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Old December 3rd, 2008, 03:51 PM
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Rear/Safari Door Doesn't Lock

My rear door lock has always worked fine in my 110, but starting yesterday, it doesn't seem to want to lock. I can turn the key to the locked position as before, but it still opens with the handle. After locking and unlocking it several times last night with the key, it locked and stayed locked. However, today I opened it, and after trying the same thing a couple times it was still opening.

Has anyone come across this problem before?
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Old April 13th, 2012, 04:50 PM
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I'm having this exact problem now. Does anyone know if this is related to the barrel or the latch?
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Old April 13th, 2012, 06:23 PM
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lol. Make that three of us.
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Old April 13th, 2012, 06:27 PM
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My bet would be latch.
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Old April 13th, 2012, 07:33 PM
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Old April 13th, 2012, 08:08 PM
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Readjust the mech. Easy fix
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Old April 13th, 2012, 10:19 PM
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can you explain how to do that?
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Old April 13th, 2012, 11:22 PM
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Make that 5, mine does the same thing. I have noticed that if I push on the tire with some force while closing my door, it seems to trigger the latch without me having to lock it. I also notice that i have to really pull hard on the handle quite a bit to get it to open.
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Old April 13th, 2012, 11:53 PM
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Inspect the docking area for the door...where the latch engages on the tub...this gets moved over repetitive use. Loosen and move this rearward and try closing the door. Repeat until satisfied with the engagement
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Inspect the docking area for the door...where the latch engages on the tub...this gets moved over repetitive use. Loosen and move this rearward and try closing the door. Repeat until satisfied with the engagement
just tried this and unfprunately it did not remedy the problem. Tried the full range of adjustment. I'm afraid the latch is just tuckered out.
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Old April 16th, 2012, 12:23 PM
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so I've decided to go with a new latch, but I don't want to replace with another NAS lock, as the NAS lock did NOT have the latch on the inside that let's one lock/unlock the door from inside the cabin. this must have been a ROW thing. Does anyone know if a ROW lock with fit the NAS door? If so, part no?
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Old April 16th, 2012, 03:18 PM
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found it: FQJ500340
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RESOLVED! So while on ebay looking for replacement latches, I came across this little kit that replaces the spring in the latch that has a tendency to break and cause our problems of doors that won't lock.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...8#ht_854wt_932

I just got it today, and it took about 1 hr to pull the trim, drill out the rivets on the latch, replace the spring and reassemble. Now my original latch works perfectly! When I opened it, the spring that keeps the locking latch closed was broke in half as claimed by this kit producer.

The whole kit shipped was about $10! Recommended! Will post project pics tomorrow.

How much you think it will cost to repair a DC110 SW rear door latch?
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 10:23 PM
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so I've decided to go with a new latch, but I don't want to replace with another NAS lock, as the NAS lock did NOT have the latch on the inside that let's one lock/unlock the door from inside the cabin. this must have been a ROW thing. Does anyone know if a ROW lock with fit the NAS door? If so, part no?
My '83 rear door lock is not operable from the inside. That would be a nice feature.
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 10:29 PM
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Reminds me of my disco rear latch. Nice find.
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Old April 24th, 2012, 12:34 AM
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Nice find
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Just ordered.
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