No one drives this car but me... therefore, I have little opportunity to use any of the other doors/doorhandles.
So when I grabbed the front passenger doorhandle, to open it for something or other, it WOBBLED in & out .
Me dunna lyke krappie bitz!!
Today I'm off shift and the rain wasn't due till 5
Got the car round the back and started on the door strippage....
* googling got the lowdown on how to get the armrest & switchplate off.
... I was fairly certain someone had been in b4 ...
Sure enough... the captive nuts (with fixing hex bolt tightened in) were revolving in the plastic handle.. so no more tightenees
Using determination/brute force & ignorance I managed to get the 'captive nut' to break out of the handle. I removed the handle after unclipping the rods - total quality fittings and a delight to work on!!
I spot drilled through the void [where the captive nut had been] a small pilot hole... opened this up to take the countersunk bolts I had in hand/Csunk the plastic on the handle outside (covered by the finger pull handle) to allow the bolts to lie flush.
This is the little bu99er which caused all the hassle.....
... a great deal of satisfaction gleaned to feel the handle as it should be... a *spot of Black on the heads & dunnz dunn
* paint will wait... started to rain....