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#1 joebmx


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Posted 01 June 2007 - 10:16 AM

I have an 87 GL wagon and am having issues with getting the drivers door open. It has not done so from the inside for quite a while now but has recently had the lock cylinder fk'd with and now won't open from the outside either. Any ideas?
I tried to do the coat hanger thing to see if I could at least pop it but quickly realized that I am no car theif. Maybe if i had a clue it would work. Otherwise how possible is it to get to the inside of the door with it closed from the inside of the car?
My legs aren't that long, I can't continue to step over the front seat from the back for much longer.

#2 Skip


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Posted 01 June 2007 - 10:33 AM

Sorry Joe, no real easy answer.

You have obviously tried unlocking the door with the key from the outside.

To get the door panel off, you will need to remove the drivers chair.
Four bolts and move it to the rear area.

Screws in the arm rest, the lock plate and pop clips
Lift up (window down) - whoop dar it is.

Raise the window then unplug the switches and
see what is not moving.

#3 Cougar


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Posted 01 June 2007 - 10:35 AM

You may have to check out the passenger side door operation so you can figure a way to work the driver's side.

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