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Replacing the Drivers Door lock barrel, cross threaded screw problem
I managed to break the lock barrel on my Megane Coupe 1998 drivers door, the key will not even go in it anymore so Ive bought a new one to fit.
I stripped the door interior as described in my HAYNES manual which wasnt too hard however when I got to the last step which is to unscrew the 2 screws right on the end of the door by the lock mechanism I realised that both of the screws are cross threaded. I think these 2 screws hold on the anti-theft cover.
I think I'll be able to get them out with some backwards drill bits I bought for getting rid of a cross threaded wheel bolt but I'll need some replacements and Im not sure of the best place to get them. Do these screws have a special names or anything else special about them? The top of them looks very flat so I assume they are special screws that are sunken so that the door closed correctly.
Any ideas what they are called or where to get them from? I need them quite quick as my car wont lock at the mo as the central locking has gone too.
Currently in medlington's garage:
Megane Mk 1 Coupe