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Old 11-03-2020, 05:22 AM   #1
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Service Compartment Latches

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I have a 1997 Dolphin with the T handle style pop out compartment latches. Is there a way to service these so they pop out easier? Now they like to get stuck in the closed position and you have to hit them several times to open.

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Old 11-03-2020, 09:14 AM   #2
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some silicone or graphite lube should do the trick. Might want to clean them first with some brake cleaner.
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Old 11-04-2020, 01:04 AM   #3
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I spray mine with graphite lock lube once a year.
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Spray them with lock lube and they will work great afain
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Old 02-03-2021, 09:25 AM   #5
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I have to use my knee to push the bottom of the door inward....and at same time pull on the handles. Try this in addition to the above.
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