[DML] Re:Door latch replacement/upgrade
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[DML] Re:Door latch replacement/upgrade



I agree the door latching system on a Delorean is unique. It uses two
latches which have to work in tandem and be syncronized. To make
things a little more complicated it has the central locking system (if
it is working). If the door is properly adjusted it is not easy to
lock the door when open. It can be forced and that is one of the
failure modes. When it IS forced the linkage inside gets bent and
throws all of the adjustments off. I doubt you will be able to find
another latch that will work. You might have more luck modifying the
latches you have. In the meantime I suggest you either do the door
linkage adjustment procedure or have someone do it for you. When the
doors are properly adjusted the passenger CANNOT lock the doors if the
driver's door is still open. Maybe your best solution is to just
disconnect the locking module. If you don't have an upgraded one it
should be disconnected anyway!
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, deloreanernst@... wrote:
>
> In a message dated 4/15/2006 10:28:26 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
> elvisnocita@... writes:
> 
> Wayne,
> if you had read the DML regularly you would know that I  started
> that discussion about one year ago but people weren't  interested.>>
> I scan all subject lines and read what I have an interest in. If I
have  
> something to add I do. I appreciate your insights. I scanned back
nearly 2  years 
> of your posting subjects and saw only one, "locking doors" from Nov.
04,  
> which was interesting but it doesn't answer my core question: has
anyone  
> successfully- or unsuccessfully tried to replace their latches with
ones from  another 
> car so that you can close the door even if it's locked, or hit the
lock  
> button even if it's open? From Martin's post, and yours put together
I gather  
> it's feasible. But I gather that no one reports having actually done
a swap out.  
> 








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