Re: 147 External door handle broken
Just changed N/S/F handle on our 147 after many weeks of cussing from wife (it's her daily) but only trouble is...... duh.... so chuffed was I to be getting roundtuit that in my excitement I forgot to swap the lock barrels over.! Now got to remove it again if I can get the barrel out of the old one. I found it very fiddly getting the little rods off. Probably just my clumsiness, but the door casing comes off easily. Remove the four screws at the bottom, prise out the plug in the grab-handle (easy to mark!) and lift out the window switch block. There are then two allan screws, one under the switch, the other under the plug. Take out the plug or cover under the interior handle and unscrew the screw, then you can pull the handle escutcheon free - careful with the tweeter leads. The casing is then located on 'fir trees' up the sides which pull out nicely without damage. Lift the casing once free of the fir-trees and un-hook the top edge (where the glass seal is) to get it off. I passed the bit with the tweeter in back through its hole so I didn't need to unplug it and lastly pull out the puddle downlight. Then the membrane has to be pulled off the door which usualy involves damage to it but I nearly got away with it this time! The handle is then located by a nut on the forward (hinge) end and a screw from the rear through the door-shut face. After that I cussed and swore 'till I'd poked the release rod off the handle from within the door underneath with a long srewdriver. The locking rod I tweaked off from outside having got the handle hanging mostly out. Difficult to avoid marking the paint this way though. I't recommend some masking tape around the handle aperture once the handle is loose. I't basically went back together the same way.
So, now to try to change barrels.
Doesn't say that in the manual