BX Door handle

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Has anyone got a n/s rear door outer handle please-my lovely 1992 BX1.6 txi saloon failed its MOT because the door handle spring has broken so won't open from outside-its now part of the MOT test. I can understand the reason in case you need to get somone out after an accident.
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Pete

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There isnt a spring in the handle itself, its built into the lock mechanism, if its not returning to where it should be chances are one of the link rods is bent or out of adjustment.

My BX GT failed last month on the same problem, turned out a link rod between the handle mechanism has a clamp, which when you lift the handle it pulls the rod up and lifts a lever to release the door, as the clamp had come loose, the rod had come out of adjustment (slid down the link rod) so was holding the door handle open, giving the feeling there was no spring.

I loosened the lock nut on the clamp, lined everything up, tightened the but back up again and normal service was restored.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1985 BX 19 DTR Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7 HL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Hi Tim-thank you so much for passing on your guidance tips to repair the door handle mechanism. I am going straight to the garage and will let you know how we get on,
Peter

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1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19DTR C943DYA (again)
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 90

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peterhore wrote:Hi Tim-thank you so much for passing on your guidance tips to repair the door handle mechanism. I am going straight to the garage and will let you know how we get on,
Peter
Ok Peter

Good luck.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1985 BX 19 DTR Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7 HL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Hi Tim-have just got back from garage and unfortunately it is the actual handle mechanism that is broken so am still looking for a replacement. It actually broke when I stupidly tried to open the door during a severe frost!
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Peter

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1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19DTR C943DYA (again)
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 90

Post by Tim Leech »

No Worries Peter

I have a spare handle, pm me your address and I will post it to you.

Thanks
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1985 BX 19 DTR Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7 HL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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That is fantastic news-Thank you so much Tim-

I have 8 days left to get her re tested so if you can send it first class mail that would be superb BUT you must let me know how much I owe you.
Thanks again
Peter Hore

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1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19DTR C943DYA (again)
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 90

Post by Tim Leech »

Will do Peter

The 10mm nuts off the back of it are missing but you can transfer them over.

Cheers.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1985 BX 19 DTR Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7 HL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Thanks Tim-I am really very grateful to you-incidently I have today heard of a J reg BX probably being scrapped at the end of March. It belongs to a friend of mine and can be seen in Colchester or East Mersea near colchester. Let me know if its of any interest.I have suggested he puts it on this site to sell it
Peter

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/\ is it a petrol or a diesel ?

btw you're better off putting addresses in a PM (private message), maybe admin might remove some of the address if Tim now has it

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1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19DTR C943DYA (again)
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 90

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I havent as yet, so feel free to delete it and PM me the details.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1985 BX 19 DTR Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7 HL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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.. it's been done by Mat now

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Tim Leech
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Location: Burton on Trent
My Cars: 1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19DTR C943DYA (again)
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 90

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Posted to you today, should be with you by Saturday.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1985 BX 19 DTR Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7 HL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Thanks Tim-much appreciated
Peter

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peterhore wrote:-incidently I have today heard of a J reg BX probably being scrapped at the end of March. It belongs to a friend of mine and can be seen in Colchester or East Mersea near colchester. Let me know if its of any interest.I have suggested he puts it on this site to sell it
any idea if it is a petrol or a diesel ?