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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-20-2007, 05:34 AM Thread Starter
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How to access right "glove box" when lock fails

Have any of you had the key lock stop working on the right side fairing compartment? I am guessing that the locking system has slipped down to where the key will not activate to unlock the compartment.

My question is how in the world do you get to the problem to attempt fixing? I can't figure out how to fix it if I can't get to the problem. If any of you have had this problem, would you tell me what you did? I am guessing that something has to be taken apart, but don't want to experiment without some guidance. I sure would appreciate any help.

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Try this thread. I think it will help you. (oops! Dennis you are too fast for me )

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I got into the pocket by removing the the Key Lock and just pulling on the cable. I left the key lock out until I got a new one under warranty The cable is long enough to reach through the hole were the key lock was.
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Thanks for the help

Thanks for the info and the link to the photos of how it is done. Pictures work much better with me than just words I believe I can work out my problem now.



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Before you put everything back in, tie a fishing line, or something similar, to the latch assembly so if it happens again you just remove the front panel and pull on the string. Experience taught me that the cable can, and will, come off the latch when you put the pocket back in.

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twyn said "Experience taught me that the cable can, and will, come off the latch when you put the pocket back in."

Make sure the cable sheath is firmly snapped into its plastic "C"-shaped holder. If the sheath is secure, it would be very difficult for the cable to disengage.

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Didn't work for me

After all this great info from all of you, I was not successful in getting the locking system re-connected. It would have been great if it had come loose at the lock, but mine had slipped out up at the box latching system. I could not figure out any way to get to the latch to open so I could fix it. The box itself blocks access, even with the wire suggested by you. Oh well, I didn't need that box anyway Hope I don't have anything important in there.

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Remove fairing trim and the screw that holds the lock panel in place and reach up beside the box with a stiff piece of wire ( piece of coat hanger) and pull the latch.

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Remove fairing trim and the screw that holds the lock panel in place and reach up beside the box with a stiff piece of wire ( piece of coat hanger) and pull the latch.
Brian,
I tried that for about an hour with no success. I guess it's just me!!! The small hole on the left of the box allows 0 view of the latch and the wire just didn't catch on to anything that released the lock. Thanks for your input.

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