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Old 08-07-2011, 09:56 PM
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W123 outer door handle repair

The outer door handle on my '79 W123 is showing some age. The metal cover which should cover up the keyhole when the key is not in it does not close, stay wide open all the time.

Also when the key is inserted and turned there is a spring back to return the key to the vertical position.

Is there anyway that I can replace what ever springs may have broken inside the unit?

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Old 08-15-2011, 02:13 PM
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Answer

Door LOCK issues, link thread.
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/tech-help/158363-door-lock-issues-link-thread.html#post1214456



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Old 08-18-2011, 07:59 PM
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Thanks!! i guess there is no way to fix the keyhole cover..?
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:23 PM
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I feel your pain...in my fingers

I totally understand the problem; unfortunately have no solution to offer.
Same thing is happening from wear on my '77 driver lock;
last weekend the flap cover sprang back to life long enough to cover the hole so well that it would NOT give to let the key enter

Finally got is pushed back out of the way to rust in the corner.

If you find a reasonable answer to fix these please share!
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