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    netwunders@gmail.com
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    Default 1998 Elantra Manual Door Locked

    Hello,
    The passenger side door of my 98 Elantra Wagon is locked and won't
    open. The handle seems to have disconnected. I have the keys, but they
    only turn the lock. I can get into the car on the driver's side but
    can't open the passenger door from the inside either. I am trying to
    get the door unlocked so I can take the door panel off and have a look,
    but am having some trouble. Any tips?

    I have a Car Door Lock Out Tool (Slim Jim) but am not having any luck.
    Please save me a trip to the dealer (since my warranty has expired and
    I don't want to pay $75 for a spring). What should I do to fix my
    manual door lock?




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    irwell
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    On 16 Oct 2006 20:23:37 -0700, netwunders@gmail.com wrote:

    >Hello,
    >The passenger side door of my 98 Elantra Wagon is locked and won't
    >open. The handle seems to have disconnected. I have the keys, but they
    >only turn the lock. I can get into the car on the driver's side but
    >can't open the passenger door from the inside either. I am trying to
    >get the door unlocked so I can take the door panel off and have a look,
    >but am having some trouble. Any tips?
    >
    >I have a Car Door Lock Out Tool (Slim Jim) but am not having any luck.
    >Please save me a trip to the dealer (since my warranty has expired and
    >I don't want to pay $75 for a spring). What should I do to fix my
    >manual door lock?


    You may get some ideas here.
    http://auto.howstuffworks.com/power-door-lock3.htm

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    hyundaitech
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    Default Re: 1998 Elantra Manual Door Locked

    There's probably something broken in the door latch. To get the door
    open,
    you'll need to get something down into the door and release the latch.
    This will be difficult and may require destroying the door trim panel.


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    Mike Marlow
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    "irwell" <hook@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:7ps9j2l4fgetif0ba0jog68u37883uipu2@4ax.com...
    > On 16 Oct 2006 20:23:37 -0700, netwunders@gmail.com wrote:
    >
    > >Hello,
    > >The passenger side door of my 98 Elantra Wagon is locked and won't
    > >open. The handle seems to have disconnected. I have the keys, but they
    > >only turn the lock. I can get into the car on the driver's side but
    > >can't open the passenger door from the inside either. I am trying to
    > >get the door unlocked so I can take the door panel off and have a look,
    > >but am having some trouble. Any tips?
    > >
    > >I have a Car Door Lock Out Tool (Slim Jim) but am not having any luck.
    > >Please save me a trip to the dealer (since my warranty has expired and
    > >I don't want to pay $75 for a spring). What should I do to fix my
    > >manual door lock?

    >
    > You may get some ideas here.
    > http://auto.howstuffworks.com/power-door-lock3.htm


    Manual door locks - look at the subject line.

    --

    -Mike-
    mmarlowREMOVE@alltel.net



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    irwell
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    On Tue, 17 Oct 2006 14:43:25 -0400, "Mike Marlow" <mmarlow@alltel.net>
    wrote:

    >
    >"irwell" <hook@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >news:7ps9j2l4fgetif0ba0jog68u37883uipu2@4ax.com.. .
    >> On 16 Oct 2006 20:23:37 -0700, netwunders@gmail.com wrote:
    >>
    >> >Hello,
    >> >The passenger side door of my 98 Elantra Wagon is locked and won't
    >> >open. The handle seems to have disconnected. I have the keys, but they
    >> >only turn the lock. I can get into the car on the driver's side but
    >> >can't open the passenger door from the inside either. I am trying to
    >> >get the door unlocked so I can take the door panel off and have a look,
    >> >but am having some trouble. Any tips?
    >> >
    >> >I have a Car Door Lock Out Tool (Slim Jim) but am not having any luck.
    >> >Please save me a trip to the dealer (since my warranty has expired and
    >> >I don't want to pay $75 for a spring). What should I do to fix my
    >> >manual door lock?

    >>
    >> You may get some ideas here.
    >> http://auto.howstuffworks.com/power-door-lock3.htm

    >
    >Manual door locks - look at the subject line.


    I did, did you have a look at the site, not just for
    power door locks.

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    Edwin Pawlowski
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    >>> >The passenger side door of my 98 Elantra Wagon is locked and won't
    >>> >open. The handle seems to have disconnected. I have the keys, but they
    >>> >only turn the lock. I can get into the car on the driver's side but
    >>> >can't open the passenger door from the inside either. I am trying to
    >>> >get the door unlocked so I can take the door panel off and have a look,
    >>> >but am having some trouble. Any tips?


    Know anyone at a body shop? They seem to know how to get into door panels.
    May be worth stopping at one and asking.

    A co-worker had a similar problem, but since it was an old car near the end
    of its life, they merely cut the door panel open. Own a Sawzall?



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    Mike Marlow
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    "irwell" <hook@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:v3faj21en4k54c2c62leiuklffupp3vekn@4ax.com...
    > On Tue, 17 Oct 2006 14:43:25 -0400, "Mike Marlow" <mmarlow@alltel.net>
    > wrote:


    > >
    > >Manual door locks - look at the subject line.

    >
    > I did, did you have a look at the site, not just for
    > power door locks.


    My bad I guess. I did look at the web site, saw the power lock section and
    actually scrolled down through it some, but apparently did not look down
    through it far enough.

    --

    -Mike-
    mmarlowREMOVE@alltel.net



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    sqdancerLynn
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    Default Re: 1998 Elantra Manual Door Locked

    As a last resort Working inside remove the passange seat you should then
    be able to get the door panel off


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    netwunders@gmail.com
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    sqdancerLynn wrote:
    > As a last resort Working inside remove the passange seat you should then
    > be able to get the door panel off


    Thanks, but I don't think that will help in this situation. On my 1998
    Hyundai Elantra Wagon, the door panel screws are hidden by the door
    moulding and dashboard. Again.. thanks.


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    netwunders@gmail.com
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    Edwin Pawlowski wrote:
    > >>> >The passenger side door of my 98 Elantra Wagon is locked and won't
    > >>> >open. The handle seems to have disconnected. I have the keys, but they
    > >>> >only turn the lock. I can get into the car on the driver's side but
    > >>> >can't open the passenger door from the inside either. I am trying to
    > >>> >get the door unlocked so I can take the door panel off and have a look,
    > >>> >but am having some trouble. Any tips?

    >
    > Know anyone at a body shop? They seem to know how to get into door panels.
    > May be worth stopping at one and asking.
    >
    > A co-worker had a similar problem, but since it was an old car near the end
    > of its life, they merely cut the door panel open. Own a Sawzall?


    Thanks for your suggestions. Unfortunately I don't own a Sawzall, and I
    really do need a friend at a bodyshop. After two weeks of driving
    around without any front seat passengers... I'm thinking the Sawzall is
    the way to go. I even opened up the driver side door to see how it all
    is supposed to work. And, unfortunatley, it look like there's no way to
    unlock the door using the slim jim.

    I hate to hack into my door panel but here goes...


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