David Wardale

    Hi Stig

    This will be my first attempt at a response to a question- so we’ll see how it goes!
    The release handle is connected to two rods which are then attached to the spring -loaded catches. Each “catch” is contained within a metal housing. You will have to drill out two (I think) rivets. Once inside the metal housing the chances are that a rod has either broken, or pulled out of the catch.I have repaired two of these on my own car by – first-straightening the connecting rod as much as possible to gain more length, then, using red Locktite, insert rod into catch, and use a center punch and hammer on the catch to once again retain the rod. Don’t worry about the missing rivets, as the metal housing will stay together when re-assembled anyway.
    Dave Wardale aka Dave The Limey.