I've a 2009 Peugeot Homecar. One of the garage door locks has broken inside its housing in the locked position. I'm sure I could fit a replacement if I could extract the whole thing but I can't think of anyway of opening the door without climbing into the garage from inside and forcing the locked mechanism - any other ideas?
Can you climb inside garage from inside the van? Usually locks can be easily unscrewed & dismantled from inside. Locks used on motorhome bodies & caravans are often standard items that can be found in caravan shops or ebay.
I understand your predicament. Not easily overcome, but possible.
If you are reluctant to slither through / under the bed, how about drilling the lock barrel out from the outside. I don't imagine that it would be easily done, but it would maybe just the same if you went down the 'attack from the inside route'. All I would say is, protect your bodywork around the lock whilst working on it. Locks are cheap enough, bodywork repairs not so.
Not as easy as it sounds to drill out a lock. Drill it & it jambs still further. As pointed out. Access the interior & itís easy. No force required required just unscrewing screws. Alternately a locksmith could probably open it from the outside.
I did think of drilling it out but it's only the actual housing left in the bodywork. The barrel, itself, had sheared and I've managed to get that out. It's looking like I'm going to have to empty the garage from above and crawl under the bed.
Message posted by GERONA08/12/2017 at 1:47pm Outfit: Motorhome Ace Genova Location: Warrington Cheshire
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Didn't need to get under the bed after all, able to empty garage from above, remove floor panel and reach down and unlock. Can now replace barrel, etc, from outside which I'll do in the New Year. Thanks for comments.