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 Post subject: XH Door Issues
Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:28 pm 
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Bought an 96 XH Longreach a few months back, at the time I bought it did have some minor problems with closing the drivers side door, now it's a daily struggle. When I close the door it's not grabbing and sealing. What's to be done?

Also I have the common problem with the highbeams, flickering and shutting off completely. Not terribly helpful driving up the hills in the middle of the night in the bloody rain. I saw an older post about it and it was suggested to check or replace the circuit breaker? Was that a comfirmed fix?

Oh and one last thing, my brother inlaw trying to sell some stock BWM wheels. My wheels are rooted and need replacing, what are the chances the pcd's are the same? Haven't had a chance to check. They are both 5 nuts, fingers crossed.

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 Post subject: Re: XH Door Issues
Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:32 pm 
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for the door you need to find a xh door latch. and doing that is usually very very hard so if you can get some then buy more then one. the problem is they are a very s**t design and the people that made them decided to stop so they are still breaking and no one is making any more.
and its a pain in the a** the change them as they are internal and if you have big hands it will be hard.
and i think you may have a problem with the offset with the bmw rims.
btw they have to be 5x114.3 with an offset of 6+
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 Post subject: Re: XH Door Issues
Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:37 pm 
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Off to the wreckers then I spose, fingers crossed they'll have something.

Eh, thought it would be worth while having a punt over the wheels, save a few bucks haha.

Thanks mate.
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 Post subject: Re: XH Door Issues
Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:20 pm 
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yeah that would be your best bet.
the wheels may fit but if you are going to try do it on the front.
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 Post subject: Re: XH Door Issues
Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:12 pm 
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I had door issues on both sides of my xh but the drivers side worse.

Common problem is the hinge pins.There an x-series pin and most x-series suffer for them. The plastic bush flogs out and the doors drop.

Initially I though that was the problem on mine. The doors on mine actually cracked though. The sheat metal had cracked above and below the hinge mounts on the doors. again this causes the doors to drop.

I doubt its the latch, you mentioned it's squeling so I would say hinges. Try spray some wd40 on the hinges and lifting the door slightly to close it.

but if it is xh's take el latches, dime a dozen at most wreckers

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 Post subject: Re: XH Door Issues
Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:25 am 
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When ya go to the wreaker.....

Make sure you get a latch from a door, which has a door knob, and a key on the outside, as the others will fit, but doesn't have the linkages.
i.e. nothing to connect the rod from your key lock to, or nothing to connect the rod from the inside door knob to.

But that won't fix the problem if the doors dropped, take it to a panel beater whos done them before. My drivers has been welded up, and is now as good as new.

But yeah, s**t doors
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 Post subject: Re: XH Door Issues
Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:35 am 
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 Post subject: Re: XH Door Issues
Posted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:50 am 
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i too have had a lot of trouble with my XH van doors

CAn anyone confirm that you can use EL latches
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 Post subject: Re: XH Door Issues
Posted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:06 pm 
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Yes, I have raped an ef/el for parts for the door latch mechanism.
If the door has dropped, you can still but brand new lower hingers from ford, not too exxy IIRC. Easier than the pin kit, especially for newbies. 8-)

 

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 Post subject: Re: XH Door Issues
Posted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:01 pm 
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sooty72 wrote:
Yes, I have raped an ef/el for parts for the door latch mechanism.
If the door has dropped, you can still but brand new lower hingers from ford, not too exxy IIRC. Easier than the pin kit, especially for newbies. 8-)


that is really handy to know as i have purchased used XH ones from a wrecker and they still dont lock with the key..

im at loose ends as the A##holes keep breaking in to my car..
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 Post subject: Re: XH Door Issues
Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:14 am 
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For the high beam, check the relay in the engine bay near the battery. Not sure which one it is so just clean them all. If it is dirty or has corroded pins it can cause them to not work. I believe high current relays in particular need clean connections.

I did this to a workmates car a few days ago and fixed his high beams. If you drive dirt roads, which you might with a bullbar that big, it happens.

And when you get new latches, don't let people slam your doors. Drives me nuts given how hard it was to get new latches for my XH. Again, dirt won't help so keep them lubricated too.
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 Post subject: Re: XH Door Issues
Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:57 pm 
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i can even begin to explain how fed up i am of my xh doors, constantly fixing this s**t design

is the any1 who has put a different set up on and X series? eg: EF/EL hinges and handles on an X series? i want this fixed once and for all!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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 Post subject: Re: XH Door Issues
Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:07 pm 
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A-Bone wrote:
i can even begin to explain how fed up i am of my xh doors, constantly fixing this s**t design

is the any1 who has put a different set up on and X series? eg: EF/EL hinges and handles on an X series? i want this fixed once and for all!!!!!!!!!!!!!



im with you A-Bone,
if there is anyone out there that has sucessfully completed this conversion please step forward and say so..

Or post a link to where i can find out about it..

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 Post subject: Re: XH Door Issues
Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:24 pm 
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The door handles have been swapped for e-series before. Any competent panel shop will be able to do it for you.
The hinges are another thing. It would be a BIG job to fit a totally different design hinge to an x-series.
They're not that dear from ford, just buy a new lower hinge and make sure the door is aligned properly and it will last for ages.

 

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 Post subject: Re: XH Door Issues
Posted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:21 am 
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sooty72 wrote:
The door handles have been swapped for e-series before. Any competent panel shop will be able to do it for you.
The hinges are another thing. It would be a BIG job to fit a totally different design hinge to an x-series.
They're not that dear from ford, just buy a new lower hinge and make sure the door is aligned properly and it will last for ages.


what about the interior door locking mechanisms are they also compatable with the XH that anothr problem im having.
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