At 05:51 AM 20/02/11, you wrote:>The passenger door lock only turns clockwise with the key in
it. Is that normal? the driver’s side turns bothways:
Clockwise to lock and counter clockwise to unlock. Has
anyone taken apart these lock cylinders?
1984 XJS, LT1/T-56
Lafayette, Colorado, United States
This might be your lucky day.
Had exact same problem on convertible driver’s door 4 weeks ago,
which is your passenger door.
The key had always been hard to turn ACW, but easy to turn CW.
Took off the door trim which is always a painful job trying to avoid damage.
The usual 1 hour plus effort, did not help.
Took off the 4 screws holding the door latch, found a roll pin in the
mechanism had drifted out and was jamming on the door skin.
That is a 5 minute job to remove, tap the pin back, refit the latch.
Just mark it carefully first so you get it back exactly as before.
The retaining plate behind the door skin needs manipulating to line up
but not too difficult.
Of course you might not be so lucky, and then have to take off the trim.
Holy sh*t, this is early Sunday morning in summer and the sun is actually shining.
Unprecedented in this miserably wet, cyclone prone, flooded out summer.
There is a Jaguar Club run today, forecast is showers clearing ( maybe ) later.
For once the convertible looks like getting used for a decent long run, so here we go.
Richard Dowling, Melbourne, Australia.
1979 XJ-S coupe + HE V12 + 5 speed, 1988 XJ-S V12 convertible, 2003 XJ350 3.5L V8
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