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    How To: Delock the Driver's Door

    Astra-Sport Disclaimer - Please note that this is a guide only and Astra-Sport take NO responsibility for any damaged caused to yourself or vehicle whilst using this guide. If you are unsure how to do something leave it to the professionals. Your Insurance and warranty might be invalidated if this modification is done.

    How to….Delock the driver’s door

    Parts needed - Rear Drivers Side Handle (no lock hole) and Backing Plate.

    Firstly remove driver’s door card as detailed here

    Once the cards are off and safely out of the way, carefully peel back the plastic liner from the top rear edge. Take a look inside and you’ll see this….



    Undo the two fastenings (one nut and one trox screw – in the red squares) that hold on the yellow plastic cover. Carefully waggle the yellow cover off and remove. Remove the other nut on the back of handle.

    Now you can get at the lock mechanism



    Carefully lift the mechanism off the two mounting studs and tease the end of the push rod out of the lower mounting (yellow square), and remove.

    You should now be able to see the back of the handle mechanism, which looks like this…



    Carefully pop the retaining clip (red square) off the push rod, tease the rod out of the hole in the white lever and remove from car – keep this bit hand as you’ll need this again.

    Now depress the three clips around the edge of the handle (yellow squares) and carefully remove the handle – push the bottom edge out first.

    Right, halfway there.

    Refit the delock handle in the reverse of the above – making sure the 3 clips engage securely on the bodywork.

    Refit the pushrod – checking the handle operates correctly. There is an adjuster on the bottom end off the pushrod to adjust the length, but it should be OK as it is. Once all is well, refit the clip to the rod on the end of the white lever.

    Fit the new backing plate do up both retaining nuts – do not over tighten nuts on the rear of the handle or they will 'spin' in the plastic handle and you’ll never get it off again.

    Do not refit the yellow plastic cover as it will catch on the larger counter weight of the new handle.

    Check all is working OK.

    Refit door card – job done.


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    very informative that is geoff, gonna use that guide for when i do it over the next few weeks
    life's to fast to go slow. so get the turbo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by astragsiturbo
    very informative that is geoff, gonna use that guide for when i do it over the next few weeks
    After the trouble at the last E.Mids meet with Ben's Car, it seemed somewhat timely to finally get the How To posted.

    Hope i got it all OK - t'was all done from memory

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    Cracking how to m8 and looks easy. Another mod in progress.

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    Tis very easy, although there's a fair bit of 'waggling' of bits to get the parts in and out since space is a bit tight (especially if you're right handed).

    I'd class it as a 'two bottles of stella' mod

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    will be done soon also, as im in the process of colour coding.

    was the second pic the back panel? as ill be taking the rear door handle off and putting it in the front will i need to buy the back panel? anyone got a part number and price if so?
    Car broken- A3 170 quattro s-line

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    Norm - the 2nd pic is of the original locked back plate - to do the delock you need the back plate off the passenger door (along with the no-keyhole handle).

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    so ill have to buy one of those then
    Car broken- A3 170 quattro s-line

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ffoeg
    [COLOR=Red]Do not refit the yellow plastic cover as it will catch on the larger counter weight of the new handle.

    Doesn't this cover prevent the use of a slim-jim, or similar?.. and does the passenger door have one fitted?

    If so, would it be possible to replace the part with one from a Opel? (front passenger door)

    I may be totally wrong on this account though! LOL

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    the cover stops a slim-jim operating the push rod on the lock - the rod is removed as part of the de locking process. If you wanted to keep it you'd have to cut a chunk off the top, which you could do if you wanted.

    No, the passenger door doesn't have a plastic cover.

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