Locked out of '95 Chevy C1500; need to open hood from outside
I have a '95 Chevy C1500. It has no exterior door handles and opens with poppers by a remote control. The problem is that the battery is dead, so the doors won't pop. So now I can't get into the car to pop the hood so I can charge the battery to open the doors.
I don't want to call a locksmith because I got ripped off last time this happened. Is there a way to pop the hood from the outside? I can get the hook in the center of the hood open, but have no idea where the latch is that you release from the inside. Thanks!
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Best idea i can think of is to be careful and you can connect the jumper cable to the main power at the starter and the ground to almost anything under there to get enough power to get the doors to pop its a pain but it beat paying the lock smith
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In any case the key should open the driver's door manually. You will need to turn it either once or twice in succession. If it will not open then pull on the handle and turn the key in the lock at the same time.
with the inside door panel removed look inside the door towards the handle you will see 2 bolts/nuts that hold the exterior handle to the door. you will have to disconnect the lock clip that holds the rod to the handle that moves to open the door when you pull on the door handle.
The inside door handle itself is probably broken.There is a weak point where the handle joins at the pivot(my 99 Chevy work truck handle broke so many times that I got fed up and fabricated my own handle from solid steel!) I believe this part is the same one in a 95 model year truck.The assembly (handle and surrounding plastic stuff) is only a few bucks(try RockAuto.com).The handle usually will break completely off when it starts to crack,but not always.
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).