Doors

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Handles

Door handle (left) A2207601170 9999 (colorless - requires painting).
Part No. Notes
A2207601170 Front/rear left
A2207601270 Front/rear right

For vehicles with option code 889 (KEYLESS-GO):

Part No. Notes
A2207601370 Front/rear left
A2207601470 Front/rear right

Door pillar panel covers

Part No. Notes
A2206900787 (~ EUR 50) Front left
A2206900887 (~ EUR 50) Front right
A2206901187 (~ EUR 50) Rear left
A2206901287 (~ EUR 50) Rear right

The covers are held in place by an extremely strong tape that is already on the replacement parts. One must thoroughly clean the old tape residue off, or it will interfere with a proper mount - it can hold the new part too far out. Care must be exercised in positioning the new parts.

Rust on B pillar cover.
Removal of B pillar cover.
Rear right cover trim.

There are aftermarket carbon covers available on ebay, however, these covers come without plastic top ending.

Door Handle Latch Mechanism

Issues

  • Inner handle is too loose and will not pull the latch mechanism far enough forward to release the latch.
  • There is no tension adjustment for the cable.
  • The cable slips out of the guide very easily as you move the inner door cover away from the door.
  • A common fault is improper positioning of the cable in the inner handle mechanism.

Solution

At the back of the door handle mechanism there is a "Guide" - the inner part of the cable must be threaded into the guide (1 in the photo), and the cable jacket fitted into a small receptacle (at 2).

Door handle latch mechanism.

With that done, the cable is positioned properly, the tension is correct, the door handle operates the latch, and springs back to the proper position when released.