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post #1 of 17 Old 02-07-2014, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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locked in my YJ

I just got back from a nice snow drive , I went to open my drivers door and it wouldnt open , so I rolled down my window and used the outside handle , now I can't get back in ! outside handle will not work now

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post #2 of 17 Old 02-07-2014, 10:45 AM
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Sounds like you'll need to fiddle with the key & handle assembly to see if it will reset.

By chance, did the seat belt get caught up in the latch?

You may need to remove the inner door panel to get access to the locking mechanism to figure out what's causing it.
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post #3 of 17 Old 02-07-2014, 11:33 AM
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had that happen to me, luckily I got it to open cuz the top was down and it was starting to rain.

Do everything with a positive attitude, it won't always work but you'll piss enough people off to make it worthwhile.

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post #4 of 17 Old 02-07-2014, 11:53 AM
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Had that happen to me. Took the inner door panel off and found the problem; the mechanism that releases the latch had come loose. Quick fix.
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post #5 of 17 Old 02-07-2014, 12:34 PM
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Might just have some ice built up in the mech. If you're lucky.

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post #6 of 17 Old 02-07-2014, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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it worked fine the few times I got out on my drive , but didnt work when I got home , so for now I have to drive the Tundra at least it's 4WD
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post #7 of 17 Old 02-07-2014, 12:58 PM
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well, you could dukes of hazzard it. maybe weld the seams up and make it all one piece if you cannot get it fixed. then paint it orange or maybe white like daisy's jeep was and just hop over the door?

ha ha ha, just playing. mine sticks like that when the seat belt gets into the latch

I don't feel like working on anything at this time so i sold my yj.
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post #8 of 17 Old 02-07-2014, 02:32 PM
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Mine did the same thing. Had to pull the door panel and oil everything
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post #9 of 17 Old 02-07-2014, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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Mine did the same thing. Had to pull the door panel and oil everything
that'll be the first thing to do , do I need a door panel tool ?
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post #10 of 17 Old 02-07-2014, 04:23 PM
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Depends on your door panels and/or ability to use a scraper/screwdriver. I've never used a door panel tool to remove mine.
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post #11 of 17 Old 02-07-2014, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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sweet , I have plenty of those
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post #12 of 17 Old 02-07-2014, 10:57 PM
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This happened to me last week. Found out that it's the Z Shaped clip that attaches to the key lock cylinder. When it gets cold, it twists the Z shaped clip (assuming due to age, and cold that it this piece is just weakened) and therefore although you think you've unlocked your door, due to the bent clip, you actually did not. Requires removing the interior panel, then the smaller metal panel that hides access to the lock mechanism, and then twisting the clip back a little. (Z shaped "Clip" is attached to a push rod and the lock cylinder)

I had to push the unlock button from the inside, as far as possible, and pull the handle, in order to get the door opened from the inside. If you can manage to do this, then I'd assume, this is in fact your issue. I believe there is a thread showing how to fix this somewhere, it seems common. Assuming, it's not just your seat belt caught in the door... Haha
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post #13 of 17 Old 02-08-2014, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
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ok , now if I roll down the window i can open the door from the outside , rolled up it won't open
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post #14 of 17 Old 02-09-2014, 01:33 AM
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Take the panel off and see what's happening inside while you're fidgeting with the window. You may need some new window scrubber seals to keep the window off the matching mechanism.

Get a flashlight.

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post #15 of 17 Old 02-15-2014, 10:30 AM Thread Starter
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ended up being the cheap plastic clips that hold the rods to the interior handle , reatached the latch one using the good clip from the lock rod , doors open againg , i just have to lock the door wih the key now , I decided to put small zip ties on the clips , I hope this keeps them from breaking
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