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“Door Open” labels

Anyone covered the door release button with these vinyl labels? Did it stop your passengers from grabbing the emergency release?

M3phan | January 14, 2020

Link or pic?

syclone | January 14, 2020

I bought multi-color smiley labels at Dollar Tree. - 110 labels for a dollar.y Just say "press the smiley"
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Chewbacca | January 14, 2020

Bought it on amazon. Covers button. Says “DOOR OPEN”

M3phan | January 14, 2020

@ syclone, oh no! Kiddie stickers in your car?!

@ Chewbacca, I got ones from amazon that look good (there are a few brands like these): https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07MHLLNKS?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_t...

syclone | January 14, 2020

@M3phan: A little crude, but they focus the users attention and divert the passenger from using the dreaded manual release

bryan.whitton | January 14, 2020

I used these and they worked perfectly. I don't have to say anything, they just read the text and know what to do.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VV33P17/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_...

However, I had the "door" come apart on the driver's label and because it is metal it sliced my finger. Blood all over my hand. I put a bad review because of it.
Unfortunate really, as they work perfectly.

M3phan | January 15, 2020

… Work perfectly at finger slicing, yes.

hokiegir1 | January 16, 2020

I'm trying to find an SVG file of this type of thing. There are a ton of people selling them, but I have a vinyl cutter and can do that myself -- I just don't feel like designing it, too.

1FASTROD | January 16, 2020

Yup, this was the first mod I did to my car after buying it, actually installed 2 hrs after picking it up.

I still get the occasional "How do I open the door?" question but I just tell them to push the "Open Door" button. So far no one has grabbed the Emergency release yet.

Public service: Teach your family (or regular riders) where the Emergency release is, just in case, and tell them never to use.

Lonestar10_1999 | January 16, 2020

I got the stickers after an incident where my wife used the emergency door release latch instead of the button. There was an error message on the M3 screen and I gently told her not to do that again.

So I would say the stickers saved my marriage. They were over priced at $10 when I bought them but now that they are under $4 it seems like a fair price.

avanti5010 | January 16, 2020

iPhone home buttons with the letter "T" work for me. look like they came from the factory. Get them on Amazon.

Fredvanngo | January 16, 2020

Yes, It works :-)

crmedved | January 16, 2020

I got the picture ones... doesn't really help. It took me a long time to remember most people are used to a handle lol.

Varricks | January 17, 2020

I was hoping someone would have come up with some 3D print "lock" by now.

It's always the first thing I tell new passengers about. The second thing is, "Headrest!"

derotam | January 17, 2020

I just tape thumb tacks to the manual release. Works like a charm!

syclone | January 17, 2020

@bryan.whitton: I have to admit the stickers you referenced from Amazon are much classier than my yellow smileys, I just ordered them.

Chewbacca | January 22, 2020

Follow up. It has definitely reduced passenger user error. Installation tip: use a tweezers to apply. Reduces crooked application especially for those of us who don’t have the hands of a surgeon

billstanton | January 22, 2020

I bought them when I saw them on Amazon. They definitely help. The instinct to grab that manual release is just too strong, it's right where so many door releases are. If the passengers will pause just the least bit I can point and they say "oh, yeah" without providing expletives.