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    Hi All

    Thought I would check and see if the door lock key is also used for the boot lock?

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    Yep, same key.
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    Let's modify that slightly and say it's supposed to.
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    Shaped like a thin screwdriver!

    If you change the barrels, change the bodies as well. If all the same key, try changing the bodies first. The metal wears away where the tumblers touch allowing the barrels to move without actually doing anything

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    Ha ha! the 'same key' might be a flat bit of metal after forty years of wear!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lasya View Post
    Ha ha! the 'same key' might be a flat bit of metal after forty years of wear!
    An old friend of mine at one time had a factory lock key that not only would open just about any D, but also fitted his then current '68 D ignition switch! I wonder if he still has it.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by badabec View Post
    Shaped like a thin screwdriver!

    If you change the barrels, change the bodies as well. If all the same key, try changing the bodies first. The metal wears away where the tumblers touch allowing the barrels to move without actually doing anything

    Have had disappointing experience with new barrels from Der Franzose - not as well made as original and are already sticking and playing up after only a couple of years.

    They are easy enough to change over, but seem to be pretty poor quality

    Does anybody know of other sources?

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    Try some graphite powder
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boyracer View Post
    Try some graphite powder
    Thanks for help

    Lubrication partial help, but there is a hard mechanical feel to the way it sticks. Problem is in the tumblers, not in the rest of the mechanism.

    It has never been a happy arrangement and it doesn't look anywhere near as well made as the original. At the moment I'm not game to lock the boot as I nearly couldn't get it undone last time.

    Needs a full session with an open boot once I've got time to give it a few hours. At least the whole mech. is reasonably easy to take in and out on the DS ( at least once you've got the bloody boot open !)

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    I got mine from Darrin at Citroen Classics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Watkins View Post
    Thanks for help

    Lubrication partial help, but there is a hard mechanical feel to the way it sticks. Problem is in the tumblers, not in the rest of the mechanism.

    It has never been a happy arrangement and it doesn't look anywhere near as well made as the original. At the moment I'm not game to lock the boot as I nearly couldn't get it undone last time.

    Needs a full session with an open boot once I've got time to give it a few hours. At least the whole mech. is reasonably easy to take in and out on the DS ( at least once you've got the bloody boot open !)

    Andrew
    If you ever get stuck, remember you can always pull out the back seat and climb through to open the boot manually. I've had to do this when I was adjusting the position of the latch... closed the boot and it wouldn't open!

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