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Offline Bobos578

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Top box
on: April 22, 2021, 07:56:53 AM
Looking for some help guys, BMW top box wont lock at all. Tried lubricating it but still wont work. All other functions work fine. Has anyone else had the same issue and what did you do to resolve it?

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Offline PaulS1000XR

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Re: Top box
Reply #1 on: April 22, 2021, 09:05:43 AM
Does the key move to attach the top box to the rack? Can you remove the key?
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Re: Top box
Reply #2 on: April 22, 2021, 09:44:34 AM
yes I can insert the key and take the box off it just won't turn to the left to lock!!

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Re: Top box
Reply #3 on: April 22, 2021, 01:40:46 PM
I had the opposite problem. I put my overnight gear in the box, locked it, and when I went to open it, the key wouldn't unlock the case. Fortunately I was away for only one night.

When I got home I dismantled the case and examined it to see what the problem was. It turned out to be interference between the case and the slides that unlock the case's lid.  I filed a few of the parts so they moved more freely and it works perfectly now.

I can't remember if I needed to remove the tumbler to open it, but I do have some photos (below) of how this is done if any one needs to know. You can make a release tool from a paper clip, and insert it into the hole above the tumbler. Push down and pull the tumbler out.

Special Tool for Top Case Tumbler Removal




Process for Top Case Tumbler Removal


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Re: Top box
Reply #4 on: April 22, 2021, 08:39:36 PM
I'll try to take the tumbler out see if that would help at all. Thanks for letting me know.