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The correct method to escape from the falcon wing door of Model X.

Discussion in 'Model X' started by Xiao ma ge, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. Xiao ma ge

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    You are welcome,may it can help you.
     
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    Thanks Xiao Ma Ge

    Not trying to hijack the post, but I would like to share my DIY extension latch to open the FWD in emergency.
    Hope this ease some of the members conern of accessing the emergency latch behind the speaker grill.

    I just used zip-tie to extend the latch, and cover with reflective type for visibility.
    Tested that normal force can unlock by adult, but pushing out the door takes more force and weight. Advise to use body weight and leg in emergency, after unlocked the latch.
     
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  3. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    Perhaps Tesla could place an electronic backup release, small battery in the speaker area?? Don't think a child would be able to figure it out or have the strength to open the doors. Given they are the primary rear seat occupants
     
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  4. Xiao ma ge

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    You are considerate.
     
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  5. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    Good idea, something more aesthetic would be nice for a permanent installation.
     
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    This may be a dumb question (and I'm not near my 4 day-old MX right now)...if the car loses power and there are people in the 3rd row of a 7-seater, how do those 3rd row occupants get out? Specifically, how can one manually move up the second row to allow access to get out? The headrests of the second row are high enough that an occupant can't climb over...and can't climb backwards either. Is there a mechanical release for the second row to move forward?
     
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    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    This is interesting, I think you can fold the 3rd row headrest with enough force and climb out of the trunk with the emergency release
     
  8. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    We addressed the FWD opening in an accident issue on tonight's episode of The Tesla Life:
     
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    Of course, there's the button if you can find it in an emergency (for the headrest). I was wondering if that (trunk opening handle) would be the best answer for 3rd escape.
     
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    Tempered glass is difficult to break, even with a hammer, but internal forces from tempering make it easy to break at a corner of the glass.

    I once had to dispose of an old sliding glass door and even with a 5lb sledge hammer could not break it. A neighbor watched me for a while and then imparted the secret. I then tapped lightly with a claw hammer in one corner. It popped at the impact point and then a wave swept across the whole thing, reducing it to little cubes of glass in about a second.
     
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    Thanks, I bought one just now.
     
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    Has anyone tried pulling on the manual release on the FWD? How do you reengage it? Does it click back into place once you close the door? I'm a little nervous trying it.
     
  13. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    Watch my video above. It is spring loaded and immediately reengages when you release... So you actually have to keep it pulled until the FWD is open an inch or so. But as soon as you let go you can use the electronic door.

    I highly recommend going out to your MX and giving it a try, preferably with your family. It is not super easy and everyone needs to see what it's like in a calm controlled environment so they know what to expect in a less controlled accident situation.
     
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    BTW, that was the first time I'd ever done it when I did it live during the recording of the show. Nothing to fear.
     
  15. Gwgan

    Gwgan Almost a wagon

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    I second that. Pulling the speaker grill cover off the first time is not so easy.
     
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    They should redesign the cover w an emergency pull tab.
     
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    I just did MS_LB fix and it took about 10 min. Covers was easy to remove.

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    Pretty inconspicuous, especially if you have black trim! And even if you want to leave the 'handles' inside the speaker covers, that's a big difference in making it easy to pull when you are in a rush.
     
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    I did manually open the door, Lot's of muscle used. I also had to calibrate the door
     

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