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Locked out by factory security system?

Hey guys I searched but can't find the info I'm looking for.

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Recently purchased a 2000 F250 7.3 supercab, my second one.

I drove it for a bit and then parked it before winter. Went to do some work on it today but I can't get in!

The door locks were a bit sticky but both sides can 'unlock', in other words the plunger thing comes up to indicate the door is unlocked.

But the handles won't open the door, they almost feel disconnected.
Never had this problem with my previous truck, but it didn't have the factory keyless entry and security system.

There's a good chance the battery's are dead. They weren't great in the summer. The keyless entry FOB didn't work when I bought the truck.

What do I do? I feel even punching out the passenger side door lock won't help because i can hear the door unlocking?
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Tow truck company... have them slim jim the door lock. Likely cost less than repairs due to breaking in yourself. Superdutys are commonly stolen because they're easy to break into for "pro" theif...

Once its open lube up the door keyholes!



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If it is unlocking with the key and still not opening, the problem has nothing to do with the keyless entry but more like the door handles.

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Is it possible the doors could be stuck from winter?

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Tow truck company... have them slim jim the door lock. Likely cost less than repairs due to breaking in yourself.[/color]
X2 or if you have triple A

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Weak batteries and/or weak lock actuators could make the locking mechanism move a small amount but not as far as needed to actuly unlock.

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Hey thanks for the replies.

Just got back from a 2 month stretch of work, haven't been able to check/reply.

Before I left I got fed up and punched in the passenger side door lock, and was able to open the truck that way. Batteries were still fine the truck fired right up.

There's still something funky going on, i think Belz is right it has to do with the door handles. Ordered two new ones and taking the doors apart to clean and lube all the moving parts inside as well.

Once I get that fixed I'll start a build thread, I've rebuilt/restored a lot of cars and figured why not a superduty?
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It'll probably be the connecting rod from the actuator to the handle itself. Happens in Chevy's a lot too

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