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Door handle question.

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I've fitted the exterior door handles back on to my car, first of all driver's door would open but wouldn't lock, passenger door would lock and open (battery is connected). I then swapped the lock pins over and put the handles on opposite sides, both opening but not locking. What am I doing wrong?

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Little plastic sleeve in the barrel needs to be in exactly the right place for the central locking to work.  There is sensor on handle.

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Thanks Nige, I see the plastic sleeve,how do I know the correct position? Are there any markings to go by?

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I can't remember sorry.  I kinda stumbled across the same problem.  You need to figure the orientation according to the sensor.  

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I found a thread on a random forum, I've tried looking but is was 2 years ago.

 

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Thanks again, I'll fiddle about with them and see if I can work it out.

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I fully dismantled my handles to polish them.  The sleeve came out with the barrel, it's whitish plastic/nylon with small notches on it's outside, about 10mm diameter and 15mm long.  I just thought it was a bush for the barrel so just placed it back it on reassembly. My central locking was messed up.  Afterwards I realised the notches affected the signal to the micro switch.  I seem the recall the orientation was reasonably obvious.  There is nothing on the internet about them that I can find.

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I'll have another try later. I dismantled mine for painting and I noticed the plastic sleeve that your talking about, I'll clean it all up and pay more attention when rebuilding again. I'll let you know how I get on.

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Handles are sided so make sure you get them the right way round before putting them together.

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