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Volvo s40 rear doors wont open inside or outside

Rear doors wont open. i have removeed door panels all mechanism are in place- disconnected cenral locking tried to open manualy from the lock assemble! nothing works

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  • njka Dec 28, 2008

    Right rear door on 2000 s40 wont open and mechanisim seems to be working and if it is the child safety lock the door has to be open to disengage it...any body with any other ideas helllllllp.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    The drivers side door will not open from the outside when you pull on the handle. I have removed the door panel and cant get access to the handle to see if any rod or other parts are disconnected. Power door locks work fine and the door does open properly from the inside handle. How do I fix this without taking it to a dealer or mechanic?

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    The front passenger door does not lock no manually no with the central locking .What the problem can be?



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There is a child safety switch on the rear latch assembly that prevents opening from the inside handle. This switch may be on. Check your owners manual for more info.


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Hi can any one help me as the back door on my 2005 s40 sport won t open help help me thank you

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    Fig. Removing cover trim and nut
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    Fig. Removing mirrored glass from assembly
    Removing mirrored glass from assembly

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      Fig. Removing connectors and screws holding mirror motor
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    Fig. Reattaching mirror and electric motor connectors
    Reattaching mirror and electric motor connectors

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