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Old 10-22-2005, 12:13 PM   #1
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Question Window locks.

I've just discovered I have a broken lock on one of the windows of my "new" '89 370. Looking over the site, I haven't seen this topic; but I'm sure it's in there. The latch works fine. The only thing broken is the sliding lock. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 10-22-2005, 04:43 PM   #2
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Old 10-22-2005, 07:37 PM   #3
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I'll do my best to get some pictures tomorrow, but I'm not certain the sliding lock piece will be visible. I'm so new to the forum, I'm not certain where I should put them on the site. Any help on how and where to do that? Thanks for responding.

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Old 10-22-2005, 08:31 PM   #4
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Novia, are you talking about your front driver/passenger windows? Mine aren't quite right either but I figure while I have the windows out tomorrow I'll take a look at the locks too.
Do you have a service manual with your coach? If not the $75 you spend might be worth it. It's helped me quite a bit on stuff I'd never have figured out otherwise without asking questions here.
I'll let you know what I find out tomorrow.
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Old 10-22-2005, 08:37 PM   #5
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Glen,

I'm talking about the locks on the other windows, but on my coach they all work on the same principle, i.e. there's a sliding bar on the latch, shaped like a miniature 4X4 piece of lumber that locks the window when pushed down, and unlocks when you push up. Please let me know what you find out tomorrow. I do have the owner's manual, and it has been very helpful, just not with the window lock issue.

Thanks for your help.

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Old 10-22-2005, 08:44 PM   #6
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these latches have a srpin ginside that does not always work right, Then the latch will not lock. I have found even new ones which are 110 bucks a piece by the way, don't work right. Bad design and no improved part available.
I ended up using a piece of wooden rod cut to fit to hold the slider window in place as a security lock when parked. Not pretty but I painted it silver...
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Since they are supposed to have springs most of mine don't work right, but I can live with that. The broken one is on a window where someone apparently tried to break in the coach (must have been a very small person!) and broke the plastic slide (for the lock) off so that the window cannot be locked. However, I think I can fabricate something to make it work. I like your idea about silver painted wooden rods. Thanks again.

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