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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-15-06, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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how to open a stuck door

hi everyone,id just like to know if anyone has any ideas on how to open a stuck xf falcon door without damaging anything on it,any info is good info coz its a pain in the a#* climbing over the passenger seat every time i want to get in and out the car,thanks.

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do you know what is stuck in the door ????

is the lock stuck in locked position or is it the door catch itself that is stuck.

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its the door catch thats stuck
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hi everyone,id just like to know if anyone has any ideas on how to open a stuck xf falcon door without damaging anything on it,any info is good info coz its a pain in the a#* climbing over the passenger seat every time i want to get in and out the car,thanks.

why don't you ask some mechanic or professionals that can work with your door, so to ensure that there will be no damages that will happen when fixing it. i know they'll know how to do that stuff. heres some info for you and your auto wheels
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Re: how to open a stuck door

on yhe XF you might be able to get the door trim off far enough to see whats going on with the door still closed.

i have had to do this before on a couple of cars, one a BMW while the cutomer watched on ...

you might get enough room to get your hand or a stronge bit of wire onto the catch to force it to release, some times it can just need a spray with some lube to get it going .

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Re: how to open a stuck door

G'day,
XF....Doesn't open from inside or out..... need the trim taken off!
Will also need a new inner latch mechanism.(better to replace the outer as well)
(will probably want the door pin bushes replaced...goes with the model)

Getting the door trim off one of these without damage, and the door closed is a PITA!
Take it to a panel beater! I've done heaps of em.

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Re: how to open a stuck door

Remove the drivers seat and lay it on the back seat, this will make it easier to get at the door trim. Flatten out an old kitchen fork with a hammer, cut the 2 middle prongs out leaving the outside 2 in place, then bend the remaining prongs 90 deg from the handle to form an "L" shape. This makes for a good door trim remover, just don't get caught "modifying" the fork .
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