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On my 66, i was doing work to the door jambs and i removed the little button that operated the lights etc. When i went back to reattach the button the two wires went all the way to the top by the door hinge! Ive tried almost every tool to try to get them un-caught but i cant get anything to go in at that angle and up that high. anyone have any suggestions as to how i can this thing out of the door jamb??

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If I had super long flexible fingers, I would not have this much trouble with my doors as well. Maybe we could get some genetic engineers in on this. *LOL* Good Luck!

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i have the the kick panels off and that didnt work... i also tried the under dash route and that too was was no help... the wire is stuck in such a weird place it seems impossible to get too! but im sure ill find a way somehow

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I cant use a coathanger because the wire is basically vertical and theres nothing for the hanger to loop onto... can any of you texans come lasso it for me???

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Use the coat hanger with SUPER STICKY TAPE (double sided is best) wrapped around the end. It is amazing what you can pull out with such a set up. (If you can see it you can usually get it.)

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ahhh very nice! i think the tape one might work... ill let you know how that works out

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Do you have one of those long grabber tools? It's a flexible wand with little fingers on the end that are operated by a push button on your end? Not altogether different than the toys kids have like biting sharks or hands. Any idea what I'm talking about? They're a couple bucks but worth 100 times that in times like this.


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If you had kids, they have little arms and hands that can get in places yours can't... Expensive tools, but worth it in times like this.


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lemme explain. First, remove the courtesy light switch wiring completely from the door jamb by pulling it out from under the dash. Then, take a coat hanger in Slim Jim mode and poke it through the courtesy light hole all the way until it pops out under the dash/kick panel area. Loop the end around the courtesy light wiring plugs and pull it back through the kick panel/door jamb and out the CL hole.

Sometimes you have to kill the patient to fight the disease.

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Sounds like a question for Peter Pan.....Dickson

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