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Old 01-14-2013, 18:36   #1 (permalink)
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1996 explorer Door open and lock problem

I have a 96 Explorer that the drivers side power unlock doesn't work but the lock portion does. I also cannot open the rear side doors from the inside and the child Locke restraints in either position don't allow you to open the doors from the inside. Is there a fix to it if so pleas help. Getting ready to sell it the tranny is up and running again.


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Old 01-14-2013, 19:43   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 1996 explorer Door open and lock problem

Try spraying WD40 in the rear latches to see if that helps. Otherwise, you'll have to pull the panels off to inspect the latches. The drivers door is possibly the master switch or the relay if you have that electrical group. Here are the diagrams for it.
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Try spraying WD40 in the rear latches to see if that helps. Otherwise, you'll have to pull the panels off to inspect the latches. The drivers door is possibly the master switch or the relay if you have that electrical group. Here are the diagrams for it.
Thanks Bert. I saw in a previous post a possible broken wire in the rubber boot cluster between the door and hinge area on the drivers side. I will pull that back and see if it reveals that if not I will check your suggestions out at that time too. Would it make sense to take the switch that works on passenger side to test drivers side?


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Here is what i copy and pasted.



i just fixed the problem as follows:



. there is a barrel between the door and frame, where the wires run through, there is a bolt on top of the barrel. loosen it. it takes awhile. the bottom part of the barrel will pull out eventually. (the bottom part is a electric conector. i don't know what you call it, but the wires are connected into the bottm part that pulls out. the wires from the door feed into the connector on top that remains attached to the door.) pull down the rubber sleeve on the bottom part, and there you will see the broken wire, pink/green for unlock and pink/yellow for lock. splice the broken wires together . not much room to work, and leave some play in the wires. reattach the bottom part to the top, and it works once again...........


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Re: 1996 explorer Door open and lock problem

Glad to hear. Thanks for the update.
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Old 01-15-2013, 17:48   #6 (permalink)
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No broken wires I the loom for the unlock on drivers side. I have lock and unlock on passenger side working but the unlock doesn't work on drivers side. Any ideas on the unlock portion please help.



The rear child lock lost the spring and the gears in the handle to grab and pull the mechanism are bad need to buy new door handles or used from the bone yard.


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Use the posted diagrams for what to check.
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Old 01-16-2013, 22:38   #8 (permalink)
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Switch was bad I got one at a junk yard for $10. The fact that the cargo lock and unlock worked and the passenger side unlock worked made me believe I had a switch problem. Thanks for the help.







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Glad to hear, thanks for the update.
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