[V6-12v] Trouble with 10-Year-Old Trunk(Boot) Lid Lock

Gary E. RAFE, Ph.D. rafege at mail.com
Wed Sep 1 22:59:07 EDT 2004

Tom Christiansen <tomchr at ee.washington.edu> wrote:

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!>It seems to me, also, that when I pull the tumbler out of the new
!>replacement, I should be able to simply re-insert the original
!>tumbler in its place.
!I would think it's possible to reprogram the new lock cylinder to 
!accommodate the old key. But I don't know for sure.
!According to Bentley you are supposedly able to remove the lock cylinder 
!with the key inserted.
!1) Insert key.
!2) Remove circlip on the back side of the lock assy.
!3) Remove latch foot, pivoting spring, and coupling piece (the three parts 
!held in place by the circlip).
!4) Assembly is reverse of removal.
!At least that should make it possible to exchange the new cylinder for the 
!old one.

Thanks for that info.
The system on which I have my Bentley e-manual installed
is off-line for a while, and I don't have access to its
(the manual's, that is) wisdom.

I'm OK with the circlip, latch foot & coupling piece;
it's the the "pivoting spring" that I suspect will be the
trouble re-assemblying, since it lives under the latch foot,
and isn't visible during assembly.

Does the Bentley e-manual offer a diagram for any of this
(i.e., giving relative positions and/or placements).
If so, it may be useful for me to pull my old office Sun Blade
back together for a quick Bentley session.

Regards -- Gary
Gary E. RAFE, Ph.D.	<mailto:rafege at mail.com>

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