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Re: sticky door lock (archive)

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Posted by Big-T on April 17, 2002 at 12:41:12:

In Reply to: sticky door lock posted by Bob Lord on April 17, 2002 at 12:32:55:

From what I've seen having actually had the door panel off, I highly doubt you'll be successful in lubricating it without taking the door panel off.

Having said that, it's not particularly difficult to take the panel off. Under the inside latch/handle is a little plastic lid. Pop it out and there's a screw underneath. Once that screw is out, you can pop out the tabs around the perimeter of hte panel, and pull out the upper edge by the window. The panel lifts up and out, and be careful to disconnect electrical plugs right away before moving the panel away. The reverse procedure is slightly different, but largely the same. Locate the plastic sliders that sit on one or two tabs on the inside door skin (depends on which door, one or two). Take the plastic sliders off the door and slide them into the slots on the back of the door panel, you'll see right away where they belong. Now the panel mounts by putting it in the exact location and giving it a light slap to pop in the plastic sliders/tabs. Other than that same procedure in reverse.

Hope that helps,
T.



My front right door lock sticks in the open position, but not all of the time. It appears to move more slowly than the locks on the other doors when I use the central locking button. Can I lubricate it without taking the door apart? WD-40?





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