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Windows Opening

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by kcinaz, Dec 14, 2019.

  1. kcinaz

    kcinaz Supporting Member

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    Just curious. Why do all the windows open about 2 inches when the doors are opened? Then close when the doors close.
    Apologies if this is covered elsewhere.
     
  2. jmaddr

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    They lower to clear the chrome trim. It’s a function of the “frameless” widow design. It allows a closed door to have the window tucked nice and beneath the chrome trim and sit nice and deep in the weather stripping to protect against wind and rain.

    In closed fashion it’s so far up in the weather stripping that if you opened the door and the window did not descend and inch, the trim would “block” the door from opening. Similarly, when closing of the window was not down a few inches, it would hit the chrome trim when closing.

    Next time when you get out, close it very slowly. It will be obvious that once you get past a certain point (the window past the chrome trim) the window will move up and into the weather stripping.
     
  3. ewoodrick

    ewoodrick Well-Known Member

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    Tesla is not the only car that does this.
     
  4. Kiwiadventure

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    Every modern car with frameless glass doors does this.
     
  5. kcinaz

    kcinaz Supporting Member

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    Thank you for the explanation. I do appreciate it.
     

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