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Old 07-19-2014, 06:33 PM
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Default 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Doors won't open

I have a 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 short cab sitting in the driveway for about 2 years. My son wants to get it moving again. However, the door handle on the drivers side door is partially broken and door will only open about 1/2". the passenger side door is locked and for some reason the key will not unlock the door. The back glass is solid rather than 2 halfs of a window. The battery is dead so the fob doesn't work. I can't open the hood to put in a new battery since I can't open either door to get in to release the hood.

I'm out of ideas. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can get into it? I tried using a long slim screwdriver through the 1/2" opening on the drivers side but I can't see or feel the latch or anything with it.

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I have a 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 short cab sitting in the driveway for about 2 years. My son wants to get it moving again. However, the door handle on the drivers side door is partially broken and door will only open about 1/2". the passenger side door is locked and for some reason the key will not unlock the door. The back glass is solid rather than 2 halfs of a window. The battery is dead so the fob doesn't work. I can't open the hood to put in a new battery since I can't open either door to get in to release the hood.

I'm out of ideas. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can get into it? I tried using a long slim screwdriver through the 1/2" opening on the drivers side but I can't see or feel the latch or anything with it.

Any ideas greatly appreciated.
Use a slim jim to unlock the passenger door if the key doesn't work. Likely the lock internals are shot (much like one of mine).
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Old 07-23-2014, 02:42 PM
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Slim jim is probably the only way you'd be able to get in it unfortunately.
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