Should both door buttons work?

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Ian W
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Should both door buttons work?

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I've owned my Z1 for many years and I've never questioned a certain peculiarity with mine.

A little background about my car, in case of interest. Apparently mine is the penultimate car (if that's the right description....basically the last but one made!) Although I bought it 2nd hand, the original owner, before any miles were on the clock, gave it to Griffin Motorsport who did various mods to the engine but also changed it over to right-hand drive - which is great for driving in the UK. Sorry to the purists out there! 8-)

I'm therefore aware that there will be a few issues e.g. my driving seat doesn't have all the adjustments that the passenger seat does, the windscreen wipers are still as original, etc. Anyhow, this change means my drivers door (which used to be the passenger door,) works as you would expect with the button to open it but I have to close it by reaching in and using the internal handle. The passenger door (which was the drivers door) works on the external button both up and down. I've always presumed this was how it was set up originally. So is this normal or should the external buttons work on both sides?
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HankLloydRight
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Re: Should both door buttons work?

Post by HankLloydRight »

Both buttons should work.

If the outside button on the right hand side isn't working, it could just need a few adjustments of the mechanisms behind the button.

Check out my thread here: https://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtop ... =4&t=46518
Ian W
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Re: Should both door buttons work?

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Thanks Hank, I shall have a look when I next can grab some car-fettling time :P
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Re: Should both door buttons work?

Post by F.Brossaud »

Hi,
Both buttons should work from outside.
I had this issue with my new Z1 last year and it was a quick fix done by a Z1 specialist near Munich.
There is need of some adjustment behind the lock. He removed the rectangular panel which is visible when you fold/unfold the top and found the issue.
Good luck
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Ian W wrote: Fri 08 Mar, 2024 19:00 the original owner, before any miles were on the clock, gave it to Griffin Motorsport who did various mods to the engine but also changed it over to right-hand drive - which is great for driving in the UK.
The Griffin Motorsport RHD is very rare and unique, from memory 6 were converted for the UK and NZ market. Interesting how they cut and reverse engineered the dashboard to look OEM. Wrote an article about a Red RHD belonging to a UK owner some years ago. Could this be the same car?
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Re: Should both door buttons work?

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Hi Jet, how interesting. I don't know if it helps but this was originally a 'J' plate and apparently was the penultimate (as in the last but one) Z1 ever made..? Don't suppose you could put your hands on the article?
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Post by Jet »

Hi Ian, good question, it was June/July issue of Straight Six 2011, I try and keep the 'special' editions such as this, so may have it.

It was an earlier car, so at least 2 of these RHD exists in the UK.
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Re: Should both door buttons work?

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F.Brossaud wrote: Thu 14 Mar, 2024 15:49 Hi,
I had this issue with my new Z1 last year
New Z1! Hi Fred nice to hear from you please tell us more.
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