Stupid annoying annoying stupid boot latch..

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Stupid annoying annoying stupid boot latch..

Post by Major_Tom » Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:10 pm

..so the boot has stopped latching closed. No problem, happened before, so I adjusted the position of the eye, moved it up, closed the boot lid.... and it still doesn't lock home. Adjusted it some more, to the limit, and its still not working! Any suggestions? The catch has three screws, three screws has the catch, but that doesn't seem to afford any adjustment unless I am being more thick than normal.
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Re: Stupid annoying annoying stupid boot latch..

Post by Bug » Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:21 pm

Have you tried pushing a screwdriver shank into the latch when it is open, to simulate the bar part?
Maybe it is not latching over, rather than adjustment being out?
I seem to remember a similar problem years back which was the spring breaking so it wouldn't pull the latch across.

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Re: Stupid annoying annoying stupid boot latch..

Post by Major_Tom » Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:25 pm

Top man, will check it out now.
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Re: Stupid annoying annoying stupid boot latch..

Post by Major_Tom » Wed Feb 03, 2021 3:04 pm

Bug wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:21 pm
Have you tried pushing a screwdriver shank into the latch when it is open, to simulate the bar part?
Maybe it is not latching over, rather than adjustment being out?
I seem to remember a similar problem years back which was the spring breaking so it wouldn't pull the latch across.
Ok pressed it in with a screwie, the catch comes out, but doesnt lock in place and goes back into the opened position when pressure it released.
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Re: Stupid annoying annoying stupid boot latch..

Post by Bug » Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:49 am

Major_Tom wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 3:04 pm
Bug wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:21 pm
Have you tried pushing a screwdriver shank into the latch when it is open, to simulate the bar part?
Maybe it is not latching over, rather than adjustment being out?
I seem to remember a similar problem years back which was the spring breaking so it wouldn't pull the latch across.
Ok pressed it in with a screwie, the catch comes out, but doesnt lock in place and goes back into the opened position when pressure it released.
Sorry mate, got dragged away to work stuff.
I think you need to unbolt the catch and investigate. Sounds like the spring may not be pulling it to the over-centre position.
Definitely not an adjustment issue though by the sounds of it.

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Re: Stupid annoying annoying stupid boot latch..

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:20 pm

So this has become an 'open and staying open' case rather than an 'open and shut' case :wave: :lol: :sorry:

Sorry Tom. Could not resist. Hope you got/get it sorted. Will be interesting to hear the outcome of this one sir. :)
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Re: Stupid annoying annoying stupid boot latch..

Post by Bug » Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:36 am

I'm assuming his subsequent air filter conflagration may have distracted him somewhat?

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Re: Stupid annoying annoying stupid boot latch..

Post by Bug » Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:48 pm

Bug wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:49 am
Major_Tom wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 3:04 pm
Bug wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:21 pm
Have you tried pushing a screwdriver shank into the latch when it is open, to simulate the bar part?
Maybe it is not latching over, rather than adjustment being out?
I seem to remember a similar problem years back which was the spring breaking so it wouldn't pull the latch across.
Ok pressed it in with a screwie, the catch comes out, but doesnt lock in place and goes back into the opened position when pressure it released.
Sorry mate, got dragged away to work stuff.
I think you need to unbolt the catch and investigate. Sounds like the spring may not be pulling it to the over-centre position.
Definitely not an adjustment issue though by the sounds of it.
Hi Tom. Did you manage to fix it?

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