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How to Replace an Exterior Car Door Handle
Exterior car door handles are used so much they can sometimes fail. Door handles need to be replaced if they come loose or stay locked.
How Long Does a Sliding Door Motor Assembly Last?
Today’s minivans offer a lot of new convenience features, from rear seats that fold into the floor itself to motorized sliding doors. They combine comfort, plentiful seating, lots of cargo room...
How to Replace a Door Striker Plate
A door strike plate is a metal hook or bolt that keeps the door tightly shut. Once it's damaged or worn, the plate can jam or not hold as well.
How to Prevent Car Doors From Freezing Shut
Frozen car doors are a disaster if you're in a rush. Replace door gaskets, clean the door frame, and protect your door locks to fix frozen car doors.
How to Replace a Door Lock Switch
The door lock switch goes bad if pressing the button does not lock or unlock the door or the usual functionality fails to work.
How to Clean Dirt On a Door Panel
When cleaning the inside of your car, do not forget to clean the door panels, which helps give your car an extra sparkle. Cleaning a door panel is...
How to Replace Your Power Windows
Though some cars still come with manual windows, they are few and far between. Manual windows had few failures as there were not many moving parts. Electric windows, on...
How to Open a Frozen Shut Car Door
During the winter or on a particularly cold night, it is not uncommon to see your doors frozen shut. For the most part, the heat from the sun takes...
How to Lubricate Your Car's Hood Hinges
Hood hinges secure the hood in place and protect your engine bay. Over time, hinges begin to wear out which causes noise and hood misalignment.
How to Repair a Door Lock Actuator
The power door lock actuator can be integral to a car door lock repair. If a remote device or unlock switch fails, the actuator may be faulty.
How to Replace a Door Latch
A car lock involves the door lock assembly, which includes a car door latch. Replacing this is similar for both electronic and mechanical door locks.
What Does the Door Open Warning Light Mean?
If the door open warning light is on but you believe all your doors and trunk are closed, there may be a mechanical issue with a door switch.
How to Replace a Door Lock Cylinder
A cylinder lock ensures the proper function of your door locks, which help protect against car theft. Replacing this part takes time and know-how.
How to Open a Car Door With String
If you’ve locked your keys in your car, you’re familiar with that sinking feeling and the knot that forms in your stomach. You’re in for an...
How to Replace a Door Lock Relay
Electric door locks work via a door lock relay located near the brake pedal, behind the stereo, behind the passenger air bag, or under the hood.
How to Lubricate Doors
When a door hinge or detent rod becomes dry, they will squeak. You may see grease on the door hinge and believe it is well greased, but...
How to Replace a Car Door Panel
You may have that annoying rattle coming from your door as you drive, your window may no longer work,our door locks or handles may not function properly, or you may even have...
How to Take the Doors Off Your Jeep
Jeeps have been around since before WWII, and they’ve been modifiable since the very beginning. Because of their unique nature, Jeeps sit in a class all of their own: a coupe, a...
How to Replace an Interior Car Door Handle
The inside handles on car doors fail when the handles come loose or when the doors are either hard to open or will not open at all.

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My door will not latch closed. 2003 Ford Taurus
Hi there. It sounds like the latch assembly is freezing up. This commonly occurs in cold weather if the latch is old and if there is any debris built up in the latch. In some cases cleaning it out with...
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Door ajar light stuck on
Hello there, a variety of faults will cause your 2006 Scion xB to have the door ajar light on at all times. The likely faults would be a failing door switch, shorted wire, or a damaged wiring harness. If the...
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After installing sub system, all of the doors have no power, lights or window power but they still lock. The stereo has lights but no sound.
Hi there. Back track all of the wiring from when the Amp was installed. Disconnect the Amp first to activate the windows and roll them up. Check to see where the wires were tapped into. The ground wire should have...
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Can I have my door open light disconnected?
Hi there. If the door light on the bottom of the door is not shutting off, then you would need to check the door latch switch. See if the switch has power coming out of it when its closed. If...
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Door jamb switch
Hello. Your model of vehicle does use a plunger type door switch, however it is located in the door latch mechanism, inside of the door. Accessing the switch requires removal and disassembly of the door panel. If the switch is...
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When its cold my car door won't shut
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your door latch mechanism may be getting stuck, perhaps due to the cold weather. You may be able to apply some sort of lubricant to the mechanism that may remedy the...
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Car interior/dome lights won't turn on.
Hi there. For the interior lights not working after replacing the battery, first check the switch to make sure that the light is on. If the light is on the door selection and will not turn on, then one of...
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issue with door handle actuating rod assembly.
Hi there. The door actuator rod attaches to the door handle by slipping the plastic clip on and off. you would slide the rod in and clip on the plastic clip to the rod to hold it into place. If...
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How much does it cost to replace two doors on my 2006 Ford Taurus.
Hi there. The cost of replacing the doors can vary tremendously based on what kind of damage occurred to the door jams and what model doors the vehicle has. If there is damage to the mounting of the doors then...
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Car is cutting out when driving.
Hi there. If you are seeing a green key shaped light on the dash, then the key Immobilizer System is active. This light will come on when there is a communication error with the key to the vehicle. If the...
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The power locks and windows will not work when a door is open.
The wiring to the switches that control the locks and windows travels through the door and enters the car body through a flexible, usually rubber, conduit. Over time, repeated opening and closing of the door(s) causes stress (mechanical flexing) of...
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Car won't start and have a new batter. Got a jump and it started but when I applied the brakes the headlights and radio dim out. Car shut off and won't start again.
Hi there. There is an issue with the door courtesy switch that is not working. Plus, the brake light switch on the brake pedal may be shorted out causing the headlights and radio to dim out and stall the engine....
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,The doors lock and unlocks all the time. I thought it is a relay. Can anyone tell me if that's the case?
Hi there. There could be a short with the door actuator or a loose wire on the door switch causing the doors to lock and unlock as the vehicle goes over bumps during driving conditions. Check the door switch and...
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Remote key is not working
Hello. The symptoms you are experiencing can be caused by a few things. The first thing I would do is make sure that the remote key fob is not low on battery. A low battery can cause the remote, and...
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How much would it cost to fix everything?
Sent to CS for billing question about removing dents in a door and fixing a door that is stuck.
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How much should a service cost for replacing interior door latches on a 2013 Nissan Altima?
Hi there. When it comes to finding out how much to charge a customer, the best thing to do is call the dealership and ask for the labor prices, call a local shop and ask for the labor prices, and...
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Trunk won't open with seat latch
If you normal trunk release will not work to release the trunk then you will need to access the trunk through the rear seat back by removing seat. Once seat back is removed you can access the latch manual release...
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Door won't open from inside or outside(Driver side)
Hello. Thank you for writing in. Unfortunately at this point you were going to have to attempt to take the door panel off with the door closed. The alternative is to try and remove the handle on the outside, which...
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hi my passager front door wont open and the outside wont open to how can i open it
Hello, thank you for writing in. The determining factor in opening the door will depend on what is obstructing it. If the handle is rendered unusable, then you will have to access the inside of the door panel while the...
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My passenger door won't open from inside or the outside on my 1997 Ford Explorer
Hi there. This commonly happens when the door latch assembly breaks. I have seen this often and it takes quite a bit of work to get it open. The door panel needs to be completely removed. in a lot of...

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