Tourerfogey wrote:All four door locks on my Tourer have been replaced at some stage - everytime the problem was the same - the nylon toothed gear within the locking unit had snapped. The tailgate lock has also failed but I was able to repair this by replacing the broken nylon part with a piece I made out of alloy plate.
Ah - now if the gear can be sourced it will make for cheaper repairs instead of replacing the whole unit.
Not sure it can. I couldn't find any way to open the unit up that was non destructive. Maybe TF spotted something I didn't?
But it does seem there are two failure modes: no sign of broken gears in the one I took apart.
Any hints on dissasembly in a less brutal manner, Basil? I will have another to do when I change it again.