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Username Post: 56 Nomad Rear Gate Lock Help
wagonman100 
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Loc: Baltimore, MD
Reg: 11-27-04
05-24-22 08:14 PM - Post#2841764    
    In response to stano

If you can get the upholstery off of the inside of the gate and take off the access door you can unhook the rods that go from the handle to the latch and pull them to unlatch the gate. That will make it a bit easier to get the handle out. You will probably have to remove the entire center bar to get the handle off of the gate.

You may want to try some penetrating oil in the lock itself and to the inside of the handle mechanism if you can get access.

See if you can tell if there are any missing or broken parts. The lock should move something on the inside of the handle mechanism that makes it so the push button engages the mechanism when unlocked and misses when locked..

I am not particularly familiar with the mechanism since I haven’t taken apart the one in my Nomad. But that is generally how a lock works on a vehicle.
Jay
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