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Door Problem (Exterior Handle Broken; Child Safety Lock Engaged)

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by wiscguy, July 23, 2011.

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      wiscguy New Member

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      Its my buddies EX, 1999, and had the back child locks engaged. One day during the winter the back exterior door handle snapped off so I have no way of opening it from either side.

      Have any of you had this problem or have any ideas on how to get this door open?
       
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      Anyone have an idea?
       
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      Maybe a Slim Jim, but I honestly have no other idea.
       
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      Its a pain, but the answer is pull the inside door pannel off then grab the operating rod with a pair of vicegrips and push down like the handle would normally move. The pannel is held on by a pair of screws near the inside handle with a bunch of pushpins around the door edges. I know its been addressed before here - do a search for rear doors.
       
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      thank you
       

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