Opening Doors with No Power

Opening a Front Door with No Power

To open a front door in the unlikely situation when Model 3 has no power, pull up the manual door release located in front of the window switches.

an arrow motioning to pull up on the door release switch

Opening a Rear Door with No Power

You can open a rear door manually in the unlikely situation in which Model 3 has no power:

  1. Remove the cover from the bottom of the rear door pocket.
  2. Pull the mechanical release cable forward.
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Warning
Do not use the manual door release while the vehicle is moving.
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CAUTION
Manual door releases are designed to be used only in situations when Model 3 has no power. When Model 3 has power, use the button located at the top of the interior door handle.