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Old 25-01-2014   #1
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Door will not open manally

got another problem with the doors on my Stilo.

Thought I'd add some wd40 to the key on the drivers door. Turned the lock once or twice and inserted the key in and out so that it would operate more smoothly.
Now the key won't unlock the door.
I already have a problem with the doors not opening remotely now the only way I can get into the car is through the boot?
From the inside the central locking function works and I can raise the locking buttons manually on both the driver and passenger side but still neither door opens from the inside or outside of the car even when the buttons are raised in the open position.
I'm guessing if it was just the one door it would be the mechanism but I'm at a loss as to why neither opens.
Anyone have any ideas?
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Re: Door will not open manally

Just to add to my last post. I've been inside the car and noticed that the central locking only works intermittently. ie will always lock but on occasion need to use the handle to raise the buttons. However no matter what I try I cannot get the doors open.
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Re: Door will not open manally

Do you feel this is a deadlock issue?
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Re: Door will not open manally

Could very well be, reading some of the other threads. However none of the recommended solutions has worked for me.
I noticed on the previous owners last mot that they had to force open the passenger door for it too pass but the bill did not indicate that they had repaired anything unless they did it gratis.
I'm getting more and more disillusioned by the day. I know I was ripped off ( found out that the seller was a partner of a garage ). I really like the car but my garage bills have long past exceeded what I paid for her.
Oh well (sigh!!!). At least I'll have practically a new car by the time I've finished.
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Re: Door will not open manally

Right. Have you tried the usual deadlock procedures?

Double-click unlock on the remote quickly? or insert key and turn left, left, right or right, right, left.

If the car is fully locked with you in it, is it possible to pull the internal handle to open the door?\

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What's the weather like there? Cold, freezing conditions?
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Re: Door will not open manally

I recently had a similar problem, and my mechanic suggested forcing the door open, but I gently resolved the issue myself without breaking anything.
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Re: Door will not open manally

Tried turning the keys as suggested but no luck. The key is meeting some resistance when turning it anti clockwise. When inside the neither the drivers nor passenger door opens. The door buttons rise but the doors don't budge.
The deadlocking switch on the drivers door will retract the door buttons and put them in the locked position again but it's a bit hit & miss when it comes to opening them.
The remote fob has never worked , both partners said it only needed a new battery when they sold it to me tried all suggestions to get that to work , again no success.
Oh and the weather is quite mild so I don't think it's that.
Thanks for you're suggestions.
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Re: Door will not open manally

How did you mange that?
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Re: Door will not open manally

Oh dear. Whats your plans then ?
Could open up the door and see what's going on in there?
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How did you manage to open the door?
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Re: Door will not open manally

Took the door panel off, opened it at the lock mechanism, then oiled it all up, starting working fine.

But my problem was mainly with the door handle and cold weather.

Yours has got resistance somewhere.
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Re: Door will not open manally

Last suggestion that is always suggested: disconnect battery for 30 mins
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Re: Door will not open manally

Went at it today with a friend and with a bit more luck than judgement managed to release the door.
One thing he noticed that I didn't was that when turning the key to the lock position it was springing back on its own.
He also could here that part of the mechanism sounded like it was moving when I pressed the lock button inside the car. Anyhow it seems to be working fine at the moment.
I only have a theory as to what happened.Despite me not getting it to work the previous owners said that they always used the remote key to open the door.Is it possible that over time the key cylinder got gunged up so to speak and me putting wd40 only made the matter worse to the point that the pins in the lock didnt drop into place and as a consequence the door wouldnt open?
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Sounds more promising than yesterday.

Dunno what had happened there. Have a look at the door handle spring and weight, located quite high and deep in the car door, should move freely.
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Re: Door will not open manally

Well I thought I was going to be able to close this thread and concentrate on the remote fob. but..........
Just went out to the car and could I open the door (No).
After 5 mins of trying it surprisingly opened when I simultaneously turned the key and operated the handle to work the door. Sheer chance maybe?
Closed it and tried again and it worked fine first time.
Somethings sticking somewhere it seems.
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