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#1 Post by Annie21 » Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:21 pm

Thanks for add.
I am searching for an idea for a repair or replacement of my elderly neighbour’s tailgate latch. He said a bit of metal fell out, probably a spring. Cannot now push down to join the latch with the catch. The latch will not open to slide over the catch. Rover 214 5 door 1992 bought by them from new (when they retired,) and they would like to keep it going.
Many thanks for any help given.

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#2 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:35 pm

Annie21 wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:21 pm
Thanks for add.
I am searching for an idea for a repair or replacement of my elderly neighbour’s tailgate latch. He said a bit of metal fell out, probably a spring. Cannot now push down to join the latch with the catch. The latch will not open to slide over the catch. Rover 214 5 door 1992 bought by them from new (when they retired,) and they would like to keep it going.
Many thanks for any help given.
You've come to the right place. These parts aren't available new to buy anymore, so it will be down to finding a second-hand one from a scrapped car.

The Rover part code for the latch is FQR100410 (supersedes FQR100390).

There is a seller on Ebay that has these for sale as used parts - BAS Mini Spares in Bradford.

Here's the Ebay listing:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-200-Co ... 2781744156

The price is quite expensive for a used part (£50 + £7 postage).

Best thing to do is to wait for other people to respond to this thread, as someone might have one spare, or know where to get one.

It would help if you stated your approximate location in the UK, as members may know of a car in a scrap yard close enough to you to be of interest.

Actually, I believe the much later Rover 45 5-door boot latch is compatible with the car your neighbours have. This is actually Rover part code FQR100490 and is available to buy for around £120 from the likes of Rimmer Bros (www.rimmerbros.com). Here's the link to the brand new item: https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-FQR100490. They're £116 and you'll probably pay between £5 and £8 in shipping on top.

There is a seller on Ebay with two used Rover 45 latches for sale here:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MG-ZS-ROVER- ... 3858342391

These are somewhat more reasonably priced at £37 + £3.95 shipping.

I would like to see another forum member confirm these latches are compatible with the earlier model like your neighbours have before you buy one of these, although the photograph looks correct to me and I'm almost 100% sure the compatibility between these locks and the earlier cars has been noted by other people before now.

Hope this helps and hopefully a few other forum members will see this thread and respond with answers.
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#3 Post by 961tat » Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:06 pm

I have them here £20 posted :thumbup

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#4 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:09 pm

961tat wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:06 pm
I have them here £20 posted :thumbup
You're a star, Chris :clapping Somehow I knew it'd be you...
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#5 Post by 961tat » Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:34 pm

Johnny 216GSi wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:09 pm
961tat wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:06 pm
I have them here £20 posted :thumbup
You're a star, Chris :clapping Somehow I knew it'd be you...
Thank you they are compatible , the issue with these are alignment and the plastic cover on the mech is very easy to break , i have only ever replace one on my recently purchased 214 SEI its was never spot on from the start , but l could never understand why i sold so many locks 15 to germany !!!! my cabby as been used a lot over 5 years i have had her , sailing gear in and out of boot 3 times a week but it all about alignment i think , i sold a 214 sli not long ago with no issues and it this is coming back for a new lock , he tried to fix himself but now has a dent in the top of the boot 🙄 if it does not close first time dont slam it there is something wrong :scared

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#6 Post by Annie21 » Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:13 pm

Thank you one and all. Still trying to find my way around this forum so sorry if I am slow getting back to you. It’s been a bit of a mare weekend with a leak from behind our loo meaning that it is now in the garden and the bathroom is in bits!
Anyway Chris is it, please can I have one? I am going to attempt a PM !

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#7 Post by Annie21 » Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:28 pm

I was very remiss in not telling you anything about me.
My husband always had MGs and still has the 1952 TD purchased in 1968. We have had a MGC GT but had to give that up when we had children. Currently we also have a 1974 Midget. We are very active in the MG CarClub but age is taking it’s toll and competing has gone out of the window but husband still helps by being MSA official. We are off to Wiscombe Hill Climb next weekend but nowadays,unfortunately, in the comfort of a campervan rather than a tiny tent packed in the MG

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#8 Post by Annie21 » Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:28 pm

Well the bathroom is still in bits and the loo is still leaking! However the car is fixed thanks to Chris. Took longer than it should have to replace and make work as we didn’t realise that the catch had dropped. Once figured that out and found the correct tool to loosen nuts and raise up, all works fine.

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#9 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:38 am

Annie21 wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:28 pm
Well the bathroom is still in bits and the loo is still leaking! However the car is fixed thanks to Chris. Took longer than it should have to replace and make work as we didn’t realise that the catch had dropped. Once figured that out and found the correct tool to loosen nuts and raise up, all works fine.
Great to hear :clapping
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