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Broken door lock on a 2003 honda civic

The driver side door lock is broken. I want to exchange the passenger door lock to the driver side. I take the door apart but it seems like the door lock is stuck in, I can't pull it out. Is there a schematic that I can look at online to see how to get it out or is it in there with a pin or something.

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  • Kim Cook Sep 05, 2008

    This is for a 2003 honda civic

  • Anonymous Sep 06, 2008

    I can take the door off and remove the plastic but when I take the nut off the bracket for the outside door handle the bracket won't go over the lock. It's the outside lock that is broken, that's why I have to take the door apart, I'm trying to get the outside entry lock out of the door.

  • Kim Cook Sep 06, 2008

    It's the outside key enter lock thats broken. I can take the door all apart and remove the plastic. When I take the nut off the bracket that holds the door handle the bracket won't come of because of the lock. How do I get the bracket off the lock.

  • inlifex Jan 06, 2009

    The lock on the driver's side is becoming more and more diffucult to unlock.

    I'm thinking of flip flopping the passanger lock to the driver's side.



    Need help doing this. (never taken a car dor apart XD)

  • GoodRunBadId Jan 15, 2009

    I seem to have the same problem. Appears that everything is disconnected, but still cannot remove the exterior door handel or get the lock to loosen up. A bracket around the lock seems to be unremovable.

  • GoodRunBadId May 11, 2010

    I think you are explaining how to remove the plastic interior panel from the door so that you can see where the true proble will arise when trying to remove the broken key lock

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    Some of the doors lock and some do not, the locks seem to be out of sink

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    door lock drwings

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There are retaining screws around the handle and the door release handle. The screws may be covered with plastic circle cover. Take those out and just start pulling the plastic panel away from the door gently yet firmly. Once you get the panel loose lift up on the panel to get it off the door.. be careful or wires that may be connected to the panel when you take it off the door.

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