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Old 01-24-2011, 07:38 AM
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Door Locks by Doofus

I posted this a few days ago in another part of the forum without much response so I'm making a new thread here.

Here's how I remove those pain in the azz door lock thingys.

I've seen threads about how to remove them by unscrewing the hardware and fooling with the linkages in the door but the first time I had to remove one I didn't know how to run a computer or what the internet was.

This maybe common knowledge and I just haven't run across it on the internet yet.

Anyhow, it's been a few years sense I changed one so I may be holding it in my hands wrong or upside down.

I don't even know the name of the tool in my hand but I've figgered out that you can reach in the door with your forearms running parallel tightly together and insert the tip of the tool between the holding tab and the metal frame of the latch, pull the tool towards the front of the door while putting side pressure on the lock thingy, sliding it sideways and then off the metal frame.
When I was doing quit a few of them for my buddys I got purty good at it. Sometimes taking longer to remove the door cover.



Just enuff room to slip the tip of tool in and pull tab so you can slid the unit sideways

It take's practice but once I get my hands in the door I can feel around and usually have it out in under a minute.



When I was a kid I had to teach myself to be ambidextrous cuz my wiener was getting to much of a hook in it. (That should be sig worthy)

So if your right handed you'll find the drivers side is easy and the passenger side will eat you up.
Same go's for the leftys. Passenger side will be a snap but drivers side is tuff.

I can't tell you much more then the pictures show. If your not coordinated then this is not of you. It's all done by feel.
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Old 01-24-2011, 08:05 AM
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ok im still lost. is that the lock inside the door for the catch deal on the door jam?
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Old 01-24-2011, 08:58 AM
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Yup.
You can slip the plastic unit out without removing all the steel hardware
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:26 AM
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other question is why were you doing this?
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:43 AM
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To service the dc motor inside.
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When I was a kid I had to teach myself to be ambidextrous cuz my wiener was getting to much of a hook in it. (That should be sig worthy)
That is definately sig worthy
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Old 02-06-2011, 01:36 PM
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Anybody tried this?
JMO but its way easier then removing all that hardware
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