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Old 14-04-2017, 19:03   #1
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Lock problem

Anybody know owt about locks?

I've recently picked up a second hand Thule bike rack that fits onto my tow bar. It locks on with a key. It came with two keys, one was already broken in half (but no debris in the lock) and then I noticed the other one was bent after a few uses. Upon closer inspection it was cracked and no longer worked. At this point the lock was in the open position and for the sake of curiosity I tried to lock it with the half key and it worked. The problem is that it's stuck in the lock position now. I got a replacement key from halfords, which won't go in far enough to operate it. It has been blown out with an air line and lubricated but still no joy.

It seems that when I turned it with the half key it has left the mechanism out of line.

Is there a trick to get this back to working? I can't open the boot of my car and obviously I can't use my tow bar for anything else!

I will go to a locksmith after Easter but thought it would be worth trying to see if anyone had any experience of this.
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Old 14-04-2017, 20:11   #2
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Re: Lock problem

Have you had a look on You tube, Fra?
Just found this but there are probably morehttps://
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Old 14-04-2017, 21:55   #3
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Re: Lock problem

thanks but it's a different type of locking system on mine
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Old 15-04-2017, 16:11   #4
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Re: Lock problem

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Anybody know owt about locks?

I've recently picked up a second hand Thule bike rack that fits onto my tow bar. It locks on with a key. It came with two keys, one was already broken in half (but no debris in the lock) and then I noticed the other one was bent after a few uses. Upon closer inspection it was cracked and no longer worked. At this point the lock was in the open position and for the sake of curiosity I tried to lock it with the half key and it worked. The problem is that it's stuck in the lock position now. I got a replacement key from halfords, which won't go in far enough to operate it. It has been blown out with an air line and lubricated but still no joy.

It seems that when I turned it with the half key it has left the mechanism out of line.

Is there a trick to get this back to working? I can't open the boot of my car and obviously I can't use my tow bar for anything else!

I will go to a locksmith after Easter but thought it would be worth trying to see if anyone had any experience of this.
Sorry, can't help you sport no idea
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