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Boot central locking mechanism

Postby Pingman » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:32 am

How does one go about fixing this?

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Re: Boot central locking mechanism help

Postby Pingman » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:59 am

Ok, got a new rod a long last! - But it's still not working. :(

Can anyone confirm I've got it located properly, is the dimple meant to in-gauge into anything?

Or am I doing something else wrong?

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Re: Boot central locking mechanism

Postby eddypeck » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:38 am

I think you've got a plastic bit missing. Has the lock been changed?
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Re: Boot central locking mechanism

Postby Pingman » Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:07 am

eddypeck wrote:I think you've got a plastic bit missing. Has the lock been changed?


Hi Edd, I don;t suppose you know what the plastic bit looks like?

Googling photos to no avail here :(

Do you know if my actuator rod with that dimple bit is in the right position? looks like it's meant to engage/clip into something!?
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Re: Boot central locking mechanism

Postby Pootz » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:47 am

Pingman wrote:
eddypeck wrote:I think you've got a plastic bit missing. Has the lock been changed?


Hi Edd, I don;t suppose you know what the plastic bit looks like?

Googling photos to no avail here :(

Do you know if my actuator rod with that dimple bit is in the right position? looks like it's meant to engage/clip into something!?

I have a tailgate with the lock still in it after I removed the central locking. I'll see if I still have the clip attatched and if so you're welcome to it
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Re: Boot central locking mechanism

Postby eddypeck » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:30 pm

Pingman wrote:
eddypeck wrote:I think you've got a plastic bit missing. Has the lock been changed?


Hi Edd, I don;t suppose you know what the plastic bit looks like?

Googling photos to no avail here :(

Do you know if my actuator rod with that dimple bit is in the right position? looks like it's meant to engage/clip into something!?


I'm afraid I'm not entirely sure, I just know the locks are different in some way. And a lot of the aftermarket replacement tailgate locks sold on line are not central locking compatible. That's why I wondered if the lock had been replaced.
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Re: Boot central locking mechanism

Postby Pootz » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:54 pm

Just had a look and my plastic connections are still in place (I think) but I'm unsure how to remove the boot lock mechanism.
If someone can talk me through the process I'll gladly send you the parts
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Re: Boot central locking mechanism

Postby eddypeck » Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:31 pm

The black plastic plinth along the top of the lock on the tailgate is 4 large self tap screws. Usually rusted in, with knackered heads and nearly impossible to remove.... in this instance because they are screwed into plastic lugs I find fire works wonders to melt the plastic lugs - as always when playing with fire take appropriate care!

With the plinth removed the lock is exposed.

It's basically just held in by an expanding plastic tab either side, you need to push the tabs in flush and pop out the lock - it's really fiddly, and you have to go in through the aperture on the back of the tailgate, which usually results in cut hands and wrists from extreme pressure against sharp bare edged metal!

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Re: Boot central locking mechanism

Postby Pootz » Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:58 pm

eddypeck wrote:The black plastic plinth along the top of the lock on the tailgate is 4 large self tap screws. Usually rusted in, with knackered heads and nearly impossible to remove.... in this instance because they are screwed into plastic lugs I find fire works wonders to melt the plastic lugs - as always when playing with fire take appropriate care!

With the plinth removed the lock is exposed.

It's basically just held in by an expanding plastic tab either side, you need to push the tabs in flush and pop out the lock - it's really fiddly, and you have to go in through the aperture on the back of the tailgate, which usually results in cut hands and wrists from extreme pressure against sharp bare edged metal!

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Cheers, I'll give it a go but probably have to wait til weekend til I get help as 2 screws are knackered as already tried
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Re: Boot central locking mechanism

Postby Pootz » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:12 pm

Surprising what can be achieved with some WD40, a couple of screwdrivers and a bloody big hammer

This is the original lock from my 90 spec GTI with central locking.
The barrel itself I think was a dummy as it never turned even though the keys and locks were all original soit only opened on the central locking (unless it was knackered)ImageImageImage

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