Originally Posted by TaterColo
Not riveted. Uses torx. Question is how to slide out the broken latch with the curve of the door.
This is apparently a known problem.....
What I have done is get into habit of never slamming the doors, but to pull the latch mechanism when closing the same as I do when opening. In other words it's a two handed operation; pulling on the latch while pushing on the door.
Also a small dab of grease on the nylon latch bolt helps too..... This is a case of where an ounce of prevention......well you know the rest.
As far as getting the old latch, I'd suspect that the door will have to be taken apart (rivets drilled out and then re-riveted) ?