Autocruise starspirit door problems

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    I have a 2003 A/S starspirit and have just encountered a problem with the door lock to the habitation area, I can't get it to close. Is it easy to take apart and fix or how easy is it to get it replaced. Can't go anywhere until it sorted. Please help!!
    Maureen
     
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    Yes it is that style. Is it easy to repair myself...
    Thanks for replying
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    That depends on your skill level. Springs are not available, you would have to dismantle it find the broken part and replicate it. Perhaps a locksmith would be a better bet.
     
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    Have you tried locking it from the inside? i.e. not using the key.
     
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    Have had a fiddle with it and if I move the mechanism by hand can do it so will keep doing that for now and see how it goes - thanks for your help
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    Yes that's what I did until I fixed mine, using cab door to go out.
     
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    In the end have had to get new lock, thanks Andy for sending inf.
     
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    New lock just arrived but can't get old one off, I have undone the two screws at the side of the lock but where it shows four holes on the front - mine has the four marks but they are covered over with the full plastic cover - help please!!!
     
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    You pry the plastic caps out with a pin
     
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    Thanks will have a go, just looked like it was all one.....
     
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    Done that, tried putting new lock on but the latch won't go down so not sure what I'm doing wrong now or if the problem was something else.!,
     
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    Sorry but I'm not driving to Chesire :LOL:
     
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    You been great help but don't know what to do now - thanks for all you have done.
     
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    Without the internal side fitted does the external part work, does the key turn the lock shaft
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    Try fitting the internal part with the lever down first.
     
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    Where are you in Cheshire?
     
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    Winsford
     
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    I'll be in Northwich on Sunday if your still struggling I could call and see if I could help.
     
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    Yes key turns and external part seems ok
     
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