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Old 09-10-2021, 06:42 PM   #1
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Hello,

Ever since I bought my silver 2002 SL2 in 2005, the driver's door lock has been a little "dodgy". Now something has finally failed. When I insert the key into the lock and turn it, it will lock the door, but not unlock it.

(BTW, it is the same car as this thread. I finally got around to finishing it only two weeks ago. It was nice to have it working again. And after 150,000 miles, I pre-emptively put a brand new starter on, so I can have confidence in it.)

For now, I will need to use key fobs or unlock the right front door and use the "door unlock" button.

Is this a "linkage" problem or a lock cylinder issue?

Is the manual window crank difficult to remove? I suspect both outer panel and inner panel (armrest) will need to come off, right? What tools do you recommend for this?

(I am fairly familiar with taking the outer plastic panel off, but it has been several years since I did one.)

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Thanks for your video. It sure did help.
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