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Old 03-26-2018, 01:46 PM   #1
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Integrated cam locks in external hatch handles

I'm trying to replace the nearly universal CH751 locks on my AS and I've run aground with the rear driver side and rear access hatches. These hatches have their cam locks integrated into the door handles and the locks themselves appear to be specially built for these handles.

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I'd like to change these to tube key locks if possible. I disassembled one of the locking handles and now cannot get it back together.

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At the back of the lock cylinder is a spring loaded nub that catches on a ledge inside. This is preventing me from getting the cylinder back into the handle. There is no room in which I can force a wire or anything to hold the nub in while I reinsert the lock into the handle.

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So, my questions are:
1 - Can the lock(s) be changed out?
2 - If not, can a locksmith rekey them?
3 - Is there any place where I can source these parts?

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Old 08-28-2018, 08:49 AM   #2
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FYI, I took the locks to a locksmith and got them rekeyed.

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Old 08-28-2018, 10:27 AM   #3
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First, put your key back in the cylinder, twist until the "nub" is unlocked and then insert into the handle assembly, that will get you off the beach.

To answer your questions;
1. Not unless you find a replacement which is extremely difficult (like finding a pink unicorn!).
2. A knowledgable and experienced locksmith (not Lowes or Home Depot) will be able to at least reconfigure the gates in your cylinder to a different pattern than CH-751.
3. Those are not available anymore nor are the newer ones that look similar.

Locksmith is your best bet!
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Old 08-28-2018, 10:35 AM   #4
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I see CH 751 key blanks on the internet. Many different suppliers.
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