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If its only one of the locks not working then it could well be the spring on that lock.

I saw other posts about this problem and pulled back the interior trim to see that a spring was missing from the upper part of the mechanism so the moving post would just float about and not stay locked, although I could hear the clunk of the remote locking and it worked on the bottom.

It was a real pain to fully remove the trim but managed to replace the springs with these below from Springs and things

8.6mm OD Tension Springs - 0.63mm Stainless Steel R0.18 (Required Length (mm): 20)
Item No T49050A
£0.78 GBP
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If its only one of the locks not working then it could well be the spring on that lock.

I saw other posts about this problem and pulled back the interior trim to see that a spring was missing from the upper part of the mechanism so the moving post would just float about and not stay locked, although I could hear the clunk of the remote locking and it worked on the bottom.

It was a real pain to fully remove the trim but managed to replace the springs with these below from Springs and things

8.6mm OD Tension Springs - 0.63mm Stainless Steel R0.18 (Required Length (mm): 20)
Item No T49050A
£0.78 GBP
Excellent, never thought of that option, very likely in this case.

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Garages are open for repairs up here Dave.
Yes Kev, they are also open here in Lincolnshire but for repairs our dealer insists on having the van 3 days, leaving it empty for that period due to a virus going around, and as we are living in the van at present, thats a none starter sadly.

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If its only one of the locks not working then it could well be the spring on that lock.

I saw other posts about this problem and pulled back the interior trim to see that a spring was missing from the upper part of the mechanism so the moving post would just float about and not stay locked, although I could hear the clunk of the remote locking and it worked on the bottom.

It was a real pain to fully remove the trim but managed to replace the springs with these below from Springs and things

8.6mm OD Tension Springs - 0.63mm Stainless Steel R0.18 (Required Length (mm): 20)
Item No T49050A
£0.78 GBP
Thanks, yes that happened to us in Spain back in 2013 and was a real pain getting the interior trim off as Swift in their infinate wisdom used double sided tape all over the inside and took over and hour to get it off, slightly cracking the facia in one place. But I know it is not that.

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Yes Kev, they are also open here in Lincolnshire but for repairs our dealer insists on having the van 3 days, leaving it empty for that period due to a virus going around, and as we are living in the van at present, thats a none starter sadly.
What a load of tosh.
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Yes Kev, they are also open here in Lincolnshire but for repairs our dealer insists on having the van 3 days, leaving it empty for that period due to a virus going around, and as we are living in the van at present, thats a none starter sadly.
What a load of tosh.
That's what my dealer was doing after the 1st lockdown. Along with another 3 days before you picked it up. I actually thought it was quite a sensible approach. It protected their workers, and also the firm from any allegations that they'd passed on the virus.

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I agree but obviously Kev Pudsey Bear assumed I was lying !!!

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I agree but obviously Kev Pudsey Bear assumed I was lying !!!
I would have said so if I thought that, I meant what the garage was saying is just a BS excuse, why would they need 3 days all they need is to sanitise the area they intend working on and wear gloves.

Sorry I didn't make it clear.
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why would they need 3 days all they need is to sanitise the area they intend working on and wear gloves.
In my case they were doing the hab check as well as fitting a new maxxair fan toplight and a surge protection unit in the back of beyond in the wardrobe - so they'd have been all over the place, including a good number of cupboards, removing and replacing items.

I guess they could have used one of these smoke bomb thingies but I was happy enough with the 3 days' lying time (that was the accepted wisdom at the time as to the time it took any virus to become inert.)

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