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How do I get into a Santa Fe n/s/r door lock if not opening.

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How do I get into a Santa Fe n/s/r door lock if not opening. I have the replacement lock just not sure how to get in without ruining the door card?? Any suggestions??
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Hyundai
Expert:  Mike replied 3 years ago.

Mike :

Hello and Welcome...

Mike :

My name is MIKE - Im happy to help / advise you ..

Mike :

Im afraid when you have this situation - as you say, its extremely difficult to do the job without damage to the card... but tips would be - to help avoid that .. to move the front seat forward out of the way - and remove the rear bench seat - that gives you that much more room / access to work on removing the door panel..

Mike :

It can be done - but it is difficult - The only other way, is to use a garage or recovery firm ..or Aa / Rac - if you subscribe to them - who have "lockout kits" - who should be able to open the door for you using the kit - down inside the door.. through the window seal.. Once the door is open, it makes it so much easier to remove the panel. But other than that - you would need to progress as above.

Mike :

Im sorry there is no "easy" fix or way forward - but those are the options for you to make the job easier..

Mike :

Do get back to me if you need anything else at all -

Mike :


Kind Rgds - MIKE.

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Rgds, MIKE.