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Old 10-02-2010
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Default '92 WB Basement Door Electric Latch Won't Open, need electric latch

One of my basement doors won't open by key or code pad. I have had this problem before and I can get the door open but I will need a new electric latch. In the past I have been able to get these from BB but where do I get one now?
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Hi Butch,

My chassis is a little different than yours. I've heard the name "Southco" tossed around a few times- but I can't remember if those were latch assemblies for compartment doors or interior cabinets. In any event, I'm sure someone will have an answer shortly. Good luck!
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Southco makes the latches for the interior drawers/doors...
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Butch

Randy has 2 coaches he's parting out a 94 and a 95 maybe he has some parts you could use.

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wake up is rght!
I spend my days watching TV,sleeping and surfing the net.
My dog is not happy,shes used to driving around and having fun!
Butch,I'm sure i have what you need.
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wake up is rght!
I spend my days watching TV,sleeping and surfing the net.
My dog is not happy,shes used to driving around and having fun!
Butch,I'm sure i have what you need.

You better watch out pretty soon your hair will turn white and then it will all fall out......................well a lot of it will fall out............................welcome to my world
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Well guys the good news is that I have removed the actuator and the door now functions and is manually lockable. I have found the manufacturer of the part and have e-mailed them and am waiting on a reply. They can be reached at www.nidec-valeo-motor.us/products.htm and the actuator is a Valeo 5845877.
As for opening the locked door (which they always freeze in the locked position) there are four rollers that hold the door closed. Take the appropriate allen cut it down to fit and a 7/16 socket and remove the top two rollers and the door will open. Be careful when you open the door that the two loose bars don't fall against the coach and scratch it. Then open the back panel on the door after cutting the two wires separately and then you can get at everything. When I get prices I will update everyone.

Randy thanks for the offer if these new ones don't pan out I'll let you know and as far as the white hair who would of thought we would be the old timers?
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Well guys the good news is that I have removed the actuator and the door now functions and is manually lockable. I have found the manufacturer of the part and have e-mailed them and am waiting on a reply. They can be reached at www.nidec-valeo-motor.us/products.htm and the actuator is a Valeo 5845877.
As for opening the locked door (which they always freeze in the locked position) there are four rollers that hold the door closed. Take the appropriate allen cut it down to fit and a 7/16 socket and remove the top two rollers and the door will open. Be careful when you open the door that the two loose bars don't fall against the coach and scratch it. Then open the back panel on the door after cutting the two wires separately and then you can get at everything. When I get prices I will update everyone.

Randy thanks for the offer if these new ones don't pan out I'll let you know and as far as the white hair who would of thought we would be the old timers?

Butch,

If you can please add some pictures of how you got the door to open, that will surely help someone in the future. I have updated the thread title to better reflect what you encountered. I have also made this a STICKY.
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No kidding Butch.
Guys,i met Butch at my first for me and him Rally in the valley,20 years ago.
we were both 1st timers,newbies at that rally.
We have stayed in touch all these years,and I think his wife even likes me!
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