Peugeot 405 Manual

Door handle and lock components - removal and refitting
Bodywork and fittings / Door handle and lock components - removal and refitting


Interior door handle
Removal
1 Remove the door inner trim panel as described in Section 13.

2 If necessary, peel the plastic sealing sheet from around the handle assembly.

3 Slide the handle assembly towards the front of the door, then pull the assembly from the trim panel and disconnect the link rod (see illustration). If necessary, release the link rod from the clips on the door.

14.3 Unhooking the link rod from the interior door handle
14.3 Unhooking the link rod from the interior door handle

Refitting
4 Refitting is a reversal of removal, ensuring the link rod is correctly reconnected. Where applicable, fit a new sealing sheet if the sheet was damaged during removal, and refit the door trim panel with reference to Section 13.

Exterior door handle
Removal
5 Remove the door inner trim panel as described in Section 13.

6 Peel back the plastic sealing sheet for access to the handle securing nut.

7 Unscrew the handle securing nut then, where applicable, manipulate the plastic shield from the rear of the lock (see illustrations).

14.7a Exterior door handle securing nut (arrowed) - early model
14.7a Exterior door handle securing nut (arrowed) - early model

14.7b Unscrew the securing nut . . .
14.7b Unscrew the securing nut . . .

14.7c . . . and withdraw the plastic shield - later model
14.7c . . . and withdraw the plastic shield - later model

8 Withdraw the handle from outside the door, and disconnect the lock operating rod from the handle as it is removed (see illustration).

14.8 Withdrawing the exterior door handle
14.8 Withdrawing the exterior door handle

Refitting
9 Refitting is a reversal of removal, ensuring that the link rod is correctly reconnected. Fit a new sealing sheet if the sheet was damaged during removal, and refit the door trim panel with reference to Section 13.

Front door lock cylinder 10 The lock cylinder can be removed as follows, without the need to remove the door inner trim panel. If no facilities are available to make up the tools, proceed to paragraph 11.

a) Make up two suitable tools, using a medium-size self-tapping screw brazed to a length of rod for each tool (see illustration).

14.10a Tool for removing door lock cylinder
14.10a Tool for removing door lock cylinder

All dimensions in mm

14.10b Using the improvised tools to release the lock cylinder securing clip
14.10b Using the improvised tools to release the lock cylinder securing clip

b) Open the door, and prise the cover plates from the rear edge of the door.

c) Insert the tools through the aperture in the edge of the door, and screw the tools into the lock securing clip as far as the ends of the threads on the self-tapping screws.

d) Push the tools to release the securing clip, and withdraw the lock cylinder from outside the door (see illustration). Leave the tools engaged with the clip.

e) Refit the lock, and use the tools to pull the securing clip into position.

f) Ensure the clip is securely engaged with the lock cylinder, then unscrew the tools from the clip, and refit the cover plates.

Removal
11 Remove the door inner trim panel as described in Section 13.

12 Peel back the plastic sealing sheet for access to the lock cylinder securing clip.

13 Working inside the door, pull the clip from the rear of the lock cylinder, then remove the lock cylinder from outside the door (see illustrations).

14.13a Remove the securing clip . . .
14.13a Remove the securing clip . . .

14.13b . . . then withdraw the lock cylinder
14.13b . . . then withdraw the lock cylinder

Refitting
14 Refitting is a reversal of removal, but ensure that the lock cylinder clip is securely refitted. Fit a new sealing sheet if the sheet was damaged during removal, and refit the door trim panel with reference to Section 13.

Door lock
Removal
15 Remove the door interior handle and the exterior handle, as described previously in this Section.

16 Working at the rear edge of the door, unscrew the three lock securing screws (see illustration).

14.16 Remove the door lock securing screws
14.16 Remove the door lock securing screws

17 Where applicable, disconnect the wiring plug from the central locking motor on the lock assembly.

18 Lower the lock assembly into the door, and manipulate the lock operating rods until the assembly can be withdrawn through the door aperture. If it proves necessary to disconnect any of the rods, carefully note the routing and location to ensure correct refitting.

Refitting
19 Refitting is a reversal of removal, but ensure that the lock operating rods are correctly located and routed, and refit the door exterior and interior handles as described previously in this Section.


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