icon. The car was most likely locked.

    To let passengers in, there are a number of ways:

    1. Put it in park.

    2. Use the unlock button in the controls section of the 19" display.

    3. If you're already in Park and the handles have sucked in, then flip to D and back to park or use the control screen.
     
  6. RichardL

    RichardL Member

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    I have a lot to learn, thanks everybody
     
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    After you've been parked a while, the handles will retract but doors will be unlocked, so whoever you're waiting for can then approach and push the handle to extend it. Alternatively if you're in park and the handles are in after waiting a while, you can shift to neutral and back to park right quick to extend the handles for them.
     
  8. ken830

    ken830 Model S (Res#P12,447)

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    Just wanted to say hi to a fellow San Carlosian!
     
  9. HHHH

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    I would use the park option personally, because if you just hit unlock, the car will incessantly beep at you that the door is open and you're in drive. Pull up to your son, come to a full stop, and press to park.
     
  10. dogphlap

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    On V8.0 software the padlock icon is on the top left of the screen. Touching that so it changes to unlock will present the door handles. That icon is still visible in a ghostly form when the navigation map has expanded to cover the rest of the the top icon row.
     
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  11. thewoz

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    Just noticed the padlock icon today, after owning the car for over 6 weeks.
     
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