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Hi everyone. Has anyone actually taken the door lock out and fixed the microswitch problem? If so get you explain in lay mans terms how to go about it. Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 

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I get the impression that many people might 'substitute' the part to check it - and buying a good used part from one of our MG breakers, or via the 'net, is one v-f-m way imo.
I can't remember ever noticing the m/switches, but aren't they buried away deep in the lock somewhere?
 

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I get the impression that many people might 'substitute' the part to check it - and buying a good used part from one of our MG breakers, or via the 'net, is one v-f-m way imo.
I can't remember ever noticing the m/switches, but aren't they buried away deep in the lock somewhere?
Hi again, yes they are within the lock body so I'm not sure how hard a job it will be. I have a donor car but unsure whether the same problem exists on that one as I've robbed a few thing from it already, plus the fact that it has no battery so I can't test it. I'll just have to bite the bullet and try a few avenues. Thanks for replying. Excuse my ignorance but what is V-F-M.
 

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...sorry value-for-money, as opposed to the high price of new...

I wanted to replace the suspected faulty passenger door lock solenoid/mech in my '05 TF few years ago and the new price was eye-watering :(

If you've already got a donor part I'd say 'give it a go' - it might work! Loadsa luck + keep us posted
 

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...sorry value-for-money, as opposed to the high price of new...

I wanted to replace the suspected faulty passenger door lock solenoid/mech in my '05 TF few years ago and the new price was eye-watering :(

If you've already got a donor part I'd say 'give it a go' - it might work! Loadsa luck + keep us posted
Will do. Cheers.
 

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Will do. Cheers.
Hi, removed the lock and opened it up the micro switch is non serviceable. Also several folks have said (I tried this but no good) spray with W/D or contact cleaner, well spray away folks because it wont make any difference as it wont penetrate into the switch housing. I'll try to refit the lock tomorrow and see what happens. ( takes its toll when you're 72) P.S. the switch clicks when touched. Regards
 

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That's worth knowing + I saw CJJ's pics on the other thread.
Thanks, now I know there's only 1 (unserviceable) m/switch per side and it must have been an absolute coincidence on my original '01 F that it worked again after I sprayed it. I p/ex'd it soon after, tho'.
I've changed the lock/solenoid on the replacement '05 TF pass door and I've taken the key/lock barrel out of my current '10 TF to unseize it so I know how much of a pig it is working in those door spaces...
So you opened it up and sprayed with WD40? Will you fit this or the donor part? Or get a 'known good' part?
 

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That's worth knowing + I saw CJJ's pics on the other thread.
Thanks, now I know there's only 1 (unserviceable) m/switch per side and it must have been an absolute coincidence on my original '01 F that it worked again after I sprayed it. I p/ex'd it soon after, tho'.
I've changed the lock/solenoid on the replacement '05 TF pass door and I've taken the key/lock barrel out of my current '10 TF to unseize it so I know how much of a pig it is working in those door spaces...
So you opened it up and sprayed with WD40? Will you fit this or the donor part? Or get a 'known good' part?
Hi I sprayed the switch with elec contact spray, but as I said the switch is a very small sealed unit. After reassembly I then sprayed with WD. I'll try this one again, if no joy I'll go through the process of removing and fitting the donor one and try to keep my sanity. I did see new ones on ebay about £60/70 but not sure if the wiring was correct on them. Cheers.
 

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Yep I'd try the donor next.
(I think my used TF one costed ~£20 a while ago from one of our MG used spares specialists.)
 

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Yep I'd try the donor next.
(I think my used TF one costed ~£20 a while ago from one of our MG used spares specialists.)
Hi refitted original and everything seems to be ok at the moment, keeping everything crossed! Not an easy job so hopefully won't have to do again for some time, just need to get new clips for the bottom of the card.
 

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A good result :) - and, weirdly, I find that the 'hassle' element actually adds to the feelgood factor afterwards when the tools are away...
Thanks, an informative post.
 
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