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Disco 4 passenger door

Discussion in 'Land Rover Discovery' started by Davy3965, Nov 28, 2019.

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  1. Davy3965

    Davy3965 New Member

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    Hi all,I have a disco 4,the nearside passenger door will not open at all,all other doors open fine off the button,any ideas please thanks
     
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    Yeah, sell it and by a few Disco 1s and 2s!
     
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    Lol been there mate,no thanks
     
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    (Well I have three and all the doors on them open,) no matter. Anyway, welcome to LZ.
    Washington DC or Tyne and Wear? Assuming the latter as yanks probably don't use nearside passenger doors, altho their nearside would be our offside!
    Looks like door lock actuator has bit the dust. Need a mechanical way to get the lock off and then maybe the door can be opened in the conventional way.
    My knowledge of the D4 is nil so I await another poster with more knowledge of how to break into a Disco 4!
    Best of luck!
     
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    Wind wondow down and try comination of outside and inside handles at the same time or in different orders, or alongside dash unlock button.
    Almost certainly the latch assembly gone wrong, quite common on newer vehicles of all makes.
     
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    The door lock has most likely failed. Have you tried unlocking the door with the key (assuming it's the front door)?
     
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    It won't have a keyhole! They went out of fashion in about 2000!
     
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    Of course it has a key hole. How else would you get in, if all the electrics failed. The key hole is behind a clip on cover, on the near side door handle.
     
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    Sorry, has putting a keyhole in the PASSENGER door come back in then? Does this mean my D2 has a hidden keyhole in the nearside door? If so I'd love to know.
    Presumably using the keyhole in the driver's door. Or isn't there one there either?

    I am so happy I do not drive a modern car, with no obvious keyholes. Mind you I did post -
     
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    I think most modern motors have hidden key holes for battery failure and such like.
    I can remember our mercs having something along the same lines earll 2000 models.
     
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    There's an emergency key hole on the near side door handle on all modern LR models, and I think all modern cars have some form of mechanical access, should battery power fail. We have a modern family car every 3 years (non are LRs) but all have had a key hole for emergency access.
    No. The D2 has just a driver's door key hole, in keeping with all other Land Rover / Rover vehicles of the period.

    Lots of LR models only have a passenger side key hole.

    I don't get a new car, based on it having a key hole or not. I don't even think about it. Our current Mazda CX5 family car does have a key hole in the driver's door handle, but don't need it as it's got keyless entry.
     
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    Well we also have Citroen C3 '04 which only has one keyhole, passenger side, but we assume that this was because it was French and normally left hand drive.

    So from both your first and second remarks it would appear LR now thinks its export markets are more important that the UK, i.e Left-hand drive rules apply.
    Didn't expect that! but it makes a kinda sense.

    Like you my choice of car, new or secondhand, isn't based on whether it has a keyhole or not, though it is worth bearing in mind what you have said should anyone park too close to the left hand wall and then let the battery go flat!

    Anyway, thanks for your input, it is interesting.

    Hope you get yourself sorted @Davy3965. And that'll teach me to comment on cars I know little about! Consider my wrist well and truly slapped!:oops::oops::oops:
     
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    If a single key hole is fitted, it's normally on the side of the bonnet release lever. Hence it's on the LH door on the D3/4 and an 04 Citroen C3 and the RH door on our Mazda CX5, but it's bonnet pull is on the right. ;)

    There are exceptions to this, like on the FL1 and D2, oh and an 02 C3:confused:, but most of the time it's accurate.
     
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    No wrists slapping needed, and learning isn't a bad thing. ;)
     
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    Tis truly weird, all my Discos have bonnet pull in nearside but keyholes on either drivers side or both.
    But, as you say wifey's Pluriel everything is on nearside. Have heard tales of people parking in the tiny garages in modern houses, well over to the left and leaving car so long batt goes flat then being totally banjaxed when it came to getting in to the car. And you can't just leave them unlocked sometimes as they will lock themselves given half a chance!

    Out of gear, handbrake off, chock the wheels, then at least you can push/drag it out if you have to, I suppose. Or if you are limber enough, park right side against wall then push seat back and sruggle over to passenger side and get out that way.
    Obvious answer is to ensure good battery on all the time, or trickle/maintenance chager.
    Reason I am mentioning all this is cos we leave a lot of cars in the UK for nearly 6 months at a time when we go to our place in France and one I have to leave with the bonnet open to first position so I can get to the batt when I return, otherwise I have problems. Key will not open doors, except with fob. (Late model D1 V8):mad::rolleyes:
     
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    An anderson plug up front is an excellent idea, I have them on all my land rovers, great for jump starting and of course trickle charging with the car locked.
    We also use them at work on the trucks, makes a potential pita job take literally seconds.

    One on the car with two leads back to the battery and a decent set of jump leads cut near one end and two more andersons fitted in so you can use the leads as normal leads or pop them apart and use them to jump your car easily.
     
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    +1 on Andersons. :)
     
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    I can visualise what you mean although never heard of them by name, will have to search for them. Sounds a good idea.
     
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    You want the grey 175amp ones, only thing to watch is the lug v cable size, but even if its to big you can either double the bared cable and crimp or solder.

    This is on my D3, the mega fuse does have a cover, all cables were alse wrapped in heat proof sleeving and the anderson plug itsefl fits through the grill slats, hence the downwards angle.
    The other two land roverrs andersons are just bolted to the seat box in the cabin so no need for a fuse, fuse fitted in case some twonk decides to try and short the two terminals out.

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    Very neat, again I will have to search under "Andersons" and hope I do not get some twerp trying to build an air-raid shelter!
     
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