Door removal - Child lock on & outside handle busted

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OppositeLock
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Door removal - Child lock on & outside handle busted

Post by OppositeLock » 20 Aug 2010 08:38 am

So heres a curly one for you guys.

The rear passenger door on the 360 wont open. It behaves like the child safety lock is on and the outside handle behaves like it is locked. So how do you open a door without the handles. I don't think I can even get the door trim off without destroying it.

Cheers in advance! sm4

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Re: Door removal - Child lock on & outside handle busted

Post by trabitom99 » 20 Aug 2010 08:55 am

OppositeLock wrote:So heres a curly one for you guys.

The rear passenger door on the 360 wont open. It behaves like the child safety lock is on and the outside handle behaves like it is locked. So how do you open a door without the handles. I don't think I can even get the door trim off without destroying it.

Cheers in advance! sm4
That sounds familiar. The previous owner had the child lock on, and then a part on the door handle snapped:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/67079289@N ... otostream/

To open the door you need to remove the inside trim. make sure you find all the screws otherwise you'll break the trim. Sometimes the screws are hidden under little plastic covers. Then you need to try and poke around in there with a screwdriver to get the child lock off.

Changing the door handles is a nightmare, I failed miserabely, losing lots of skin on my fingers in the attempt, and got my local garage to do it :oops:

Tom
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kelvingenders
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Re: Door removal - Child lock on & outside handle busted

Post by kelvingenders » 20 Aug 2010 11:53 am

I had this same problem. You may find that the plastic clips that hold the metal guide from inside the door has broken ..hence the locking mechanism won't release. If the handle outside handle is removed then you can get the door open. however if the door handle is not removed you have no chance. Please be careful removing the door handle.....I broke mine and had to get a replacement door and handle (and get it resprayed)

Kelvin - Brisbane

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