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> Passenger door wont open, It worked fine yesterday
post Jan 9, 2017 - 12:33 PM
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Kinggeord

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Hello my passenger door wont open from the inside or the outside i am suspecting its the actuater is there any way i can manually open the door i have managed to get the inside panel back a bit and with the window rolled down i can see the mechanisms
post Jan 9, 2017 - 12:42 PM
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how cold is it there?
during the winter time I've had it happen a few times (usually after washing my car or something) where the doors would freeze and not open.
first you might want to try some door lock deicer or something like that and grease everything up too.


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post Jan 10, 2017 - 2:29 PM
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I've had this happen in colder weather too mainly cause I never really use the passenger door. Usually if you let the interior heat up, it'll warm up the lock actuator enough to allow it to move. The problem is that moisture builds up in the actuator and freezes the unit enough that it won't fully return the latch or even unlock. It's a pain to deal with but applying a little heat to it will fix it for you, I used a heat gun on low setting. Like cheela suggested, put a little extra grease on stuff and that should help reduce the chance of it happening.


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post Jan 10, 2017 - 2:36 PM
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hair blower straight to the keyhole on the outside has worked for me in the past. lol


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post Jan 13, 2017 - 6:48 PM
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I had that issue once.....in Texas.....during the summer. So it wasnt frozen. So I can say that sometimes the door lick actuator does fail sometimes. There is a tab that can unlock it, but due to its location its a pain to access (given the door is closed). My only option was either destroy door card to access the guts or cut open the door. Since I had a spare door laying around I had some fun. I have a video around somewhere of how it works after I cut it open.
post Jan 13, 2017 - 8:12 PM
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I had this happen once as well, I found spraying some Liquid Wrench lubricating oil into the lock and working the key back and forth freed it up and didn't have any problems thereon forward.


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