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Old 07-06-2014, 02:18 PM   #1
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How to remove plastic door latch?

The black plastic latch that keeps the door of my new (old?) '72 overlander open has broken. There are several other identical latches, e.g. on the back bumper, that I'm not going to use, and so would like to remove for replacement. The challange is that I cannot figure out how to remove the sliding part (without breaking it) so that I can get at the mounting rivets on the base part.

Anyone know the magic?

Thanks!
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Old 07-06-2014, 02:54 PM   #2
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Those are diabolical and I never remember how to take them apart. I think, but not sure, that you slide it all the way back and then pry it apart. And it will come apart, eventually.

But, I am sure someone here knows the answer for sure. Yes, it is magic.
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Old 07-31-2014, 05:05 PM   #3
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Finally figured it out. Pull the latch back as far as it will go, and then gently pry up in the middle of the latch. Just a little, on one side, and a then a little on the other. It will then lift right off.

But the tolerance between the grip of the top and the gap on the bottom is really tight, so go gentle. If it doesn't move, it's not aligned.
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Old 07-31-2014, 08:20 PM   #4
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Glad it finally reveled it's secret.
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