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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old May 18th, 10, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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1970 Camaro passenger door lock broken

Today I tried to unlock the passenger door on my 1970 Camaro (custom interior) and the lock is stuck/not functioning. The door is closed. How do I fix this if the door is closed?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old May 19th, 10, 04:11 AM
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Re: 1970 Camaro passenger door lock broken

your going to have pull the door panel away a bit or off if you can to get your hand in there to unlatch the door to pop it open..it can be done!

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Re: 1970 Camaro passenger door lock broken

Today I rolled down the window and shined a flashlight down inside the door. The rods and door handles are all connected and working. The problem is when the handle is pulled the release lever does not engage the latch and release it, hence the door will not open. I have sprayed WD40 into the components and even tried the old slim jim trick. No luck. Anymore ideas? The door is closed so not sure how I can take apart to fix.
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Re: 1970 Camaro passenger door lock broken

Move your door handle while looking at the latch.The lever that is moved by your door handle pushes another lever that is stuck in the opening position.You must trip THAT lever back to the closed position with a long screwdriver or rod and then unlock the door and then the door will open.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old May 21st, 10, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 1970 Camaro passenger door lock broken

The WD40 trick worked. After about an hour of jiggling and pulling the latch came off the striker pin and the door opended. It looks like the latch was painted by the last owner and that caused it to stick in the locked position. It finally opened. Thanks for the help guys, I was about to start taking the door panel off with a closed door and probably ruin it.
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