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post #1 of 10 Old Apr 12th, 2014, 5:50 pm Thread Starter
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stowage compartment wont open

I cannot get the front stowage compartment lock to open/unlock. Key turns in lock but when I push on it it will not open? Any ideas?
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Re: stowage compartment wont open

Press hard on the cover while cycling the FOB. If it is locked with the FOB the key will not open it. These only jam when some one has installed too long a screw on the gray tongue of the stingray on the left side of the lock. The screw can jam the actuator. After a few cycle of lock / unlock smack the lock with the palm of your hand and it should open.

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Re: stowage compartment wont open

Thank you jzeiler. I tired it a couple of time without success but will give it a shot again after my cast sets. Just kidding but it is pissing me off. You are correct I was playing around with locking the bike with my fob which I never use. Everything else unlocks but not the storage compartment. After your post I listened while cycling the locks with the fob and I can hear the mechanism trying to work the lock of the compartment but with no success. Maybe tomorrow. Thanks again

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Re: stowage compartment wont open

When you do get it open this is the screw that needs to be very short.
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Re: stowage compartment wont open

Finally got it open, kept cycling the lock via fob with no success and then pried at locking bar with small screw driver while cycling lock and it opened. Removed the two screws on either side of lock which appeared to never been removed. Both were the same at 1" in length. Lock works fine using key, don't think I will use the fob again if stowage cover is closed.
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Finally got it open, kept cycling the lock via fob with no success and then pried at locking bar with small screw driver while cycling lock and it opened. Removed the two screws on either side of lock which appeared to never been removed. Both were the same at 1" in length. Lock works fine using key, don't think I will use the fob again if stowage cover is closed.
If both are the same length, then they have been removed and the short one lost.

I thought I could find it in the fiche, but no luck yet. The lock works fine with the fob as long as it is assembled correctly with a short screw on the left side.

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Both were the same at 1" in length.

Those screws look to be M5x20 flanged button heads which were not originally fitted to that position. Find yourself an M5x10 socket button head screw for the left and a M5x12 or M5x16 of the same type for the right side at a hardware store. It will probably not have a Torx socket head but a standard hex socket head, which should be OK as long as you have the right wrench. Keep the two 20mm screws as spares, they are used all over the fairings. You may need to cycle the lock a few times to clean the lock pin where the tall screw caused an imperfection.

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When I was putting the plastic back on after a repair, I couldn't remember which side the short screw went on. I removed the catch from the glove box door and inserted it into lock mechanism. If it failed to release with the FOB, with the door not being in the way, I could just back out the screws and switch them.

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When you do get it open this is the screw that needs to be very short.
Just a quick note to endorse this response.
Stowage compartment lock worked perfectly untill the LT returned from the dealer for an unrelated clutch repair.
I reduced the length of the screw in question by adding two washers to it and now seems to be working just fine.
Makes absolutely no sense as to how this could have effected it but seems to be the answer albeit early days as only made the adjustment last night - here's holding thumbs.
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Makes absolutely no sense as to how this could have effected it but seems to be the answer albeit early days as only made the adjustment last night - here's holding thumbs.
It will once you know that the actuator rod from the actuator (circled in yellow) passes directly under that screw (red). A long screw will bear down on the rod and jam it up.
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