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HI! I HAVE A 1993 TOWN CAR AND THE RIGHT-REAR DOOR LOCK ACTUATOR DOES NOT WORK. ALL OTHER DOORLOCKS WORK. IT IS STUCK IN THE LOCKED POSITION. I CAN'T GET TO IT BECAUSE I CAN'T OPEN THE DOOR TO TAKE THE DOOR PANEL OFF. I TRYED USING PLIERS TO FORCE THE LOCKING KNOB UP, BUT IT DOEN'T WORK. HOPE YOU CAN HELP.

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    I NEVER THOUGHT OF THAT. MANY THANKS

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Since you tried the pliers already, we can agree that the lock actuator motor asm. is frozen. You have only 1 option. You will have to partially remove the panel with the door closed. Here's how it's done:
Remove the rear seat. If the seat back cushion partially covers the door panel, remove it too. Now, follow standard door panel R&R procedures regarding the arm rest to door anchor screws, door handle trim cover, etc. Then, you will have to partially pull the door panel (at the rear, where your door lock/door latch is located) away from the door far enough to reach in and disconnect the lock rod from the latch asm. by un-clipping the retainer from the rod allowing the rod to slide out of the hole it is in on the lock lever pivot. Once it is free, you can pivot thr lock lever to the un-lock position with your fingers and open the door.

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    Cool Blue Services Jul 17, 2010

    You are very welcome, Moondog. NE time...Regards and good luck....2coolrick

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