The problem is a small broken spring inside the door latch assembly. With the broken spring, the door latch will intermittently fail to unlock. Unfortunately, the door latch assembly isn't made to be serviced, even though it's probably a 70 cent spring that fails. This is a terrible failure mode since even unlocking the door manually doesn't work.
The worst case scenario (like mine) is that the door cannot open at all. The exterior handle has no tension, the interior handle doesn't move, and the lock never unlocks. Don't try to force the interior handle, you'll break it off and cause yourself even more problems. After trying to get the door to unlock repeatedly, it finally unlocked for me.
Once the door is open, you need to take the interior door panel off the door and go to work taking the wiring connectors apart. Fortunately, the window track that's in the way comes out after removing one bolt. It's a bit of work to get all of the linkages and rods for the locking mechanisms and the interior door handle apart. After that, you need to get the door latch solenoid out from behind the bracket that holds it. At this point, you should be able to get the latch assembly out.
On a 1998 Ford Explorer , fuse # 18 , 25 amp , is for the drivers unlock relay , all unlock relay , and all lock relay
pull the forward handle on lower door sill on the drivers side.
if rear side door; unlock and pull handle. if boot lid; pull handle in drivers side door-well (side of the drivers seat) "door open"
Does it not have a key lock by the front door handle ( that's what I did on my 1995 Ford Explorer XLT when the battery was dead )
Press the 3/4 button within 5 seconds of unlocking the drivers door with the keypad and all other doors and the liftgate will unlock ( at least that's the way it is on my 1995 Ford Explorer XLT )
On my ( 1995 ) Ford Explorer XLT the power door lock relays ( 3 relays ) are in with the tire jack , behind the removable plastic panel on the drivers side of the cargo area . I assume your 2000 would be the same . There are ( 3 ) relays : - all door lock - all door unlock - drivers door unlock
You can unlock all the doors , liftgate and glass using the keyless entry keypad , but to actually get the rear glass to open you have to turn the handle on the liftgate Enter your personal code or the factory code to unlock the drivers door and then push the 3/4 button within 5 seconds to unlock the other doors and liftgate
The wiring or the locking mechanism may be damaged in your ford explorer. You need to take it to an auto shop to have diagnostic testing done.
If you are referring to your power door lock on the driver's door, I know that on my 1995 Explorer XLT, in the jack storage compartment there are relays for driver door unlock/all door unlock/all door lock/ and two more relays for interior lamps and trailer park lamps.
where do you find the unlock relay switch on a 98 ford explorer
If a TravelPro Luggage handle will not close it is possible that the handle is in the locked position. Either use the combination lock to unlock the handle or insert the key to unlock the handle.
You probablu have a swinging open in your electrical harness. Possibly where it goes from the body to the drivers door.
If you unlock your door using the remote , the courtesy lights come on inside , that's the way it is on my 1995 Ford Explorer ( also , when it is locked and I lift the drivers or front passenger door handle the courtesy lights will come on and then shut off after 20 seconds or so ) - if that is what you are referring to
jiggle the steering wheel there is probably tension on it to make it hard to unlock
Your Kia driver's side door might not unlock because of a damaged linkage between the inside door handle and the latch itself. You might also have a problem with the fuse that controls the electronic locks.
Not with the keyless entry pad or remotes - unlock your drivers door using your key That's what I had to do on my 1995 Ford Explorer when the battery had a dead cell and there was no power
To unlock the rear door ???just push the unlock button on the drivers side door on the in side and it will unlock all doors and the rear door also. then Just pill on the outside rear door handle and it will open., push the button 2 times to unlock all doors.
Use the door handle.
You have to unlock the car doors for the filler cap door to unlock. This means ALL of the doors, not just the drivers.
Wedge open drivers door, insert rod push unlock button
go get a slim jim. or a hanger.
by putting in the code
Try holding up on the outside handle and shutting the door. If no luck the door panel must be removed for repair.
Stick a flat head screw driver in the handle area and force it to unlock