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Old 06-02-2014, 08:06 PM   #11
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As far as having to bend the metal to get the mechanism replaced.....

Would it be possible to remove the door, take it to a metal shop and have a 1/2 wide (or so) slot cut directly in line with the rod, then put a narrow strip of aluminum over the slot (fasten with screws) after replacing the mechanism??

You could do this operation one at a time as each door latch breaks???

Maybe not do-able; I haven't even looked at the door, but just a thought.


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Old 06-02-2014, 08:17 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Mmnsc View Post
When you open the lock mechanism in the middle of the door. (You will need the star bits to open.). Once open you can loosen the set screw that compresses on the cable. With a needle nose pliers grsb the cable and pull it up through the set screw. Once you pull it up and have the latch under tension tighten up the set screw. I had to play with getting this adjusted on my battery compartment.
First, thanks for your timely replies. The end of my latch was somewhat buggered, so, in the heat of the afternoon, i simply grabbed a knife and trimmed the knife edge of the latch just a little. Just enough for the latch to release properly. I did pull the back side off and found the set screw, and will do a tension adjustment on that latch and a couple others in one of those "I feel like tinkering at the campsite moments." For now, I'm back in the game. Much thanks.

To be clear, my problem turned out to be a cable in need of adjustment, not a broken latch as suffered by the OP.

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