Question about 1989 Jaguar XJ6
The door on the driver's side is stuck closed. When you pull on the door handle on the inside or the outside it doesn't feel like they have any tension/are connected to anything. Only problem is that I can't open the door to get the panel off and get a closer look at the mechanisms. What do I do?
You must remove the panel to access the door with the door closed, it is very difficult but i have done it many times. Have a dealer do the job.
Posted on Sep 04, 2012
I am sorry to tell you that the handle on the outside of your car connects to a rod that opens the door that is different from the one on the inside. It sounds that you need to replace your door handle.
Posted on Jun 09, 2009
Is your car door set up to override the lock mechanism if the door handle is pulled?
If it is not set to override, is your door still locked when you use the handle?
If the door is unlocked, is your door latch in the open position when you test the handle?
If open, close the door latch (not the door, just the latch) and pull the handle to see if this releases.
If it doesn't, check to see if all the rods connecting to the latch mechanism and the handles are all in working order
Posted on Sep 08, 2009
replace bar linking inside with outside handle undo handle remove square bar inspect both parts replace which ever is worn or broke
Posted on Apr 06, 2012
Testimonial: "very helpful, having problem with one screw removing the interior panel....is a screw at elbow position on arm rest...got the other arm rest screw out....I can see the screw when I pull back on the panel.....even removed lower door panel light(red lense)....how do I get to that screw? thanks"
SOURCE: Jaguar x-type 2003: Door lever, driver's side, does not work from inside only outside. It went limp when I was opening it one day. Now I have to open it from the outside by powering down the drive
the inside of the handle break off remove it you will see it
Posted on Aug 01, 2012
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03-28-2006, 06:22 AM
Easy method to open a stuck Kia Rio door. Full credit to 'fastkia' for explaining how to open a stuck lock but after opening my lock by his method I found an easier way to do the job. You need a piece of straight wire (clothes hanger is good) and make a 3/4 inch square bend on one end. Wind down the window & push a tapered (plastic) wedge between the glass and the inside rubber to get a gap to work through. Poke the wire down beside the glass and pull up on the lever that is operated by the outside door handle. This is not the wire from the door handle but is the lever the wire connects to in the lock. While the lever is held up by your hook you can now pull up the locking button. Remove the wire from the door and everything works and it can be opened and closed as often as you like but don't press the button or use the key lock or it will be stuck again. The lever is normally held up by a small spring that has a sharp bend at one end and the spring will ALWAYS break at this bend. I used the same spring with a 'new' loop made from a section of paper clip to replace the old loop. Better than the original. No cost and it took less than 30 minutes
Mar 09, 2010 | 2002 Kia Rio
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