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Got broken into. Lock is destroyed. help?

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Some dumba** tried to break into my 02 frontier with a hammer and a screwdriver this weekend. Thankfully, he wasn't able to unlock the door, but he did manage to mangle my lock and door in the process.

The lock is unusable, but i think the door will be fine with a little bit of bending. Where is the cheapest place to go to get this kind of thing fixed? Auto mechanic? Locksmith? Dealer? Does anyone have any experience with this kind of happening? I tried calling around and got quotes from 175-250.

I am pretty good at fixing my truck and other things, so I was curious if any of you have ever done a DIY lock replacement?

All advice is much appreciated! I am trying to save as much as possible.
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I never did this procedure on a nissan but what I had my 2001 audi s4 it got broken in to 3 times. I've gone to the dealer every time and ordered a replacement lock. It had to be special ordered to match my key directly from Germany ($27/lock, not bad). After third break-in i just replaced the door handle with the one that does not have the key hole.
hope that this helps in any way

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