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Wrangler '06 passenger door won't unlock/open

Was an intermittent problem a few weeks ago.
Now I can't get the door open at all any more.
It's locked, my attempts to unlock either inside or with
key result in a mild "spring-back" to the locked direction.
Trying to unlock & pull door handle simultaneously
does not work.
Damp weather has always seemed to bring the problem
on in the past.

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My wife had an old Nissan that the lock rods came off inside the door, it prevented me from opeing the passenger door. What I had to do is drill some strategic holes to gain acess to the striker on the door channel. Once I had access, I center punched and drilled the stricker bolts out so the stricker was no longer fastened to the channel. Once this was done, I was able to push the door open, remove the door panel, get in there to see what had happened and repair/replace the problem. It was a weekend project, but it was alot cheaper than taking it to a shop (who quoted me up to $1000.00). Ended up costing me only the parts (about $20.00). Good luck.

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