Passenger door locked won't unlock

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Passenger door locked won't unlock

Postby minorbiz » Sat May 27, 2017 5:36 pm

My 1969 Minor passenger door is shut and locked. turning the key and the inside eccentric pin doesn't appear to be able to unlock the door. The interior door handle connecting bar has been disconnected, so eliminated that from being the problem. The door latch itself appears to be rock solid.

Any ideas please.

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Re: Passenger door locked won't unlock

Postby Boomlander » Sun May 28, 2017 5:45 am

I would suggest that you remove the door card from inside the car and manually release the latch.
Be a good idea to reconnect the remote rod and investigate the cause of the handle not releasing the latch. :D


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Re: Passenger door locked won't unlock

Postby minorbiz » Sun May 28, 2017 7:00 pm

Thanks for the advise.

I have now managed to open the door, no idea what the problem was, all I did this morning extra is tap the lock with a hammer a few times, must have loosened something that caused the lock to seize.

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Re: Passenger door locked won't unlock

Postby Boomlander » Sun May 28, 2017 11:16 pm

May be a good idea to remove the handle mechanism and thoroughly lubricate it.


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Re: Passenger door locked won't unlock

Postby kennatt » Mon May 29, 2017 6:47 am

you can't beat a good calibration tap with a 5lb hammer :D :D :D :D best tool you can have. :D


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