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Re: Broken inside door latch on driver;s door
Use a trim stick or pair of small screwdrivers to pry the door panel up. First you should remove the screws holding the armrest and any other trim. Work from the bottom up removing the panel and feeling for the clips, which should just pop out with a reasonable tug.
You won't know what parts are needed until you see the latch - perhaps you only need to reseat the latch. Look in the bottom of the door for any parts that may have fallen off and can be put back to make it work. You may need a telescoping magnet to get at those parts.
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you will need to remove inner door panel, either the handle itself broke where the rod connects,or the rod fell off or broke at the door latch, or the door latch lever bent or corrodded, the outer and inner handles use the same door latch but not the same mechanisms or rods to operate the latch. Once you remove the door panel and the inner dust shield with the window up look in the bottom of door for clips or a rod or broken parts. and note latch and handle for boken or bent and missing pieces. once you start looking it all becomes self explanatory.
you will need to remove door handle and inspect for broken parts. most likely you will need to remove inner door panel and inspec all hardware for broken or frozen rusted latch mechanism, possibly bent
the drivers door on your 2004 Mazda 6 does not open from the inside
or the outside then chances are the lock/latch assembly is jammed or
you might need to replace it. In order to get the door open the
inside door trim will most likely need to be at least partially
removed to access the inner workings of the door. This is no easy
task as the panel is designed to be removed with the door open. If
care and patience are used this can generally be done without major
damage to the inside door trim panel.
Acura's and honda door handles are a little tricky to do.
make sure the window is all the way up.Then
1. u must remove the inside door panel.
next there is a plug on the inside edge of the door . remove this plug.
2. there is a 10mm bolt that hold the door handle on.
on some honda's and acura's door there will be a latch connecting rod. you will need a small tipped screw driver to remove this.
3. next there will be a 10mm bolt connecting the handle to the door inside. remove this bolt.
once the bolts carefully lift the handle upwards to remove the handle from the outside of the door.
At this point u can remove the door latch and other items that u wish to replace.
To install.. reverse this procedure.
Note.. is some cases there will be connecting wires to the handle and door latch itself. they must be disconnected prior to removeing and other components. Its a pain to do, but if u do not do this the connections could break and it is even harder to repair.
Take your time and don't force the parts apart. they are only plastic
You have a broken latch that you will need to access from inside the car. Remove the door panel carefully and have a magnetic pickup tool handy to fish in the bottom of the door for any parts that fell to the bottom when the latch let go. To cheat, remove the door panel from the rear door too and you can see what is missing from the broken one.
My son and I both have 99 suburbans. We both had exactly the same issue. We found the the latch or handle inside the cab on the drivers side had broken off inside the door. Not a big deal. Go to a site called " Parts Train". You can buy virtually any part for your truck there. Get a new inside door handle, pull the panel and replace it. Not an easy job to getting door panel off or back on, but I guarantee this is the problem. You won't have a problem with the passenger side because it is used less. At Parts Train make sure you order the same color as your old one. Take your time and do a good job and you will have your fix.
your latch has cam loose from the lever you need a repair manual this will tell you how to remove the latch then there will be a plastic clip you will need to replace fallow all instructions and this will be an easy fix **but make sure door is open when you do this***