That happened on my last coach. If it is a door that opens
up and is not covered with that
black plastic it is easy to fix.
First open another door and
look at the black gizmo and
see how it is attached to the lock. IT is a white or grey
plastic piece on a metal arm. That is
If the solenoid is locked shut and the plastic is
broken inside it will not turn with
the key at all so you have to remove it from the lock.
you have to raise the coach up
as high as you can and get a 1/4 inch narrow flat blade and
long 15" - 16" screwdriver and a pair of
needle nose pliers.
I pulled the black weather-stripping out
and then used a flashlight and
peered up till I could see the metal arm.
I then pushed the
plastic piece off the arm and
then the key will work. It took me about an hour the first
time and 10 minutes the next time
I have not done it on a door that is covered in
the plastic on the rear but I
am sure it will work the same way just harder to see in that
Look at a door that is
similar and open before you do it . It was
done this way on a 99 and 2000 coaches but I have not had to
do it on my 2001 yet.
john sichenze 2/6/2008
On our 1999 U320 I
had to push a coat hanger (never hung a coat on one, but sure got into lots of locked things with them
<grin>) with a
hook on the end so I could grab one of the cables and pull
release the handle.
Look at a working door and see if you
can do the
same thing. I spent a while on my back poking away (managed
tearing the seal too) but finally got it.
The second time I got locked out, it went much faster - the Bride crawled through
from the other side! Dave & Barb Jenkins 2/6/2008