A lock located outside will often tend to seize. The simplest solution is to change it to replace it with a new one. Do not waste time looking for an identical one and choose a similar or similar model. To release the parts, use a good stain remover or a soldering lamp if they are really blocked.
- Pin punch
- Screwdriver to hit
- 4 mm bit
- Step milling cutter
- Long-nose pliers
- Phillips screwdriver
- Soldering lamp
1. Remove the pin using a pin punch. You can easily remove the square axis on which the two handles were fixed.
2. Then scrape off the fastening screws to remove any paint that covers them. If some are stuck with rust, do not hesitate to use a screwdriver to hit.
3. Drill blind rivets holding the headrest with a 4 mm drill bit. You can then detach their heads before easily removing them.
4. If it turns out that the cylinder on your new lock is wider than the one on the previous one, use a stepped bur on a simple drill to widen the hole.
5. Have a Phillips screwdriver and long nose pliers. Affix the lock box to the gate and tighten the nut with the pliers.
6. Secure the trunk with a clamp before inserting two blind rivets, which will firmly fix the headrest, just like the previous lock.
7. On the outside, screw a brass plate to hide the barrel entrance and the handle axis.
8. Secure the dead bolts and latch in the latch in the other gate leaf. All you have to do is place the handle and lock it with a pin.
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