Seat Leon >> Removing and installing door handle

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Hooks - 3438-

Front doors, door components, central locking

Removing

  • Door on the drivers side: Remove lock cylinder.
  • Door on the passenger side: Remove the cover of the handle lock.
  • Carefully pull handle -2- in direction -arrow a- and remove from mount -1-.
  • Remove rear side of handle in direction -arrow b-.
  • Remove door handle from mounting unit -1- at right angle -arrow c-.

Only for vehicles with keyless access

  • Fix the electrical wire of the door handle -3- using adhesive tape on the door panel.
  • Remove the electrical connector of the door handle -4-.

fitting

Fit in reverse order from removal, remembering the following:

Front doors, door components, central locking

  • If the rear -1- and the front bases -2- are damaged or brittle, replace them.
  • Make sure that the rear base and the front base are installed correctly.

Only for vehicles with keyless access

  • Connect the electrical connector of the door handle.

Continued for all vehicles

Front doors, door components, central locking

  • Insert an Allen key -2- through the opening in the cover and place it so that the articulated lever can be pulled -1- in the direction of the -arrow-.
  • Pull Allen key until the articulated lever can go no further -1-.

Front doors, door components, central locking

  • Without releasing the Allen key, insert the hook - 3438- through the opening in the lever cover and hold the mechanism -1- at the groove and pull.

Note Place the hook - 3438- so that it is not in the way when inserting the lever.

  • Remove the Allen key and keep holding the mechanism -1- with the hook - 3438- .

Front doors, door components, central locking

  • Place the lever -1- at right angles -arrow a- on the housing assembly-2-.
  • Pivot the lever -1- towards the inside of the door-arrow b-.
  • Move the lever forwards -arrow c- to fit it in the housing assembly.
  • Pull off the hook - 3438- .
  • Driver side only: Install lock cylinder
  • Passenger side only: Mount the lock cover of the outside handle

Front doors, door components, central locking

Caution

Before closing the door, the function of the manipulated components when the door is open must be checked.

Removing and installing mounting bracket

Caution

Risk of malfunctions.

  • When removing and installing, make sure the operating cable is not kinked or damaged.

The following does not have to be removed when removing the outside handle:

  • Door lock

Removing

  • Partially remove the control cable on the mount side of the outside handle
  • Remove the outside handle
  • Remove the rear base -2-.
  • Unscrew the bolt -3-.
  • Carefully press the mount of the outside handle -1- from the door inside in the -direction of the arrow- and remove from the door.

fitting

Installation is done in reverse order of removal operations.

Front doors, door components, central locking

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