Fitting 'Key Operated' Vectra Door Handles...

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Fitting 'Key Operated' Vectra Door Handles...

by EddeyDancer » Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:48 pm

I've fitted both of the external 'Vectra Style' colour coded door handles...

The issue that I'm having, is that the 'Key Barrel' does not align correctly with the Key Hole...

I've fitted the Vectra Door Handles with the Original Calibra backing plates and switches untouched...

It works fine, but it's just that the alignment looks bad, and dirt and water can easliy get inside!!! :doh:

Has anyone else had this issue, who may be able to offer some useful information???
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Re: VECTRA DOOR HANDLE USING KEY

by MadOnVaux! » Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:43 pm

I'm sure you have to use the Vectra backplate, and re-drill the bolt/screw holes.
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Re: VECTRA DOOR HANDLE USING KEY

by EddeyDancer » Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:21 am

MadOnVaux! wrote:I'm sure you have to use the Vectra backplate, and re-drill the bolt/screw holes.


Interesting... I've not heard of this method being used... :think:
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Re: VECTRA DOOR HANDLE USING KEY

by Mark1 » Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:24 am

I've got them on mine but without the key and don't remember changing the backing plate.
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Re: VECTRA DOOR HANDLE USING KEY

by Fraz » Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:45 pm

or get a vectra barrel and key if you still want to keep the door locking by key
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Re: VECTRA DOOR HANDLE USING KEY

by EddeyDancer » Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:25 am

Fraz wrote:or get a vectra barrel and key if you still want to keep the door locking by key


Mate...

The mounting Brackets appear to be slightly different...

Do You know if it's actually been done???
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Re: VECTRA DOOR HANDLE USING KEY

by Mark1 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:20 am

I don't remember anybody doing this, as far as I can remember all have gone keyles.
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Re: VECTRA DOOR HANDLE USING KEY

by RobbieV » Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:29 pm

With Mark on this one, never seen anyone use Vectra door handles with a barrel :!:
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Re: VECTRA DOOR HANDLE USING KEY

by MadOnVaux! » Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:42 pm

RobbieV wrote:With Mark on this one, never seen anyone use Vectra door handles with a barrel :!:


I was going to do this a while back, and got told i needed the Vectra backplate so the lock would line up, and re-drill the holes.....in the end i scrapped the idea and fitted proper new Calibra handle.
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Re: VECTRA DOOR HANDLE USING KEY

by EddeyDancer » Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:27 pm

Mark1 wrote:I don't remember anybody doing this, as far as I can remember all have gone keyless...

RobbieV wrote:With Mark on this one, never seen anyone use Vectra door handles with a barrel :!:

MadOnVaux! wrote: I was going to do this a while back, and got told I needed the Vectra backplate so the lock would line up, and re-drill the holes... So in the end, I scrapped the idea, and fitted a proper new Calibra handle...


Using the Vectra Back Plate is fine, as long as You have it's Key...

Well I guess if it was possible, someone surely would've done it by now!!! :think:

Perhaps I should stick with the 'De-Locked Handles' and hook up a Remote!!!
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Re: VECTRA DOOR HANDLE USING KEY

by Mark1 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:29 pm

have you not got an alarm with remote locking on it now?
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Re: VECTRA DOOR HANDLE USING KEY

by EddeyDancer » Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:56 am

Mark1 wrote:have you not got an alarm with remote locking on it now?


No...

I've just got the Standard Central Locking and Immobiliser...
I've still got the Vectra Handle with the Calibra door bits on, for now...

I got to get another door handle, and remote kit very soon! ;)
But it's actually working fine for now...

I just carry some tape to block the hole, from the dirt or rain!
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Re: VECTRA DOOR HANDLE USING KEY

by STEVA » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:56 pm

The facelift calibras came with that door handle so they do fit!!!

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Re: VECTRA DOOR HANDLE USING KEY

by EddeyDancer » Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:57 pm

STEVA wrote:The facelift calibras came with that door handle so they do fit!!!


I wonder what the inside of that Door Handle, looks like!!!

Did they used the Calibra or Vectra Backing Plate???

How is the Door Switch, mounted onto that Backing Plate???

I'm going to go the 'Keyless' as it's seems to be the easier option!!!

How difficult is it to hook up, the Keyless Entry Remote?
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Re: VECTRA DOOR HANDLE USING KEY

by MadOnVaux! » Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:16 pm

STEVA wrote:The facelift calibras came with that door handle so they do fit!!!


Only the later ones, early facelifts come with standard flat handles.
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