Door lock

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spider2000
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Door lock

Post by spider2000 » Wed Jan 04, 2006 6:09 pm

Hello all,

Since winter has settled in, here in Montreal, it is time for my 79 Spider to get some attention.
My question:
The driver side door lock doesn't seem to lock...when i turn the key nothing happens, doesn't turn or make any kind of noise...Can someone please guide me as to the steps to take to, first check why this is happening, and second if possible to fix or replace. Any help or advice is welcome

Thank you in advance
Spider 2000

rpconlon
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Post by rpconlon » Thu Jan 12, 2006 1:10 pm

Montreal:

You will need to remove the door panel and look at the mechanical links from the lock to the latch. The door should lock by pressing down on the inside door release handle. This should test that the lock is ok.

Ron
Ron Conlon
2016 Fiat 500 Sport
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada

spider2000
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Post by spider2000 » Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:36 am

Thank you Ron,

I did not know that abot the inside handle...I tried it and it works...so I guess I will just go ahead and remove the panel and get to work on that lock.

Thank you again

Spider
Spider 2000

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