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My 99 Explorer Sport driver side door lock will not unlock using remote, key, outside touchpad or inside control. The plunger goes about halfway up then relocks. There is a broken spring inside the lock mechanism that apparently is the problem that need to be replaced. This should be an easy fix and I would like to do it my self. Do I need to take the door panel off or can it be accessed without taking it off?

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Yes you do have to take the panel off and i wouldnt go for the spring just yet- the door lock actuator itself coluld be bad... if the spring is broke it is part of the latch, serviced as an assembly. hope this helps and good luck

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