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    Default Darn Cessna Door Lock fell out

    Took a guy up for a long BFR. The door lock was there and working fine before the flight. Upon return it was discovered that the internal cylinder had fallen out ,,,, somewhere...... What the heck???
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    Held in place by the tailpiece that screws into the back of the key cylinder with one itty bitty screw. Locktite will prevent your next one from falling out. You should be able to find the tailpiece and screw rattling around in the door cavity. You'll need to pull the interior panel off and shake, cuss, and repeat several times. Ask me how I know! Finding a replacement shouldn't be difficult. Thinking about that makes me miss George Grant at Merrill Field. :-)

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    I owned one Cessna in the past where somebody had replaced the Cessna door locks with a gun cabinet lock. It had one of those tube shaped keys.

    I have not thought about George for a long time. I still remember the big halla-ba-loo from back in the mid 90s
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