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Freelander 1 Front passenger door locked shut

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by rich13, Jul 14, 2019.

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  1. rich13

    rich13 New Member

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    Hi guys,

    Recently bought a 2004 TD4 freelander and looking to tackle some problems with it (ideally myself if I can).

    The one I'm most keen on is the front passenger door which is locked shut. When I got it it could only be opened by the inside so I'm guessing all was not well, but at least it would open.

    In recent days however it can't open from the inside or out. A mate of mine suggested a latch replacement. But as the door is locked shut I'm guessing this would not be easy (I've tried to take as much of the door panel as possible off but not sure how this is going to help me - pic attached)

    Any thoughts? Or other issues to rule out first?

    Cheers, Rich
     

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    Colthebrummie Well-Known Member

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    Sorry for asking the obvious, but you are aware that you have to press the unlock button twice to unlock the passenger door aren't you? If that doesn't open it, you may need to fashion a slim Jim and burgle it.

    Col
     
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    It was giving you a warning that the lock assembly (the actuators are integrated into the lock) was on its way out. The problem is the deadlock motor has failed, locked the door shut. You could try to keep pressing the unlock button, in the hope of getting one last unlock out of the motor. At which point you need a new lock assembly fitting.
     
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    A fair comment indeed, when I bought my Freelander earlier this year, I went back to the dealer within minutes going on about how he sold me a car that the doors don't open from the outside until he told me to push it twice lol
     
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    Hi guys, thanks for the suggestions. I just double (triple...) checked the double-push for the deadlock. Still no joy.

    I'm guessing given the actuator warnings you mention, Nodge68, that this would unlikely be anything else (simple) to rule out, e.g. loose connection/fuse...

    Otherwise, would it definitely be the replacement latch I'd need? And what do you reckon would be the best way to open it... your suggestion Col?
     
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    heavy duty draw string attached to the inner lever. Otherwise as Nodge the great Sage said a replacement CCU lock not the latch part. They do fail time to time as did mine a year back on the passenger. Haynes and a few advisers here can help show how to replace offendee . The fiddly bit is reattaching the pesky levers without destroying the goodwill of the neighbours from abusive language.:rolleyes:
     
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    There is a slim Jim access tool on eBay, sorry, I don't know how to provide the link. It's from the US so the postage is astronomical but they are relatively easy to make.

    Col
     
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