Chrysler Caravan/Voyager/Town and Country 1996-1999

Door Locks

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the interior door panel and peel away the plastic sound shield to gain access to the door handle.
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  5. Roll up the door glass.
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  7. Through the access hole at the rear of the inner door panel, disengage the Vehicle Theft Security System (VTSS) switch connector from the door harness, if equipped.
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  9. Remove the push pin fasteners securing the VTSS switch harness to the inner door reinforcement bar, if equipped.
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  11. Disconnect the clip that retains the door latch linkage to the door latch.
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  13. Separate the latch linkage from the latch.
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  15. Disengage the clip retaining the door lock linkage to the door latch.
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  17. Remove the lock linkage from the latch.
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  19. Remove the nuts attaching the outside door handle to the door outer panel.
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  21. Remove the outside door handle from the vehicle.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Front door outside handle assembly removal



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Fig. Fig. 2: After removing the retaining clip, pull the lock cylinder straight out from behind the handle assembly

  1. Disengage the clip holding the lock cylinder into the outside handle.
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  3. Remove the door lock from the door handle.
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To inside:
  1. Engage the clip into the outside handle to hold the door lock cylinder.
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  3. With the link arm positioned toward the rear of the vehicle, push the lock cylinder into the door handle until the clip snaps into place.
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  5. Insert the lock linkage into the door latch.
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  7. Engage the clip to hold door lock linkage to latch.
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  9. Insert the latch linkage into door latch.
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  11. Engage clip to hold door latch linkage to latch.
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  13. Insert push pin fasteners attaching the VTSS switch harness to the inner door reinforcement bar, if equipped.
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  15. Plug the VTSS switch connector into the door harness, if equipped.
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  17. Verify door latch operation.
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  19. Install the plastic sound shield and interior door panel.
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  21. Connect the negative battery cable.
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