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Door locks won't work properly.

Hello, my doors will not unlock with my keys, at first I could only unlock my car on the drivers side which was fine but now I can only unlock my car from the passenger side which is now a problem. I was locked out for about 45 min. and now I'm scared to even lock it. I don't have money to take it in so I was wondering is there a trick or simple solution to this?? please e-mail me what you think. thank you for your time.

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  • stacypowers Apr 16, 2009

    This made my door lock on the passenger side easier however it still didn't solve my problem its weird it was working on the drivers side and its as if it just decided to switch sides, to now work on the passenger side... I'm still afraid to lock it up though cause I could be completely locked out. on the back and the drivers side it wont even let me insert the key in all the way. any other ideas???

  • stacypowers Apr 17, 2009

    I have three keys, All in good condition, I applied the graphite lube to the key not in the lock cause theres like a little shield that the lock has, that you have to use the key to push past.... Its weird its like the car will only allow you to have access to one door on purpose, at first you could get in from the drivers side only- with no problems. and now you can get in from the passenger side only. any other ideas?? Have a great weekend!..... Stacy....PS I will try more Lube though...Although I don't think thats it. Thanks Stacy



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Try using a Graphite or teflon based lubricant, it works wonders for door locks. Usually available at hardware, auto stores,and lock smiths

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  • Ed
    Ed Apr 16, 2009

    Is the key bent or twisted?

    do you have a spare key you can try?

    Did you spray the lube into the lock, or apply it to the key?

    It may take more than one application of lubricant, also try putting some in the edges of the key and work it in and out..

  • Ed
    Ed Apr 17, 2009

    If more lube does not work, then I would say take it to a Locksmith and have him look at it for you. Would likely be cheaper than the dealer, as they would likely replace the lock set.

    Sorry I couldn't be of more help.




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