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post #1 of 16 Old Mar 2nd, 2016, 2:45 pm Thread Starter
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Fuel Door Latch

The fuel door latch on my 2002 LT was broken. While the plastics were off for maintenance, I removed the latch and found that it is manufactured by Southco.

I did an internet search and found the latch is also used for electronics enclosures, and that the latch is much cheaper than if purchased through BMW. (Surprise!)

I ordered the latch from Allied Electronics. Link:

Southco Fasteners - E4-10-201-10-RS - TOUCH LATCH - Allied Electronics

I installed mine last weekend and it's working just like new again. Just an FYI if you are looking to replace the fuel door latch.

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post #2 of 16 Old Mar 2nd, 2016, 3:06 pm
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Re: Fuel Door Latch

When I got my bike, the latch was completely missing, not just broken. I bit the bullet and ordered it from the dealer, not knowing any better then.

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Really good information. Thanks. Do not need one now but that could
change quickly.
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Hey Dale, thanks for the tip. My bike came with a piece of velcro, and that has worked. I will order the correct part now that I can get it for a reasonable price.
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Thanks for the info. My latch broke and its been flapping around because I refuse to give those Bavarian bastards any more money then necessary for their over priced parts..
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Thanks for the info. My latch broke and its been flapping around because I refuse to give those Bavarian bastards any more money then necessary for their over priced parts..
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Why don't you tell us how you really feel! LOL
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I used that Velcro fix on my previous LT, cheap and effective
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Re: Fuel Door Latch

I once thought my latch had broken since it stopped securing itself. I did a search and found that they occasionally need to be cleaned. Took it apart, removed the crud and it's been working ever since.

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I once thought my latch had broken since it stopped securing itself. I did a search and found that they occasionally need to be cleaned. Took it apart, removed the crud and it's been working ever since.

HTH,
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Yeah, I hoped that would be the case with mine. But when I took it apart, it looked like a spring, or some other part, was missing. I considered going the magnet or velcro route, but after finding the correct part was available I splurged and spent the $6.00 for a new one.

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Yeah, I hoped that would be the case with mine. But when I took it apart, it looked like a spring, or some other part, was missing. I considered going the magnet or velcro route, but after finding the correct part was available I splurged and spent the $6.00 for a new one.

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Sounds like a inexpensive fix. My 05' was missing the latch so I bought a parts bike. there may have been other reasons involved, but the Velcro thing just wasn't doing it for me.
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The fuel door latch on my 2002 LT was broken. While the plastics were off for maintenance, I removed the latch and found that it is manufactured by Southco.

I did an internet search and found the latch is also used for electronics enclosures, and that the latch is much cheaper than if purchased through BMW. (Surprise!)

I ordered the latch from Allied Electronics. Link:

Southco Fasteners - E4-10-201-10-RS - TOUCH LATCH - Allied Electronics

I installed mine last weekend and it's working just like new again. Just an FYI if you are looking to replace the fuel door latch.

Dale
I've been watching mine flap in the wind for two years now, never bothering to investigate what was involved with fixing it. I just ordered two :-) Thanks for the link!

Does the stingray need to be removed? It looks like from the photo that it will just pop out and the new one presses in without removing anything.

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Yup. Pop out and pop in.

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I just got my latch and it took 5min. to install it works perfect . Thanks for the part # and everything Jim
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Don't you guys have any duct tape?..........
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Don't you guys have any duct tape?..........
Duct tape will work. So will removing the fuel door. Actually just doing nothing will work. I just wanted to share with the forum that there is a latch that is available that is just like factory, without spending BMW dealership prices.

Spend nothing if you like. Use duct tape if you like. Do nothing if you like. This latch is the factory part, and is available for a lot less if you want to keep your bike original.

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Mine just exploded, I found the latch at 3$ Southco E4-10-201-10 or better yet Tracker Marine 171165

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