Originally Posted by JimsJeep
I wound up cutting the catch loop off with a sawsall. It was actually a very simple job and there was no paint damage. That was after trying every in my arsenal
I had to saw mine too....did from inside with hacksaw blade by hand...took an hour....dealer had new latch loop next day.
I tried every frigging trick ever posted on ALL forums, and ended up having to saw it open.
Once door was open I ordered a new latch and installed it...wasn't cheap, but it's fixed....
This is a common problem with Wranglers....folks get locked in/out on regular basis.
Remove latch from inside door(remove window first) Lube the crap out of it with white lithum spray grease and make sure to lube inside latch with spray can hose...If you have TJ and it ain't happened yet, it will.