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Can't unlock the driver door

We can't unlock the Driver door, with the remote, manually with the key or with the lock mechanism's on the inside of the door. It seems to be an electrical problem.
Is there any other way to unlock the door, even if I have to keep it unlocked atleast until I can get it fixed??

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Sounds like door motor has packed up,take of panel inside car and try to get your arm down to the unlock motor and work it manually to unlock it,good luck cause it aint easy done a few of these ....

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