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My 1977 280SE doors will not Open!


Need help real bad. The doors on my 77 280Se will not open. Both passenger's and Driver's locks turn but the doors won't unlock though. Help! Help!
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RE: My 1977 280SE doors will not Open!

did both quit at the same time? unlikely! slim-jim won't work but this will get you in. buy a quality ice scraper and a good wire coat hanger. Bend coathanger in a shape that will allow it to grab a door lock post. some mechanical ability required[:0]. at rear door on passenger side, insert icescraper between top of door and roof, pry door out until hanger can be inserted and attached to door-lock knob, pull up and unlock door. if door is distorted during pry-job, bend back as needed, no damage done, you will not break the glass, damge the paint or your ego.
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RE: My 1977 280SE doors will not Open!


Thanks, I'll try that. I tried the front passenger side and that one's a toughy! I'll do the rear passenger when I get home tonight. Thanks.
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