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Good Day, The centre latch to open the large truck has stopped working. I have removed the faring and can "see" up into the mechanism but I cannot trip the latch. Can someone help me. PRN
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You need a wire coaty hanger or length pf brazing rod, hooked at one end. if you insert it between the 3 latch levers and up you will be able to hook the long bar that runs across (about 3 or 4 inches up) and pull it down. Usually takes quite a few attempts to get it.

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I am with you however is the long bar that I must hook in the back or front of the latch assembly?

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I knew we had discussed this before. Here is a picture of the trunk lock. The middle picture shows the bar that you need to pull down and the bottompicture shows the tab that pulls it when you operate theplastic lever. So you need to get your coat hanger up through the gap and turn the hook around (facing the back of the bike) and pull the long bar down. It isn't too easy but you will get it done.

By the way, what does PRN mean?BTW, FWIW etc I know but PRN I haven't seen used on forums before. Also BTW, welcome to the forum. Hope you find it useful.





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Jason, A picture says a thousand words. Once I saw what you are were describing I had the box open on the first attempt. The reason the latch stopped working was because when I reinstalled the plastic piece with the "long bar" I neglected to insert it into the slot as indicated by the green dot on the third picture. Again thanks.

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Nice dots... obviously the fastest!

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By the way, what does PRN mean?
Hey Jason, I was sure that PRN meant "Please Reply Now" I thought to myself that Blackhat meant business. But now he tells us thatsthe initials for hisname. I thought we were going to have another enquiry.


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I knew we had discussed this before. Here is a picture of the trunk lock. The middle picture shows the bar that you need to pull down and the bottompicture shows the tab that pulls it when you operate theplastic lever. So you need to get your coat hanger up through the gap and turn the hook around (facing the back of the bike) and pull the long bar down. It isn't too easy but you will get it done.
Well spotted Jason. I remember that one. I spent ages trying to find the old thread with that picture but you beat me to it! :P

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Actually I couldn't find the thread either Alan, but I'm keeping track of all the locations of the tech pictures we post. That picture was posted by the wingnut months ago, he still has it in the same location as before so it was easy to find. Most topics get repeated every so often as new people join the forum with similar questions, so keeping track of the pictures makes sense.

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