147 Tailgate Lock
I've bought a 147 which is being serviced, valeted, etc., ready for me to collect at the weekend.
One of the things my wife noticed was that the badge on the tailgate couldn't be moved to get access to the lock. We checked in the owner's handbook & it does say that there is a key-operated lock, with no indication that it is only present on certain versions, so the seller is going to check it as part of the service.
However...having bought a new badge for my old 145 which I never got round to fitting, I checked on ePER to see if the 147 uses the same part. For the 147 two different 'ornaments' are listed, one of which looks suspiciously like it just mounts directly onto the tailgate panel, with no lock.
So, do some 147s not have the key lock? The badge on mine does feel solid; bearing in mind that the housing & swivel pin are most likely both plastic, I was puzzled as to how it could have seized so tightly.
(The car's a 53-reg 5-door 2.0TS Lusso)
Last edited by Dave Brand; 16-01-08 at 21:35.