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Passenger automatic lock

The door won't open the lock does not come up far enough to disengage. Other locks open just not the passenger door. I disconnected battery and it still won't work. How can it be fixed? Very unsafe feature!

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  • D1413CR Sep 06, 2008

    Thanks Johngee but the problem is I can not open door to get the panel off. So how do I get the door open so I can take it apart??

  • D1413CR Sep 06, 2008

    I can not get the door open to take panel off. How can I get door open?



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Hi There,
You'll have to remove the door panel....Once it's off you can determine where it's getting stuck, which may be on the door panel, then you can rectify the problem.

Regards Johngee10

Posted on Sep 06, 2008

  • Think i understand the problem in a little more depth this time....I can suggest that you call in a lock smith, but I don't know if they would make a better job than you can....

    The second suggestion....Get a sharp pointed knife with a thin blade, and try lever up the plastic locking button, and try grab it with a pair of pliers....

    If that fails....Last suggestion....Remove the seat from the passenger side, or both front seats, to give yourself more room....You'll need to remove the screws from the door panel, which may be hidden behind small plastic covers. Take those out with a small flat sharp screw driver.....Remove the Philips screws from the arm rest, and look to see if there are any others that need to be removed.....Now you'll need to make up a special tool.....It can be a 90degree bent flat screw driver, leaving about two inches at the end......Slip the end of the screw driver blade up and between the cover and the door.....Slide it along, until you feel it becoming tighter, then gently pull the tool towards you and pop it out of it's housing.....Do the same to as many of the clips of the panel you can manage access to.......... then lay down on your back....Reach up inside the panel, being careful not to damage it and pull it open as much as possible....then reach in and find the lever by touch and push it up to open it....

    Once the door is'll be able to sort out the reason for the problem and fix it....

    All the best Johngee10



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