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Old 06-27-2009, 10:27 AM   #1
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So last night, I get home, and as I'm going to get out of the car, I realize my door won't open... So I try to unlock it... still wont...It will not unlock under any circumstance. If you use the manual switch, the actuator instantly locks it back. I even tried to muscle it, and it didn't work. No matter if I held it and tried the inside handle, or the outside, no change. Any help would be great... Thanks guys!!
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Old 06-27-2009, 10:52 AM   #2
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Remove you neg battery cable and reset to system. This may work for you . good luck with that.
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Old 06-27-2009, 12:03 PM   #3
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If you were not able to unlock the doors, how did you get out of the car?
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Old 06-27-2009, 12:19 PM   #4
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^crawled out the window?

try resetting the computer(disconnect the battery) like said above it might work....also make sure that a button on ur remote unlock/lock pod is not stuck/jammed
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If you were not able to unlock the doors, how did you get out of the car?
he is reporting this from inside his car
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^haha and he doesn't even have his location posted so somebody nearby can go save him.....

see that's why u need to post your location so somebody can save ur *** incase of an emergency lock in!!!
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Old 06-29-2009, 08:20 AM   #7
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Sorry guys... I didn't have a chance to update all weekend... but yeah, I had to climb out of the passenger door. What a pain that was...

Thanks for all the "help", I ended up pulling the door apart and getting it open, but somehow the lock is stuck or broken... so I unhooked the manual lock and unplugged the actuator... Just so it doesn't happen again. I guess I'll have to get a replacement...

Noone has ever had this happen? It was totally random...
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I don't think I've heard of it ever
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Sorry guys... I didn't have a chance to update all weekend... but yeah, I had to climb out of the passenger door. What a pain that was...

Thanks for all the "help", I ended up pulling the door apart and getting it open, but somehow the lock is stuck or broken... so I unhooked the manual lock and unplugged the actuator... Just so it doesn't happen again. I guess I'll have to get a replacement...

Noone has ever had this happen? It was totally random...
Sounds like you have a problem with the latch mechanism.
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Whats up bro.. Just brought my car to the auto body shop a hour ago for a visit to get the SAME problem fixed! Only thing different is that all my locks worked and actuator.. however the handles seem like they are still locked. I have been crawling out my passenger side for three days. How did you get the interior panel off with the door closed???? Any suggestions would be awesome just in case the auto body guy can't fix it....
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Old 08-04-2009, 04:50 PM   #11
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i have the same problem, how did you take off the door panel witht he door closed?

help me out?
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Old 08-05-2009, 10:48 AM   #12
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Hey guys. I popped the handle surround off and had to pull on the cable with pliers while pressing up on the unlock button. When you get it resolved would you PLEASE let me know what you did?

I'm still dealing with it. I took the panel off after I got it opened, and unlocked the door and disconnected the lock cable so my wife couldnnt accidentally lock it.

But I also had to unplug the actuator's connector or it would lock if you accidentally hit the button and then you'd be screwed again.

That worked for a week or so, but then the security system started acting up and would set the alarm and a no-start condition....

In short. I hate this car, and I'm trading it in ASAP.
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You got a lemon.

DAMN my car still works and I love my car ...
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:09 AM   #14
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I DID get a lemon... I wish it would catch fire and burn to the ground...

Hmmmm.... LOL
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Old 08-13-2009, 11:55 AM   #15
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I had this happen to me with my Civic, except I was on the outside and needed to get on the inside. It actually has happened three times. The first two times I got in by repeatedly mashing the unluck button on the key and pulling the handle until I somehow caught the perfect millisecond between the actuator locking and unlocking. The third time I ended up climbing in through the trunk. Yeah, that was graceful. Not sure what I'd do if it happened with the 8. Anyone ever try squeezing through the trunk passthrough?
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Old 08-17-2009, 11:09 AM   #16
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I had this happen to me with my Civic, except I was on the outside and needed to get on the inside. It actually has happened three times. The first two times I got in by repeatedly mashing the unluck button on the key and pulling the handle until I somehow caught the perfect millisecond between the actuator locking and unlocking. The third time I ended up climbing in through the trunk. Yeah, that was graceful. Not sure what I'd do if it happened with the 8. Anyone ever try squeezing through the trunk passthrough?
Ask my wife!! She didn't enjoy that one!
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Old 08-17-2009, 11:18 AM   #17
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Sorry for lmao. This thread is sort of funny because I have locked myself outside of the car somehow but never inside. You might want to go to the mazda stealership and have them check it out but of course, like always, there will probably be a fee lol.
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Old 10-23-2009, 11:13 AM   #18
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Anyone ever find a fix for this? Gotta bring my car to the body shop soon and I'd like to give them somewhere to start...
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Next time, drop kick the door. Much more gratifying.
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Just happened to me last night for the first time. My car is 6 years old. From outside the car, I put my key into the driver side keyhole and tab on the inside appears to move to the "unlock" position but door won't open. I have to climb in/out through passenger side.

I'll try to pop the plastic covering surrounding the inside latch lever and see if I can get the mechanism to open.

My question is, if it's a "stuck" mechanical issue, if I play with the mechanism or oil it, can it become "unstuck"? Can I avoid having to buy a whole new mechanism? Does someone have a DIY for this?

Thanks in advance.
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I got the little plastic surround around the metal latch lever off. The opening is small but I can see 2 thin metal wires back there. I used a pair of needle-nosed pliers to tug at each of the wires separately but neither works.

Which wire did you guys pull, the top or the bottom one? How did you guys get the door open?

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So last night, I get home, and as I'm going to get out of the car, I realize my door won't open... So I try to unlock it... still wont...It will not unlock under any circumstance. If you use the manual switch, the actuator instantly locks it back. I even tried to muscle it, and it didn't work. No matter if I held it and tried the inside handle, or the outside, no change. Any help would be great... Thanks guys!!
The Jaws Of Life are your friend....they should be able to get the door open...and NOOBBBBB disconnect the batter and then manuallly open the lock and open the door...
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Not sure if that will work. All these problems are caused by a defective latch. The only solution is to cut the door open or air chisle the lock. If any of you have a better solution that has worked then let me know!
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Not sure if that will work. All these problems are caused by a defective latch. The only solution is to cut the door open or air chisle the lock. If any of you have a better solution that has worked then let me know!

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I emailed you! I bet if you were willing to do a short how-to that outlined the basics of it, you could get a sticky...
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