The electric locks seem to be working but outside door handles don't want to move. its an 1988 xj6 vaden plas in addition, the right front door cannot be opened from either insid or outside electric windows all work ok is there a way to reach inside these door to open them?
Re: 1988 jaguar and cannot open doors from outside
Need to remove the interior door panels and check all the linkages. One of them is a brittle plastic linkage that is famous for breaking, and bits get caught up in the travel path of the door handle. I had taht issue, and rebult all mine with aftermarket plastic linkages, and the metal parts I pulled from junkyard cars. No way to fix it without removing the interior door panels, but that is thankfully a pretty easy job.
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I had the same problem in my 2002 not isn't back I got a tin of wd 40 put the straw applecateter in the key hole and give it a good dose after 10 minute it open did it again now it works fine so I did them soon to make shore try it before you have to pull the door panel apart
On the inside trim, you can remove screws that are by the door handle,
arm rest, under door and side of door and then gently pull back on the
panel as there will also be retaining clips attached and you don't want
to break them. You'll need to lift the door panel upwards in order to
get it off the window ledge. Then you'll need to manipulate the panel
and disconnect the door handle linkage from the door handle and
disconnect the wiring for your controls. Pull back the weather seal (if it has one) and then you can access the outer door handle. It sounds like the linkage connecting the handle to the latch may have broken/separated
If you havent' already broken the door handles tugging on them, inside the door you will find a linkage with a tensioner adjustment. You need to tighten that linkage adjuster. You will find if you take off the inside door panel and pull the linkage manually the door retanier will actuate. The job is a PIA, and requires a couple of very long, very small box wrenches. Dont attempt to adjust the linkage without loosening the retaining nut, the linkage will shear right off, thus making the outer door handles permanently locked Good luck.
If the doors will open from the outside, but do not open from the inside - the child safety switches are probably activated. Open the rear doors (from the outside) and slide the small levers next to the doors locks (on the edge of the doors) upwards.