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Lock mechanism in my doors is broke

The locking mechanism in my doors is not working. They are currenly stuck in the locked position and I can no longer open the doors. What is the best approach to fixing this?

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  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2008

    I also have the same problem, my door is stcuk closed, and locked, the inside parts do not seem to be functioning.



  • Kevin Valus Oct 25, 2011

    I have the same problem with my 1999 Wrangler on the pasenger door. The only problem I'm having is when I take off the inside door handle I see a rod on the bottom (I'm assuming for the handle), but the top is not a rod for the lock, it is a rope/string/shoelace-looking thing. I cannot for the life of me pull it to unlock the door as was suggested below. Am I not doing something correct or not understanding? Any other tips or ideas?

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The rod inside the door has come off this happens often, most of the time its because the srcew holding the inside door handle is loose try tightening it first, if this does't work remove the inside door handle held on with a t15 or t 20 scew and see if the rod has come off at the handle try pulling on the rods to unlock the door then open it, once the door is open remove door panel 2 screws at bottom and just pry up on the soft upper grommets if it a half door reomve door panel and plastic moisture barrier rods connect from the outside lock cylinder to the lock mech and rods also go from the inside lock to the mech one or both of these has come off reconnect them sometime the clips to hold them in place fall down into the bottom of the door if they are not on the rods look there..hope this helps

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