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Re: Rear passenger doorhandle quandary

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:25 pm
by gloucester
Great - keep it away from the kids!

Re: Rear passenger doorhandle quandary

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:12 am
by calnorth
AlecF wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:11 pm
Problem solved. Gosh, doesn’t it feel good to write those words?

The answer was to cut a 1” x 12” strip of 25 thou rigid, flexible transparent PVC, as used for covering garden frames etc. It slipped in nicely, exactly level with the top of the arm rest. It worked on the third attempt with a reassuring click.

More surprisingly, not only does the door lock and unlock on central locking, and opens from inside, but the outside handle also works - though it doesn’t feel right and its use will be discouraged for now.

So thanks to all for your advice, and this tip can be archived for anyone whose door is childlocked and refuses to open!

Regards,
Alec.
Well above my pay grade Alec...but brilliant

Colin

Re: Rear passenger doorhandle quandary

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:45 am
by AlecF
Just one small final query, as I am about to order a used replacement rear outer passenger door handle (saves having to spray it!), can anyone tell me whether Series 1 (up to 2013) rear handles are identical to later models?
Many thanks, Alec.

Re: Rear passenger doorhandle quandary

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:59 pm
by gloucester
Well they're a different shape...

Re: Rear passenger doorhandle quandary

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:29 am
by AlecF
Thanks - I haven’t had the chance to compare them. I will make sure I get the correct shape.
Regards, Alec.