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Old 04-16-07, 11:36 AM   #1
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Door handles broke and I cant get into my car...any suggestions??

Well now both of my door handles broke and the car wont open...and for some reason, my hatch wont open either. Is there anyway to possibly open my car without breaking a window or something??
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Old 04-16-07, 12:01 PM   #2
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AAA, local tow truck servicemen should have a slim jim.
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Old 04-16-07, 12:04 PM   #3
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well i have the door handle off, it is just i dont know how to open it...would you or anyone know what lever to push, pull or whatever...like what color is it..i see a silver one and a gold on and the silver is to unlock, lock the car...so yeah
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Old 04-16-07, 12:18 PM   #4
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On my interior handles on my 1991 convertible, the grey one is the door handle and the gold one is the door lock. The door is opened by sliding the grey rod towards the front of the vehicle. This is the interior handle though but I would guess the colors would be the same for the lock and the handle but you say they are not. good luck.

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Old 04-16-07, 12:20 PM   #5
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pull the more horizontal bar. i think thats the one . if it doesn't work pull the other one. pull hard.
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Old 04-16-07, 12:30 PM   #6
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you can get one of those slim jim thingies at Advance Auto Parts for 10 or 20 bucks
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Old 04-16-07, 01:02 PM   #7
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pull the more horizontal bar. i think thats the one . if it doesn't work pull the other one. pull hard.
you dont pull it...you push it toward the front of the car.
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Old 04-16-07, 01:12 PM   #8
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i take it its the exterior handles you are taking about thats already been removed?

the thin silverish rod is for the locking mechanism and the thicker, bent threaded rod is the latch .
First make sure the thing is unlocked, picturing the mechanism in my head, pushing the silver rod should unlock it. if it doesn tryt he other way.

then to unlatch the door, push the thicker, brass rod straight down. use long nose pliers to push it down from its natural position.
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alright yeah the door is unlocked and i just need to open it...right now i will try it and yeah it is the exterior handle...
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have you tried the hatch??
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Old 04-16-07, 04:00 PM   #11
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On my interior handles on my 1991 convertible, the grey one is the door handle and the gold one is the door lock. The door is opened by sliding the grey rod towards the front of the vehicle. This is the interior handle though but I would guess the colors would be the same for the lock and the handle but you say they are not. good luck.

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Mazda was acquired by FORD AFTER the FC's were made so your FORD part of the post doesn't apply.
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If the door is unlocked, you push the vertical one down to pop the hinge, to open the door. When you pull on the door handle when its on, you pull up and the spring pushes down the rod to pop it. So just push down on the rod...
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Old 04-16-07, 05:11 PM   #13
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It's harder than I thought. I spend a good 45 minutes trying to break into my car before I gave up. A friend of mine brought HIS FC keys and one of them opened my car. So, if push comes to shove you can try to get another FC key and hope it works.
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