Re: [DML] Wedgectomy results / door lock latch mod
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Re: [DML] Wedgectomy results / door lock latch mod



I have have, of course, before I wrote the posting in '09. Did all 4 latches. Still no problems to report. I also can't report that anyone else has ever told me they've done it. Which is a shame because it is such an improvement over the original function and doesn't cost a cent if you do it yourself. You've already committed to doing the hard part... disassembling and reassembling the door panels. You can hold a latch in your hand, and observe the function, then do the procedure, and check the function again. Do any of the vendors endorse this? They haven't commented, and I expect either no comment or disapproval. The latches are a piece of safety equipment, and this does modify somewhat the original function, so the usual disclaimers apply. They have in-shop methods of dealing with this that mere mortals such as you and I are not privvy to. However my "fix" stays fixed, and cannot slip out of adjustment like the common door lock adjustment overhaul. I've also heard full service vendors criticize widely accepted mods that other full service vendors install, so I don't expect a rousing endorsement on that account either. I reverse engineered / disassembled latches before developing the procedure. Haven't heard anyone else make that claim. If anyone has any questions, I'd be glad to help. Or walk you through the process. 

-Wayne
vin 11174



-----Original Message-----
From: drjeffcooke <drjeffcooke@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: dmcnews <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wed, Apr 11, 2012 11:00 pm
Subject: [DML] Wedgectomy results


Has anyone done the "wedgectomy" procedure on the door latches as described in 
the DMCNews Files (see below).  What was your experience?

Since I'm going to be opening up both doors for a major overhaul, I want to do 
all the maintenance/upgrades I can while I'm in there... 1) new window 
regulators, 2) linear actuators replacement for solenoids, 3) adjustments 
[passenger door troubles], and 4) return spring.

Thanks
Jeff
#6313

In the DMCNews Files listing...
Modifying DeLorean door locks.doc
waernstnj Mar 31, 2009
Eliminate many jammed lock problems



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