How to Remove a Latch Pin

How to remove a latch pin

  1. Locate the tip of a self tapping #4 X 5/8″ point AB screw in the center of the latch pin to be removed.
  2. Hammer in the screw tip to start the screw digging into the center of latch pin.
  3. With the screw driver (tip #2 or smaller), applying pressure insert the screw into the center of the pin (4 to 5 full turns should be enough). If you go too far un-screw it enough to fit a pair of pliers between case and screw head.
  4. With a pair of pliers, pry down to move the screw up to start releasing the pin.
  5. With the pliers pull out the latch pin.