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Old 04-03-2010, 05:35 AM   #1
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i have a 1999 safari as, got home from a trip and the door will only open approx. 1/8 in. there is a deadbolt which you simply push from the inside to lock, i think as i was travelling on rough roads that it somehow moved and locked the door. can you knock the pins out of the hinges and remove the door, you can see the top of the pin but the bottom looks like it was "welded" in?? any other suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 04-03-2010, 06:31 AM   #2
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The front window is a good bet!
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Old 04-03-2010, 07:33 AM   #3
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Will a putty knife pry it back?
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Old 04-03-2010, 07:40 AM   #4
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We were locked out this past Fall with our dog locked inside! Our 8 year old granddaughter climbed through the outside storage access door and through the cabinet opening under one of the beds. She wasn't afraid of our 80 lb. dog ,which was a plus, and was able to figure out the screen door latch and the main door lock handle from the inside. She saved the day!
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Old 04-03-2010, 07:48 AM   #5
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everything ok

thank you for suggestions. this as has the windows that only open about 5 in. at the bottom, i was able to pry window enough to insert long scewdriver and turn knob to open window. only had to ruin screen. whew!!!
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Old 04-03-2010, 10:54 AM   #6
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My previous owner made a modification that prevents the bolt from latching itself. If you picture a bolt-action rifle, he took a dremel tool and cut out a notch for the bolt lever to rest in when the dead bolt is not in use. Easy and perfect prevention.

Glad your lock-out was so easily fixed.

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Old 04-03-2010, 11:00 AM   #7
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Pat, If you get the time, please post a picture of the modification. I would like to see it. I could give you my email address, if that would make it easier.
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i have a 1999 safari as, got home from a trip and the door will only open approx. 1/8 in. there is a deadbolt which you simply push from the inside to lock, i think as i was travelling on rough roads that it somehow moved and locked the door. can you knock the pins out of the hinges and remove the door, you can see the top of the pin but the bottom looks like it was "welded" in?? any other suggestions would be appreciated.
We have a "FREE" lock out kit.

Send us a "SASE" with 2 stamps on it, and we will send the lock out kit to you.

Hundreds of owners have already done so.

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Pat, If you get the time, please post a picture of the modification. I would like to see it. I could give you my email address, if that would make it easier.
Here it is, Bluto. Andy's solution is likely more elegant, and may solve the accidental locking of the door lock. But this is an easy way to solve the deadbolt.

As you can see, there is a cut-out where the dead bolt lever can sit whenever you are not engaging it.

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Thanks Pat, that looks good and simple too!
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