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Old 02-07-2005, 12:44 PM
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drivers door lock mechanism failing

81 240D 315k miles

well i went in to figure out why i could not unlock my door and the key would just spin. there is a sily white plastic insert in the steel lock mechanism that broke. It looks a bit like a funnel with a bar across the wide end that engages a lock lever. I glued it back together with epoxy resin, but I can just see it failing and locking me out in the rain. Is this $.04 part available (couldn't find it on fastlane) or do I have to junkyard this? 25 year old donor part is not much of a confidence builder.

anyone addressed this?
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Old 02-07-2005, 08:34 PM
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Same thing happened on my SD- so I used spiderwire fishingline and super glue. Wrapped the line around the plastic and then glued the line all the way around with super glue. It'll never fail again.
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Old 02-07-2005, 09:20 PM
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81 240D 315k miles

well i went in to figure out why i could not unlock my door and the key would just spin. there is a sily white plastic insert in the steel lock mechanism that broke. It looks a bit like a funnel with a bar across the wide end that engages a lock lever. I glued it back together with epoxy resin, but I can just see it failing and locking me out in the rain. Is this $.04 part available (couldn't find it on fastlane) or do I have to junkyard this? 25 year old donor part is not much of a confidence builder.

anyone addressed this?
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Old 02-07-2005, 09:51 PM
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Do what I did on my old 300D , swap the handles from driver's to passenger's side and then you'll have the less used passenger lock to use.
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