My drivers door finally gave up the ghost today when I went out to the car after work, opened the handle and all i heard was a big *ding* metal on metal at the bottom of the door. Then the door wouldn't open. Great.
So after gracefully clambering through the passenger side door and getting home I popped off the door card to take a look.
There, sitting at the bottom of my door is the lifting arm of the external door handle, completely snapped off. Sh*t.
(Just FYI it's the little bit to the right of this image, snapped off, like that )
After having a feel around where it could have come from I sort of realised how big this task is going to be, I thought to myself, this is a trip to the dealer I most likely can't afford.
But alas, I might have a blast at it anyway. I've had a bit of a look about - looks like the hinge is separate from the assembly itself - is it possible to change this out?
If not, is it going to be a case of buying a new assembly from a scrapper/breaker and transferring the locks?
Essentially I want to get this job done as quick and as cheap as possible, the service is due soon and I really don't need this kind of thing happening... (can you tell how impressed I am )
Anyway, any point in the right direction would be appreciated! I tend to rely on using the fob to lock/unlock the car but it's nice to have a key backup just in case. So if I could get an assembly with a key to prevent me trading the locks over, if that'd be easier, let me know.
Cheers for any input!