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Driver's door won't open

Key ulocks door, power locks are functioning but interior and exterior handles wont unlatch door to open...cant get inside door panel off to diagnose problem cuz door is in closed position, Do i need a TORCH? 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander door was hit slightly while open. Door will not open from inside. Door ajar light won't turn off.

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  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    back doors are locked and will not open

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    Drivers door made a clonk noise and something sounded like it dropped down inside the door, can open a little to get in and out but not wide or wont shut, clonks when closing

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    The interior light doesn't come on when the doors are opened nor does the map reading light when switched manually.

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The problem is the door latch, you can use sawsall to cut the door stricker off this way you can open the door and replace the latch

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