Originally Posted by GlennM86
Evan, I sent you a note last week about a replacement latch for my 2005 (CLS). I think I am ready to order one now.
My actuator is already broken. Should I send you the piece that have laying around the trunk bottom for a repair? This will allow me to keep riding, especially with Rolling Thunder just around the corner.
Does the broken part resemble what's in the photos?
If the answer is yes, then I will help you. BUT!! You will have to ALSO send me the Latch Assembly. That means you've drilled some rivets and you've taken a lot of hardware out of that trunk.
Here's the deal. If your locking linkage is broken just like part in the picture, then BOTH parts have to go to the lathe...one part is installed deeply within the Latch Assembly (it's the very hinge pin). So I've got to have both parts.
When is your event? If you send me the Latch Assembly AND the broken part, I'll turn it around. While it is plenty of work on this end, I'll throw it in for free...
BIG batch of trunk latch handles coming out of my home-made "step-in" paint spray booth...like right now! Pics to follow...
If you send me the right parts, I'll fix the broken 2mm screw, replace/install the new latch handle, and send you back the assembly, ready for assembly.
PS, go to the website and download the 2nd set of Installation instructions (With CLS)....that way you can remove assembly if you're so inclined...