11 •8 Bodywork and fittings
13.10a Remove the window glass guide
locking switch cable from the guide channel
as it is withdrawn from the inside the door, and
unplug it from the wiring harness at the
connector (see illustrations).
11 Lift the handle assembly away from the
door, together with the rubber seal. Guide out
the internal components carefully, to avoid
scratching the paintwork.
12 A link rod connects the lock cylinder to the
internal lock mechanism by means of plastic
balljoints; use a screwdriver to separate the
balljoint at the lock cylinder (see illustration).
13 Offer up the handle assembly to the door
aperture, ensuring that the rubber seal is
13.20a Remove the lock cylinder retaining
13.10b Unplug the central locking switch
cable from the wiring harness at the
14 Snap the link rod balljoint back onto the
lock cylinder. Ensure at this point that the
roller protruding from the back of the handle
engages with the internal lock mechanism
15 Refit the handle retaining screws. Operate
the door handle to check that the door release
functions correctly, before progressing any
16 Press the central locking switch cable into
the clip at the top of the window glass guide
channel, then bolt the strip in position inside
the door, whilst pulling the slack in the cable
through at the same time. Push the remainder
of the cable into the clips on the guide
channel, then plug together the harness
17 Refer to Section 12 and refit the door
interior trim panel.
18 Reconnect the battery negative cable, and
test the operation of the electric window. If the
window glass sticks, or is abnormally slow in
its movement, slacken the guide channel
screws at the edge of the door, to allow it
adopt the correct position in relation to the
window glass, then retighten the screws.
19 Remove the front door exterior handle, as
described earlier in this Section.
20 The lock cylinder is secured to the handle
assembly by two screws; remove these and
withdraw the cylinder, recovering the sealing
washer if it is loose (see illustrations).
13.12 Separate the link rod balljoint at the
lock cylinder (arrowed)
21 When refitting the cylinder, ensure that the
sealing washer is correctly seated before re-
tightening the retaining screws.
Note: This procedure is applicable to both the
front and rear door lock mechanisms, with the
exception that references to the lock cylinder
should be ignored when dealing with the rear
door lock mechanism.
22 The door lock mechanism is made up of
two assemblies; one bolted externally on the
rear edge of the door, containing the latch
components, and one bolted inside the door
void, housing the central locking servo and
23 To remove the external assembly, open
the door and remove the three screws that
secure the assembly to the door (see
illustration). Note that additional location is
provided by two dowels.
24 Ensure that the window glass is fully
raised. Disconnect the battery negative cable,
and position it away from the terminal.
25 Refer to Section 12 and remove the door
interior trim panel.
26 Unplug the cables leading to the central
locking servo and "door open" switch at the
connectors; label them to aid refitting later
27 Unbolt the window glass guide channel,
and after unclipping the central locking cable,
13.20b . . . and withdraw the cylinder,
recovering the sealing washer if it is loose
13.23 Removing the external door lock
13.26 Unplug the cables leading to the
central locking servo and "door open"
switch at the connectors