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My front passenger door will not open or unlock. I have a 2007 Focus. How do i access the door panel to fix the lock?

Since the screws to access the panel are on the side of the door, can anyone suggest how to open the door???? HELP

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If you use whats called a slimjim and slide it down on the far left outer side of the window you can access the accuater lever or rod for the door. Any autozone are police officer can show you exactly how to do it. It's real easy.

Posted on Mar 28, 2014

  • Lisa Mendoza
    Lisa Mendoza Mar 28, 2014

    Thank you! I will try this today.

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    newenglanddv Jun 08, 2014

    I had the same problem and spent hours with the slimjim with no luck. The lock Mech needs1 to slide to the side before it will line up with the catch. I ended up removing the seat from the car. This will give you access to the door pad. The hard part is getting at the screws between the door pad and the dash. Once the door pad is off you can get at the mech. Slide it over and then you can pull it up and open the door. You can get a used door lock motor from a junkyard but if it is from a diffrent year you may have to change the linkage. Before you put the door pad back on make sure it locks and unlocks several times. You may have to adjust the linkage a little. It is not a difficult job just take your time and keep track of all the screws. Good luck!

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