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Weird Door Lock Issue

Postby CallMeLegend » Sun 23.08.2020, 20:15

Occasionally I cannot open the door from outside the car, bur the interior release handle works. Has anyone experienced this before please?
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Re: Weird Door Lock Issue

Postby tb10 » Sun 23.08.2020, 20:45

Yes, I had the same. If you remove the red clip and the locking button and refit it, but make sure that the metal ribbed plunger is as high as possible before putting the locking button and the red clip back on, that should solve the issue. The ribbed plunger can drop slightly or be knocked down when putting the locking button on so watch out for that.

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Re: Weird Door Lock Issue

Postby CallMeLegend » Sun 23.08.2020, 21:04

tb10 wrote:Yes, I had the same. If you remove the red clip and the locking button and refit it, but make sure that the metal ribbed plunger is as high as possible before putting the locking button and the red clip back on, that should solve the issue. The ribbed plunger can drop slightly or be knocked down when putting the locking button on so watch out for that.

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Thanks, I don't have the lock plunger fitted at all at the moment, the doors are stripped.
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Re: Weird Door Lock Issue

Postby Rambo » Mon 24.08.2020, 08:02

CallMeLegend wrote:Occasionally I cannot open the door from outside the car, bur the interior release handle works. Has anyone experienced this before please?


It would explain why, latterly, Stevo had the doors propped shut with lengths of 4 x 2
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Re: Weird Door Lock Issue

Postby CallMeLegend » Mon 24.08.2020, 08:35

Rambo wrote:
CallMeLegend wrote:Occasionally I cannot open the door from outside the car, bur the interior release handle works. Has anyone experienced this before please?


It would explain why, latterly, Stevo had the doors propped shut with lengths of 4 x 2


Being stuck shut is the issue!!!!!
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Re: Weird Door Lock Issue

Postby tb10 » Mon 24.08.2020, 09:12

Have you tried putting the key into the lock and 'opening' the lock and then using the outer door lever to open the door? The weight of the rods can cause the exterior door lever to disengage. If that works you could tape the rod in situ until you reassemble as I assume you are not locking the car at any time? if you are, then simply resecure the rod afterwards.

It may not work, but it's a solution I found for my car.
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Re: Weird Door Lock Issue

Postby CallMeLegend » Mon 24.08.2020, 09:33

tb10 wrote:Have you tried putting the key into the lock and 'opening' the lock and then using the outer door lever to open the door? The weight of the rods can cause the exterior door lever to disengage. If that works you could tape the rod in situ until you reassemble as I assume you are not locking the car at any time? if you are, then simply resecure the rod afterwards.

It may not work, but it's a solution I found for my car.


Only one issue with that, see if you can spot it.............
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Re: Weird Door Lock Issue

Postby Fredjohn » Mon 24.08.2020, 09:59

Clearly no key hole on the passenger side!
But maybe it is not functioning because the pass. door is actually locked. And the position of the rods is preventing it unlocking.
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Re: Weird Door Lock Issue

Postby tb10 » Mon 24.08.2020, 10:03

Ahhh, never knew that!

Also, FredJohn has a good point so try that as well.
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Re: Weird Door Lock Issue

Postby GeoffSmith » Mon 24.08.2020, 10:16

Come on John, keep up!

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Re: Weird Door Lock Issue

Postby CallMeLegend » Mon 24.08.2020, 10:33

Fredjohn wrote:Clearly no key hole on the passenger side!
But maybe it is not functioning because the pass. door is actually locked. And the position of the rods is preventing it unlocking.

The odd thing is it only recently started dong it!!!
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Re: Weird Door Lock Issue

Postby Fredjohn » Mon 24.08.2020, 10:40

Just looking at my car I have a keyhole on pass. side.

Maybe your lacking one is part of the problem.
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Re: Weird Door Lock Issue

Postby CallMeLegend » Mon 24.08.2020, 10:57

Fredjohn wrote:Just looking at my car I have a keyhole on pass. side.

Maybe your lacking one is part of the problem.


Stevo delocked her. I can pop my finger inside the door & flip the catch no problems, it almost feels like the external release doesn't have sufficient travel, it definitely doesn't pull as far as the internal release.
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Re: Weird Door Lock Issue

Postby tb10 » Mon 24.08.2020, 12:32

GeoffSmith wrote:Come on John, keep up!

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I see; Mark's prototype piece of wood is bigger than my prototype piece of wood. I know which one is the lightweight racing version though unless Mark's one is made of carbon fibre..... :-D


I do recall from a factory tour in the late 90's that the Esprit has a complete., full width, plywood section fabricated behind the seats into which the speakers are fitted.... :shock:
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Re: Weird Door Lock Issue

Postby CallMeLegend » Tue 01.09.2020, 22:46

Fixed this one. The operating rob from external latch the lockbrelease arm had become detached. Held on onlybwith insulating tape.......interesting.
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