Re: Circle shaped Metal Cover has dissapeard from Door Lock
The plastic ring around the lock wears out, this allows the little metal flap and spring to fall out, and hence no more little metal flap, pretty easy to happen, the onyl way to repair it is either new locks, or pull the lock out, pull it apart and replace the plastic ring and put in a new flap and spring, I did this on my car when I changed to tibbe locks on my EA, I also added back the ring that lights up as I have a ghia and wanted to keep the option.
Hope that helps.
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