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Hi, I would like to check out something fairly urgently, if someone can help.

I bought two new rear door handles from Rimmer Bros and they arrived without problem, and fairly cheap at £53 each.

The problem is - one side handle has a plastic hook connected to the back of the handle, but the other handles has nothing. Rimmer Bros tell me that the handles are correct and what I ordered, but I can't see why one handle would have a plastic hook, fixed with a metal pin, and the other handle has nothing at all. I believe that there is something wrong here, and that they should both be the same, one for the left and one for the right.

Rimmer Bros came back and said "Take off the door panels and check the existing fittings". This is kind of stupid as the car is currently parked outside and in daily use.

Could someone perhaps confirm whether the two handles should have the same connection when removed from the vehicle ?

I am attaching a couple of pictures for review.
Oh, sorry, I can't add pictures as there is no option here to upload images, so hopefully someone will know what the back of the rear door handles look like.

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Did you cross check the part numbers with lrcat?

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Looking at the parts numbers: ALR 8126, ALR 8127 and for Bosch, ASR 2316 x2 it seems that the Gems versions (they are listed as 'up to 1999' and '1999 on' usually) are ALR 8126 RH and ALR 8127 LH. From the looks of it these are different in terms of which way round they go but because of the plastic hook connection which sticks out. ASR 2316 appears to be the same part for both sides, and has a different fixing which could work either way up. Could they have sent one early, with hook, and one later handle by mistake? EDIT - the fixings at the ends are quite distinctive, the 1999 on version has a smaller round grey hollow plastic fitting, the earlier ones have a similar shaped (usually metallic) version and a large grey hollow round plastic structure (absent on the later handles) between it and the hook fixing.

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Yes pictures would be invaluable. You can add pictures, you upload them to somewhere like Imgur.com then link to them using the Image box at the top of the box you type in.

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Hi guys, thanks for your assistance. Did I also reply to Sam on "another Range Rover" forum earlier ?

I will try to upload pictures as it is the only real means of identification.

Hopefully I can get pictures uploaded, although it is a pity that the forum doesn't have an icon to allow straight-forward uploading from a file.

Thanks again.

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Haha yes that was the same Sam - different suffix (both are correct in their own ways though), I uploaded some pics of the ones that seem to be on sale for the different model years on there, plus the LRCat links I out on here. I'm hoping someone'll go "Oh, its this you want" in a bit!

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I think we need a cross reference table somewhere so we know who we are talking to. I'm Gilbertd on here (and most other places) but Richard_G over there, Dtoyne over there is Marshall8hp on here and now we find that SamH here is Sam 1979 over there.......

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Door handle rhs
Door handle lhs

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Hi, I thought that Sam was the same on the two forums, and I realised that you were two different user names on the two forums.

Anyway, I have uploaded the images to Imgur, and I can view them, but when I try to attach them, using the small picture icon here, all I get is an http address, but no picture actually uploads when I enter the link address in the picture address box here.

Any instruction anyone ? :( :(

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Edited by Gilbertd to show the pictures.

In the little box that has http, etc in it, just copy and paste the imgur link like this https://i.imgur.com/cRYTqd0.jpg

[img]https://i.imgur.com/fzJuvPF.jpg[/img]

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I am Pierre3 on both forums !!!

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Gilbertd wrote:

I think we need a cross reference table somewhere so we know who we are talking to. I'm Gilbertd on here (and most other places) but Richard_G over there, Dtoyne over there is Marshall8hp on here and now we find that SamH here is Sam 1979 over there.......

Yeah, sorry about that - I registered over there ages ago using name + year of birth then got somehow temporarily banned from posting, even after the probationary bit where authorisation was needed. When I came here I had a brain failure and stuck my Surname initial on the end instead.

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I have posted a link to the two pictures, maybe someone could take a look and let me know what they think.

I will be honest - if I use different user names then I just forget who I am supposed to be, and on what forum !!! My flakey brain now only allows me to remember one user name at any one time !!! If in doubt, just called me "donkey", I'm good with that.

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Pierre3 wrote:

I will be honest - if I use different user names then I just forget who I am supposed to be, and on what forum !!!

I only started using Gilbertd as work gave me that as my login (despite my real name being Richard but known as Dick, some IT bod thought it was my real name) so I decided to use it everywhere else too so I didn't confuse myself.

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Yep, I know exactly what you mean. It's unfortunate that we have to have all these user names and passwords to remember and log in to different websites.

For me, the worst was at work, we had to change our passwords every month due to security concerns [ a very large, very well known pharma company dealing with genetics]. It was a real pain, I just wrote down a whole list of numbers, characters and letters, in any old order and crossed each line off at the end of each month. I had no chance of remembering the passwords that I created. In the end I downloaded a password generator !!

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We had the same thing only had to change them every 3 months, so we came up with the idea of the month and year, so it went Janu2018, April2018, July2018, Octo2018 and so on. A number of us were all using the same system for years until they decided to to come up with a different format which screwed that one completely.

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Richard dear boy, this is the age of technology, don't you know !!! The next generation will have a chip in the skull to save having to remember passwords !

Did you ever see the program on BBC2 where the tech editor guy had a chip inserted under his skin ? I think near the wrist. Saved him having to carry an ID card for the access control to his office etc. Spooky stuff, but it could solve a lot of problems with the "thicko's" in society. We could track them everywhere - shades of 1984, and the Boomtown Rats "Someone's Looking At You".

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