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Broken (or stuck?) driver's side door mechanism

Can't pull up the driver's side door button to release door. Tried pliers to pull button up--no good. Can't open door with outside handle or by turning key in outside lock. Inside handle has long been broken. Need cheap fix (poor!).

This car has a lot of problems with door mechanisms. Three of the four doors have part of the door mechanism broken (usually the inside handle).

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Just go to a junk yard and pull them off a junker and put them on yours. Simple fix with a screwdriver. Most Toyota stuff has already been shipped out to Japan so you may have to go to a dealership for them. I can understand what your saying friend about cash limitations, if someone told me to pay attention I'd have to take out a loan. You'll work it out somehow. You may have to just hook a wire to the handle mounts to pull them unlatched. As for the one not unlocking, pull the inside panel off and unhook the lock and unlock it. Luck toya Bro.

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I have to do the same with my door handle on my excel. The Window winder is held on by a sort of circlip thingy and they do make a special tool to remove it, and i would reccommend buying it or even borrowing one from a local mechanic. it is possible to remove it with a screwdriver and some wire but it is very hard and fiddly as you have to do it blind.

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Have 2005 Sienna and its Driver side door was not openning. Cheap dealer fixed it himself in front of me. After opening the doors plastic assembly while sitting inside with a screw driver. Then he bent the clip towards left where the metal wire is connected. If you guys want to see what he did i would record a video and upload for you guys. Let me know at xahid2000@yahoo.com

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SOURCE: Car door will not open from the inside

He probably pulled a rod off inside your door when he was probing. Or it may have gotten bent. You will be able to see what happened if you take your panel off.
Apparently, this happens quite often, and a lot of police depts. won't help you any more for this reason.

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This can be over come by getting a pair of vise grips and gripping the cable that is sticking out and pulling it out, once you have opened it Do not attempt to close the hood without replacing the cable. You have maybe only one chance at this so if you don't succeed you will make it harder for a mechanic to fix it. a new cable is not to difficult to replace, buy the cable and housing replace both.

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SOURCE: Changing the outside door handle on a 1997 Toyota Starlet

There is two bolts that hold the window slider thing in place. One just below one of the door handle nuts inside the door and the other is on the outside of the door (on the inside of the car). Once these are removed it enables you to move that mech out of the way to get to the other bolt.

I undone the 3 latch screws to give me a bit more movement in the rod that connects to the handle too.

This should give you enough room to get to that other nut and clip the rod into the handle once installed.

Once handle is installed simply just slide the window mech back up into position and bolt back in.

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