Tailgate central locking cylinder problems

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Tailgate central locking cylinder problems

Post by pointer » Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:47 pm

I suspect the previous owner broke the centrally locking tailgate key in that lock. :ymtongue:

I followed the Haynes guidance (which incidentally was unhelpful !) by removing the trim and then disconnecting the connecting rod to the tailgate ‘catch’.

I then disconnected the operating rod from the ‘positioner’ but was unable to extract it from the ‘lower cylinder housing’.

Furthermore, I undid both the 10mm mounting nuts and it seemed that it would not allow the complete housing to be extracted from the outside of the tailgate even if I had removed the operating rod. =((

Query, does anyone know how to dismantle and gain access to the lock cylinder? ~x( ~x(

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