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Xref: TR78 door latches
« on: March 21, 2016, 06:31:00 PM »
What years? There were about 20 years of XJs.





On Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 5:03 PM Mark Elbers <elbersm@telus.net

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> Thanks Johnny, I didn't know that....

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> Jay, try jacking the car at the subframe under the door hinge.    You don't

> need to lift the wheels off the ground but just enough the unload the

> suspension.  It might just twist the door opening enough to free the latch.

> Use a piece of wood to spread the load on the floo

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> In other news....

> The external door handle can be found on numerous Range Rovers and

> Discoveries

> from the 1980's and 90's.

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Odd Hedberg

Re: Xref: TR78 door latches
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2016, 01:48:58 AM »
Including LR rear door handles without the lock cylinder

- great if you've got a keyless entry system fitted (and trust it).

/Odd



On 2016-03-21 at 22:03 Mark Elbers wrote:

Dave

Re: Xref: TR78 door latches
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2016, 07:33:00 AM »
Keyless locking?  On a convertible?  All you need is a knife.

 



 



Dave Massey

Wayne Simpson

Re: Xref: TR78 door latches
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2016, 10:12:02 AM »

Mark Elbers

Re: Xref: TR78 door latches
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2016, 10:28:29 AM »
True of the convertible,  but there were one or two coupes produced....



BTW does this door problem afflict the coupe?



Mark Elbers









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Wayne Simpson

Re: Xref: TR78 door latches
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2016, 10:58:44 AM »
Same latch and mechanisms, I would expect it does. But Dave Massey was talking

about "keyless entry", and although the coupe is a bit more secure, I'll bet a

coat hanger would open the door easily enough.



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Shawn Loseke

Re: Xref: TR78 door latches
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2016, 11:09:46 AM »
It might depend on the door seals and the hinges. The doors are full frame

and when the seals are good it can be pretty tight if the door hinges have

not worn out the upper pivot pin. I locked my keys in my FHC one time and

the hanger was a no go. Thought I would need my buddies slim jim but then I

remembered that my sliding sunroof didn't lock so I was able to slide it

back, then reach in and pull up the lock knob.

Bill Derksen

Re: Xref: TR78 door latches
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2016, 01:38:58 PM »
Never had a problem with doors sticking on my coupe. At least none that

a little adjustment on the hinges & latches didn't correct.



As far as getting into a locked coupe without a key - it's only been

done once on my car, and that person wasn't worried about collateral

damage to the door window frame or interior...



I would expect that it would be pretty hard to get in using a coat

hangar without some damage to the paint.



Cheers

Bill

Odd Hedberg

Re: Xref: TR78 door latches
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2016, 03:02:53 PM »
Dave!B  It's less obvious if you just use the remote sender in your

pocket,

people seems to get jumpy nowadays when knives (or other "weapons")

are waved about in public...



I bought the dedicated TR7/8 kits Moss sold some decades ago;

Keyless entry, Window winders, Remote boot opening and Alarm system

but so far I've only dared fit the cylinder-less door handle in the

passenger door.B  Both the drivers door and the boot lid still have key

cylinders in parallel to the keyless remote locking/unlocking.B  I've got

the handle and now after several years of faultless operation I do trust

the system but haven't come around to changing it out...

/Odd



On 2016-03-22 at 12:32 Dave Massey wrote:



  Keyless locking?B  On a convertible?B  All you need is a knife.



  Dave Massey

Dave

Re: Xref: TR78 door latches
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2016, 05:04:02 PM »
If only the bad guys realize that .

 



Dave Massey

Mark Elbers

Re: Xref: TR78 door latches
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2016, 07:10:17 PM »
This was my impression also.  My thought has been for some time that a key

contributor to the problem was the flexibility of the convertible body shell.



Following this reasoning, the simple act of parking on uneven ground could set

up a situation where one or more doors jamb shut.





We have methods of accessing the bonnet and boot without damaging the paint

work.  There must be a fool proof way of opening a locked door too.



Cheers







Mark Elbers









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WFO Herb

Re: Xref: TR78 door latches
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2016, 10:08:15 PM »
I've always chuckled when I see people lock their MBZ or BMW, even VW with

a rag top.



Like you said, Dave...only takes a knife.



Herb