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XC90 - new interior door handle, now door won't latch closed

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XC90 - new interior door handle, now door won't latch closed

Post by mbrachel » Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:08 pm

My driver interior door handle broke a clip that holds the cable in place. At this point, the door lacthed just fine, but I had to open the door using the exterior door handle.

I bought and installed a new interior door handle, but now the door won't latch close. Once I remove the cable from the door handle, the door latches just fine.

Am I missing a step during the install process of the new interior door handle?

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Re: XC90 - new interior door handle, now door won't latch closed

Post by matthew1 » Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:13 pm

Sounds like the cable mysteriously shrunk. Can you check both anchor points to make sure the system is using its entire length?
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Re: XC90 - new interior door handle, now door won't latch closed

Post by mbrachel » Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:42 pm

Both anchor points are working. With the door open, I can set the latch to the closed position and use the interior door handle to reset it to the open position.

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Re: XC90 - new interior door handle, now door won't latch closed

Post by mbrachel » Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:36 pm

When I remove the door panel and connect the cable to the door handle, the door closes and latches like it should.

Again, when I install the door panel with everything connected, the door will latch on the first try, but will not latch after that.

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Re: XC90 - new interior door handle, now door won't latch closed

Post by matthew1 » Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:52 pm

I don't know where to go with this. I helped a friend with a similar mechanism to yours a week ago (S60), so it's somewhat fresh in my mind. The cable anchor popped out of the interior door handle's cup. Easy fix. I don't know what to ask or give advice with on yours, sorry.

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