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I am replacing the lock, what does the plastic rod hanging down from it do and does it need to be attached to anything

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It attaches to a pull strap. The pull strap is in case the switch fails it can be pulled to get the door open. Most bosch pull straps are located behind the drain filter cover (lower right).

Posted on Oct 16, 2010

Testimonial: "I get it now, it's just to pull on to get the door open if the lock fails. I was going crazy trying to figure out what it attached to. thanks"

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My bugaboo cameleon stroller handelbar is hanging down and not locking in. It is over two years old is there any way to fix it?


The bugaboo handle fault is caused either by two small plastic pins shearing of a plastic disk that actuates two metal locking rods or broken locking rods.Why bugaboo uses plastic for the disk and aluminum for the locking rods is beyond me!They are critical components with a history of failing and should be made in stainless steel.

1/.Remove the capped star lock washer.This is the hardest part of the job.Most people try to leaver this off in the hope of re using.First problem with this is you will mark or damage the surrounding plastic second is star locks are not intended for reuse and will never hold as well as when first used, so best find a new replacement.A hardware store should be able to source some for you.Quickest way to remove a capped washer is to carefully cut a slot in the dome with an angle grinder and then use a large screwdriver to carefully prize one side up so you can fit another screwdriver under the starlock.Note the walls of the aluminum hub axel are thin and easily distorted, make sure you only lever the capped star lock and not hub axel.Use one screwdriver as a support and another to lift off the capped star lock.macnutz_2.jpgNote it is best to open and repair one side at a time, so your moving and flexing one side of the handle does not dislodge parts in the other side.The hubs and disks are mirrors of each other and not interchangeable the locking rods are interchangeable.The side with the brake lever is left The Bugaboo parts will have an "L" after their serial numbers.

2/.The lock mechanism is very simple; a wire rod rotates a plastic disk.Check the hubs for wear.If too badly worn or damaged you will have too much movement in the locked position.The Frog, Gecko and Chameleon use the same plastic hub so find another frame to salvage hubs from.They are held in by a single aluminum rivet.
The disks have two plastic pins that move the locking rods in and out of the inner hub. Locking into and out of the outer hub.You need to either repair the disk by drilling out the pin stumps and finding a replacement metal screw you can fit / glue in.Or (my preferred choice) have a new metal disk fabricated that will last a lifetime.The locking rods can only be replaced, either by ones salvaged from another frame or new laser cut copies.I prefer the copies as they have been cut from stainless steel.
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3/.Reassemble handle locking hub and check operation.If wire rods seem to be in the incorrect position, loosen the top plastic fittings where the handle extends from by removing the small self-tapping screws (note I'm now finding some frames now have pop rivets, drill them out and replace with self tappers) and wiggle things into alignment. (I use a small amount of the silicon grease used for taps to give a smooth action)If all is working well fit the new capped star lock on the hub shaft and tap home. To protect the dome finish I use a large socket from my socket set and an old rubber washer from a toilet cistern.Repeat operation on the other side.
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I can't emphasize enough the need to keep Bugaboo hubs well lubricated with silicon spray.They have to endure incredible forces from the handle.To give you some idea, a crow bar of the same length can pull six inch nails out of hard wood!

I do have parts available: laser cut metal disks with stainless steel pins, replacement-locking rods in stainless steel and capped star lock washers. You can contact me at macnutz@xnet.co.nz

Apr 21, 2011 | Bugaboo Cameleon Travel System Stroller

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1999 porsche boxster; when opening drivers side door with key...lock mech spins free with no resistance and door doesnt open


It sounds like it could be the plastic connecting bit that links the lock tumbler lever to the rod that operates the door lock mechanism, has broken or become disconnected. To check, you will need to remove the trim on the inside of the door, after removing any screws and the inside door lever and window winder.
Once you have the inside trim off and the plastic sheet, you will see an access hole for the door mechanism and the lock tumbler. It should be attached to the actuating rod by the aforementioned plastic bit. If plastic bit appears OK try re-attaching it or replacing it if broken. If the lever part of the lock tumbler which attaches to the rod is broken the lock will need replacing.

Jan 10, 2011 | 1999 Porsche Boxster

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I have a 99 suburban I to have the same problem. I have to lower the window to open the door from the outside. I pull on the handle from the inside and the rod moves but doesnt openthe door what can it...


There is a plastic lock on the rod that runs from the inside handle to the latch. It's worn and letting the rod fall out of the hole. You should be able to get the lock at the dealer. Replace it and you shpould be okay. The door obviously has to come apart for this. Once you get it opened up have a look inside with a flashlight and you should be able to see the rod. The plastic lock will probably still be attached to it. If not then lift the rod up and it will line up with a hole in the latch that has a plastic liner. Remove the liner. This is the piece you need. If you don't replace it then it will fall out again. Hope this helps.

Dec 14, 2010 | 1999 GMC Suburban

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My rear door on the passenger side is stuck so I can't open it from the outside. but today when I had the door open to ***** the problem my little brother flipped the button and turned on the child lock....


It sounds like the plastic connecting bit that links the outside door lever to the rod, that operates the door mechanism, has broken or become disconnected. To check, you will need to remove the trim on the inside of the door, after removing any screws and the inside door lever. However now that the child safety lock has been set it could be very difficult to get the door open.
All I can suggest is that you look at the other rear door to locate the position of the safety tab and then try to disengage it by using a suitable thin blade or something on your bad door so that you can again use the inside lever.
Once you have the inside trim off and the plastic sheet, you will see an access hole for the door mechanism and the outside operating handle of the door. It should be attached to the actuating rod by the aforementioned plastic bit. If plastic bit appears OK try re-attaching it or replacing it if broken. If the part of the handle which attaches to the rod is broken, the handle will need replacing.

Sep 23, 2010 | 1997 Toyota RAV4

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The front passenger side door won't open


elect lock activator inside door either weak or is binding not pulling lock all the way or handle release to lock needs to be lubed pull door cover off will see lock system on right feel the metal rods move to see if they move freely if binding check plastic clips to make sure not cracked or hanging lube all connections than push lock button a few times to make sure lock rods moving smoothly and full range of motion if lock bad replace

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1998 Jeep cherokee rear passenger door lock link rod is missing.


Best place to locate everything you need all in one place is a scrapyard. If you can find one that has been hit in the rear the stuff you need likely will be intact but the yard won't hesitate to part with it because the skin is bad.

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Broken door lock on a 1997 Saturn


The rod may have gotten bent causing the plastic clip to break. Strighten out the rod so it has it's length again to push on the luck to unlock the door. Good luck and hope this helps.You don't have to remove the rod, you can do it in it's place with your fingers. 

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Passanger door wont open!


The rod that connect the latch to the handle has become disconnected. the door panel needs to come off. You should see a rod hanging helplessly away from the actual latch mechanism. Using the point that the rod is still attached to as a center point... rotate the rod and look for the plastic connector for the rod to reconnect. This will be a small plastic part with a clip that secures the rod in the anchor point.

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2000 mercury mountaineer door rod off of key lock.


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2003 Ford Explorer back door latch will not open


Mine just did the exact same thing. The latch may be moving freely because it is not hooked to the latching mechanism anymore. In my case, the handle had broken where the handle hooks to the rod that operates the mechanism. Go to the Ford dealer and buy a new handle. Here in S.C. it was $24. You can't get this at the parts houses. Start by removing the plastic "Ford" cover that is over the liscense plate lights. You then have to remove the aluminum rivets that hold the handle to the tailgate from the outside and remove the broken latch. Remove the pull handle loop on the interior side of the tailgate (2 screws), unsnap the inside plastic tailgate interior panel, and pull down the black plastic sheeting that is underneath the panel to make access to the mechanism inside of the tailgate. There is also a hard plastic cover that you will see that needs to be pulled loose to open another access hole. Install the new tailgate latch handle by sliding back into the mounting holes and attach with two 10-32 screws and nuts. The new handle will come with a new yellow rod attachment piece on the handle. You will see inside of the tailgate a small rod hanging down, most likeky it will have the same rod attachment piece as the one on the new handle. Note the position of the yellow piece on the rod, as you will connect the new piece in the same place. Once the rod is hooked up, relubricate the metal mechanism with a light machine oil, replace the black plastic cover, replace the black plastic sheeting, (secure with a small amount of duct tape), replace the tailgate interior panel, replace the pull handle loop, shut tailgate, replace "Ford" cover over lights, and you're done!

Mar 23, 2009 | 2003 Ford Explorer Sport

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