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I've got the stuck one that I took off, with the broken tag. I'll take pictures when I take it apart.

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Just doing mine with the STC kits today - what's the trick to getting the roll pin out of the old cam? I can't seem to find a way to remove the cam without removing the roll pin.

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Assuming you have a new cam to replace it with (!), using a small pair of side cutters just snip away enough plastic to be able to grip the end of the pin. It's not usually too tight once you get a grip on it with the pliers.

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Ah, cool. Cheers.

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Updated picture links. Now working.

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I was reading this thread, and I would like to ask how difficult is it to change the lock barrel from the drivers door to a new/replacement door handle.

I know that the other three doors in the P38 [passenger front and rear, and driver side rear] are straight forward as they don't have a lock barrel, I want to refit my original key barrel as I have recently bought two new key fobs for the vehicle.

From one video that I saw [very poorly filmed] it seemed that there is only a single screw holding the barrel in place but is that correct ?

I have decided [ more or less] that I am going to fit all new handles as the paint work on my vehicle is very good, no corrosion anywhere, so I think that new handles would be the best. Unless I take all the handles out and get them colour-coded, which could be a possibility, as well.

Also, I would like to check to see if the door card, inside panel, has to be removed ? And how difficult is that to do ?

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Not tried to swap a lock so can't help on that but getting the door panel off is simple enough. You'll ideally need a flat trim tool but can get away with a wide screwdriver at a push. Pop the tweeter housing off (just pull) and there's a screw behind that to take out. Take out the screw inside the inside handle and remove the surround (needs a bit of a twist to slide out), then there's two screws under the armrest to come out. Start at the bottom, lever the trim panel away from the door, work your way around until you can just lift it off. You'll probably find that some of the trim clips stay in the door rather than staying on the door trim. Pull them out and fit them back to the trim before you try to put it back

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If you're looking at colour coding I'd advise against the body coloured covers. Mine has them and they're a bit crap. They don't really match and they seem to mark up very quickly. I've left them on only because they still work and I'd imagine there will be some horrible adhesive residue left behind if I try to take them off.

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Hi, thanks for the replies.

Morat - I was talking to a guy who has done a bit of work on our company vans, a spray painter. He says that he could spray them Monte Carlo Blue, which is the colour of my vehicle. I have never liked the stick-on things as they always mess up the surface underneath.

Gilbertd [or RichardG?] thanks for the instructions about taking off the door card. I will look at the whole thing as a project for after Easter. At the moment only the passenger side handle is showing the signs of wear, with the handle not pulling fully in.

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After Easter? Blimey, that's what I call advance planning.

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I like to be prepared, as they say in the Boy Scouts - although the less said about the Boy Scouts the better !!!!! I'm afraid that they make me think that they had some rather strange habits !!!

I have to get the repair kits, and I need to consider whether to get the original handles resprayed to either the cars' colour, Monte Carlo blue, or matt black similar to the original colour.

I don't especially want to spend the best part of £350 on new handles, although, thinking about it, it might just be quicker and more cost effective than repairing the originals and having them painted. At least, if I buy new items then I know that they will be good for another 20 years, or thereabouts. Mind you, I'm sure that the vehicle will have long been scrapped by then if muppets like that Greta Thunberg keep squealing about global warming.

Again, I would like to ask whether it is difficult to change the drivers' door handle but retain the original lock barrel and/or remote key fob ? I have recently bought a new fob and I certainly don't want to have pay out for another new fob. At least I currently have all original keys and fobs, and I don't want to change that.

Any advice on what to do about the drivers' side handle is gratefully received.

Pierre3.