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The sliding door on the passenger side is stuck closed and will not unlock either manually or electonically. I have the panel off and the black plastic pulled down, but am unable to get the electical lock(?) assimbly out. What can I do? Is there a diagram or something that will show me how to do this?

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  • djgadd Feb 04, 2010

    are you saying to unhook the manual wires from the black plastic switch? There are two wires(or cables) that are from the manual opener.

  • djgadd Feb 04, 2010

    My 2002 Dodge Caravan. The sliding door on the passenger side is frozen shut and will not unlock either manually or electronically. I have the door panel off, but am unable to remove the black plastic switching(?) unit that I assume controls the lock. What do you suggest I do?

  • djgadd Feb 04, 2010

    My question is on the sliding door on the passenger side, not the front door.

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Good day, well sir your so close from opening the doors. if you find the metal wiring that connects to the door lock then you have to force it a little to let loose. Its gonna be a little tight coz the electronic lock is still connected. if its too tight try removing the steel wires from the power lock connection then try letting the steel wires again. hope this helps and have a nice day.

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    dj_relly999 Feb 04, 2010

    have you seen the hard steel wires sir... if that is what you meant then your right. try to detached it

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    dj_relly999 Feb 05, 2010

    yes sir on the passenger door 2nd from the front. try to access it and unhook the wires from the power lock mechanism so that you can open the door manually. faulty power locks really makes the door shut stuck

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FRONT PASSENGER'S DOOR PANEL
9. Lower the front passenger's window all the way and open the front passenger's door.
10. Begin by prying off the outer handle piece, as shown below. To do this, insert a screwdriver or other strong, thin tool into the crack between the inner and outer pieces at one end and carefully spread them apart. (NOTE: The next four pictures are actually of the rear driver's side door panel and handle. The front passenger's handle is identical to those of the rear doors and I already had the pics for the rear door version of this DIY, so
I used them instead of taking new ones - view the pictures in a mirror if it bothers you - J/K.)

11. Once one end of the outer handle piece is pried out slightly, move to the other end and pry that out slightly, as shown below. Go back and forth between ends until the handle has been pried out approx. 1/8". Once it is this far out, you should be able to pull it off the rest of the way with your hands.

12. The picture below illustrates how the outer handle piece is connected to the inner handle piece by two posts (yellow arrows) and 3 clips (red arrows). Now you know why it is so hard to get off.

13. The picture below shows the inner handle piece still attached to the door panel. The handle piece is attached to the door panel with three medium Phillips screws (red arrows) and the door panel is secured to the door with 2 large Phillips screws (yellow arrows). If you want to remove the inner handle piece from the door panel, remove all five screws. If you are just taking the door panel off, only remove the two large screws indicated by the yellow arrows.

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