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outer front door handles

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 6:21 pm
by sahtuning2000
What is the difference between mk1 and mk2 front outer door handles?
Rears I think are the same.

Re: outer front door handles

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 11:27 pm
by johnnydog
The main part of the handle is the same, but the lock is different. The lock, I believe, can be swapped over between the two. The Mk2 has lot deeper lock with the key being much longer.
The rears are the same as you say.

Re: outer front door handles

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 8:23 am
by sahtuning2000
The handles I,ve been offered have no locks/keys and are unbagged but NOS,is there a danger that the MK1 lock won,t fit them at all or is it a case that the MK2 lock with the larger key was more sturdy but used the identical handle?

Re: outer front door handles

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 1:45 pm
by johnnydog
CW lists Mk2 front door handles with the lock and keys, and also bare / without.
There is no reference to Mk1 door handles.
I can only presume then that exterior front door handles, although they look the same, are actually different where the key / lock fits. He normally states in his listings if parts are suitable for both Mk1 and Mk2.