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cozz



Member Since: 15 May 2013
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door lock prob

tonight my door sounded weird when i shut it, then it locked me in

won't open from inside, the door knob has kinda dropped, you can pull it up but does nothing, so window down, and arm out, button does nothing, and key in lock does nothing

can't open door to remove door card ?

dunno what to do ?

if its locked on then taking hinges off won't help me will it ?

coat hanger down the door skin ?

please help

Post #745742 14th Dec 2018 10:00pm
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VVS210



Member Since: 12 Nov 2016
Location: Hampshire
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Sounds like a classic problem, happened on my old 90. You get a fatigue crack in a plate within the door mechanism so that with the button up if you use the interior release the button drops down about half way & the door doesn't open. Try dropping the window, pop the button up and hold it there with your left hand then push the outside door button using your right hand, door should open & trim can then be removed for a repair using the electric glue sparky thing to repair the crack Thumbs Up

Post #745820 15th Dec 2018 1:35pm
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cozz



Member Since: 15 May 2013
Location: nottingham
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thanks, that's almost right

it was seeming to work on key, but would open, because a plastic toggle off my Rab jacket had got caught, smashed into the door mech, so even when unlocked it was stuck fast,

managed to get door panel off, saw it was unlocking so gave it a big shove and it opened

but you are right the button runner plastic clip wotsit was cracked, so used soldering iron to fix it

ta very much

Post #745834 15th Dec 2018 2:57pm
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