Door won't unlock - Page 2 - Nissan Versa Forums
Other Automotive Discussion Talk about any other type of auto here.

User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #11 of 20 Old 05-07-2017, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
Level I Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 19
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Pretty sure that you're right, either the wiring to the latch is fooled up or the latch itself isn't working. When you unlock from the front door and with the fob you can hear all three other doors locking and unlocking but nothing with the rear driver's side.

There's a green plug on the latch that I'm assuming comes from the driver's door controls but I can't get it undone or get the voltage meter on it and it looks like that wire comes through the door from the front so there's nowhere to check along the way. I popped off the driver side controls but there's only one set of wires coming from the lock button, not sure where it splits off to different doors.

I'm buying a latch for it next week, hopefully the new (used) one will give me some clue how to open this one. I'm still hoping amc49's suggestions will work, I've sprayed it with a bit deep creep, forgot to get wd40 yesterday, on that tomorrow.

Thanks everyone for your help, I'm open to trying anything. Like amc said, the garage isn't too keen on working on it and if they don't know of an easy way then I'm sure it'll cost me a fortune.
Labrador is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 20 Old 05-09-2017, 12:37 AM Thread Starter
Level I Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 19
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Small update; I doused the lock with WD40, tapped it with a screwdriver a bunch of times. removed the cable from the handle so I could work it back and forth lots, pulled it out further than normal and messed with the little lock tab on the door by the latch. Still no luck. I'm picking up a used latch this week, if I pound the old one off with a hammer and chisel, will I be able to open the door then?
Labrador is offline  
post #13 of 20 Old 05-10-2017, 12:02 PM
Level V Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 787
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 80 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The latches when bolted up are an integral part of the door, I don't see how you are ever going to 'pound' anything off. It by all tights should tear the door up way before coming off unless you mean just the back cover and even that may not work.

If the used latch is cheap enough then taking it possibly apart at least partially may tell you much. If the old one comes off intact don't toss it either, I learned to rebuild the Ford ones when they pulled stunts like that and they work fine after. A quick $150 there out of thin air.
amc49 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #14 of 20 Old 05-10-2017, 06:40 PM
Level V Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 625
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 91 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Labrador View Post
Small update; I doused the lock with WD40, tapped it with a screwdriver a bunch of times. removed the cable from the handle so I could work it back and forth lots, pulled it out further than normal and messed with the little lock tab on the door by the latch. Still no luck. I'm picking up a used latch this week, if I pound the old one off with a hammer and chisel, will I be able to open the door then?
https://www.nissanversaforums.com/gen...blem-help.html
pimperell is offline  
post #15 of 20 Old 05-15-2017, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
Level I Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 19
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
New update:

Got a new latch mechanism, that didn't give me any clues on how to open the old one.
I now know that it's the lock inside the latch assembly, even though the cable can be worked back and forth, it has no effect on the lock. I've been spraying it with WD40, tapping it in every way possible, tried working it with someone leaning on the door, nothing has worked. Last night I took the seat out and the side cushion and drilled a 1/2 inch hole to get to the locking mechanism where it grabs the striker (U shaped piece attached to the frame) in hopes that I could pry it of; no luck prying. My next move is to cut off the striker with a jigsaw then I'll have to find another striker to replace it.

I had a mechanic friend helping me last night and he's really surprised that Nissan didn't design some way to deal with a failed latch, it must happen fairly regularly. Anyway, fingers crossed on the jigsaw, I'll let you know how it works out.
Labrador is offline  
post #16 of 20 Old 05-17-2017, 12:37 AM Thread Starter
Level I Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 19
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Final update:
I couldn't get my jigsaw deep enough into the hole to cut off the striker so I got a hammer and screwdriver and beat up the latch mechanism until I could get to the piece I could pry up to get the door open. Very unscientific but the latch was no good anyway so I figured I had nothing to lose.

Now I just have to figure out how to get the cable out of the outside handle and I can get the new one in. Any advice on that one?
Labrador is offline  
post #17 of 20 Old 05-17-2017, 03:52 PM
Level V Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 787
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 80 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The slightly later ones have a grommet about even in height with the outside handle, it's located in back of the door above the latch assembly. Remove the grommet then a screw behind it then working the outer handle forward then reverse, the outside handle and inside handle reinforcement come loose to allow you to work the cable off the inside part.

Can't say that year model is exactly the same though.
amc49 is offline  
post #18 of 20 Old 05-18-2017, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
Level I Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 19
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
No grommet on mine but with lots of hand twisting and cursing I managed to get the old cable off and the new one on. Then I installed the new latch and hooked up the inside cables; the lock works, the inside handle works but the outside handle doesn't. By then it was dark and the Ottawa/Pitt game was on so I left it. Had my eureka moment during the game, I forgot to clip the cable in below the ball so it should be fine when I get that done.

Thanks everyone for all of your help. My strut assemblies and control arm arrived in the mail yesterday, hopefully it'll be like brand new by tomorrow.
Labrador is offline  
post #19 of 20 Old 12-06-2018, 01:56 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
A locked door can be a very effective home security measure.Install a new lock. If the troublesome door is an entry door or otherwise provides access to your home, it will be necessary to replace the broken lock with a functional lock assembly.Remove the old lock. Locate the screws holding the lock in place on the inside of the door. If the malfunctioning lock is in the door handle, there will be at least two screws securing the door handle to the door; remove these screws, unscrew one side of the door knob, and pull the door handle and lock assembly out of the door.
Grace Noah is offline  
post #20 of 20 Old 12-08-2018, 11:02 PM
Level V Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 787
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 80 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Spam.............
amc49 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome