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Door lock replacement by Paulys84SE
Started on: 08-09-2010 07:37 PM
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Paulys84SE
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Report this Post08-09-2010 07:37 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Paulys84SEClick Here to Email Paulys84SESend a Private Message to Paulys84SEEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hi,
Can someone tell me how to replace the drivers side door lock on a 84 Fiero?
I removed the door panel and the linkage but cant figure out how to remove the lock. Does it come out from the outside or inside the door. Do you need a special tool.
Thanks, Steve
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Report this Post08-09-2010 08:41 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Mike GonzalezClick Here to Email Mike GonzalezSend a Private Message to Mike GonzalezEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
You need to remove the outer doorskin. The lock cylinder is held in by a clipe slid behind the metal brace on the skin.
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Report this Post08-09-2010 08:47 PM Click Here to See the Profile for CajunClick Here to Email CajunSend a Private Message to CajunEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

I replaced both door locks on my GT about a year ago. I did not remove the outter skin. I was able to get to and remove the retaining clip that holds the lock cylinder in place. Once the clip is removed the cylinder will come out. Don't forfet about the weather foam washer between the outter skin and the lock cylinder. More times than not when removing the door lock it will fall out without you noticing.

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Report this Post08-09-2010 08:53 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Paulys84SEClick Here to Email Paulys84SESend a Private Message to Paulys84SEEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks Mike
Any advice on removing the door skin. Looks like it is held on with phillup screw faseners.
Thank you Steve
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Report this Post08-09-2010 09:05 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Mike GonzalezClick Here to Email Mike GonzalezSend a Private Message to Mike GonzalezEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I tried with no luck for hours to get the retaining clips off without removing the skins. Once I removed them it was easy.

They are held on with the "phillips" plastic screws front and rear. If they strip out it is a 10mm bolt head under the plastic if you break the plastic away. There are rivits at the bottom of the door the need drilled out. And the moulding needs romoved, if you can reach and squeeze the clips from inside you may be able to reuse them. There is a little push rivet under the door handle, and a 7mm screw at the front of the door once the moulding is off. The top of the skin on 84's is held by thos "Christmas Tree" fasteners.
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they actually come out the inside but as said above you have to pull the clips that hold them in. Due to the area you have to work in it's not to easy since the glass is in the way. This is what you see from inside the door.



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Report this Post08-09-2010 11:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for bjc 350Send a Private Message to bjc 350Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I've changed several sets without taking the skin off. When putting in the new lock, I first drilled a hole in the retaining clip and tied a nylon string to it. Because, when you inevitably drop it into the door, you can retrieve it with fewer cuss words. It is one of the" less fun" projects on a Fiero.
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Report this Post08-10-2010 06:54 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Larryh86GTSend a Private Message to Larryh86GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by bjc 350:

I've changed several sets without taking the skin off. When putting in the new lock, I first drilled a hole in the retaining clip and tied a nylon string to it. Because, when you inevitably drop it into the door, you can retrieve it with fewer cuss words. It is one of the" less fun" projects on a Fiero.


That is a great idea. I've dropped them a dozen or so times and it gets not so funny after a while. There is just enough room to squeeze your hand in from the inside to do the removal and replacement of the clip but your hand does take a beating do this. When I did my locks this past spring the PO had one of the retainer clips in backwards with the pull tab on it facing away from me. I had to drill a hole in it to be able to stick something in it to pull it off the lock.

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ltlfrari, you missed your sig.

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Report this Post02-26-2013 10:13 PM Click Here to See the Profile for GADJetSend a Private Message to GADJetEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
This is high on the priority list for me to do once the weather warms a little. Thanks for the suggestions posted above.
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Report this Post02-26-2013 10:48 PM Click Here to See the Profile for James Bond 007Send a Private Message to James Bond 007Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Your going to need a big screw driver to tap that big C Clip out.
If you have power door locks,Grease the plastic clip that supports the rod. Your door or doors will open much easyer.
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Report this Post11-05-2014 10:17 PM Click Here to See the Profile for mrfred8Click Here to visit mrfred8's HomePageSend a Private Message to mrfred8Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Dodgerunner:

they actually come out the inside but as said above you have to pull the clips that hold them in. Due to the area you have to work in it's not to easy since the glass is in the way. This is what you see from inside the door.



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Apart.




Thanks for the pictures. I was able to get mine out , got a key made, and put back in without removing the door skin or trim.

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