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My 2000 ford ranger pickup door latches are broken how do I open the doors. Do I have to break a window to get in?

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Usually you can pry the window a little bit or pry the top corner of the door out a little.. you need a metal rod.. preferably 1/4" diameter. long enough to reach across cab to catch oposit door handle and open the door. If the truck has electric door locks. you can sometime just reach down with your rod or even a coat hanger and push the unlock button.. another is a "slimjim"tool i'm not sure if it will work on a 2000 model.. what ever you do try not to break anything or tear the seal of the door. I have done this many times for people that have left their keys in car.

Posted on May 12, 2014

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remove the door panel, i believe the handle uses a cable on the link... simple fix

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

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SOURCE: how to install replacement door handles for 98 ford ranger pickup

remove interior door panel(need special tool to pop plastic clips holding panel to door)with panel off remove plastic film,with window up you should be able to see two 10m nuts-bolts to remove-also have to pop lever off that goes down to door latch

Posted on Sep 19, 2009

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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

Posted on Mar 07, 2010

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Posted on Mar 18, 2010

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SOURCE: 2000 Ford expedition. Rear door latch will not release when unloc

The good ol' Ford door lock mechanisms get tired after a while and need replacing.
This is a pretty common occurence as the Fords get older. Best to open the panels and replace before you can't get it open at all.

Posted on Jun 05, 2010

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