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Old 09-21-2009, 02:47 PM
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I have an 03 x-type and drivers door will not open from the outside. It will open from the inside. How annoying! Any suggestions on a fix...
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coolin, sounds like the bar between the outside handle and the latch mechanism is broken. THat or the outside door handle is having issues. Unfortunately, the only way to figure out your problem is to pull off the door panel and then look at what is going on. From there the answer will be pretty self evident.
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I had this problem once. If you push on the door just above the handle, you may hear a "click" that re-engages the latch. Then the handle may work. If not, looks like you are taking the panel off and seeing what's come unattached. perhaps the plastic clip others have had issues with.
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I had this same problem. Had to leave my window down to open the door. Expensive fix for me since I pulled on the outside handle too hard and broke it. It ended up being something simple. My buddy that works at the dealer said it's a common problem for x-types. All I had to do was lube up the locking mechanism or latch on the door. It tends to get stuck sometimes. I lubed it up and works like a charm. Shuts more smoothly too. I used white lithium grease instead of WD40 since it lasts longer.
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My buddy that works at the dealer said it's a common problem for x-types. All I had to do was lube up the locking mechanism or latch on the door. It tends to get stuck sometimes. I lubed it up and works like a charm. Shuts more smoothly too. I used white lithium grease instead of WD40 since it lasts longer.

Ive heard that this is a common problem too. Mine has started doing the same thing sometimes. Stiffler, exactly how did you lube up the locking mechanism. Did you just spray into the lock or did you have to disassemble something?
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Guys, as posted, a common problem, especially on the older x types.
Check out the X type FAQ quick link as it should be fairly well documented.
There is also a how to for removal ( with pics ) for the door card
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Did you just spray into the lock or did you have to disassemble something?
I didn't have to disassemble anything. Just spray into the latch. (not where you put the key in obviously)
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Old 12-13-2009, 04:37 PM
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had this same problem on my 2002 xtype and if you push on the door just above the handle...you will hear a click and it works after that.
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