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First of all, HI to all RR enthousiasts.

I just recently joined the community by buying a RR 1998 2.5 DSE (126k miles but in overall A++ condition), and since I encountered my first problem, I thought to come to the experts for advice.

So here it goes.. I get a "RH-F door open" warning when I turn the ignition on and stays like that for all of the ride, with the messaging system beeping now and then.. But the front door is not open when I get the warning, and also I would say I get it 80% of the time, not everytime.

Everything else is fine. It locks fine (eventhough the display flashes that the door is open when I lock it, and then goes away -and dims the light- after a minute or so).
So could this be just a loose sensor or something? and if it is does anyone have some sort of "fix it yourself" instructions.. ?

Thanks,
FiL
 

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Replace your latch before you have even bigger problems.
 

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This can be quite a job to remove and replace the entire latch assembly and replace the dodgy microswitch.
I bypassed all the work by fitting a small microswitch in the door lower corner and cut the circuit into he wiring harness at the door.
Works a treat.
All you need is the switch, the circuit diagram (from RAVE), and a bit of mechanical skill.

Cheers,
Keijo
 

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Fitting a new latch is NOT difficult.
The biggest hiccup in htis job is the cost of the latch.

I've done it 3 times now, and removed the doorcards on all doors.
This is roughly what to do:

Removing a door panel is simple.
Remove 2 screws under/ through the grab handle. Hidden by plastic caps.
Remove the screw behind the inside door latch. Hold th latch in the open position.
Remove the plastic surround with a bit of fiddling twisting and turning.
Pull/ prise off the speaker cover in the corner.
Remove hex head screw.
Using something that won't damage the paint (I use a plastic wedge) get it
between the door and doorcard and start prizing it away. It is now only held on
by plastic studs. Go all the way around untill it is loose. When pulling off beware
of any eventual speaker wires that need disconnecting.

It is possibly a good idea to have som new plastic studs ready for refitting as some
invariably get bent/ broken/ or otherwise become no longer reuseable. Don't know the
part no. off hand though, sorry.

Disconnect the wiring to the lock/ latch.
Now comes the fiddly bit, remove the rods connecting the latch to the handle etc.
Remove the 3 screws holding the lock in place.
Wiggle the latch out.
Fit the rods to the new latch, and:

Refitting is just as simple but in reverse order.
 

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How much is the new latch q-rover?
 

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q-rover, I should add:

I don't disagree with the full and proper way to do the job as you suggest.
But for a quick, CHEAP fix($1.50 for me) it's an alternative.
 

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I agree with most of what q-rover has written, it's just that we diverge when he gets to
"Now comes the fiddly bit, remove the rods connecting the latch to the handle etc.
Remove the 3 screws holding the lock in place.
Wiggle the latch out.
Fit the rods to the new latch, and:

Refitting is just as simple but in reverse order."

I think the word simple is not correct.
It is the manual task of disconnecting the rods, wriggling the latch out, wriggling the new latch in, and reconnecting the rods, that I didn't find easy. I can see it depends on the manual dexterity and hand size of the mechanic.

But it has to be done.
 

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q-rover said:
Fitting a new latch is NOT difficult.
The biggest hiccup in htis job is the cost of the latch.

I've done it 3 times now, and removed the doorcards on all doors.
This is roughly what to do:

Removing a door panel is simple.
Remove 2 screws under/ through the grab handle. Hidden by plastic caps.
Remove the screw behind the inside door latch. Hold th latch in the open position.
Remove the plastic surround with a bit of fiddling twisting and turning.
Pull/ prise off the speaker cover in the corner.
Remove hex head screw.
Using something that won't damage the paint (I use a plastic wedge) get it
between the door and doorcard and start prizing it away. It is now only held on
by plastic studs. Go all the way around untill it is loose. When pulling off beware
of any eventual speaker wires that need disconnecting.

It is possibly a good idea to have som new plastic studs ready for refitting as some
invariably get bent/ broken/ or otherwise become no longer reuseable. Don't know the
part no. off hand though, sorry.

Disconnect the wiring to the lock/ latch.
Now comes the fiddly bit, remove the rods connecting the latch to the handle etc.
Remove the 3 screws holding the lock in place.
Wiggle the latch out.
Fit the rods to the new latch, and:

Refitting is just as simple but in reverse order.
What he said!!! :dance:

Did mine with second hand ones via our friend Rick (hope you are well) and sorted out my trouble.
 

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I'm still alive John, god knows how, as the odd's were against me big time.

The only advice i can give on these doors locks is not to buy them new as the quality of their construction is terrible & due to this fact, they dont last very long.

Try & locate some good 2nd hand units & fit those.
 

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I had a similar problem...I got the door open message when the door was clearly not open. However, I could not use the fob to lock the doors. I also could not roll the effected window down. But the good news is that I fixed it by unplugging my battery.
 
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