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PostSubject: passenger door lock won't open from inside.   12th May 2014, 20:48

HM is complaining she can't open her door.

I've played with it and if I "flick" the interior handle it will unlock the door, maybe not first time but most is 3 flicks.


Of course even after showing my everloving, she insists on trying to pull the handle off. The door remains locked!

I found the instruction on resetting the door lock computer but it's still the same.

It feels like a sticky mechanism to me and not an electric/electronic issue.

So, do you think it's worth taking the door panel off and having a gander?
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PostSubject: Re: passenger door lock won't open from inside.   12th May 2014, 21:34

If your doors lock when you're going along (most do), you have to pull the handle twice to get out. First time to unlock the door, and the second to actually open it?

Does that sound like your problem?
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PostSubject: Re: passenger door lock won't open from inside.   12th May 2014, 21:38

mine do the same as James suggests above, all I need to do is to stop SWMBO slamming the bloomin' doors once she's got out Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: passenger door lock won't open from inside.   12th May 2014, 22:03

Moon, yes that's it. But I've tried opening the inner handle several times and it won't open. It may be that it gets confused if it's pulled too many time. I'll play in the morning.

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PostSubject: Re: passenger door lock won't open from inside.   13th May 2014, 12:19

I would think the door lock is faulty or the cable that goes from the inner handle to the lock has fallen out (that normally stops you from being able to open the door all the time tho.)

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PostSubject: Re: passenger door lock won't open from inside.   13th May 2014, 18:04

TWG, it will open if it's "flicked" open. Maybe not first flick but always by the third. Doubt if it's cable fully off but it may be coming off at one end.

Never seen inside a Mini door (well not these minis)

She has been able to open it a few times today, at least she hasn't had to lean out to open the door from outside.

Many thanks, I'll ger the door trim off next week,

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PostSubject: Re: passenger door lock won't open from inside.   13th May 2014, 20:05

the other thing to check is the lock is lubricated, wd40 or the French version  Very Happy in the lock may help. May need to roll the catch a few times whilst spraying to really get it in there. Worth ago as its a quick easy fix sometimes.

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PostSubject: Re: passenger door lock won't open from inside.   13th May 2014, 20:20

Yes plan to do that. But I've 10 acres of grass to cut before the weekend as our first guests turn up on Saturday.

Plan is to fit new oil pressure sender first thing then cut grass. I'll resurface about Friday afternoon!

Door lock can wait until next week.

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PostSubject: Re: passenger door lock won't open from inside.   18th May 2014, 19:18

I HATE MY CAR !!!!
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PostSubject: Re: passenger door lock won't open from inside.   18th May 2014, 21:36

OK, starting to love it again.

Took the door apart to fix the interior handle not opening the door.

Have pulled my back - again so much pain and lots of Paracetamol & codeine.

Took from about 1200 to 2200 with breaks for lunch and tea.

It now opens.

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PostSubject: Re: passenger door lock won't open from inside.   2nd June 2014, 05:31

But now discovered...... it doesnt lock.

So the car has been open (n/s door) all the time it's been parked outside in Sheffield.

Boot is full, and yesterday back seat has 80 bottles of real ale on it. Lets hope it's still there?!
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PostSubject: Re: passenger door lock won't open from inside.   2nd June 2014, 13:19

Does it lock if you push the pin down manually?
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PostSubject: Re: passenger door lock won't open from inside.   3rd June 2014, 06:01

Pin is down all the time. I've probably got bthe pin misaligned.

It'll have to wait, no problem in France as we don't lock cars here.

I've got to get my back better first. It's real agony. Sat in the car for two and a half hours last night from Ouistreham to here and the pain subsided. So much so that I forgot to take the last 2 paracetamol & Codeine. I couldn't move this morning, HM had to dress me - at 0500.

The car, with lumbar support fully on is the only place I can get the pain down. On the ferry I sat in a low deep armchair and couldn't get out. I was actually screaming as I stood up. Still, it gave the passengers something to laugh at Smile
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