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Opening doors from inside

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by NoTDI, Jun 16, 2017.

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  1. NoTDI

    NoTDI Member

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    The latest interior pictures of the door handles from inside no longer have the push button used for opening the doors from inside on the alphas. How then?
     
  2. dragonxt

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    Perhaps it's there just hard to see.

    What RC did you see that didn't have one? Every pic I've seen always had one there.
     
  3. MrRandyB

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    Looking at these I can't see it either nYwmKyJ.jpg S6erzYN.jpg
     
  4. Thomas Edison

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    You're supposed to roll the window down and hop out. Gotta keep costs down people!
     
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  5. Ultim8Fury

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    Then it should also be available in orange although probably without the flag on the roof and the air horns
     
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    Aero will improve once they bog up the door gaps too
     
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  7. Algbc

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    open/close sesame.... that should do it
     
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  8. NoTDI

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    Yah, maybe part of the spaceship package lol
     
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    Maybe the release button was moved to the armrest where the window actuator switch is located (near where the grab handle and armrest meet on both the driver and passenger doors)?
     
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    My guess is they moved it to the underside of the handle where it is not seen in these pix.
    Makes sense ergonomically as you grab the handle and your fingertips are actually under the handle and not on top.
     
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    That thought had occurred to me as well, but what if your passenger is one of those people who hang on to the door handle for dear life when you drive around curves? Would they run the risk of inadvertently unlatching the door while the car is in motion? :)
     
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  12. flamingoezz

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    probably open doors/windows from the touch screen
     
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    Yeah, something like that.
    It could be a picture frame around the buttons that is hinged on the rear edge. Or a button release low on the hidden side of the grasp handle. Need some way to not accidentally open the door when actuating that sort of button.
     
  14. FlyNavy01

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    Top of the handle thumb switch.

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    A thumb button on top is also economical. It's also less of a risk for opening the door when simply grabbing the handle while riding as a passenger.
     
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    people on this forum would really say "try it, you'll get used to is", "x car from 10 years ago made you do it and it was fine", "so what its an electric car with 200mile+ range"
     
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    Thanks, yes we are a determined bunch and it feels great to be in the cult waiting for this game changing car.
     
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  18. K-MTG

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    My ELE has an interior button to open the door. Perhaps the 3 will have the same?
     
  19. NoTDI

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    If the button is at the back of the handle, accidentally opening the door should not be an issues since all doors lock when in drive .
    However, I think push buttons would be hard to push for some people unless it is electric which I don't think it is in the M3. Like someone mentioned, it would be cool too if you could open it from the screen which would show all the doors with the open door button as you put the car in park (think spaceship or the relevance screens Elon talked about!)
    More conventional design could be a pull mechanism at the front end of the arm rest. But then ergonomics becomes an issue with both the door opener and the window switch in the same small area.
     
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    Sorry but what is ELE?
     
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