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1988 CADI Eldorado Biarritz, 4.5 liter v8: locked keys in car, called locksmith he put inflatable air bags in door to stretch 4 space to slide his crooked metal stick in and reach pull the handles, push electric door lock button/switch and manually but doors would not open. He than pulled the keys out of ignition and out the crack. Guess what, both doors sounded like they unlocked with the key but would not open. Is there some kind of anti theft protection that kicks in when you mess the doors and locks inside, (I heard from someone that a central locking system that will stay locked until you can unhook the battery?) Help, I have my keys but car doors will not open. Did stretching or forcing doors open a bit with these airbags possible cause damage?

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Please contact a Caddy dealer.

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You don't say if the parking lights and/or tail lights come on. If the rest of the lights are working. Try replacing the dimmer switch on the floor. It's relatively simple to do and cost about $15.00 depending on where you are

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You most likely have a central locking system that will stay locked until you can unhook the battery. This is sounds like a similar problem I had with my 95 BMW.

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SOURCE: Need parts manual for a 1984 Cadillac Eldorado

This is just my advice as even if you get the spare parts manual the spares will not be available in the market or on shelf as the model's production has stopped.
Hence it will be best to get the second hand assembly of the spare that you are looking for and is required for your vehicle.
So please try to get some solution from a search for second hand spares. I ccan give you some links which you can try
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http://www.buyyourcar.co.uk/car-parts/cadillac/eldorado/part/gear-linkage-selector

http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/freeads/cadillac_eldorado_brougham.htm

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