Tightening side panel latches without buying new kits?

Discussion in 'Volvo Forum' started by 6cuda6, Nov 15, 2020.

  1. 6cuda6

    6cuda6 Light Load Member

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    Any tricks to tightenjng up the side panel latches without buying the new latch kit?

    The cost of the kit, plus shipping etc is quite spendy.....gotta be a diy oit there?
     
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  3. Socal Xpress

    Socal Xpress Road Train Member

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    65 per side doesn't seem like breaking the bank. Ebay.
     
  4. 6cuda6

    6cuda6 Light Load Member

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    Nope not until you add 32% exchange, plus duty, plus shipping, plus tax... so that 130 US turns into 200 + CND
     
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    Socal Xpress Road Train Member

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    Didn't notice you are in Canada.
     
  6. ErieMcDreary

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    I have stuffed a rag into the groove in the rubber bushing, that tightens it up for a while, until the rag gets too thin, then just replace the rag. You can use other types of fabric, even paper towels. You just need a small piece, about the same width as the bushing, it needs be pushed into the groove by the latch.
     
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