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Old 05-11-2015, 05:55 PM   #1
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lock problem and window replacement question

My key wont turn in my doors key hole! Had nothing at all to try and get the car unlocked so resulted in breaking the door glass.
When I hit the powered lock button it takes 3 presses for the lock to totally go down. why is this happening..............

door glass is broken and will need to be replaced. Do I need any specialty tools to remove the glass. a drill maybe. how is the glass held in.
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You are going to regret breaking that glass, instead of paying someone to come out and get into your car for you...
Sometimes, when the lock solenoid wears out, it can make it extremely difficult to unlock the door with the key.
You'll figure out what the problem is when you have it apart to repair the glass.
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You are going to regret breaking that glass, instead of paying someone to come out and get into your car for you...
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It would have been cheaper for a locksmith to unlock your door instead of breaking the glass.
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wasn't an option at the time. I know the glass is on a slider that raises and lowers the window. how is the window held on is it a rivet or glued in place. want to find out so I can get a drill if I have to
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My 96 had the same issue with the switches acting up. Installed new lock switches and solved the problem. Now I was in the same boat as you. I had to unlock it with my key. Well the door lock was wearing out and acting up. Instead of fixing it I went and paid like $250 bucks to have keyless remote installed. It opens the trunk too so it was worth it for me. Plus I won't wear out the door locks any longer. Sucks about the window can't help you there. Haven't done one myself.


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Yes. You will need a drill to remove two glass mounting rivets.
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My 96 had the same issue with the switches acting up. Installed new lock switches and solved the problem. Now I was in the same boat as you. I had to unlock it with my key. Well the door lock was wearing out and acting up. Instead of fixing it I went and paid like $250 bucks to have keyless remote installed. It opens the trunk too so it was worth it for me. Plus I won't wear out the door locks any longer. Sucks about the window can't help you there. Haven't done one myself.


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Yes. You will need a drill to remove two glass mounting rivets.
figured that. do you know how I am supposed to get the new window to hold in place securely
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The installation is the reverse of the removal. You will need a rivet gun to securely rivet the window back into place.
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and that is why I asked so now gotta pick up a rivet gun any idea of size
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I'm not sure what size that the rivet is. You will probably have to remove the door panel and try to determine which size rivet that you will need, and then get the appropriate sized gun.
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If you're talking about pop rivets then you just buy the one gun and it has different size tips for different size rivets. Then all you need to figure out is what size rivets you need.


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The rivets are large IIRC they are like 1/4" Dia. or bigger. I think i used a 1/4" drill bit to drill them out

I have used nuts and bolts but you have to make sure to use lock washers and the length of the bolt is critical so that it don't interfere with anything else inside the door
(goes up & Down with out rubbing)

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The rivets are large IIRC they are like 1/4" Dia. or bigger. I think i used a 1/4" drill bit to drill them out

I have used nuts and bolts but you have to make sure to use lock washers and the length of the bolt is critical so that it don't interfere with anything else inside the door
(goes up & Down with out rubbing)

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Thank You. Do you remember what size bolt washer and nuts that you used so I can take out the guessing lol would probably be more ideal then buying a rivet gun
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I think i used 1/4" x 3/4" or 1" and now that i think about it i used nylock nuts and not lock washers.

I don't know what your experience is but just in case nylock nut are nuts that have a nylon end on it that keeps it from vibrating off.

you will have to move the window track to get at the rivets to drill them out.

Its really not that difficult, remove the door skin, drill rivets out install new glass bolt up and put the skin back on shouldn't take more than an hour or so

Check youtube someone probably has a video.
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So let me get this straight... BOTH your door locks failed at the exact same time and the trunk too? Seeing as there are pull tabs for the folding seats in the trunk...


This isn't suspicious as hell or anything...
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So let me get this straight... BOTH your door locks failed at the exact same time and the trunk too? Seeing as there are pull tabs for the folding seats in the trunk...


This isn't suspicious as hell or anything...
I only have a driver side key hole. My passenger side door doesn't.. and as for the trunk.. maybe if there was some small people around I could have thrown one in the trunk to climb thru.
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