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General => Calibra Chat, Discussion & Debate => Calibra Chat => Topic started by: rocket on August 27, 2016, 12:43:38 PM

Title: Door handle gone floppy
Post by: rocket on August 27, 2016, 12:43:38 PM
I guessing the spring has broken were can i get a new one from ?
Title: Re: Door handle gone floppy
Post by: agw9262 on August 27, 2016, 13:04:41 PM
Scrap yard - don't think you can buy the spring separately- at least according to the parts diagram. Any Vectra B, Cavalier, Astra etc of the same period likely have the same Spring. PM me if you're really stuck, I might have one laying around.
Title: Re: Door handle gone floppy
Post by: rocket on August 27, 2016, 14:43:25 PM
Thanks.... I may fix vectra delocked handels what do you do with the lock  ?
Title: Re: Door handle gone floppy
Post by: agw9262 on August 27, 2016, 15:03:33 PM
You completely remove it - it is held In the door handle with a clip and pin and then it's only connected to the locking mech by a single rod which you should also remove. It's a very easy mod to do even if a little fiddly. You'll need to tape up or remove the lock microswitches that feed the central locking system too but that's also simple to do involving a cable tie and a bit of insulation tape.

To change the handles you just Remove the door card, peel the plastic back, remove the anti-theft cover from the lock mechanism - a yellow plastic shield that clips on. Unclip the locking bar at both ends and completely remove, unclip the handle bar, undo the two nuts on the back of the handle and the whole thing lifts out. To refit, simply repeat in reverse except the locking bar if you're delocking. Can be easier to remove the window guide near the handle - to do that remove the black plastic cover top edge of the door and the top bolt is behind there, remove the grommet lower down to reveal the bottom bolt. Guide can be removed without touching the glass - just don't lower the window while the guide is out! If you need any help ask and I'll try to describe.
Title: Re: Door handle gone floppy
Post by: rocket on August 27, 2016, 18:34:51 PM
Just brought a pair of new vectra b rear handels .....thanks for your advice agw9262 if i get stuck ill pm you.