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Old 05-09-2017, 07:03 PM   #1
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Back door won't unlock

We have a 19 feet 1998 Ford Airstream. A couple of weeks ago, I couldn't open the back door from the outside. I went inside and unlocked it there. I probably should have tried to fix it then. Now, I can't open it from either the inside or outside. I noticed other postings that said I can fix the door mechanism with a Door Latch Cable Repair Kit. I'm willing to buy one and change it out, but I have to be able to open the door to be able to repair it. Does anyone know how to get theses doors open?
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Remove as much of the rear panel (from the inside) to get to the mechanism.
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I don't have room to remove the panel. It is blocked by the bathroom sink/shower.
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Interesting enough I had the same experience with my 2006 Sprinter just last week. Nothing I did would unlock the backdoor. Then for some unknown reason about an hour later it decided to open. I've cleaned all the contacts and I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I have compassion for what you are going through.
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