In most cases, you can rely on a lock, but sometimes a normal lock is not sufficient. It keeps the door fully closed. Pull on the outside door handle and ensure that the door opens from the latched position. I have heard it said that the door lock mechanism is a known weak point – perhaps a victim of the notorious ‘project Drive’ employed by MG Rover to cut the manufacturing cost of their products – the cheaper TF door lock perhaps being one cut too far? A side lock for garage doors lets you lock the garage door from the inside. I couldn't find any DIY, tips or tricks that solved the problem I had on my 01 E39 M5. If you turn the key far enough, the door should lock. This lock attaches to the inside of the garage door. This can be done in multiple ways. A rim cylinder has to be fitted to the outside of the door, which attaches to the nightlatch through a hole in the door. However, you may decide to use your sliding glass door as a regular entry point, in which case you might want to think about installing a key lock so the door can be unlocked from the outside. The latches on most double hung window locks are no match for a burglar with a pry bar. Another way to unlock a door without a key is to simply work on making the door and its accompanying door lock somewhat irrelevant. With the right tools in hand and clear instructions, removing a door lock is an easy DIY task. Lock a deadbolt from the outside. Making use of the combination lock on the door’s outside part By giving a signal from the control center. During Lock Actuator Installation, there is a metal piece where it mates with Outside Door Handle, make sure this locks in with the Outside Door Handle (pull on the Door Handle a bit). You will need a right-handed (RH) lock. I may be moving into a new apartment that has a sliding glass door as the only entrance. Mainly things that I only use when the weather is warmer. There are often small screws inside holding the lock and handle to the door. How to Fix a Door That Will Not Lock. A DIY solution to preventing pinched fingers. Except, it’s installed on the door and the door frame. Front passenger door was stuck double locked aka dead locked and could not be opened from either the inside or outside. I store a bunch of the "outside stuff" in the shed for the winter. It sounds too good to be true, but the car-opening tool you're most likely to have on you at any given time is a shoestring.Unfortunately, this method only works on locking mechanisms that unlock by pulling up. A doorknob lock is designed to slide along its strike plate and pop into its door frame lock, but if your doorknob lock is set tightly against the door frame then the constant friction of pulling the door closed with this lock already initiated will begin to cause damage to the lock and the door frame. Pin locks are an easy solution. This ensures that the door will open with the door unlocked. Common Problem: TF door lock failure. Features to look for: • A no-lockout or latch-kickoff feature that unlocks the door each time it's shut—essential for push-button locking systems. Place it over the top of the door, closest to the hinged side. Pull the door closed gently without locking either of the locks first. In an emergency, it may become necessary to close a door and ensure it does not come open until the emergency passes. In apartment complexes, this is now the most common way of changing locks on a door. This MGF door-lock replacement feature may also be of interest to TF owners too. Many door locks, however, are DIY-friendly and come with installation instructions. The best lock for a wooden door is a lock that meets the requirement of BS3621, the type of lock fitted can be a night latch, mortice deadlock or mortice sash lock.