Sliding door hold open latch

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Sliding door hold open latch

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Hi all
1984 caravelle, anyone know where I can get a new spring for the latch that holds the sliding door open. Looked everywhere and can’t find it anywhere. Even looked at parts list that i have but still no joy
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I'm searching my notes, for where I got mine - they are difficult to get hold of. Here is a better picture to help others, searching their stash.

Maybe NV_VW_T25 has one?

Or buy one new; import costs to consider of course:

https://www.serial-kombi.com/en-GB/tran ... and-n37592

https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anz ... 2-223-8347

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1984 Campervan 1.9DG Petrol WBX

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afaik the spring is the same as the later latch so get a used late one and canibalise it, I checked my stash last night but I don't have one spare anymore, Mick should have one though

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I have a spare latch , the bay springs a different, they are about 1/4 of the size

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I had same problem tracking down a new spring 2 years ago - ended up making one from a bicycle spoke!
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Your photo is from one that is for sale on eBay and is still for sale. Is that not the simplest fix?
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Thanks everyone for their help. Re buying the one on eBay, yes simple fix, but I don’t want the whole catch if I can just get a spring. Not super important at the mo, just niggly. Might have a go at the bike spoke thing
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Years ago, on one of my previous campers I replaced this spring with one from the clamp from a old set of jump leads ( I used the cabling from them for another job so was left with just the clamps ) 
it worked , was almost exactly the right thing by shear luck , that why I don’t throw things away .....
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