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Top case locking mechanism- HELP!!!
on: September 10, 2017, 06:48:33 PM
I bought a BMW top case from a member of another forum and I can't access the tumblers. The pic shows all I have to work with. I need to remove the tumblers from the lock casing  and I don't have the original key. Does anyone know how to do this?


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Re: Top case locking mechanism- HELP!!!
Reply #1 on: September 10, 2017, 09:17:25 PM

Can you not access the barrel from inside...hang on...it's not locked is it   :155:
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Re: Top case locking mechanism- HELP!!!
Reply #2 on: September 10, 2017, 09:26:03 PM

Need more info pal, if it's a case  :008: of just replacing the barrel on an open box to make it key unique then it should be easy. I've done it with panniers, easy once understood
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Re: Top case locking mechanism- HELP!!!
Reply #3 on: September 10, 2017, 09:27:56 PM

 :087: just noticed where you are, my humour and offer to do it for you are both wasted  :008:
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Re: Top case locking mechanism- HELP!!!
Reply #4 on: September 10, 2017, 09:46:05 PM
you can still do it for me. I"m close to the airport  :001:

The box is locked closed. The only thing I have is the two parts in my pic. So yes the box is locked close. Must have been shut closed when it was shipped. I"m screwed aren't I?

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Re: Top case locking mechanism- HELP!!!
Reply #5 on: September 10, 2017, 09:54:48 PM
Check that. I just opened the box by pressing the locking mechanism inside the lock insertion. I don't think it will do me much good. but it is unlocked.

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Re: Top case locking mechanism- HELP!!!
Reply #6 on: September 10, 2017, 10:01:13 PM
Fantastic, send it over. And yes, you're screwed...so u might as well try and take it apart from the outside.
I'd certainly have a go, the barrel in the case will have a thin cover over it, once prized off you need to access the bottom of the barrel, at 6 o'clock  ( but you can do it now  :745: ).
There will be a small lug keeping the barrel in place, force upwards it'll pop the barrel out, use a thin strong flat screwdriver

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Re: Top case locking mechanism- HELP!!!
Reply #7 on: September 10, 2017, 10:03:23 PM

ffs, after all the typing.

Right, take it apart from inside, photograph each stage so u can put it back together. My pics of doing this to the panniers are on the forum
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Re: Top case locking mechanism- HELP!!!
Reply #8 on: September 10, 2017, 10:16:58 PM
hahaha.. sorry about that  :034:

There's nothing to take apart from the inside. It's a solid wall. I have to get the tumblers out of that plastic case it's in.

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Re: Top case locking mechanism- HELP!!!
Reply #9 on: September 10, 2017, 10:48:46 PM
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Put your key in the barrel, there should be a half moon shape retaining clip holding the barrel in the black casing, push upwards and the cylinder will come out with your key..
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