General Door Lock/Barrell ??

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Hi all...

Is it possible to swap the Drivers side and Passenger side Door Lock, as my drivers side is playing up, unlike my passenger side which works fine?

If they are identical and will work fine, my next question is...

How do I go about swapping them around?

I am not very car 'savvy' so the more basic the better! (y);)

Thanks :)


ps. I have a 51 reg Punto Mk2
 

DaveMcT

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Alternatively put chrome or painted caps over the lock holes and fit remote door locking. Steel plates behind will prevent anyone easily clicking the mechanism.
 
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I think I am going to install remote central locking too (Does anybody know if 'Hawk' is any good?)

Just wondered how easy it was and how to swap the locks around!?!?
 

DaveMcT

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Junk both locks but keep the boot lock for emergency access.

Door locks are magnets for gormless yobs with a screwdriver who dont know they cant start a Fiat without the key.
 
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"you will need to remove the door card
the glass will need to be in the up position
there is a protection plate which i believe is accessed from the end of the door.
then there is a slide plate which holds the lock on, slide that away and donk it falls out and dents your door!
easy."

Is it really that easy? Even for a complete Car Novice such as myself?
 

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Remove all the screws and use a proper door trim panel removal tool. Also make sure all rips in the plastic sheet are repaired and its properly stuck down before putting the trim panel back.

Lock hole cover buttons can be found on ebay.
 
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