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spinning locks
#1
spinning locks?
common fault with belingo's (mk1)?
Seen packs on e bay about £110
anyone seen cheaper?

thanks,
Ed
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#2
Hi Ed.
I had this same problem with the passenger side of my Mk.1 Blingo not long after I bought it a few years ago. Investigation on the web revealed that pressing to hard on the key slot with the key can cause the lock to spin. Seemingly, it is an anti-theft/tamper facility. I have had no problems since I found this out. Are you aware of this?
Regards,
Tony
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(20-07-2011, 12:03 PM)alive23512 Wrote:  Hi Ed.
I had this same problem with the passenger side of my Mk.1 Blingo not long after I bought it a few years ago. Investigation on the web revealed that pressing to hard on the key slot with the key can cause the lock to spin. Seemingly, it is an anti-theft/tamper facility. I have had no problems since I found this out. Are you aware of this?
Regards,
Tony

Thanks for that. Will try to be more gentle. Though it does drive me up the wall!!

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#4
Hi Ed,

I have been having similar problems

I could not turn my passenger lock to open or close, the drivers door no matter how soft hard it was pushed or fast or slow it was spun i could not lock it.

I had them replaced today. It's my bosses vehicle, it cost us 220 but we have an account with the garage so a bit thankful I am not paying that one. The boss admitted it had been going for a while before I was given the vehicle.

Now I have a new full set of locks including the ignition plus 2 spare ones as I do not have side doors. My only problem now is that the key warning lamp comes on. I am also in the MK1 (1.9d) It does not have central locking and I am wondering the following.

P.S - sorry for thread hijacking.

A. What will happen if I don't get it sorted?
B. Should I mention it to the garage and see if it's something that the chap should have sorted at the time?

Thanks Muchly and hope you get sorted.

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#5
Yes! You should certainly tell the garage about the key warning light illuminating.....it may be significant.:thumbsup:
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