Renault Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1975-1985 Repair Guide

Door Locks

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Fig. 1 Exploded view of the Alliance and Encore door lock assembly including the door latch (1), control rod (2), rod clip (3) and lock mechanism (4)



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Fig. Fig. 2 Exploded view of the LeCar door lock assembly showing the door release handle (2), control rod (3) and rod



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Fig. Fig. 3 Door lock assembly used on the R-12 model-(1) is the door release handle, (2 and 3) are the latch retaining screws, (5) is the outer handle retaining screws and (6) is the outer handle latch actuator



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Fig. Fig. 4 Remove the plastic sheeting, which is glued to the door, for access to the glass and lock assemblies

  1. Remove the door trim panel and the plastic sheeting. Temporarily install the window crank handle and raise the window all the way up.
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  3. Unbolt the door lock latch at the edge of the door.
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  5. Disconnect the control cable. Some models may require the outside door handle to also be removed.
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  7. Withdraw the latch assembly from the door.
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  9. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Lubricate the latch mechanism with lithium grease.
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