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1988-89 XJ40 door handles alternate fix

 
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Old 11-01-2011, 04:19 PM
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Default 1988-89 XJ40 door handles alternate fix

After replacing about 20 (it feels like) door handles on my xj40. I wanted to figure out a fix for it and here is my fix.

Theory:
Use a 60lb shaved door kit to pull the inter opening lever, with a switch connected to the door handle to activate the solenoid. I figured that the 60lb being the largest you can buy, should be strong enough pull the lever.

I ordered it for 45$ bucks, received it and tried to install it. There were two problems with the 60lb solenoid. First one being it is huge! I could not find a good spot anywhere that it could fit and was still able to use it. The second one being its sounds like a jackhammer in the door when it is turned on.
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So after thinking for a bit I decided to go with a lower poundage which makes it smaller in size. While looking for one I come across a "Universal Power Door Lock Actuator" which is rated at 11lb for 4$ bucks. I thought for 4$ if it was not strong enough it wasn't that big of loss.
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I received it today, I installed it and it works great!
It pulls the lever very easily and you can not hardly hear it at all.

Here is a couple of pics of it installed.


 
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Can you identify where you attached the universal unit in your image and or the link you posted does not show available the universal unit I need a brand and part number if you have
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Can you identify where you attached the universal unit in your image and or the link you posted does not show available the universal unit I need a brand and part number if you have
Respectfully Ron Hastings Australia
Welcome to the forum Ron,

This thread is two years old and danzar hasn't posted for over a year so you may not get a reply.

When you get a minute, please follow this link New Member Area - Intro a MUST - Jaguar Forums - Jaguar Enthusiasts Forum to the New Member Area - Intro a MUST forum and post some info about yourself and your vehicle for all members to see.

In return you'll get a proper welcome and some useful advice about posting to the forum.

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I still around, just not very active. In the first pic, if you look straight down from the large star bolt. You will see one of the mounting bolts that is holding it in place.

Just a update on it, its still working like a charm 110% happy with the results.
 
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How do I contact danzar? Do you have a part # that you used. I've been thru all four doors twice.
 
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How do I contact danzar? Do you have a part # that you used. I've been thru all four doors twice.
Welcome to the forum Richard,

I've only just noticed your post. This thread really should have been on XJ40 forum so I've moved it.

danzar was last on the forum 12-12-2013 10:57 PM. Unlikely you will get a reply but others here with the same model may be able to help.

Please follow this link New Member Area - Intro a MUST - Jaguar Forums - Jaguar Enthusiasts Forum to the New Member Area - Intro a MUST forum and post some info about yourself and your vehicle for all members to see. In return you'll get a proper welcome and some useful advice about posting to the forum.

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