Door switch "stop" & central locking system

Door switch "stop" & central locking system

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whodunit

Original Poster:

37 posts

111 months

Tuesday 14th May
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Hi,

I'm hoping someone might be able to help please.

Can anyone tell me where to get the "stopper" that fits onto the door and activates the door switch (and operates the courtesy light and needed for the central locking etc)

Thanks for any replies! :-)

BTW, if anyone has also got some recommendations for an easy to fit DIY alarm / central locking system, they would be gratefully received. As you can probably tell, I am trying to get my Grif ready for summer and currently it doesn't lock or have a working alarm / central locking system.

Adrian@

3,565 posts

223 months

Tuesday 14th May
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Whilst punching the holes in 6mm bits of rubber to mount the shell these got created...and trim glued on!




Later cars used 'cover caps' riveted on (look for number plate screw caps).
A@

Edited by Adrian@ on Tuesday 14th May 17:58

phillpot

14,902 posts

124 months

Tuesday 14th May
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whodunit said:
Can anyone tell me where to get the "stopper" that fits onto the door and activates the door switch
Nothing on my car (it's an early one), switch is pushed in by the inner face of the door.


Guess some kind of little sticky pad would do if the switch pushy in bit doesn't stick out far enough to be pushed in far enough when the door is closed scratchchin

idea Or get a longer switch

Adrian@

3,565 posts

223 months

Tuesday 14th May
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Mike, back in the day, there was an advisory to add the rubber bits...I will PM you. A@

Edited by Adrian@ on Tuesday 14th May 20:29

Steve_D

12,282 posts

199 months

Tuesday 14th May
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I've seen cars with a 'longer switch' This being a self tapping screw in the end of the switch button. Complete pain as I kept catching my trousers on them when getting in and out of the car.
As said glue a small patch of rubber to the door which for the most part will be invisible.

Steve
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phillpot

14,902 posts

124 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Steve_D said:
Complete pain as I kept catching my trousers on them when getting in and out of the car.
The price you pay for being a dedicated follower of fashion Steve hippy


whodunit

Original Poster:

37 posts

111 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Hi,

Thanks for all of the replies!

I think I will go for the simple gluing on a patch of rubber solution and see how I get on! For some reason, I thought there was some kind of special small fitting or something that was missing from my car.

Cheers!

Steve_D

12,282 posts

199 months

Wednesday 15th May
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phillpot said:
Steve_D said:
Complete pain as I kept catching my trousers on them when getting in and out of the car.
The price you pay for being a dedicated follower of fashion Steve hippy

At 70YOA it is more likely to be loss of balance or knees that don't flex.

Steve