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I had a Velar for a few days while waiting arrival of my car. I thought the handles looked ugly when the car was unlocked
Arh but they look beautiful when locked or on the move?
 
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Luckily it's not unlocked for long, another question - might seem obvious but they must retract at some point even when unlocked like when driving, must be when you start up they retract?
 

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Not sure if this is a JLR PR video, or who made it. But, it seems the retractable door handles can cope with some amount if ice. But fail, with a "significant" amount.

Thoughts?

 
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Luckily it's not unlocked for long, another question - might seem obvious but they must retract at some point even when unlocked like when driving, must be when you start up they retract?
Doink, they close when the deadlocks operate got mine set at 12 mph. Some pratt said he didn't like them cos they made a noise when they retracted dah?
 

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Doink, they {the door handles} close when the deadlocks operate got mine set at 12 mph. Some pratt said he didn't like them cos they made a noise when they retracted dah��
What happens if you set the car on 'not having the auto locking at 12 mph'.

I always set auto-locking to disabled in any car, due to one ...not living in a hijacking area, and two....I would hate to crash and not be able to get out of the car or somebody outside not get the doors open to free us :surprise:

(manufacturer's say doors will unlock in a crash situation, but would not like to bet my life on it)
 
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What happens if you set the car on 'not having the auto locking at 12 mph'.

I always set auto-locking to disabled in any car, due to one ...not living in a hijacking area, and two....I would hate to crash and not be able to get out of the car or somebody outside not get the doors open to free us :surprise:

(manufacturer's say doors will unlock in a crash situation, but would not like to bet my life on it)
Have you not heard of the Balloch bandits, the helensburgh hooligans, Tarbet terrors????
 
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Tarbet terrors, the last time there was terrors in Tarbet, it was the Viking raiders :grin:

 
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You can set your air con running now day so the cars the right temp why could you not have heated door handle you can activate 10 mins before you need to be in no brainier and a lot less strain on the drive motor pushing against frozen handles
 

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What happens if you set the car on 'not having the auto locking at 12 mph'.

I always set auto-locking to disabled in any car, due to one ...not living in a hijacking area, and two....I would hate to crash and not be able to get out of the car or somebody outside not get the doors open to free us :surprise:

(manufacturer's say doors will unlock in a crash situation, but would not like to bet my life on it)
Dunno it's never bothered me.
 
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Spot on Tyberius. Should be a no-brainer to have heated door mechanisms to de-ice them.

Perhaps they're worried about the extra weight !! :0)

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Hi just a quick question from a newbie - I’m looking at converting our soft top door handles from standard to the pop out version / anyone with experience of this or thinks it’s a cool idea, I’d like to hear from - cheers
 

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Think you'd be changing at least the complete door...?
 

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I think it’s a great idea, but I also think it would cost a small fortune 🤔
 

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Think you'd be changing at least the complete door...?
...and I'm guessing the 2 door convertible Evoque doors are a different size to the later doors?!
 

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I don’t think they did a convertible with retractable handles 🤔
 

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That's why I think the doors will be a different size...
 
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Ha Ha, never saw it was convertible.... yeah that'll take some doing...
 

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The door handle motors are designed to exert more torque if they feel resistance such as ice. To be honest it sounds awful when it opens from frozen but it does work
 

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Can the Evoque be locked with the handles still out? I've seen several unattended with handles in ugly mode, is this advertising "I'm unlocked here!" ?
 
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