Re: HELP....LOCKED OUT OF MY JEEP!!!!!!
Just replaced the outside door handle on my passenger side two nights ago. Another idea to open it is to roll down the window, look inside at the linkage. There is a lever toward the back of the door that you push down on with a phillips head screwdriver, or anything with a blunt edge. I say push down, this was on passenger side, and may be reversed on driver side. Then, as everyone said, pull the interior panel off. If it's linkage, you can probably fix it from here. I had to take off the striker catch cover to get to the handle. I had worn the two contact levers on the handle. It is possible this happened to you because it sounds very similar to mine. With mine the outer handle ended up jamming the interior handle so it wouldn't work. The whole process is fairly simple, especially if it's linkage, the only pain I got into was trying to remove the outer handle.