Just Commodores Forum Community

It takes just a moment to join our fantastic community

Register

How to set up chrome handles for vx

Discussion in 'General' started by Jake matthews, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. Jake matthews

    Jake matthews Member

    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2018
    Location:
    Adelaidd
    Members Ride:
    Vx berlina
    Can anyone help me with letting me know how to put on chrome door handles for my vx I just got some but am not sure how to put them on ? Would be much appreciated
     
  2. rambunctious

    rambunctious Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,179
    Likes Received:
    187
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2011
    Location:
    Mooloolaba
    Members Ride:
    VZ Wagon
    Remove inner door handle and winder.
    Remove door trim.
    Peel plastic down to access inner door.
    Take pics of inner door handle mechanism.
    Inside door where handle is, and you will see 2 nuts and a rod with clip which have to be removed then the outer handle will come off.
    Door actuator may also have to be unclipped. Too long ago since I did this.
    Fitting is the reverse.
     
  3. Commo Baba

    Commo Baba Active Member

    Messages:
    585
    Likes Received:
    53
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2014
    Location:
    Bega Valley
    Members Ride:
    VX II Acclaim Wagon.
    Buy a book.

    I did my door handles inside and out.
    The outers were a bit of a bugger.
     
  4. Jake matthews

    Jake matthews Member

    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2018
    Location:
    Adelaidd
    Members Ride:
    Vx berlina
    What book ?
     
  5. Jake matthews

    Jake matthews Member

    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2018
    Location:
    Adelaidd
    Members Ride:
    Vx berlina
    I'm only talking about the outter door handles I didn't but the ones for inside the car is it hard to put them on for the outters
     
  6. Commo Baba

    Commo Baba Active Member

    Messages:
    585
    Likes Received:
    53
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2014
    Location:
    Bega Valley
    Members Ride:
    VX II Acclaim Wagon.
    In the auto parts shop or online there are Service Manuals which give you a run down with pictures of how to do this and most other stuff.
     
  7. Commo Baba

    Commo Baba Active Member

    Messages:
    585
    Likes Received:
    53
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2014
    Location:
    Bega Valley
    Members Ride:
    VX II Acclaim Wagon.
    Personally I found it a bugger trying to get the angles right to get the handles in while having my hands bent backwards inside the door.
    "Hard" ? Depends how good you are and what tools you have.
     
  8. rambunctious

    rambunctious Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,179
    Likes Received:
    187
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2011
    Location:
    Mooloolaba
    Members Ride:
    VZ Wagon
    I did not find it hard but I have been working on my own cars since 1965 and I have the tools which, in this case basically all you need is a pair of pliers, or strong fingers to undo the clip on the door rod, and a set of small sockets around 8mm for memory..
    The outer handles are attached to the door via nuts INSIDE the door.
    See my how to above.
     
    Commo Baba likes this.
  9. Jake matthews

    Jake matthews Member

    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2018
    Location:
    Adelaidd
    Members Ride:
    Vx berlina
    Yeah I only have outters
     
  10. rambunctious

    rambunctious Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,179
    Likes Received:
    187
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2011
    Location:
    Mooloolaba
    Members Ride:
    VZ Wagon
    Forgot, you will need phillips screw driver, and jesus clip remover for the window winder (if you have armstrong windows).
     
  11. Nut Kracker

    Nut Kracker Kamikraze

    Messages:
    4,738
    Likes Received:
    103
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2012
    Location:
    Echuca Vic.
    Members Ride:
    VT SS 304ci (195i)
     

    Attached Files:

Share This Page