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    How does this even happen?!



    Did someone try to break into my car, or did it somehow fall in from slamming my door?

    Does anyone know how to fix this? I mean, I figure the door panels gotta come off, but what's supposed to hold the lock in place, etc?

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    Never messed with a suby's door, but seeing as suby's tend to be pretty well made..I highly doubt that happened by accident. I'd say someone tried to break in, but I could be wrong.

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    The lock fell into the door. This happened to mine 4 years ago and I was told by a Subaru master tech that this is not a totally uncommon occurrence.
    Last edited by brfatal; 08-26-2010 at 02:06 PM.

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    door locks are usually held in place by plastic clips of some sort. in order to fix your lock, you will have to remove the interior door trim panel, and try to fish out the lock cylider. if the plastic clips are broken, you will most likely have to purchase a new lock cylinder, and have it re-keyed to match your ignition key and other door locks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbya rx View Post
    door locks are usually held in place by plastic clips of some sort. in order to fix your lock, you will have to remove the interior door trim panel, and try to fish out the lock cylider. if the plastic clips are broken, you will most likely have to purchase a new lock cylinder, and have it re-keyed to match your ignition key and other door locks.
    Greeaaatt.

    I can't just buy new clips?
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    usually lock cylinders are held in by a plastic or metal c-clip as said above. But according to the service manual these are held in by bolts. If so bolt could have just backed out and fell out. Which would be much better then it getting slammed in and broken parts.


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    Awesome. I highly doubt a bolt would break in there.

    Now I just gotta find some time to pull the panel. I work today, and I'm packing tomorrow, then I leave for NY sunday.
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