Also, as the southern CA TLC crew knows, Scott (KLR3CYL) has installed quite a few TLCs over the past several years. Today Scott let me know that he had seen at least one (possibly more) TLC(s) with an out-of-spec inner diameter. This caused the TLC to grip too tightly onto the axle, thus preventing re-latching after the trunk was opened. He mentioned that the TLC(s) that exhibited this issue were blue. He was able to resolve the issue by slightly enlarging the inner diameter. I believe this was an isolated issue from a single batch of TLCs, but until today I had never heard of it. I suspect that anyone else with an out-of-spec TLC would have already notified me by now, but if not, please let me know. I sell these things for fun and will gladly send you another one if the first one was defective.
I pm'd Chris back...^I believe I am having this same issue Meoates1, could this possibly be your fix? After i reassemble the housing, the latch will work once and then get stuck in the position with the outer spring stretched. Anybody have any ideas?