It may be that the locking tab that secures the rod has broken and the rod slipped out. In that case, a zip tie will work fine. The problem now is, getting the door open. Don't know if you can access the rod by hooking it through the window slot or you'll have to drill a hole through the door panel. Others may have a better idea
2003 Dakota SLT
Quad Cab 4.7L - Auto -2WD - 261K
Last edited by Dodgevity; 07-31-2014 at 11:57 AM.