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Unread 09-08-2013, 01:32 PM   #1
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Drivers door will not lock/unlock

I paid off the Jeep last week!!! To celebrate the Jeep has decided to give me a few problems

When I hit the key folb to unlock/lock the doors all work except for the drivers. It happened randomly a few times, now its a permanent thing.

When watching inside you can see the round lock disc on the inside handle try to move when locking/unlocking, but it will not go all the way in/out. Its like it is stuck on something.

I can manually push the disc in and out most of the time, although sometimes it gets hung up and will not move.

I pulled off the inner panel to inspect and do not see anything in the handle mechanism rubbing. The wire to the lock runs behind the next layer. I can see the top wire is the one that sometimes hangs up, but nothing inside that layer indicates why.

I got the bolts off for the next layer, but when I started prying I could see the window was attached to this one, and I am not sure how to pull it all apart. I do not want to break the automatic windows in the process.

The wire connectors to the door look clean, no bent pins.

Any ideas from here?


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Unread 09-08-2013, 02:10 PM   #2
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Try to get some lube with a straw attachment to get the sticky parts freed up. I know that's not much help but maybe you didn't cross that bridge yet. There should be a write up if you google search the intraweb
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