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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 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.

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Door not opening from the inside
There are two most likely possibilities, one is the linkage from the inner door handle to the door latch has become detached or that the door latch assembly is faulty. To determine if the linkage or latch is the issue...
hood safety latch won't open
Hello there, this is not an uncommon occurrence as vehicles age and the hood has been opened many times. The cable can become weak at the hood latch, or the pull tab on the hood latch has become disconnected and...
Door latch
Unfortunately, you have done all that you can do without removing the door panel and accessing the lock assembly from the inside. It is likely that a release rod that connects your handle to the latch has come loose. There...
lift gate( back door) is locked , so cannot be able to open it remote or electronically
The only way to get into the door is to have the inside door panel removed. From there, access can be made to the door lock actuator that is holding the latch into a locked position. A technician can come...
Door open/ajar sensor will not turn off .
You may have a worn door latch. With someone in the driver's seat watching the light, close the driver's side door, and push in on the door evenly with the latch to see if the light goes out. If it...
How long will it take to replace door latch?
Hello, thanks for writing in. Depending on the vehicle and if the door can open from the inside. The labor is roughly about 1.5 hours. It may be more on some vehicles and models. I'd suggest adding in your car's...
Hood not opening when using latch
It is common for the latches to get a bit stuck sometimes. A bit of a nudge on the hood while you are pulling on the release lever might do the trick. If not the cable could possibly be broke...
The trunk has two fuse panels one on left rear and one on right rear of trunk area. The one on the right has the fuel pump relay and fuse. The trunk door lock is in series with all the...
Both handles on passenger door broken
The outside door handle is made of plastic and can be broken apart until you can get to the lever with a pair of needle nose pliers. Make sure the door is unlocked at the time you pull up on...
Latch is jammed and doors won't close
You can try putting a screwdriver in the latch and pull the door handle with the door unlocked. When you pull the door handle, pull the screwdriver to flip the latch back. The latches should flip open. If they do...
Trunk not latching
It sounds to me like the latching mechanism isn't doing its job properly, probably requiring replacement. I would have a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, verify the issue and replace the latch if necessary.
Convertible top not latching, or going up or down
Convertible tops are complex mechanisms. There are many parts that have to work in sync for proper operation. Diagnosing one that is not working properly would require someone with the proper knowledge to inspect it, one part at a time....
Car's hood not opening
This is a hands on issue. If the cable is not releasing the latch, you will need to be creative to open the hood. Manufacturers guard the latch and cable to prevent unwanted tampering, so accessing it can be tricky....
Cables that unlatch and unlock tailgate have rusted out, and I do not have a way to get into the trunk.
Hi there, thanks for writing in. Most truck lock cylinders can only be accessed by removing the rear seats, the trunk cover and crawling inside the trunk or contacting a locksmith to unlock the trunk from the outside. As far...
How hard is it to fix the latch on my tailgate?
Hi there, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to offer my insight. The easiness or difficulty of fixing this has a lot to do with what is wrong with it. If the issue is that it will not stay...
Door remains ajar no matter how hard we slam it.
Hey there. You should look at the door latch and the striker to see if you see excessive wear on the striker or if the plastic covering on the latch has been worn off. If they are worn, then the...
Rear passenger door will not lock
You may have a bad door latch and they are not serviceable. You will have to replace the latch and the lock actuator if it is not an integral part of the latch. If you would like to have this...
Hood latch cable broken at the latch.
Hello. The only way is to get the vehicle up on a lift and using a long screw driver to prop the latch. Replace the cable once the hood is released.
Car latch sticking
The reason most latches start to bind is due to the door hinge getting worn. When this happens it will allow the door to sag down and put pressure on the latch. You should have the door hinges inspected and...
Closing a hood
Hello. Some hoods will require the extra push to latch completely. The manual recommendation may not always work since you are talking about a mechanical latch that is no different to a door latch. If it will not latch for...

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