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Drivers Inside Door Release

Drivers door can't be opened from the inside, only the outside. What should I be looking for to rectify this so we can use it? Thanks.

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  • ron9191 Jan 05, 2009

    i took the door panel off, everything is still connected but still can't get door to unlock from the inside. looks as if rod will not move latch mechanism up enough to open. same problem with pass side. all happened after rain & quick freeze that night.

  • brucex71 Jan 11, 2009

    did it work? i'm having the same problem

  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    I have same problem. Now the door opens but the latch does not egage when closed and you have to drive with the door unlatch until it pops.

  • Andyd50 Jan 26, 2009

    Hi - I'm having the same trouble and I'm a bit afraid to take the door panel off - is it difficult? What should I be focused on - don't want to damage anything else...

  • Andyd50 Jan 26, 2009

    Hello - having the same problem and being a bit afraid of taking off the door panel - what should I be focused on to avoid any further damage?

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    the driver's door doesnt open from the inside. I have to open the window and open it from the outside. I opened the door panel and there is a cable that got disconnected from the door handle. it looks like a break cable and its completely fixed. I managed to buy a replacement from the a junker but I'm having problems taking the other part out.


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You will have to remove the interior door panel to access the linkage in the door between the doorlatch and the handle, look for linkage or cable that may have come loose, reconnect them to the latch and you should be good to go. Be careful if you have electric locks.not loosen electrical connectors.

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