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

Hi David-
Actually, I have a Lockzilla, my solenoids never failed but I replaced them  
with Toby's actuators, and my doors work fine for the first time in the 6 plus 
 years I've owned it. If I lived a few hours closer, I'd have driven up and 
asked  for your help, but as it happens, I finally figured them out myself. 
First I did  the manuals/bulletin route, then just readjusted and readjusted 
until it worked  and I figured it out. I even removed a latch just to fiddle with 
it and get a  good look at it from all sides. Still, all the literature I've 
seen suggests  that they're easily thrown out of adjustment, and I don't want 
to disassemble my  doors again, if possible! One thing that's not adjustable or 
disassemblable  is the latch itself.  No way I can see to bypass the design 
features I'd  like to avoid. That's why I'd rather try to swap it out with a 
different latch  altogether that won't be so finicky.
Wayne A.  Ernst
vin 11174
Bridgeton, NJ

In a message dated 4/20/2006 10:52:12 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
jtrealty@xxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:

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!

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