Key ulocks door, power locks are functioning but interior and exterior handles wont unlatch door to open...cant get inside door panel off to diagnose problem cuz door is in closed position, Do i need a TORCH?
2003 Mitsubishi Outlander door was hit slightly while open. Door will not open from inside. Door ajar light won't turn off.
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those door latches use a very tense spring that engage the closing mechansim. If the handle lifts without any restiction at all,,the sping is missing...if the handle when pulled or lifted offers slight resistance,this means it is very weak and needs replaced. it does not have enough rigidity to release the lock works from the lock pin that is fixed to the inside door facing.
Jaguar 2000-06 - Locks & Lock Systems Power Door Locks - Removal & Installation
Door Lock Switch Door Lock Diagnosis & Testing
Visually inspect the following:
Misaligned door(s), hood or luggage compartment lid
Exterior door handle
Interior door handle
Door lock cylinder
Luggage compartment lid exterior release switch
Door lock actuator
Remote transmitter batteries
Door lock switch
Front electronic module
If an obvious cause for an observed or reported concern is found,
correct the cause (if possible) before proceeding to the next step.
Door Lock Motor Coupe And Convertible
Turn ignition key to position II.
Motor door glass to fully raised position.
Turn ignition key to position O.
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Remove door casing for access.
Remove door water shedder.
Position PVC secondary water shedder for access.
Slacken and remove the door glass rear runner lower securing screws.
Reposition door glass rear runner. Mark the position of the glass rear runner upper securing screw.
Slacken and remove the upper securing screw and move the runner away from the glass.
Disconnect door handle and lock barrel (driver door only) operating rods from latch links.
Slacken and remove the three latch assembly securing screws and position latch for access.
Remove latch motor harness multiplug from mounting bracket and disconnect multiplug.
Release operating cable from door handle. Move inner door handle
to the locked position. Remove operating cable outer abutment from
support bracket. Disconnect cable inner from door inner handle.
Remove lock motor assembly from door.
To install, reverse removal procedure.
Fig. Removing door lock actuator
Remove the door window glass
Detach the interior door handle.
Detach the actuator remote cable from the interior door handle.
Remove the interior door handle.
Detach the door window glass run.
Remove the exterior door handle retaining screws.
Remove the front door actuator retaining screws.
Reposition the front door actuator and exterior handle.
Remove the front door actuator and exterior handle.
Disconnect the front door actuator remote cable.
Detach the door lock cylinder connecting rod (1).
Detach the exterior door handle connecting rod (2).
I had the same problem on mine. Tyr this: Use the interior handle and lift it. Hold it and, with a pencil, you need to lift a little part on the lock system. Once this is lift, the door will engage. Now do not lock your door before closing your door!
remove the screws that fasten the interior door panel to the door. Visually inspect the handle assembly. there will be two cables that connect the handle and lock button to the door lock assembly. I would bet that the L-shaped end of the interior door handle cable broke. The replacement is self explanatory for the handle. Google the door lock assembly which isn't as visable. Bob
Order the exterior door handle AND the clip that attaches the rod to the exterior handle from your local dealership ( any part in the salvage yard will have at least as much wear as the one U are replacing ) Also order a can of touch up paint matching your car. After you have the parts and have painted the new exterior handle, roll down the window and remove the interior door panel. ( instructions have been posted at 'replace door lock buttom' ) Two nuts, one on each side, hold the broken handle in place and must be removed ( DON'T loose them ). Loosen the rod from the clip at the top to allow a bit more room, But take note on the way it is attached ( you will need to reattach the rod to new handle ) To install new mechanism put the new clip on the rod, carefully place the gasket and the new handle in place and install nuts to secure. Test the door handle and make sure it works. Reinstall interior door panel.
Ford had a problem with the door handles not working properly. They are cheap plastic. If the exterior door handle is broken, you will need to drill out the rivets that hold it in, and then get the door open and the panel off. You have to disconnect the rod going to it. Then, remove the handle. If you don't want to drill again, I suggest replacing the rivets with a bolt and nut easily obtainable at your hardware store. I've found that a M7 bolt works very well. If you are having a problem with the interior door handle, it's the same problem. Remember to check your door latch because if your exterior handle is broken, then your latch isn't working properly. I got one at Ford for about 40 bucks.