User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Swapping front drivers door

  1. #1
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Coulsdon, Surrey
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra SRi T estate

    Trim : SRi

    Engine : 2.0 Turbo

    Year : 2008

    Default Swapping front drivers door

    Had a replacement drivers door delivered this AM. Mine got dented in a minor RTA a while back, the culprit's insurance never contacted me and I decided not to pursue a claim (right or wrong).

    Anyhow, the door arrived with the lock tab in what appears to be the 'up' position but it won't push down. Door card isn't fitted so it might be locked; it's hard to tell!

    I've done some research before posting this so I know I need to swap the door module from my original door but I'm a bit concerned that if I fit the new door and close it then I won't be able to reopen it!

    I need to swap the handle and lock cylinder from my original door. Would it be wise to also swap the closing/locking mechanism/catch as well? Is that a difficult operation?

  2. #2
    Full Member RBH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Central Scotland
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    103 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Insignia VX Line

    Trim : SRI

    Engine : 2.0 CDTI

    Year : 2014

    Mileage : 46k

    Default

    I would swap everything except for the electric window mechanism.....that way you know it's all yours

    As for the lock tab???
    I assume you mean door pin on top of the door that goes up and down when locking/unlocking???

    If so, then you usually find that when the door is open, the pin doesn't go down anyway, so it's probably in the correct position.

  3. #3
    South Central - Assistant RO Matty2Fatty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    West London
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    82 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra C

    Trim : Elite Estate

    Engine : 1.9 CDTi 16v 120 BHP

    Year : 2005

    Default

    I can also recommend to not shut (and lock) the door with no exterior handle on, makes it pretty difficult to open as it jams
    Click HERE to see up and coming events

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Door Locking Mechanism-Drivers Side Front
    By Vaux-Man-G in forum Parts for sale
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 28th April 2009, 12:17
  2. Drivers Side Front Door Glass
    By Vaux-Man-G in forum Parts for sale
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 28th April 2009, 09:50
  3. Drivers Side Front Door Card-SRI
    By Vaux-Man-G in forum Parts for sale
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 18th February 2009, 13:42
  4. Door Glass for SRI-Drivers Side Front & Rear
    By Vaux-Man-G in forum Parts for sale
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 20th November 2008, 11:34

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •