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Stupid annoying annoying stupid boot latch..

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..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..

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

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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..

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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..

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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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I'm assuming his subsequent air filter conflagration may have distracted him somewhat?
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Re: Stupid annoying annoying stupid boot latch..

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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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Sorry, sorted this ages ago, it was gummed up with 36 years of dust and grease. Took it off, cleaned it thoroughly, now its good!
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Holy thread resurrection Batman! :xd:
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Time hasn't been the same this last few years :?
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How the hell did you get it out?? I can't for the life of me get the massive nut off the back of the latch and all three of mine do the exact same thing yours did!
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I'll go and have a look but I think there's just two big screws holding it on isnt there?!
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I just sprayed GT85 in it and kept working it until it loosened up. Didnt disassemble I don't think.
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So Tom. Finally this OPEN case is now CLOSED :lol:
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It was an open and shut case, Nick.
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Probly more of a trunk than a case ........if its not a boot , but not a shoe, or chest :headscratch: unless its up the front :D
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I should have known all the punsters would latch on to this.
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Re: Stupid annoying annoying stupid boot latch..

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D366Y wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 11:35 am How the hell did you get it out?? I can't for the life of me get the massive nut off the back
The one that secures the lock?
Needle-nose pliers will do the trick.

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Re: Stupid annoying annoying stupid boot latch..

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Mc Tool wrote: Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:09 am Probly more of a trunk than a case ........if its not a boot , but not a shoe, or chest :headscratch: unless its up the front :D
Major_Tom wrote: Fri Jul 01, 2022 11:44 am I should have known all the punsters would latch on to this.
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