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What's the easiest way to extend the car handles when you are inside the car?

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by TesTaipei, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. TesTaipei

    TesTaipei Tesla Ambassador to Taiwan!

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    this is for getting other folks to come inside or just to impress others.

    The three ways I know of :

    1) click on the lock icon twice
    2) Change to park
    3) use the phone app


    Any other way?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Lloyd

    Lloyd Well-Known Member

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    Push the end of the shifter even if parked.
    Use the key fob.
     
  3. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    What lloyd said.
     
  4. gaswalla

    gaswalla P4201/85/airsusp/pano/19i

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    Yes. Push the shifter. That has become my unlock button
     
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  5. Chopr147

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    Yea, I wish there was a better way while in Drive. I seem to be dropping/picking up my daughter and her friends more often than before the Tesla. :) Quick pick-ups leave people standing outside the car waiting for the handles to present. Not a big deal , I can live with it
     
  6. Max*

    Max* Autopilot != Autonomous

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    Opening the door presents the handles.

    Do not attempt at 65mph. Any other speed is OK ;)
     
  7. f-stop

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    Only true if Settings/Vehicle/Door Unlock Mode = "ALL".
    If set to Driver, the other door handles do not present if you open the driver's door.

    also in answer to the original question, there is another (albeit less efficient) way:
    - press "Controls" on bottom left of the 17" screen, then
    - press "Unlock" on the overhead picture of your car, near bottom left

    can't recall if this works while still in Drive, it might...

    as others have noted, if already in Park just tap the button at end of the shifter, that's what I usually do.
     
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  8. CanuckS#69

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    I don't think I'd want to be in drive with people getting in, that's one Korean pop singer away from a tragedy.
     
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  9. Lightmatrix

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    These are all great, didn't know about several of those options. Thanks!
     

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