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#1 Old 07-30-2015
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Question R170 Boot Lock Adjustment - Help

The saga continues:
Having discovered that the tail had been bumped and repaired, we now have trouble closing the boot (was ok at first).
I can see where the lock is scuffing the receiver. It looks as though I might be able to adjust it to realign BUT...

i). Seeing how the boot hinges in the opposite direction when using the roof, I am aware there might be an issue if I make the adjustment...anyone tried this?

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ii). I've seen an explode view of the back in another (unrelated) thread - I want to know if there's anything to be aware of (springs, clips etc) when I remove the panels to access the strike plate.

Appreciate any thoughts on this.

Looks straight forward, but not always the case.

Perused previous threads and used 'my friend' but to no avail.
Even 'check if already posted' didn't help.
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It is straightforward nothing to surprise you. Are you trying to adjust the tounge on the boot lid or the part that engages the tongue?
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The plan is the tongue. Which I don't expect to cause any issue with roof.

But if that can't move enough..it'll be the lock mechanism. which I can see has the possibility of causing a roof issue if I move it too much.

Thanks for getting back to me. At least if the trim removal is straight forward I can have a play.

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I don't think you can adjust the 'tongue' on the boot lid. It is held in place by 3 torx bolts. You can effectively move it's position by moving the boot lid. My advice would be to take the latch out of the boot lid. Then drop the boot and see how it sits. Check the gaps all round. If you need to move it, it's easy. Do one side at a time, remove the strut and loosen the 4 hinge bolts, then move the boot, re-tighten and check. With the boot aligned properly, then put the latch back in and see if it's ok. If not, then adjust the striker plate as needed. Hope that makes sense .
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