I am having the same problem a couple of...
I am having the same problem a couple of other people have had with these bindings. They are releasing and loosening as I ski them. I am an intermediate, skiing moderate to BD runs. I keep having to stop and tighten the springs.
Mid Stiffs, Medium size, Size 9.5 Garmont boots.
Any thoughts on this?
Wrap a piece of duct tape around both of the springs, keeping the springs apart, but not moving independently. Once some moisture gets in the springs, they'll stay put. Your best option would be to sell those 02's, and get some Hammerheads, though. Much, much better binding.
The problem with loosening originates from not having your bindings tight enough in the first place. Make sure that when you attach the heel piece (with your heel all the way down) so that 5 to 10mm of the inner arm of the cartridge is visible beyond the cartridge housing. This tension is known as pre-load, and it locks the threads in the cartridge keeping the bindings from loosening as you ski.
The instructions are available here:
adjust the binding to your boot and then throw some locktite on cartridges and this problem willbe history
I have the same problem. buy a new binding.