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Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 4:19 pm 
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Hey guys,

Some cheeky buggers busted their way into my car

they've caved in the lock on my drivers side door

does anyone know whether this is relatively easy to get fixed?

Just doing the job with the remote at the moment but it will need fixing as i'll hopefully be selling soon

cheers
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Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 4:37 pm 
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Yeah its fairly easy or was for me. I pulled the drivers side door lock out of my EL XR8 only to find the lock kit I bought of eBay was for an early AU not EL. Search the technical docs there should be something in there. If not i could give you a basic idea of what to do from memory.

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 4:42 pm 
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post up a pic so we can see how bad the damage is..

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:52 am 
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busting the locks.... BAHAHAHA thats gay. It makes too much noise and is harder. My boss at the wreckers showed me that you use the ceramic from spark plugs and throw it at the window. Breaks and is silent.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 2:38 pm 
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I have a brand new door and boot lock if your interested?
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Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:34 pm 
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RedRoo wrote:
I have a brand new door and boot lock if your interested?


Hmm sounds tempting however i'm pretty lazy and working full time now days doesn't exactly help either lol
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Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 4:14 pm 
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Here it is

sad sight indeed

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Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 4:54 pm 
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i got done too mate...

its a passenger side job, so ill eventually just get the passenger handles that dont have the keyhole and replace it..

EDIT: they didnt get it...

 

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 7:29 pm 
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Low_EFII wrote:
i got done too mate...

its a passenger side job, so ill eventually just get the passenger handles that dont have the keyhole and replace it..

EDIT: they didnt get it...


Yeh only problem is being an EL its ohly the drivers side that has a lock
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Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 12:39 am 
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Alaskan EL wrote:
Low_EFII wrote:
i got done too mate...

its a passenger side job, so ill eventually just get the passenger handles that dont have the keyhole and replace it..

EDIT: they didnt get it...


Yeh only problem is being an EL its ohly the drivers side that has a lock


I have an EF and i am tring to get a EL passenger door handle to make the car look cleaner. That way ill have a spare door lock.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Thieving buggers
Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 6:54 am 
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Alaskan EL wrote:
Hey guys,

Some cheeky buggers busted their way into my car

they've caved in the lock on my drivers side door

does anyone know whether this is relatively easy to get fixed?

Just doing the job with the remote at the moment but it will need fixing as i'll hopefully be selling soon

cheers


Just becareful that your battery (in car and remote) don't die or it will be very difficult to get in to your car!

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 4:04 am 
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They didn't fix the problem in the AU's either, still just as easy to get into by forcing the lock into the door panel, socket the lock fitted into is just plastic. Was quoted by my local repair shop $350 to replace the lock and handle. They suggested try gluing the lock back into the handle, which worked and didn't cost me a thing.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 1:09 pm 
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MilleniumFalcon wrote:
They didn't fix the problem in the AU's either, still just as easy to get into by forcing the lock into the door panel, socket the lock fitted into is just plastic. Was quoted by my local repair shop $350 to replace the lock and handle. They suggested try gluing the lock back into the handle, which worked and didn't cost me a thing.


Thats an idea
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Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 7:39 pm 
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Feel your pain boys.... When I bought my old EDXR6, the driverside was clawed, so I got it fixed... $80, then two weeks later, the left side got clawed, $80 again! No s**t, tow days later, I walked out of my (now) x's house and there was a little prick trying to claw my right one again (aparently this kid is a menace!) Snuck up on him and gave him a size 13 steel cap to the nut and a*** region... I saw him two weeks later and he was still walking with a limp!

in the end, I just took off the handles and put sheetmetal over the hole part... thank god my central locking never failed....

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:05 pm 
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haha you teached him, i wonder how they do it!

 

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