Could the door handle lock on the passenger side be taken out and placed into the door handle on the drivers side?

Tiny
JAYM79
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  • 1994 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 92,800 MILES
I have the car listed above LHS. The door on the drivers side was replaced and and whoever replaced it did not replace the key lock with the original. Now the only way to get into the car with a key is the passenger side. When go into the car with a key through the passenger side, the alarm goes off. I usually get into the car with the keyless entry remote fob but the battery began to die on the remote fob recently and I was made aware of this problem.

The door handle on the passenger side is kind of broken so I went to the salvage yard and got another one. I observed that the keylock can be removed if I remove a pin on the handle.

My question is, can the keylock be removed from the passenger side door handle and put into the driver side door handle? I want this done so, if my keyless entry remote battery drains out, I can enter the car without the alarm sounding. It is more convenient.

Thanks
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Thursday, June 10th, 2021 AT 7:41 AM

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Tiny
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Hi,

I read through the manual and it only provides one part number for the door lock cylinders. Also, I attached the directions below for removal and replacement. It has been a long time since I was in one of these, but the only thing I think could cause you trouble is the clip location that holds the linkage onto the lock cylinder.

Take a look at the directions below. You may need to open the door panels to see if the clip is on the opposite side. However, I think it should work.

Let me know what you find or if you have other questions.

Take care,

Joe

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Thursday, June 10th, 2021 AT 8:26 PM
Tiny
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Hi,
Thanks for your reply. I will have the mechanic try this now.
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Friday, June 11th, 2021 AT 8:12 PM
Tiny
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You are very welcome. If you have a chance, let me know how things turn out for you.

Take care,

Joe
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Friday, June 11th, 2021 AT 8:49 PM

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