Aftermarket door handle/lock cylinder (4k)

Mike Arman armanmik at
Sun Dec 8 14:12:45 EST 2002

>From: "Russ Maki" <rinard at>
>To: <quattro at>
>Subject: Aftermarket door handle/lock cylinder (4k)
>Date: Sat, 7 Dec 2002 16:02:30 -0600
>Oh joy. I picked up an aftermarket door handle to replace the broken one on
>the driver's door of my '87 4000 and discovered while trying to swap out
>lock cylinders that the aftermarket unit has too small a bore in the handle
>to take the factory lock.
>I ended up dismantling both handles and replacing the broken latch pull in
>the original handle with the part from the replacement assembly. Those
>components, fortunately, seemed identical.
>The thought of juggling separate keys for the driver's door and ignition did
>not appeal to me -- but then, spending $80 (dealer quote) for a new handle
>vs. about $30 for aftermarket wasn't too appealing either. Ya pays yer money
>and ya takes yer choices...
>Russ Maki

Russ - take a look in the archives about shuffling the lock tumblers so you
can use one key instead of twelve - easy, fast task, and you can do most of
it on the kitchen table, where it is warm.

Best Regards,

Mike Arman

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