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Old 04-10-2016, 07:47 PM   #1
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How To Get Rid Of Rear Locked Doors On A 2003 Ford Focus SVT

Now, if you own a 5 door SVT, you should know when you are driving and you park and turn off the car with passengers sitting in the back of the car. Your rear car doors stay locked. Which requires you unlocking all doors at the driver side switch in order to pull the handle from the inside to get out of the car. The rear doors do not unlock by pulling the handle while the door is locked. The front ones; however, do. So! This is what this write up is for, to keep from having rear passengers yell at you to unlock the doors!

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Start by taking the center clip off to show a torx bolt behind it. Unscrew the torx bolt and you can unclip the rear side of the cover from the door. Push forward so it unhooks from the front.


Next, we can see that clip piece there, I circled in red on the second picture to show you, that is what we will be clipping off.




When I clipped mine off with some diagonal cutters, it left a "nub" stickin out. So I had to sand it down, this is in order for it to operate smoothly.


And well, that's all there is to it!!! Put the handle cover back on and test, and you are practically finished! Be careful when you cut them because the whole piece might crack lol so just take your time. Here is a picture of the passenger rear side. The damn thing broke on me, and the clip kept sliding down. I just zip tied a zip tie on the bottom in order to just keep the clip from falling down. Before you stay cutting, I'd look at the device and make sure you understand how it works. Best thing to do would be to heat up a knife with a torch and melt off the clip piece. This way you don't risk breaking the piece like I did and Mickey mousing stuff lol




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Yes!! this is great! nice work
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Couldn't have so many titles lol

"No more locked doors"

"Getting rid of rapists/kidnapper rear door locks"

"For the special people that ride in your car"
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How does the lock/unlock button in back work after the mod?

(this should apply to all MkI types BTW)
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This may be odd but I read this and tried it on my car. I have a sedan and a hatch. Both mk1. The sedan opens fine, the hatch stays locked as shown above.


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Old 04-10-2016, 09:55 PM   #6
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How does the lock/unlock button in back work after the mod?

(this should apply to all MkI types BTW)
It works good. It still locks when you lock the doors, keeps em locked from outside. Only thing it does is lets you open the door from inside while its locked, rather than having to unlock and then open it. Before the mod, you can't open the door with the handle from inside unless you unlock it first.


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This may be odd but I read this and tried it on my car. I have a sedan and a hatch. Both mk1. The sedan opens fine, the hatch stays locked as shown above.


Finally got to the top of the tree to make this post!

I guess it's all hatches. My car is a hatchback.
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Maybe they need to stay there till you get around to it,,,,,,,,LOL.
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