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99 Astro lift door latch left side inoperative

I have dutch doors with lift door on the rear of my van. Lift door release is activated by pushing the release button and using a fixed handle to lift the door. The right side releases as normal, left side will not. I do not see any way to remove inside panelling short of ripping it off with the lift door still closed. Is there a inside release? How can I get to this to repair it? Is it a mechanical or electrical release mechanism at the left latch? thank you very much.

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  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    how canI get it open

  • southwestins Jan 29, 2009

    I have a chev astro (99( and my lift door will not open.The left side releases but the right side will not .How can i open it ?.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    we are sure the door latch is broken how can we get the door open to fix it



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I slammed the door shut one time and the door wood not open at all. I had to take the inside door handle off and found that the cables simply came off of their post (inside the door) on the outside part of the door handle. More than likely only one cable has come off its post on your van. I hope this helps!

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