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door handle problems
« on: January 26, 2013, 04:57:51 pm »
The front o/s door handle wont work and the door has to be opened from the inside. How do I get it off?

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Re: door handle problems
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2013, 05:53:19 pm »
On what car? You've posted in the mk2 section but your profile says mk3??
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Re: door handle problems
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2013, 06:20:56 pm »
Sorry I changed the details its mk2 02reg 1.9tdi in spruce green. I didnt know much about galaxys till I had to start working on this one.

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Re: door handle problems
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2013, 06:29:45 pm »
No problem

To remove just the outer door handle, with the door open look down the edge of the door you will see a single torx screw parallel  with the handle, remove the screw then slide handle towards the front then pull handle outwards
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Re: door handle problems
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2013, 08:12:25 am »
nice, ill try that after breakfast.

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Re: door handle problems
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2013, 04:15:52 pm »
It is the little plastic hook that operates the latch that has snapped. Can this be replaced or do I have to buy the hole handle less the lock?

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Re: door handle problems
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2013, 04:33:11 pm »
The complete handles are available on ebay, you just need to measure the paddle length or you may be able to swap bits over if necessary.
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Re: door handle problems
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2013, 05:28:17 pm »
whats the paddle?

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Re: door handle problems
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2013, 07:04:57 pm »
the bit thats snapped.
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Re: door handle problems
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2013, 07:50:51 pm »
The paddle is the part  that engages into the lock to lock/unlock with the key, there are three different lengths,
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Re: door handle problems
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2013, 09:50:08 pm »
thanks for the help. can i swap my old lock into the new handle?

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Re: door handle problems
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2013, 10:56:01 pm »
Yes you need the key in the barrel while changing over.
Make a note how the spring and paddle fit as it's fiddly to refit.
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Re: door handle problems
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2020, 09:24:06 pm »
Hi,
I have a broken drivers door lock paddle and was going to ask for help, surprising what the search comes up with.
I shall have a look on ebay.
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Re: door handle problems
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2020, 09:41:02 pm »
Hi all,
Not sure whether to start a new post or not.
I've had a look on ebay for a kit or exterior door handle with no luck.
Any chance someone has one tuck away?
I've included a photo of my paddle.
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Re: door handle problems
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2020, 09:23:23 am »
There are a few on ebay, can't see any from UK sellers currently though. Somebody in Poland selling with free postage listed:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FRONT-DOOR-HANDLE-REPAIR-SET-PIN-LEFT-RIGHT-FOR-SHARAN-GALAXY-ALHAMBRA-95/183109600392?epid=22016008121&hash=item2aa22ec488:g:CXcAAOSw8GFanP1j
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Re: door handle problems
« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2020, 04:37:10 am »
Thank you,
I've made an offer on one.
It's been a pain to have to keep bending to unlock with the boot lock.
My key remote is a bit of hit-and-miss, The little circular discs inside do not always click.

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Re: door handle problems
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2020, 04:47:12 pm »
Hi! I have this issue quite a lot, given the fact that i save at least 2 of these a month from the scrapper and get them back on the road. I get a cheap handle from ebay, about £10 for it, (drivers side at least). Its not the best quality, and the paddle is too long usually. I grind the paddle down to fit, and that saves me a lot of work. You also get 2 keys with it, so its a cheap fix. If you're lucky enough to have a fob, you dont even mind it. Works great, and its easy and cheap. Hope it helps anyone.

 

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