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Don 'Mo Lurch'
Don 'Mo Lurch', Mechanic, Mobile Elect., ARA Cert.
Category: Nissan
Satisfied Customers: 20513
Experience:  Have been Repairing most makes of Nissan for over 30 years, even when they were Datsun
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My battery is dead and the door is locked. The key will not

Customer Question

My battery is dead and the door is locked. The key will not manually open the door.
JA: Did you test the battery with a voltmeter? And have you ever changed one before?
Customer: I can not get the hood to open.
JA: What is the model/year of your Nissan?
Customer: 2008 armada le
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Any suggestions? Thanks
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: I am not sure. Everything I have read said the key should work manually to open the driver's side door. It does not turn but just a little. If I can get the door open to unlatch the hood I can jump it off to go purchase a new battery.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 4 months ago.

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sorry for the delay............
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Greetings...... “Hi, I’m Don (aka MOLurch) and I look forward to helping you!”
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Battery being dead, will have no effect on the Door Key Unlock.
IF you cannot Unlock either Door, then you can try to Unlock from inside by:
Carefully pull out "a little" the upper right corner of the Door Glass / frame
Insert a "wedge" (plastic, wood, etc) into the opening to hold the Glass out
Carefully insert a "long" stiff wire, tube, etc into the opening & try to snag the Door UNLOCK / Lock Knob to move it to the Unlock position.
Otherwise, you may need a Mobile Locksmith or Tow Truck Driver to "jimmy" open the Door

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