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How to Replace Range Rover Evoque Door Locks Mechanisms

Replace Range Rover Evoque Door Locks

If you are a Land Rover Range Rover Evoque owner, then it is a matter of time before you may need to consider replacing your doors’ lock mechanisms.

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Range Rover Evoque Door Lock Problems

Unfortunately, over time the locking mechanisms begin to wear out and may no longer be capable of either locking or unlocking the doors of the vehicle. This can sometimes manifest as an intermittent fault which then grows over time to a complete failure. 

Solution –Replace Range Rover Evoque Door Locks

To resolve the problem, you should replace the locking mechanisms of the affected doors. You can either get a Land Rover specialist to do this for you, or you can do it yourself. I personally managed to carry out this task myself as an amateur mechanic, and it took me an average of one hour per lock, without rushing.

Here is the overview of the replacing process:

  1. Remove the door card
  2. Disconnect cabling
  3. Remove the Inner door card
  4. Remove screws from Lock
  5. Disconnect cabling and lock
  6. Refit
  7. Test

The Process

1) Remove The Door Card

The door card needs to be removed to allow access to the lock. Open the door. There are 4 screws to be removed (see Figure 1). Please note beforehand that all the screws are covered with plastic inserts that will need to be removed by either using a small thin screwdriver or a blade.

  1. Inside the door Release Handle (Yellow)
  2. Underneath the door Pull Handle (Red)
  3. On the edge of the door (Blue)
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Figure 1

Once the screws have been removed, the door card then needs to be pried away from the door. There is a risk of damaging the paintwork here, so I would recommend using a selection of plastic lever bars.

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Place a lever bar between the door card and the metal part of the door, then use two levers to force the door card’s clips out of the door’s holes. Work your way around the edge of the door, while being careful not to damage the clips. Please note that the card will be removed outwards from the door itself and does not need to be pulled up.

2) Disconnect The Cables

Once the door card has been removed, you will need to support it whilst you remove all the cables (see Figure 2). This can be done with one hand if needed, and you need to be careful not to break any of the connectors.

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Figure 2

3) Remove The Inner Door Card

Before removing the inner section of the door card, there are two cables that need to be disconnected which are highlighted in yellow below (see Figure 3).

Next, you will need to remove the 12 screws around the edge of the inner card (Red).

Once removed, you will notice the card is held in place with a sticky seal. Once again, you will need to use a plastic lever tool to separate the two parts.

As it comes off, you will need to run the door handle cable through the trim and turn the inner door card downwards.

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Figure 3

Once this is done, you can leave the card hanging. Be careful not to damage the exposed speaker.

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4) Remove The Screws From The Lock

Before removing the screws, reach inside the door and disconnect the power connector from the lock.

Next, look at the end of the door. Where the locking mechanism sits, there will be 3 screws. Remove all 3 of these allowing the lock to hang only by the internal cables.

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5) Disconnect the Cables and Remove the Lock

Depending on which door you are working on, there will be two or three cables to disconnect:

  1. The internal door handle cable
  2. The external door handle cable
  3. The manual key operation cable (My testing was on the passenger door)

Removing the cables is very complicated work and difficult to explain. I would recommend using a torch inside the door to carefully examine how the cables are fitted, so you can safely remove them and refit the cables to the new lock. The cables need to be properly aligned to be disconnected and reconnected so please don’t hesitate to take your time.

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Figure 5

6) Refit the New Locking Mechanism

Next up, simply repeat the procedure in reverse. I would advise reconnecting the door open cables first, before attaching the lock to the door again, as it is much easier to handle.

7) Testing the New Lock

Once everything has been reassembled, before shutting the door, make sure you check that the lock has been unlocked, otherwise you may risk damaging the lock or the door.

Check that it locks, deadlocks and unlocks without any issues.

Finally check all the switchgear that was disconnected (electric windows, mirrors, lighting and speakers etc).

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1 Comment

  • Ricardo Says


    I’ve a RR Evoque from 2014 and now it started to give this problem, when I lock the doors from the remote, it lock the driver’s door but then wont unlock it anymore, need to be done manually.
    Seen this post and purchased the door lock from Ebay at a very cheap price ( compared to the dealer), let’s see how it goes… 😀

    Thank you for the article, you saved my life!

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