Removal of door lock mechanism

Veedub68

Member
This may sound like an odd question, or maybe it's just me. I have replaced the passenger side doors on my A2 with ones in much better condition, as it was cheaper than having them resprayed. I have been dismantling them, so that as little as possible is wasted. The only item I cannot remove is the door lock mechanism. The bolts seem like an 'in between' size. T40 is a little too small, and slips, and T45 is a little too big. Am I missing something? I don't want to waste the door locking mechanism if I can help it.
 

audifan

A2OC Donor
May be wrong but something like M8 spline is needed. Do not bodge with a torx you will destroy the head and may have to resort to drilling it out.
 

audifan

A2OC Donor
When you get the correct size spline, give it a whack with a hammer to help reform the splines and seat the bit fully. Remember to disconnect the exterior handle from the lock, easy to forget.
 

Veedub68

Member
When you get the correct size spline, give it a whack with a hammer to help reform the splines and seat the bit fully. Remember to disconnect the exterior handle from the lock, easy to forget.
Will do. I was thinking I may be able to sell them, or just keep as a spare. Are the exterior handles glued in place? As there doesn't seem to be any fixing screws.
 

audifan

A2OC Donor




More useful info from the manual.
 

Veedub68

Member




More useful info from the manual.
Muchas gracias :):)
 
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