This is the second time. the first time, I disconnected the battery and then was able to manually unlock it, but this time it does not work. Would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks
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1999 Oldsmobile Aurora Question: 1999 Olds Aurora right front electric door lock won't unlock. Not even manually
Answer #1patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, February 06, 2011, 13:18Master
To get the door to open you will need to remove the inner door trim panel to get access to the locking mechanism. With the door trim panel removed you can study how the lock and linkages work. Its hard to remove the door trim panel with the seat in the way so fist try "flooding" the door lock mechanism with WD40 by gently prying back the window seal and using the straw nozzle of the WD40 can point it toward the lock and see if you can get oil into the locking mechanism. I just had a similar problem with a Range Rover, I moved the window all the way down, sprayed in penetrating oil and with a long flexible light
I am sure you can get a similar tool at Sears or a local auto parts store.)
I was able to see how the lock and linkages worked and open it using a coat hanger, but it was complicated.
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Replyjcmayusa, February 06, 2011, 13:32Rookie
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Answer #2henryval August 05, 2011, 13:15Rookie
I have the exact same problem on my 1999 Olds Aurora! How did you fix it? Can you remove the door panel without opening the door?
Thanks for any help.