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Old 09-06-2003, 02:33 PM
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HELP! HELP! help! Can't close my Door!!!

I REALLY consider this an emergency.

I'm an idiot. While seeing where I could opublricate my door closing mechanism (old pin style - 77 450 SEL); I accidentally pushed toward in position the inner latch ,mechanism. Now I can't slose door!!!

I can't dislodge it back to the outward position.

So it slams agains catch post on door jam.

Help me!!!!

I have to go out.

But if you can simply advise what needs to be done, please!!!

I'm sure this has happened before!!!!!


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Old 09-06-2003, 02:37 PM
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you can't turn the tumbler with the key?or the remote?
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Old 09-06-2003, 02:37 PM
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Try this, while pulling the handle (and make sure the things unlocked) take a smallish screwdriver and gently pry up and out on the lock bar.

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Old 09-06-2003, 07:11 PM
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Thanks, joep.

Worked by using one of my retired dentist father's dental scaler tools.

Thank God!!!!!

Just before a rainstorm.

That's what I love about this forum. We help each other out!!

Saved me a trip to the repair shop!!!


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