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Old 30 Jun 2019, 11:57 am
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Default Convertible with dead battery - how to open doors?

Hi forum!

The battery in my PT convertible is dead.

Now my, maybe dumb, question:

How do I open the door?

Unlocking is not the problem, I am old enough to still know how to use a key.
I can open the door for about an inch, but without electricity the smart window function will not do its job and the door window does remain in the upmost position

Just pull it open and risk breaking the window? Or is there a safer way?

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Old 30 Jun 2019, 12:32 pm
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It's no big deal. Just open the door slowly, the door glass will tilt a little and let the door open. When closing, push in on the glass while closing the door so it goes into the groove.

Ironically, I used to have to do this on many GM cars from the 1970's. Otherwise the glass would be out of the seal grove when the door was close and I'd have to role the window down and back up to seal.

On the PT vert, I do what I just described a lot. I don't drive my PT that much. It's just for joy riding with my sweetie. So I have a battery quick disconnect installed.
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Today it was hotter than hell over here. May be that was why it would not open. In the evening, when it finally cooled down a bit, I was able to open the door completely without any problems.
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Today it was hotter than hell over here. May be that was why it would not open. In the evening, when it finally cooled down a bit, I was able to open the door completely without any problems.
Go over all your door rubber with silicon dressing like Armor All. It will help keep the rubber from sticking when it's really hot.

Also, I've noticed that some waxes used at carwashes will cause the door seals to stick. A while back, all four the doors on my Dodge Quadcab where stuck. A while before that, I'd gone though an automatic carwash for wash and wax. It was similar on my Charger Daytona too after using the same carwash.
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