After weeks of searching for replacement parts for my door latch I was not able to find anyone that could sell me the replacement parts that I needed. SouthCo was very helpful in the fact they traced down the spare parts that I would need but they are not longer available (or they just wanted to sell me the entire door latch assembly).
I was forced to breakdown and buy the entire door latch and actuator assembly. Searching around online I was able to find it a little cheaper then what Lippert had it listed for on their site.
The latch assembly was a little tricky to install. The actuator and bracket had to be disassembled from the door latch and installed in the door first. Next the door latch had to be installed into the hole but not fastened with the screws just yet. Now for the tricky part, reassembly of the actuator and bracket onto the door latch while aligning the actuator bridge connector into the deadbolt linkage. This almost can't be completed with the little space there is but with the help of a small wire to hold the bridge connector linkage to assist with alignment, and if you hold your tongue just right, the linkage and door latch will just go together. This does take some patience and a few attempts.
All is well and good now with our door latch. The keyless entry is working great.
Tom and Lori
A dog named Trixie
1996 F250, 7.3L, TS chip, 4" exhaust, EBP delete
2012 Cruiser 335SS