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I started making this many years ago, and I restarted it’s construction this December (2011). I recently carved the back of the neck, made a neck pocket template, and started to remove a bulk of the wood from the neck pocket with forstner bits. The guitar was supposed to be an exercise in designing a guitar from scratch with out copying a specific guitar. But it took so long to work that the parts were all designed at different times in my life. Until I finished carving the neck and putting the head stock veneer on, I felt like it all was a mismatch of parts. Maybe it still is- but I am going to put it all together and hope for the best. I have come this far, so I might as well finish it. It’s going to have a Zhangbucker at the bridge and possibly a neck pickup from a G&L ASAT that someone gave me as a bonus when I bought another pickup.
I thought it might be helpful to add my own experience with pictures.
In UK we call it the tailgate, the back door on the Avant. It would not latch shut, however hard I banged, while the other 4 doors worked fine on central locking.
The whole trim under the window, the width of the car, from the lower plastic frame to the bottom of the door, can be prised off as one piece. It’s fastened with nasty spring clips that you push back afterwards. Watch out for the wire to the small inset light that comes on as you open. If you can’t unplug it (I couldn’t) be prepared to prop up the large trim piece.
You have to remove this whole piece of trim to change a fog lamp bulb.
What seems to have failed is the actuator (part no. 4B9962115B) on the right (in the picture) of the lid that’s connected to the lock by a long rod. In my case it had failed in the “open” position (see 3rd picture), not allowing the lock to latch when the door was closed. Compare my pic with a replacement and you’ll see the actuator arm should be more extended.
I disconnected the long rod (at the bottom of the 1st pic) which then allowed the lock to work normally. I think the actuator’s function is to allow separate unlocking of the door. As I don’t use that function, disconnecting it was a free repair!
1. Door latch with rod to actuator disconnected, central locking solenoid (white) above
2. Door trim piece with spring clips
3. Actuator for unlocking boot independently, shown in ‘open’ position that prevents lock from latching — rod should be extended