5K door handles
Henry A Harper III
hah at alumni.rice.edu
Sat Jul 28 08:42:43 EDT 2001
On Friday, July 27, 2001 10:57 PM, Joshua Van Tol [SMTP:josh at spiny.com] wrote:
> >I don't think it's that simple.
> >The cylinder in the old (very weak) handles is not interchangable with
> >that in the new (less weak) handles -- and the keys will not work in
> >crossed cylinders.
> Actually, at least on my car, they are the same. Perhaps the 200
> series cars are different.
On my 1991 200q20v, the original key still works fine after I swapped the
tumblers into a new cylinder while installing the updated stamped-steel
pivoting arm in the driver's door - although I found out after digging into the
door that the old pot-metal piece hadn't broken, one of the plastic rod-holders
had snapped from old age instead. Fixed that with a zip tie, but installed the
updated pieces anyway since I was in there and already had them in hand.
http://www.mindspring.com/~hah3 hah at alumni.rice.edu
1991 200 quattro, 112k, still dead a/c
1988 GTI 16v, 221k, newer door handle but swapped whole lock cylinder instead
of fiddling with tumblers
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